Lady Hamilton’s history
Our hotel is named after Lady Emma Hamilton, the beautiful mistress of Lord Nelson, the famous naval hero.
The building that is now the Lady Hamilton Hotel, and is listed for its cultural significance, actually dates right back to the 1470s, the time of Sten Sture the Elder. The hotel building was originally three separate properties. A merchant named Lorens Erdtman eventually bought them and converted them into one single building. Majlis and Gunnar Bengtsson purchased the property in 1975 and turned it into a hotel. Lady Hamilton’s cellar even contains a 15th century well! This entitled the owner to a lower fire insurance premium in the 18th century. The well is now used as a plunge pool in which hotel guests can cool off after taking a sauna.