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Where to stay in Malmo

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  • The swanky Hotel Kramer offers rooms overlooking Malmo's main square
  • Rooms are small, but stylish at the cozy Living Room Hotel
  • Stars like Judy Garland stayed at the Savoy Hotel during its heyday
  • If you take your sleep seriously, book a room at the Hotel Duxiana
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(CNN) -- From modern comfort to budget hotels, there are several options for centrally-located accommodation in Malmo.

Start your day right with a sumptous breakfast at the Mayfair Hotel.

If you value a good night's rest, book the boutique Hotel Duxiana.

Most of Malmo's hotels are located in the center of town, but none rival the Hotel Kramer (Stortorget 7) when it comes to location. Situated on Malmo's main square, request a room facing Stortorget to watch Malmo in motion. The 19th century hotel is the perfect base if you're planning on taking in all of the city's sights. After a day of exploring, wind down in the hotel's sauna.

The Hotel Savoy (Norra Vallgatan 62) was once the city's swankiest hotel, welcoming luminaries like Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. While it may no longer represent the height of luxury, it still maintains an essence of grandeur and boasts clean rooms and a friendly staff. Don't leave without checking out the plaque in the lobby listing the famous guests from the hotel's heyday.

In search of some serious shut-eye? Head to the chic Hotel Duxiana (Master Johansgatan 1), a boutique hotel owned by Swedish bedmaker Dux. All of the hotel's 22 rooms are furnished with luxurious DUX beds that are the ultimate in comfort. Other high-end furnishings complete the hotel's modern and sleek look. Splurge on a suite for views of the stunning Turning Torso.

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Also in the mid-priced range, but with more of a traditional feel is the Hotel Baltzar (Baltzarsgatan 45) in the city's Old Town. Built during the turn of the 20th century, accents like hand-tied carpets and chandeliers help give this 40-room hotel an old-world charm.

The Mayfair Hotel (Adelgatan 4) serves up modern comfort with historical flair. The hotel's building dates back to the Middle Ages, but the Mayfair is designed with the contemporary traveler in mind. Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel and luxurious spa services are available next door. While you may be tempted to sleep in, make sure you don't miss the breakfast buffet, which is served in the hotel's medieval cellar and considered one of the best in the city.

Looking for something off the beaten path? Try the cozy Living Room Hotel (Friisgatan 43) located on a small side street in the bohemian Mollevangen neighborhood. Rooms are clean and affordable. While the furnishings are minimal, they'll appeal to design aesthetes. All rooms are outfitted with Bang and Olufsen TVs and Swedish-designed beds.

If you're on a tight budget, a good option is the Ibis Malmo (Stadiongatan 21). Doubles run around 825 kronor and the hotel is conveniently located in town. The STF Hostel Malmo City (Ronngatan 1) is another choice for the cost-conscious. Rooms with two beds are available from 220 kronor a person.

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