Malmo gets a bad rap in some international press because of its immigrant population and the quiet serious reaction to it. It's often held up as an example of multiculturalism gone wrong, and people point to immigrant youth gangs causing crime, and the criminally racist reactions from some Swedes, such as the shooter who shot 14 immigrants, killing one. But Malmo is not a high crime city. It's very safe by European standards, and Europe is a pretty damn safe place. I did not feel at all uneasy in Malmo.
To combat a growing drug problem around the city, a lot of public toilets now have ultra violet lighting installed. This is extremely painful on your eyes - regardless of whether you are a drug dealer or not!
Compared to the razzle dazzle of Copenhagen, Malmo is way quieter. If you're a party animal and not into parks and art, this place might strain your nerves. Though I don't look like it ( I know I have red hair ) I'm an art and parks person. Nothing thrills me more than impressionist paintings or renaissance era art . Yes, including adam and eve type of paintings...
Don't swim in the moat at Malmöhus moat. Not only is the water dirty and smelly, but someone might throw this lifesaver at you and knock you under water.
Stayed 3 nights in Business Class room in July 2009. Really comfortable beds, great Nespresso coffee...more
Having stayed here I would recommend the Accome Hotel, but i don't know how central it is to all the...more
I stayed here for three nights in 2002, it had a good location and had recently been renovats, so...more