About us

Strandflickornas (the beach girls) history begins in 1990, when we started our first summer-open hostel "Toppensnäckan". 1993 was a dream come true when we were able to lease the enchanting "Strandhotellet" as an acted hotel since 1894, when it was built by intendent Widhe and was the prettiest hotel in town. In 1998, the "Havshotellet", which was also a hotel for many years, was incorporated, but was originally built in 1904 as a resting home. We wanted to create a place where you will feel at home as you are away and where you are seen as a guest and get the service you expect no matter who you are and why you chose to stay with us!

Turn of the centry romance

We care about Lysekil’s history as a summer resort as the 1900’s turn of the century and about the beautiful, over 100 years old houses we have the privilege of operating our business through. We have carefully restored both villas and general areas with contemporary-style wallpaper, jugend furniture and a lot of pearls. Each room at Strandflickornas Havshotell is uniquely decorated and belongs to a historical person; sometimes real, sometimes taken out of imagination …

 

This is us!

Åsa and Bettina, have driven the company together since 1990. Bettina has in the past worked within the travel industy, travelling to the norwegian mountains, and the french alps where she even worked as a site manager. Bettina wanted to travel and “see the world”, she studied “travel and turism” and was completely motivated…      Åsa studied economics in Lund with marketing as a focus. She imagined herself working for one of the worlds biggest companys for marketing…                                                                                                                                                               However, they wanted something else from their working life..                                                                                                – And this we have not regretted for a second! Say’s Åsa. To run your own hotel and hostel with the variety is completely wonderful. It is furnishings and wages one day, marketing and cleaning the next. The feeling to be involved and influencing and see how it developes is unbelievably stimulating and satisfying. The motto for us is “have fun on the job”, there is space for playfulness and creativity. As it gives us the energy and a desire above all to manage other tasks even when they are not so fun… Below we offer a silent movie we created on an incredibly cold but creative day in November 1994 for a 100 year anniversary held for Villa strand.

With a modern touch by the sea

 

Our house by the sea; Havsateljén and Badpaviljongen have got a more modern touch, here we want to meet the nature with lots of glass and gray granite tones … ..

Our amazing staff

All our amazing staff are there for you all the time. We are proud to say that we get a lot of praise for our unusually nice staff. The year around, about 15 people work and during the high season we have over 30 people to do the utmost to our guests.

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Bettina Salesjö

Bettina Salesjö

The best thing about Lysekil is the sea! “Whatever the season – I do not know anything better than gliding in my sea kayak out in the Bohuslän archipelago, far from all the stress and pulse” …. with the kayak you reach the smallest coves where there is no boat, here I find it most “true” nature experience.

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Åsa Nilsson

Åsa Nilsson

If you have children with a lot of energy, you have to go out and walk the exciting trail around “Stångehuvud” -Lysekil’s beautiful nature reserve with granite cliffs long on the west coast. The trail was noticed sometime around the turn of the turn of the century and starts at Pinnevik, just 300 meters from our hotel. It takes up winding little granite staircases and out along the cliff edge and past the mysterious lighthouse. It continues to put down slight little valleys and finally reaches “needle eye”. Along the path there are bathing stairs and perfect fishing spots. Perfect place to enjoy the sun on the rocks, a beautiful summer day like being blown out and salted over a stormy autumn day.

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Linnéa Sandberg

Linnéa Sandberg

Us in the reception are here to give you the very best experience, and we are famous for our unusually nice staff! When you are visiting Strandflickorna, I share with you my very best little favorite place – something you should not miss. Namely, all the cozy stores in central Lysekil, my favorite is LL 1903. A clothing store with many famous brands and with my favourite Samsoe Samsoe.

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Birgitta Gustavsson Ekberg

Birgitta Gustavsson Ekberg

Since I come from Hälsingland’s forests, I love to take a walk in the forest of Bohuslän; Fjälla, but of course, I appreciate the cliffs on Stångehufvud even more!
The best thing about Lysekil is how close it is to the sea and walking distance to everything you may need!

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Annelie Fivelsdal

Annelie Fivelsdal