Stockholm Hotel Guide: Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden

Today I am introducing to you the Grand Hotel Saltjöbaden, located in the beautiful Archipelago, just a 30 minute trainride from downtown Stockholm.

The hotel dates back to the late nineteenth century when the Wallenberg family had the hotel built with the idea of a Swedish Riviera. Since then the hotel has been visited by royalty and movie stars alike, as well as guests enjoying their holidays and attending conferences.

We had the honour to stay in the Frank Sinatra Suite. On 10 May 1953 Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner checked in to this suite, which was later named after the famous musician. A spacious 100 square metres, spread over three floors, with magnificent views of the harbour and the archipelago gave us an unforgettable experience.
The first floor offers generous natural light from the large windows. With both a lounge suite and dining area, it is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. The second floor has a walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with private jacuzzi. The bedroom on the top floor of the suite features a fabulous view of the marina.

The grand Spa at offers you a peaceful experience in a calm environment. You can take a swim in the 15-metre pool, perfect for a workout. After your swim, you can relax in the jacuzzi and you will find a steam and dry sauna.

The restaurant is perfect for summer dining out on the terrace.

In total I would say the Grand Hotel Saltjöbaden is the Top Hotel of the Archipelago and one of the best in Stockholm.

Nofo Hotel: Södermalm

The hotel is build in a courtyard style where the bar is located in the middle. The rooms all have unique designs and interior. I stayed in the Brooklyn room, which had a hip and modern design to it. There can be a parallel drawn between Brooklyn and Södermalm which is where the hotel is located at. Both locations are associated with hipster, artistry and cool vibe, which is the overwhelming feeling I got. I stayed for one night during summer and it was cosy. I had a great time discovering the area and taking long walks. Since Södermalm is one of my favourite places in Stockholm, the NOFO Hotel has a great location and you can walk to (Gamla Stan) in 15 minutes). For the price and location you get a pretty good deal.

Grand Hotel: creme de la creme

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If you’re ever seen those videos of celebrities being hunted by photographers and adoring fans, as they make their escape into a fancy hotel. The grand hotel makes you feel like you are that special person, its quite remarkable how fancy interior, brick and mudd can change your outlook on yourself and what’s possible. There is a privacy policy in place at the hotel, which means you can’t take pictures or videos in public areas through out the hotel. There is an overflow of luxury that breaths through the hotel, from the minute you walk in, to when you lie your head down at night smelling of Bottega Veneta. It’s pretty challenging to pick one feature that I liked the most, since there is so much to rave about but I have to say the spa area was spectacular and this hotel is nothing short of the creme de la creme of hotels.

Birger Jarl Hotel

If location is top priority in your decision of booking a hotel, Birger Jarl is a great choice.  The hotel has a modern design with a upscale business aura.  I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, it covers all the basics you need to feel comfortable at a hotel. I usually don’t pay much attention to hotel gym, but I have to say training with a view overlooking Vasastan is hard to beat. The best part was the vast breakfast options available and the living room designed restaurant. I highly recommend going their for a brunch even if you’re not staying at the hotel.

Stockholm Hotel Guide: Motel L

If you’re on the hunt for a price friendly place to stay, Motel L isa great choice. It’s located at the trendy Hammarby sjostad, a stone throw and you can get on a boat to Djurgarden or KungsträdgÃ¥rden. The hotel is a designed by a famous architect, and has a hip and relaxed vibe. Prices start from as low as 725 kr/ night, and the best part being the location which has lots of various of eatery and stunning views. Hammarby is a special place, as I lived there ones upon a time, its kid friendly area and close to town, which makes it perfect for families with young kids.

Downtown Camper: Stockholm guide

If luxury, retreat and spa is your jam, you have found home at the Downtown camper. They offer everything from yoga classes, meditation and facials. Locally made kayaks, longboards and bikes are available to borrow for an upclose experience of the city. Since the location of the Hotel is in town, you have great variety of shopping and sightseeing right at your doorstep, you wouldn’t need a travel card during your stay, as you could walk to most places, like the royal palace etc. There are so many aspects of this hotel I could rave about but I have to say, the best part was the rooftop pool with a unbeatable view of Stockholm, which makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. Even if you’re a local Swede wanting a great staycation this is the place to make you love Stockholm even more.

