Svinkløv Badehotel is Denmark’s biggest wood-built house. The hotel burned down in 2016 but was rebuilt and reopened yet again in 2019.
Svinkløv Badehotel was up until the fire on the 26th of September one of Denmark’s most lovely beach hotel.
In 2019, it was successfully rebuilt in its traditional, beautiful wooden style. This means that you yet again can find the hotel on the dune ranges at Svinkløv.
The idyllic hotel is located along the North Sea and is loved by locals and tourists because it’s a place where you can find room for tranquillity and contemplation. The hotel can celebrate its 100th anniversary soon. In addition, Svinkløv Badehotel was a great inspiration to the Danish tv-series Badehotellet.
If you some time find yourself watching the series, you might recognise the beautiful nature that was filmed close by the hotel.
Everything is erected in its original style to preserve the unique soul surrounding Svinkløv. In the outermost of the dune ranges, you can explore the wild nature of Northern Jutland, the exceptional light, and view of Jammerbugten -The Bay Denmark.
During the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, people thought of going on holiday on the countryside as the cool thing to do. It was very popular to stay in nature, bathing in the sea, and cultivate one’s body. This trend meant that there was built several boarding houses by the sea and beach hotels along the coast during 1900-1930. It was a hard struggle for Carl Brix Kronborg, the founder of Svinkløv Badehotel, to convince the authorities to approve the location of Svinkløv Badehotel so close to the range of dunes and the slope of Lien. However, it was approved. Maybe he managed to because it was the Royal Inspector of Listed State Buildings Einar Packness who drew the hotel in an appropriate style – a style which fit the landscape well. When the beach hotel opened in 1925, it could fit 14 people. However, in 1934, the hotel expanded to its current size, housing 36 rooms. Seen through modern eyes, the hotel didn’t offer many facilities. But some rooms did have cold water and one could get warm water in the washstand in the morning.
Since 1925 and up until today, the hotel has had five owners. In 2015, Lise Emborg transferred the hotel the fond that currently owns it. In September 2016, the hotel burned to the ground. The fond collaborated with Praksis Arkitekter (an architecture firm) to rebuild the hotel. In May 2019, Svinkløv Badehotel reopens. Today, Louise and Kenneth Toft-Hansen run the place.
Svinkløv Badehotel, Svinkløvvej 593, Svinkløv, 9690 Fjerritslev