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Floating Hotel in Sweden Just A Bit Fishy

October 29, 2008 at 2:33 PM | by | ()

AmandaK lets us know about the latest Floating Hotel on the scene.

This sounds just like something those functional-but-hip (think Ikea) Swedes would: start up a floating hotel just because there was no more land left on the island. It’s really happened at Klädesholmen on Sweden’s west coast where the Salt & Sill Hotel opened this month.

A Guardian reviewer who’s already spent the night at the salt & Sill was impressed with the sleek design, but we’re a bit worried about the wobbliness; he mentioned feeling drunk while going to the bathroom but it was a feeling caused by the undercurrent rocking the hotel boat.

The other thing that is a bit of a turn-off is the thought of herring for breakfast. The nearby restaurant that inspired this hotel has made a name for itself with herring dishes but serving them up as our first meal is not something we’re keen on. But they say “normal” breakfast is available too.

The Salt & Sill has an opening special running through 'til the end of February, with doubles for 1,490 Swedish krona (US$190). It’s not right on the beaten track but it’s something a bit different. And if you know any big herring lovers then it is definitely the right spot.