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A picturesque history

Mariners were early to discover Torekov and the sheltered bay with a small natural harbour. In this wonderful oasis they found the same rest and refreshment as current hotel guests are able to enjoy.

There was a settlement next to harbour in Torekov in the 13th century. There was also a small market where trading was carried out between the population of Bjäre and the ships’ crews. The church was built in the Middle Ages in a romantic style and has special significance on Bjäre because Saint Thora was the patron saint of mariners.

Until the middle of the 1800s, Torekov was purely a fishing community. The old captains’ farms, the pier and the fishing cabins in the harbour, the shed with name plates from vessels that have sunk off Torekov and the shipping museum with its three canons testifies to the town’s peaks as a shipping and fishing communities.*

The first parts of Torekov Hotell were finished in 1980. In July 2007, the hotel was reopened with 30 double rooms, conference facilities, reception, gym and activity rooms. In May 2008 we opened our new hotel buildings, with two double rooms and a suite in each building. Our conference department, with rooms for small or large meetings, is constantly updated so it can offer current technology and modern aids.

In the spring of 2010, Torekov Hotell became part of Scandinavian Resort, which also includes Hotel Skansen and Sälens Högfjällshotell. The concept offers personal service, high quality and unique surroundings where the focus is on the experience.

*Source: Båstad kommuns historia. Jan Moen 1985.

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