Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Ystad Saltsjöbad - Hotel Review

Ystad Saltsjöbad - Hotel Review
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WHIITELIST review of Ystad Saltsjöbad hotel and spa in Österlen, Skåne coast in Sweden.
One of our Christmas gifts apart from our beautiful son Chance was a stay at the Ystad Saltsjöbad hotel and spa. I was extremely apprehensive about leaving my son with his grandparents at 9 weeks old, mainly because I didn’t want to spend a moment without him, and secondly because I didn’t want to spend a moment without him!

The mister and I had gone back and forth on whether to actually go and make a night of it and finally agreed that we would stay for Valentine’s Day. It’s funny as for many years I had always wanted to visit and then the time that it became a possibility it was an inconvenience...oh how life can play tricks on you.

The Ystad Saltsjöbad hotel is in quite the location, close to the Baltic, near the beach in what I would call the ‘Swedish Riviera’. It’s a larger hotel than we would usually pick with around 140 rooms but the modern and light white design is right up our alley. If you do plan on visiting the ‘Swedish Riviera’ you could make a trip of it by flying into Copenhagen and then taking the train an hour to Ystad.
Ystad Saltsjöbad - Hotel Review
Baltic Sea View
Mr.L and I as part of our stay were gifted treatments at the Salt Creek Spa. The deep tissue massage at 9 weeks postnatal was much needed; the masseuse deeply and firmly kneaded my back, neck, and shoulders until all muscle tightness melted away. Heavenly!
We floated in and out of pools and simply spent the evening relaxing before heading to our room.

Something that I have only experienced in Southern Sweden is the two 90cm beds pushed together, with separate duvets. This is only a small detail. The room was delightfully rustic and nautical, with stunning views of the Baltic. The loveliest detail was the old style phones which you may have seen on my Instagram here.

Later in the evening, we went down to Port, one of 2 of the restaurants at the hotel where we sat down to a set menu, which was possibly the best food I had eaten in a long while. The food was prepared meticulously, with honest ingredients  and the tastiest desserts.
Port Restaurant
The best part of the stay was seeing my son at 9pm, where we headed back to our room following dinner. Overall it was a lovely stay and I would highly recommend booking the restaurant for a meal if you are ever in Ystad...possibly as part of a 3 centre trip to Copenhagen, Malmö, and Österlen!

Are you going to be visiting Ystad in Österlen? Have you been to Skåne coast/Swedish riviera?

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SAL xx


  1. Josefine, Ystad Saltsjöbad10 August 2016 at 13:54

    Thank you for a wonderful review!
    We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and that we get to welcome you back in the future! :)

    1. You're welcome Josefine! Look forward to visiting the restaurant at the very least in the future.


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