Hotel | Brännö Inn is situated in the middle of the idyllic Brännö island, just outside of Gothenburg. The charming inn have small personal guestrooms and a delicious breakfast buffet is included in the room rate.
On Brännö you can have one or a few glorious days, which ever season you choose for your visit. The cliffs, the sea and nature invites to strengthening walks or why not just sit on a rock and enjoy the tranquility. Brännö has lovely baths, great views of the nearby islands, Vinga lighthouse and harbor of Gothenburg; hiking trails in the nature reserve Galterö, Brännö Brygga with its popular dance pavilion, a rich musical life, exciting history and much much more!
The charming archipelago guest house is locatedclose to Brännö Inn. Here with small hotel as a base you may experience the island; the scenic views, the pittoresque old village and the unique nature with it’s cliffs and the sea. Relax a few days; a week or longer. The guest house is located in the middle of the island, at walking distance to the old pilot's look out.
Sheep are a common sight on Brännö, that you will notice on the way to us! That is also why our guest house is named Baggen –the swedish word for ram (male sheep). If you visit Brännö in the spring the pastures will be full of sheep and lambs. In the summer most of the sheep are on Galterö, where they graze in peace, instead.
The guest house: The guest house has nine small, cozy and personalized rooms. No two rooms are alike, and they differ in size, furnishing and interior style. Here's something to suit families with children, as well as couples or single travelers.
Two double rooms and the single room are located on the ground floor. The other rooms are located on the first floor.
The guest house has a large living room on the ground floor with a sitting area, TV, and several dining tables with seating for all guests. There are bookcases full of books and a shelf with various board games.
Next to the living room is a fully equipped kitchen that is free to use for residents. The kitchen has, among other things a fridge, freezer, stove, microwave, coffee maker and crockery, glasses and pots, etc..
In summer you can sit on the large patio in the garden.
Toilet and shower are in the corridor close to the rooms, one (disablility accessible) is on the ground floor and two are located upstairs. Towels are provided in the rooms.
The inn / restaurant: The Inn is located in a charming old building dating back to the early 1900s. It used to be the home of a pilot, who helped navigate ships through the archipelago to the port of Gothenburg. The intimate rooms are still reminiscent of times gone by with family portraits and photos of ships and pilot boats.
There is also a modern glass house pavilion which can accommodate up to 100 seated guests. The inn's large outdoor dining area provides additional opportunities to enjoy all the summer days in the archipelago
The glasshouse pavilion has a bar and stage. There is regularly musical entertainment here, year-round, with local as well as nationally known artists.
The restaurants proximity to the sea gives that we have a lot of seafood on the menu. After prearrangement we serve our popular seafood plates. They are filled with shrimp, crayfish, clams, seafood pate, salmon and mackerel.
If you would like something lighter the café part of the Inn serves delicious sandwiches, coffee and cakes. Everything baked in our own little bakery!
The restaurant is open all year round with some restrictions in wintertime.
History: The older part of Brännö Inn was built in 1900 by master pilot Otto Granström and his wife Josefina. As all pilots Otto had a small farm with cows, pigs and sheep, supplemented by fishing. Totto and Josefina raised four children; Gurli, (seamstress), Harald (sailor), Algot (Master Pilot) and Gustav (captain of the Swedish Lloyd). The fourth generation of the family runs the business today.
The house is probably made in Skeppslanda parish like so many other houses on Brännö at the time. The house was built, inspected, disassembled, transported on the Göta River to Gothenburg and then drawn by tug boat to Brännö.
Guest house Baggen became part of the original business, the inn, in 1995.
A standalone restaurant section, the Glass House Pavilion, with a stage for musical performance was opened in autumn 2007.
Parking: No private cars are allowed on Brännö. Therefore, the car must be left on the mainland. In summer it is very difficult to find parking at Saltholmen. Then it is best to leave the car at Långedrags parking (there are 2 on each side of the street) and take a 15 minute walk to the boat, or travel the last bit by tram.