Djuronaset Hotel and Conference Centre Review
Seregårdsvägen 1, 139 02 Djurhamn, Sweden
I stayed at this hotel during TBEX Europe which is a travel bloggers conference. The Djuronaset Hotel and Conference centre is in the Swedish Archipelago
We met at the conference centre to get on the bus to Djuronaset Hotel about 45mins journey from the centre of Stockholm. This was my first time on a FAM trip and I was a little nervous but had no need to be as everyone started introducing themselves and we chatted non-stop all the way there finding out about each other and our blogs. First we were taken to the summer restaurant Sjoboden which overlooks the water and it is in such a beautiful setting not to mention the amazing food that we were offered. We had tasty bread with butter that seemed as though it had been whipped, it was so good. Then had a choice of poached salmon, Burger or vegan burger. I had the burger and it was one of the best I have ever had it was so delicious, even as I’m writing this now I wish I could have another one. The other options looked good too and everyone enjoyed their meals. I washed it all down with an ice cold beer whilst others had wine or water.
Our host Pia was amazing and gave us a tour of the hotel, we had a walk along the nature trail to the submarine and kayaks. This would be ideal for a wedding on the water and there are rooms that can be hired for events. We got caught in a torrential downpour and it was also quite rough ground I only just made it but there is an easier route if you have mobility issues. Pia explained that when the conference centre was built there were guidelines that things could not be seen from the road, water or air which explains the low buildings with trees surrounding it. Everything about this hotel and grounds is beautiful, it’s a shame we were only spending one night. We had Fika which is like afternoon tea its meaning is to “have coffee” which is normally served with pastries. After we enjoyed our pastries and tea we had free time to explore on our own and try out the facilities. I went with some other bloggers to the sauna and hot tub.
Q) How many bloggers can you fit in a hot tub? A) Actually not that many think we got 5 in at one point.
The hot tubs were situated right on the Archipelago so it had amazing views and was such a great experience to be in a hot tub looking at the water and the trees, there was also a sauna with facilities to change and shower. The idea is to jump in the fresh water after being in the hot tub, I dipped my toe in but that’s as far as I got but some of the others did brave it. After this we returned to where we had had lunch to listen to some live music and chill in the warm evening and of course have another beer.
Activities on offer
- Rowing boats
- Hammocks to chill
- Indoor spa area with swimming pool and sauna
- Bike Hire
There is a 4 person submarine which we had the delights of having a trip in. Unfortunately, due to my disability I felt as though it would not be the best option for me as was a bit of a squeeze to get into it, everyone reported back how much they enjoyed the trip. It did look likes lots of fun though. To see some fellow blogger try it out see this video of submarine courtesy of passingthru
After our activities we sat down to a set 3 course meal
All very delicious and accompanied by a different wine for each course or beer. I tried two local beers and they were very good.
After dinner some people went to see the 2nd act of the band, went for a walk in the woods, swimming in the indoor pool or went back to their rooms to relax. The rooms are in ‘houses’ it was nice that we were all together. My room was on the ground floor and had two single beds, decorated in a traditional Scandinavian way, I had a great night’s sleep after all the fresh air from during the day. In each house is also a large sitting area with log fires, a kitchen area, meeting rooms and other sitting areas.
I started the next day with an excellent buffet breakfast. I think it had every possible option for a breakfast and everything again was such good quality and so tasty.
Before returning to the city centre we were given Fika again but I was so full from the amazing breakfast, this time it was delicious fresh fruit, a berry juice and a brownie. After having a group photo taken we went on our way home. It was a much quieter journey as everyone was either tired or reflecting on the amazing trip.
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I was joined on the tour by some influential bloggers that I learnt so much from, I will be following these guys now to see what adventures they get up to.
Savored journey– focuses on travelling the world in pursuit of the best food and wine experiences – Was great to meet Laura as I have been following her blog since starting out mine and she offered me some brilliant advice thanks Laura, can’t wait to
stalk meetup when you move to London
Passing thru – Betsy and Pete Wuebker. Full time travellers who believe happiness can be found in a simple, travel-centered life
Safe and healthy travel – Jacomijn is a part time traveller and a full time police officer in the Netherlands. Her blog focuses on a healthy lifestyle being active and sportive. She blogs about safety issues while travelling, where to look and what to do
Mirreopreis – Mirre writes a Dutch adventure travel blog
Film fan travel– Sonja is a German-Based marketing translator and part time digital nomad. On her blog she combines her passion for films and travel to blog about film-inspired travel. “Join the journey and discover the world through movies”
I would highly recommend if you are attending a tbex conference to try and get on a pre fam trip. It was a brilliant way to network with other bloggers and see something of the city that is hosting the event. This FAM trip was funded by visitstockholm and Djuronaset Hotel, the views written in this post are entirely my own and unbiased.