Skåne, Sweden

Wanås Restaurant Hotel

Rates per night from$220.89

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (SEK2,142.86), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Art smart

Setting

The hills are alive

Wanås Restaurant Hotel blends the best of old and new, in hip Scandinavian style. Set in centuries-old barns on a working farm, the 11-room hotel is intimate and character-filled, built using oak from the surrounding grounds and leather from the farm’s cows. Each well-designed room is bright, open and uniquely styled, with streamlined Swedish style and original elements. And a mud room downstairs offers boots and jackets for exploring the surrounding 100-acre sculpture park, a destination that draws art connoisseurs from around the world:  tromp the rolling hills to explore the works, then take a table at the destination restaurant, where each dish showcases the freshest and best of Wanås.

Smith Extra

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Free bike hire for two, and a picnic basket from the bakery

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

11, including three suites.

Check–Out

10am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $220.76 (SEK2,143), excluding tax at 12 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast, a lavish buffet spread of homemade muesli and yoghurt, house pastries, cheese, bacon and cooked-to-order eggs (SEK150).

Also

Iron prints on the floor of the lobby name previous owners of the estate, dating back centuries.

Hotel closed

From December 22 to March 1 every year.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, tennis courts, gardens, on-site parking. In rooms: air-conditioning, minibar, Bang & Olufsen speaker.

Our favourite rooms

Each Nordic-inspired room is unique in style, with custom furniture, oak floors and beams, and leather accents.

Packing tips

No need to bog down your luggage with rain gear: the mud room is stocked with raincoats and wellies.

Also

Public areas are wheelchair accessible, and there are dedicated ground-floor rooms with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Pet‐friendly

Pets are welcome for SEK350 per stay. See more pet-friendly hotels in Skåne.

Children

Though all ages are welcome, teens will have the most fun exploring the grounds. Full-size cots, crib beds and high chairs are available on request for little ones.

Eco‐friendly

The food is organic and home-grown whenever possible.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Request the table opposite the open kitchen to see the masterful chefs in action.

Dress Code

Cool, casual denim and linen.

Hotel restaurant

In an old stable block opposite the hotel, Wanås Restaurant specialises in seasonal, local ingredients grown in surrounding gardens, foraged in the forests or harvested nearby. This means that berries, mushrooms, carrots and grains likely travelled fewer metres to the plate than most guests cover exploring the sculpture park each day. Dishes are exceptional, but not fussy, and options change constantly as new ingredients are collected. Dinners – which must be booked in advance – are a four-course edible tour of the region’s flavours, and could include dry-aged beef, wild duck, house-baked sourdough and ice cream churned using milk from the farm's dairy.

Hotel bar

Within the restaurant, the bar serves classic cocktails, wines and local beers.

Last orders

Breakfast is available from 8am to 10am; lunch, when served, is available from 11.30am to 3pm; dinner is from 6pm to 10pm. The bar is open from 11am to 4pm, and 6pm to 10pm.

Location

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Address
Wanås Restaurant Hotel
Knislinge
Hässleholmsvägen
289 90
Sweden

Wanås Restaurant Hotel is in Skåne, in southern Sweden.

Planes

You’ll find the hotel close to the Danish border, and Copenhagen is the nearest airport, a two-hour drive away. Contact Smith24 to book your flights and arrange transfers.

Trains

Hässleholm Station, a 25-kilometre drive from the hotel, connects to Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Automobiles

Driving is the best and easiest way to explore the region; the hotel has ample parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

Blissfully far from any big cities – Malmö and Copenhagen are a 90-minute drive – the hotel is surrounded by nature, including woods and its own world-renowned 100-acre sculpture park, dotted with dozens of installations from renowned artists, including Yoko Ono, Maya Lin and Melanie Smith. Stay here, and you’ll be given access before and after public hours. Further afield, plunge behind the scenes of one of the world’s most popular vodka brands at Absolut Home in Ahus, a 40-minute drive from the hotel. Learn how vodka is made, take a cocktail class and book lunch at the house restaurant. A 40-minute drive north of the hotel, the Ikea Museum in Älmhult showcases the furniture brand’s designs through the ages, with 20 rooms of furniture.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this rural hotel in the Swedish countryside and unpacked their art books and walking sticks, a full account of their Scandinavian break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Wanås Restaurant Hotel in Skåne...

It’s hard not to soak up the surroundings at Wanås Restaurant Hotel. The 11-room hotel occupies converted 18th-century barns on a verdant 100-acre woodland plot that was once the border between Sweden and Denmark. Today, it’s a lush, bucolic escape from mod cons, with minimalist spaces designed to help guests check into nature, including no in-room TVs. In a cool contemporary twist, the grounds house the renowned Wanås Konst sculpture park, which is home to dozens of contemporary installations by artists like Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic and other art-world VIPs. As the name suggests, the food is worth the journey. Set in a barn across from the hotel, the restaurant is a tribute to the region, with dishes that change daily, depending on what’s picked and foraged around the estate. Local ingredients are used wherever possible, including dairy, meat and vegetables from the farm, used to prepare contemporary Swedish dishes, including soft ice cream using the renowned Wanås cream.

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