Arrive as a guest and leave as a friend! And all the thank-you letters and boxes of chocolates sent by satisfied guests certainly seem to suggest that Hotel Kaprifol in Hunnebostrand lives up to its motto.
The surroundings are inviting. Hunnebostrand is a small, pleasant coastal village in the wonderful archipelago environment 10 km north of Smögen in beautiful Sotenäs on the west coast of Sweden. Hotel Kaprifol is small and located both centrally and close to the sea.
The hosts are Helga and Lars Fossum. They have their roots in Germany and Norway respectively and between them speak no fewer than six languages! They are now firmly established in Hunnebostrand, where they have been running Hotell Kaprifol since 2000.
Most of the hotel’s staff live permanently in Sotenäs municipality, and the seasonal staff also have links to Hunnebostrand. Both Helga and Lars and their staff always put their guests in focus, and are strongly committed to offering high quality. The hotel is highly personal in character, is attractive, clean, has pleasant staff, offers a fine breakfast, and clearly has many satisfied guests from near and far. Here, every guest is a friend and the hosts are happy to share ideas about suitable activities and places of interest.
Hotel Kaprifol works together with various sub-suppliers in the area and so can handpick the best products available in Hunnebostrand and in nearby Smögen. The lobster safaris are arranged together with Kurt Eriksson in Hunnebostrand and Tommy Olofsson at Smögen. Kurt is captain of the boat Martina, grew up in Hunnebostrand and has been lobster fishing for nearly 50 years. The second boat, LL44 Marie, is run by Tommy Olofsson together with his son and professional fisherman, Martin. Helga Fossum is also a guide at the Lobster Academy where she has provided guided tours for both Swedish and foreign journalists.
The labelling comittes statement
Labelling Committee´s motivation (26 October 2009)
At Hotel Kaprifol in Hunnebostrand the motto is – come as a guest and leave as a friend. The hotel offers warm and personal service provided by hosts that can speak six different languages. Quality is what Lars and Helga are looking for when they contract some of the best fishing boats on the coast for guided tours, lobster safaris and lobster fiestas. Meet local characters, explore small coastal villages and enjoy the good life of the west coast.