Hotel Sekelgården comes fairly well recommended as far as Ystad hotels are concerned, but we have to say that our experience was somewhat disappointing.
We had booked the hotel direct by e-mail, and had made a point of confirming that we had a reservation - which we were assured we had. However, when we arrived, the proprietor seemed completely non-plussed. We showed him a copy of the e-mail he sent us (always a good idea to have copies of your reservations), he muttered in a mildly surprised sort of way and then wandered off. After about 5 minutes he returned and looked at our e-mail again, then at his reservations book, muttered a bit more in a manner which seemed to indicate more mild surprise and slight bemusement, then he disappeared again. Finally he returned again, and after a few more bemused mutterings he suddenly said "I will show you to your room". We followed, and, to our own bemusement, were shown into the "Wallander Suite", which is apparently the hotel's best room.
The suite was OK (we were paying SEK 895 per night), but not brilliant. Very oddly kitted-out with cheap furnishings in a variety of styles, but comfortable enough. Breakfast the followimg morning was not so hot either. The buffet consisted of not much more than a couple of plates containing two slices of cheese and a slice of ham. Whilst we were pondering whether we should take the last slice of ham, the proprietor appeared, looked at the buffet and uttered his by now familiar 'mildly bemused' noise, then disappeared again in a vaguely disinterested fashion.
Breakfast the following day was better, but only just. It is a shame, as this is a lovely old hotel which is over 200 years old. But we got the impression that the proprietors were not really that interested in running a successful hotel, and were rather more relying upon its reputation in the guide books.
Unfortunately, we would not recommend this hotel.
Old buildings very close to the centre of town.
I never looked closely to were we stayed in Ystad but after looking at the some hotel sites it must be here.
The room as pleasant enough with a couch and tv. Wonderfull to sit on after a day of walking around.
But the bathroom was veeery tiny. When sitting on the toilet my knees where beneath the washing basin
Right at the city center
This place got fully booked early which is why we never stayed here but just look at it! The suite has a jacuzzi and it won't ruin you (about SEK 1500) whilst other rooms don't look bad either. It is also next door to the brewery restaurant. Unfortunately, if you check with the deptlads, their experience was of a hotel where management didn't remember their booking and where breakfast was very simple for a place like this...
This hotel is not the most famous in a town housing the "Sekelgården" half timbered hotel and also hotel Continental which is Sweden's oldest hotel and therefore full of memories of national intellect in its dining room. Nevertheless, this one has a very personal style and they make you feel at home with their afternoon coffee table. The rooms are not the cheapest in town but you get spacious, bright and clean rooms and a nice breakfast. All this in a good location near both town centre and ferry terminal.
The nice corridor between two houses include a seating area where you have a view of Maria Church and hear the muffled horn sounding in the evening. Here you also find the little terrace. for sunny days and the hotel library (mainly Swedish but feel free to donate) for not so sunny days.
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