 

The Winery hotel: Stockholm Guide

I Stayed at the Winery Hotel, which is an urban winery and boutique hotel. Let’s just say passion for wine is at the heart of this hotel and they even produce their own brand of wine. That wasn’t what intrigued me to stay at this hotel instead I was attracted to the roof pool terrace which by the way, is listed in Forbes magazine as,  one the best rooftop pools in the world. I mean that’s pretty impressive, so there is no surprise I had high hopes and expectations and I have to say it blew them all out of the water, literally. The vibe of the overall hotel is very urban and modern with a touch of Tuscany, if that makes any sense. The hotel is located in Solna, home to Scandinavias largest Shopping centre called mall of Scandinavia.If you decide to stay here, you would be in a pretty good location to take the train to old town and its also fairly close to the Arlanda airport. The rooms are elegant with high sealing, lots of light and it has an overall Brooklyn feel to it, with red brick walls. I enjoyed my stay at the hotel, and the best part was without a doubt, the rooftop pool, the water was warm and you get a stunning view over Stockholm. overall it was a win win with everything and I recommend anyone who wants the best of Stockholm as well as a relaxed getaway to choose to stay at the Winery Hotel.

 

 

Renting a Yacht in Stockholm

🇸🇪 Du gamla, du fria… Leaving Sweden for a Holiday during the Summer? Never! 😀 I have spent the last days at the Marine Cabin Yacht by Getaway Deluxe

Honestly speaking it was the most Amazing Hotel/Boat I have even been too!

I have found GetawayDeluxe by them following my @deinschweden Account on Instagram and it was love at first sight 😍 In this cooperation I have created a beautiful Video, which you can see below. To give you more insight to the Yacht itself and the Amazing location.

Getaway Deluxe has offerd a 1️⃣5️⃣% discount on your booking (night rate). The voucher code is ➡️DEINSCHWEDEN⬅️ The code is valid till summer and for stays until 31 dec 2019.

 

 

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🇸🇪 Du gamla, du fria… Leaving Sweden for a Holiday during the Summer? Never! 😀 I have spent the last days at the Marine Cabin Yacht by (@getawaydeluxe & @getawaydeluxe_sweden) • Honestly speaking it was the most Amazing Hotel/Boat I have even been too! • I have found #getawaydeluxe by them following my @deinschweden Account here on Instagram and it was love at first sight 😍 In this cooperation I have created a beautiful Video, which I will soon post here on my Instagram. To give you more insight to the Yacht itself and the Amazing location. • I want to mention this is a unpaid cooperation and I am not known to sell anything on Instagram! I genuinely loved and enjoyed my stay so much, I wouldn't mind living on this boat! 😀 • Getawaydeluxe has offerd a 1️⃣5️⃣% discount on your booking (night rate). The voucher code is ➡️DEINSCHWEDEN⬅️ The code is valid till summer and for stays until 31 dec 2019. • #sweden #sverige #stockholm #yachtlife #marcostrong #travel #photography #visitsweden #deinschweden #schwedenurlaub #göteborg #malmö #ig_sweden #naturephotography #schweden #yacht #gothenburg #swedishnationalday #coffee #swedenimages #travelphotography #wanderlust #europe #loves_sweden #scandinavia #lapland #stayinamarinecabin

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Stockholm Hotel Test – Gamla Stan

I always get the following question on my Instagram ;where should I stay? Can you recommend a Hotel? Since (Gamla Stan) is one of my favourite locations here in Stockholm , I figured it would be nice to find a really good hotel there. To my surprise, I realised that there aren’t that many hotels in Gamla Stan, well not as many as I assumed. I did some research and found The Lady Hamilton Hotel. I reached out to them and was pleasantly surprised when they offered me to stay for a night. It was better then I imagined, as I expected the vibe to be more “vintage-ish”, but it was pretty modern and fresh with a decor of classical furnitures.The bed was super cosy , it had a huge modern bathroom with a bathtub. We actually had 2 rooms, one for Elias and one for me, there is a sauna in the basement available to ones liking. The breakfast was great, there was something for everyone to enjoy! The carrot cake was amazing, my son couldn’t get enough, we had to get out of there before he ate it all 🙂

Thank you so much to The Lady Hamilton Hotel in Gamla Stan for a beautiful day! I will definitely come back!!!
If you’re visiting Stockholm check out their hotel, you won’t be disappointed 🙂