Overlooking Lake Siljan about 4 hours' drive north of Stockholm, Sweden, the Mora Hotell & Spa is a great base for families exploring this region that is off the tourist radar yet offers up plenty of shops, restaurants and culture including the Zorn Museum of Art (330m). Santa World (Tomteland) and The Bear Park and Polar World (Dalarna) are both a 20-minute drive from the hotel so families looking to combine outdoor activities with child-friendly pursuits and a chance to see some of the world’s most endangered species have hit the jackpot.
The hotel has an indoor pool and cafe, ski storage facilities, gym for active guests and spa and treatments for guests looking for down time. There’s also a restaurant that serves up dishes using local produce and comes with a terrace to enjoy the views in warmer months plus there’s free WiFi throughout.
There are standard, superior and themed family rooms: Princess, Jungle and Wilderness, including options sleeping up to five people. (Some online reviews have mentioned that the standard rooms are small) but they’re all bright and cheerful with bold accents of colour throughout.