Welcome to Kvarteret Sillen! Here in the heart of Ekenäs Old Town we
invite you to share our historic buildings and sheltered garden. The
main buildings date from the 1890s and have been recently renovated
and refurbished. We are ideally situated overlooking the sea and
within moments of the church and market square.
Ekenäs Old Town was constructed on an original plan consisting of
buildings around central courtyards. The buildings housed the family
and their animals and provided storage and washing areas, with the
courtyard serving for cultivation and relaxation. Each such
‘kvarter’ (block) was named after a fish; our Sillen (herring) is
neighbour to Hajen (shark), Mörten (roach) and Siken (whitefish) At
Kvarteret Sillen the original arrangement of buildings remains and
we enjoy a prime position by the sea. Three different households
within the Barlow/Lukander family live in various buildings and we
share storage as in the old days. Our bed and breakfast guests are
accommodated in other sections of the renovated buildings and each
guest apartment has its own terrace or garden within the central
courtyard. The yard no longer houses a fish market, as it did in the
1940’s, but is instead planted to provide a lush oasis. Hidden away
from passers-by, the garden is planted in the English style and
includes a collection of David Austin old English roses.
It is also possible to enjoy Kvarteret Sillen as a customer of
Barlow’s Old English Furniture, which sells a variety of old English
(and other) furniture especially from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Furniture can be viewed by arrangement at Kvarteret Sillen or in our
shared shop on Radhustorget, a two minute walk away.
Kvarteret Sillen is a family business on a small scale. We hope our
guests will enjoy the personal touch that we can provide. Please
contact us with any queries or special requirements.