A natural meeting place for 300 years
Hotel Fars Hatt is located in one of Scandinavia’s most interesting historic environments, close to Nordre Älv and Bohus fortress. An inn was opened at Kungälv marketplace as far back as 1684 with 8 rooms and over time the inn has now grown to 120 rooms, of which 6 are suites.
For more than 300 years, this has been a centre for business, relaxation and the enjoyment of good food.
The city of Kungälv is one of Sweden’s oldest cities and was founded in the 900’s. Fars Hatt is located at the marketplace where the old “Stadskällaren” was built by Tormo Cleasson in 1684.
Stadskällaren burned to the ground in 1956. The old hotel was demolished and rebuilt in 1958. The name, Hotell Fars Hatt, was chosen following a name competition in the Gothenburg Post. Since then, the hotel has been extended and remodelled in different phases. However, history continues to bear its mark. From the hotel windows one can see Bohus fortress, built in the 1300’s, the church from 1689 and wooden houses from the 17 and 1800’s.
The name Fars Hatt comes from Bohus fortress. Of the four main towers only one tower called Fars Hatt remains. Bohus fortress was built in 1308 by King Håkon of Norway and did not become Swedish until the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. In 1964, two wings were added to the hotel. These were christened “Residenset” and “Högvakten”, which mean the residence and the main guard. An outdoor pool was also built.
In 2001, renovation began of all the hotel’s guest rooms.
The walls still remain
One of Fars Hatt’s conference rooms is located in what we call the “Commandant’s House”.
The house dates back to the 1700’s and from the beginning it was the residence of the commandant at Bohus fortress. The house is now adjoined to the main building.
In the Fountain hall, our lounge, you will find wall panels from the end of the 1700’s.
In one of our banqueting rooms, the Karoline room, the roof and walls date back to 1706 and come from a farm in southern Hälsingland. The ceiling lamps are also from the 1700’s.
In the Tapetsalen meeting room, you will find the walls covered with turn of the century French wallpapers from the 1700’s, which were hung in 1806.
Paintings by Lars Ryttare hang on the walls in the Mors Mössa conference hall.
We invite you to experience a touch of the past and enjoy all of the current opportunities available at Hotel Fars Hatt!