At Åkerblads Hotel & Spa, guests are welcomed by the family owners into a warm and cosy environment with crackling fires, individually designed rooms, world-class cuisine and a fabulous spa – an ideal spot to unwind and relax in.

With its 15th-century heritage, Åkerblads is the oldest farmhouse in the small village of Tällberg in the heart of Dalarna – a region renowned for its beautiful surroundings and old craftsmanship traditions. The land has been in the family for 22 generations and family members are still present at the hotel every day, making sure that guests feel welcome and at home.

The Åkerblad family maintains a homely atmosphere with the sound of crackling open fires, displays of old family treasures and coffee served out of a traditional copper pot. “Åkerblads is a family-owned hotel with a rich history,” says marketing manager Fredrik Svedberg. “It’s genuine and has soul, something you can’t put your finger on, but that guests will notice as soon as they arrive.”

Åkerblads Hotel & Spa: Hit pause and relax at a cosy family-owned hotel

Culinary experiences at the core

In the four-star hotel, the 73 guest rooms are individually designed, so guests enjoy a different experience every time they stay. Svedberg describes that staff are handpicked and have the foresight to predict what guests might need. “To keep the familiar feeling, we work as a close-knit team. Here, you get a bit more than what you expect; you get what you really need.”

Åkerblads Hotel & Spa: Hit pause and relax at a cosy family-owned hotel

Cherished for its warm atmosphere and traditions, Åkerblads has also garnered praised for its high-quality cuisine. The culinary experience is at the core, with local produce from Dalarna mixed with influences from around the world. The hotel has been listed in the prestigious White Guide and the carefully-selected wine cellar has been recognised with an award from wine-tasting organisation Munskänkarna. “We like using products from small local producers, such as cheese makers with a true passion for what they do,” says Svedberg. “The ambition is that our guests can experience something they can’t find anywhere else, which is true for the hotel and spa as well.”

Åkerblads Hotel & Spa: Hit pause and relax at a cosy family-owned hotel

Photo: Rickard Ericsson

Spa development phase two underway

Famous architect Per Öberg designed the spa, which opened during Christmas 2011 and was named Newcomer of the Year 2014 at the Spa Awards. Like the rest of the hotel, the spa décor carefully marries tradition with a contemporary feel, including a pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym and even a private suite. Guests can also treat themselves to a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure, all with quality products from Babor and Maria Åkerberg.

Åkerblads is currently undergoing phase two of the spa development, with the help of architect Per Öberg, once again. It includes a new spa lounge with a pool bar, cosy spaces with warm fires, and a large hot spring outside, all to be completed this winter. ”During phase one, we found that Öberg has the same values as Åkerblads: he doesn’t take shortcuts or compromise on quality. For a hotel with such long history, it’s important to create a balance between the genuine and the modern in a tasteful way.” A third phase will also commence soon with further investments in spa experiences.

The hotel and its timeless spa certainly invite relaxation. “In these busy times, luxury and quality of life are about getting some time for yourself,” says Svedberg. “Guests can enjoy beautiful surroundings, culinary delights and cosy rooms, but also the stillness and harmony in our spa. When you enter, it’s almost as if time stops for a while.”

Åkerblads Hotel & Spa: Hit pause and relax at a cosy family-owned hotel

Tips: Weekday spa package

Extend the weekend feeling or treat yourself to a break from the everyday chores. This package allows you to enjoy the tranquility of Åkerblads’ spa any day from Sunday to Friday. The package includes accommodation for one night, a three-course dinner, spa treatment, spa kit from skincare brand Maria Åkerberg, and hotel breakfast and lunch, before heading back to the work week.

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