These days, it is all about the experience, especially in the luxury travel sector. High-end travelers flying in to Sweden can now consider adding to their repertoire of travel experiences by putting up at the Mine Suite at the Sala Silvermine. As the name suggests, the Mine Suite is nestled within one of Sweden’s most famous mines. Located in the Sala Municipality in Sweden’s Vastmanland County, the mine dates back to the 16th century when it was the biggest producer of silver in the country.
However, the Mine Suite has another selling point. It is the deepest hotel room in the world. Living in a mine at a luxury hotel that costs $590 a night has its advantages of course. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary basket of biscuits, chocolate, cheese, wine and fruit, then taken on an exclusive guided tour of the historic mine. The suite may be a stretch for people with claustrophobia, for it has no windows. The low stone ceilings coupled with uneven walls of the mine add to the claustrophobia.
This may be a luxury suite but there is no en suite bathroom. The nearest toilets are 50 meters away. Need a shower? Then you will have to make your way out of the mine, for the showers stand within the hostel premises above ground. The mine itself is rather cold at 36.5 degrees Fahrenheit. However, you will not notice it while covered in blankets in the heated suite with temperatures of 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
But if you can look beyond all the inconveniences, you should find the cozy mine suite a romantic destination, with its small wooden tables and chairs and candle-lit illumination.