All hotels in Ludvika
The small town of Ludvika in Dalarna is a place where nature is always present. Ludvika is simply a paradise for the visitor who wants to discover the nature of Dalarna on hikes, by fishing or by lovely car rides in the town’s surroundings. You can also find hostels here in this article.
Ludvika Stadshotell is located in the centre of Ludvika, just a few hundred metres from Ludvika railway station. The hotel is a bit special because it has actually been on the same site for over 100 years.
Ludvika Stadshotell is part of the Your Hotel chain and has been awarded three stars according to the international hotel scale. The hotel has a total of 30 hotel rooms in several different room types. Read more about conferences in Dalarna here.
The rooms are spacious and are decorated in an interesting mix of traditional hotel style and modern Scandinavian design. All rooms have a TV and private bathrooms. Wi-Fi is available both in the individual rooms and in all common areas.
Ludvika Stadshotell does not have its own restaurant, but drinks and light meals can be purchased in the lobby. The hotel also has a shared kitchen for visitors who want to cook their own food. The nearest restaurant is just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
Rex Hotel Ludvika
Rex Hotell is a small hotel located in the centre of Ludvika, just a few minutes’ walk from the railway station. The town’s entire range of entertainment, restaurants and attractions are within easy walking distance.
For example, the Dan Andersson Museum is located next door to the hotel. Rex Hotel has a total of 21 hotel rooms, in the form of single, double and family rooms. All rooms have been recently renovated (2011) and are of a very good standard.
Minibar, kettle for tea and coffee, flat screen TV with cable channels and Wi-Fi are standard. A generous buffet breakfast is served every morning in the hotel’s dining room. There is no restaurant at the hotel, but there are several cafés and restaurants nearby.
Guests at Rex Hotell can work out for free at the Må Bättre fitness centre located just a few hundred metres from the hotel.
Hotels in Ludvika Dalarna
Morhagen Conference & Recreation
Morhagen Konferens & Rekreation is a conference and hotel facility located in a very scenic location by Lake Väsman between Ludvika and Borlänge.
It is about 30 minutes by car to both Ludvika and Borlänge. The hotel has 24 rooms, in several different room types. All rooms are individually decorated in a classic hotel style, with elegant furniture and an authentic old-world charm.
The rooms have separate bathrooms with showers and are equipped with a TV with cable channels. Common facilities include a beautiful patio in the garden, an in-house bowling alley, a boules court and a steam sauna.
The hotel is popular with fishing enthusiasts, as the fishing in Lake Väsman is excellent. There is a supermarket in Sunnansjö, about five minutes by car from the hotel.
Smebackens pensionat is located in Smedjebacken, a small town about 15 minutes’ drive from Ludvika. The guesthouse is an excellent accommodation if you want to live in the middle of nature while being close to the slightly larger town of Ludvika.
Smebacken is what the locals call their own village. Smebacken’s guesthouse has five rooms. You can choose between single, double or triple rooms. The rooms are decorated in classic materials and have furniture in the traditional hotel style.
They are spacious and bright. Each room has a desk and sink. Showers and bathrooms are shared with other guests. Common facilities include a TV room, a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful garden and a cosy patio.
Breakfast is served free of charge every morning. Smebackens Pensionat is close to both swimming and other leisure activities. For example, there are light trails and hiking trails nearby.
Grangärde Hotel in Ludvika
Grangärde is a small community located a few kilometres north of Ludvika in Dalarna. Here, Grangärde Hotell is housed in a beautiful building dating back to the late 1700s.
The hotel is located in a beautiful forest area, between the lakes Bysjön and Björken. Many of the rooms have a beautiful view of the lakes. The three-star Grangärde Hotel has 30 rooms. You can choose between single rooms, double rooms and family rooms.
All rooms are individually decorated in a classic hotel style, including wooden floors and elegant furniture. Free Wi-Fi and a TV with cable channels are standard. A generous buffet breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s dining room. The hotel’s restaurant serves a varied menu.
The bar, which of course has full rights, offers a varied selection of drinks. The hotel offers bicycle and boat hire for those who wish to explore the surroundings.
Accommodation in Ludvika
Despite its small size, Ludvika has a handful of really good hotels. The town even boasts a four-star hotel, the Best Western Grand Hotell Elektra, which also has a very good spa. There is accommodation in Ludvika for all tastes and budgets. For a more natural hotel stay, there are several manor hotels within a radius of just a few miles from the centre of Ludvika.
Ludvika has good communications in all directions, both by car and train. It is less than five kilometres to Borlänge in the north and about ten kilometres to Västerås in the south. By train you can easily reach Ludvika from both south and east.
More about Ludvika
Ludvika is also a cultural centre. In and around Ludvika there are lots of attractions from the times when Ludvika was the centre of mining in large parts of Bergslagen. Today, however, Ludvika, with its approximately 15,000 inhabitants, is best known for the concept of High Voltage Valley – an industrial investment in electrical power and the transmission of electrical energy.
Gustav Vasa and Ludvika
The community of Ludvika was founded by Gustav Vasa, who moved a crown mill specialising in bar iron forging to the Ludvika stream in the mid-1550s. Forging was the town’s main industry for several hundred years. It was not until the latter part of the 19th century that the town’s industrial activities expanded.
During the 19th century, the Roth family supplemented the bar iron forge with, among other things, a hydroelectric power station and a sawmill. It was also during the latter part of the 19th century that Ludvika began to grow properly, from having been a very small community for a long time. Ludvika received its town privileges as late as 1919.
As with so many other place names, there are many theories when it comes to the origin of the name Ludvika. The first mention of “Ludvika” can be found in documents from the time of Gustav Vasa. Presumably the name came from the bay in Lake Väsman called Lyviken. The prefix “ly/lud” is believed to come from an old Old Norse word for shelter.
Nature and culture are at the centre of Ludvika. The town is virtually surrounded by water on all sides and is beautifully situated in a valley. It is said that there are well over 350 lakes within the municipality’s borders. So the opportunities for swimming, fishing and relaxing walks on the lake are excellent.
In and around Ludvika is the Ekomuseum Bergslagen, an open-air museum with many different attractions. The theme of this concept is the production and processing of iron. Ekomuseum Bergslagen includes a total of 60 or so visitor destinations within a radius of about 10 miles from the centre of Ludvika.
Mines and smelters
For example, you can visit mines, smelters, ironworks and mansions related to iron production. One of the attractions located in Ludvika itself is Ludvika Gammelgård, which includes a miner’s house, a huge water wheel and an exciting mining museum.
The poet Dan Andersson
A few miles outside Ludvika is Luossastugan, which was the home of poet Dan Andersson for a few years in the mid-1910s. In the summer, the cottage is open to visitors. Concerts, poetry evenings and performances are organised. In August each year, several thousand Ludvika residents and tourists make the walk from the village of Skattlösberg to the cottage in memory of the poet.
Entertainment and experiences
In addition to nature, culture and attractions, Ludvika can of course offer a lot of entertainment and other experiences. Ludvika is the centre of a fairly large area, which means that the town has a relatively large range of entertainment for its size.
There are a number of better restaurants and several bars/outlets. The entertainment is centred around a couple of streets in the centre, which means that the entertainment is only a stone’s throw away. More activities in Ludvika and in Dalarna.