Probably the only reason you'd go to Kosta if you're from overseas, is to visit the Kosta Boda glass making factory! They do have outlet shopping there as well but that's probably not why someone from overseas would visit! It's a very dull drive from Stockholm to Kosta so my advice is to take the flight as the drive is just through an endless forest! However when you arrive in Kosta, this hotel is a surprise. Outside the front is a stretch limo (which collects people from the airport - so a good reason to fly here), but the hotel doesn't look much from the outside. However once inside, if you're a fan of beautiful glass art, you'll be overwhelmed with the beautiful glass which is just everywhere.
The rooms aren't large - in fact quite compact but they're beautifully decorated with glass objects including lovely lamps. The amenities in the bathrooms are basic but the bathroom works well with a good shower.
But the reason you go to this hotel is for the wonderful spa area - an indoor and an outdoor pool (depending on what temperature you want) and the indoor pool has glass objects displayed in display areas underneath the pool, every spa service you could require, a gym, sauna, and also VIP rooms for private spa parties!
Also the hotel has a superb restaurant and a very special glass bar - both of which are very special. The glass bar area is just amazing in terms of how it's been crafted by the one master craftsman and based on a sea theme. Also the bar offers a wonderful selection of drinks and wines. The restaurant is lovely - and there is an Australian chef who's been in Sweden for some years, who is at the helm in the kitchen, and he's doing an amazing job! The food is seriously a highlight here!
And of course within just a couple of minutes walk of the hotel is the wonderful Kosta Boda shop - we didn't have time to do a factory tour but we did spend time in the Orrefors and Kosta Boda shops admiring the beautiful works of art that emanates from this glass making region of Sweden.
It seems the hotel is well set up for conference groups as well. So it's a bit of an oasis in the middle of a region which doesn't have much going on but if you're keen to explore this glass making region, then you must stay at the Kosta Boda Art Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kosta Boda Art Hotel is a design hotel that explodes in color, shape and enjoyment originating in the glass. Business amenities with a level of service that will make you feel truly pampered. The various hotel environments and hotel rooms are designed by Kosta Boda's designers. Kosta Boda Art Hotel spa is the possibility of deep relaxation in a tranquil oasis and by exercise and beneficial treatments renew their strength and energy. Glass art is here in focus, enjoy a swim with art glass exhibition under water. The hotel offers three restaurants with the latest addition of Brasserie by EDz under the direction of chef Edin Dzemat. A modern brasserie where innovative dishes are served in a rustic setting. The hotel also offers a la carte in the Linnea art restaurant and a bar menu in the Glasbaren. ... more less
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