Rooms that are large and airy and minimalist almost to the point of annoying (oh come on how about a designer bench of some sort for suitcases) soon merge into the background when the real pleasures of this very original hotel become apparent. Windows look out across green lawns, beds of fragrant roses, and riots of wildflowers to the lake that forms the centre of Stockholm. I was there in mid summer, so flinging open the windows in the morning brought in the intense scent of the flowers and the blue sparkle of the water with its swans and sail boats.
A short walk around the water’s edge and you are right across from the Royal Palace and the Old Town. They are reached across a pretty bridge.
On a sunny morning breakfast on the terrace with bird accompaniment can be unforgettable. Nice large Finnish Arabia coffee cups too.
Just behind the hotel are the Museums of Modern Art and Architecture and some jolly rotating French sculptures, and across on the island of Djugarden is the fabulous recovered sunken warship the Vasa.
Also the white sailing vessel that is a youth hostel does a great on-deck lunch.
You just have to keep reminding yourself that you are at the very centre of a large sophisticated city.
Oh and the beds are very comfortable too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a green/Eco labeled boutique hotel, an oasis with a genuine feeling and charming, warm and caring personality. Hotel Skeppsholmen offers an inspirational mix of a unique 1700's historical building with stylish and modern Stockholm boutique hotel design by Claesson Koivisto Rune. A placid and beautiful location in the middle of vibrant Stockholm city, in its stimulating artistic centre with celebrated neighbours such as the Modern Museum and the Architect and Design Centre. Our restaurant Långa Raden with our Head Chef Magnus Johansson serves a Swedish cuisine. During spring and summer you can sit on our terrace and in our garden and enjoy your food and drinks. We offer free wireless Internet and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Hotel Skeppsholmen is a member of Design Hotels. ... more less
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