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.
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 Skyview in Globen feels like Swedens answer to the London Eye or the Burj Khalifa. If you love Stockholm, then you might want to consider viewing it from 424 feet above sea level. I recently experienced Skyview with my 5 year old daughter, and she loved it, the view is truly stunning as Globen is at the heart of Södermalm. Although height is not my forte, I really enjoyed the ride which lasted for 20 minute. Overall its a memorable thing to do with a loved one and you can take amazing pictures with Stockholm as your backdrop.
Cafè Schweizer – It really is the best cafe in Stockholm.
We figured this out as soon as we stepped inside.
The place is relaxed, well-decorated and offers comfy chairs perfectly positioned in front of huge windows overlooking beautiful Gamla Stan. There’s a board to leave your initials, too. I think the staff is the child friendliest I have ever had in Stockholm so far.
The food and drink here are excellent and cheap. I enjoyed coffee followed by some Water (free Water and free refill on the coffee) and a huge Fish soup and Elias got some Bullar and Cacao it was more than enough for two people to get stuffed on.
The atmosphere cozy and I can’t think of a better spot to spend a couple of hours in Stockholm – Gamla Stan, especially in the Morning to have a powerful Brunch.
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Honestly speaking it was the most Amazing Hotel/Boat I have even been too!
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