Dotted with one-third water, one-third green space, and one-third Scandi cool urbanity, the capital of Sweden is brimming with scenic, stylish accommodations. Savoir Flair enlisted Dubai-based Stockholm native Christian Frealdsson of Corcel to reveal the best places to rest your head in his home city. Click through the gallery for Frealdsson’s picks, from high-end boutique hotels with historic architecture to charming townhouses with quaint home-away-from-home appeal.
Located on the fringe of Östermalm, with only 12 rooms to its name, is the notoriously cozy Ett Hem. Ett Hem, which translates to “a home” in Swedish, provides this exact ethos courtesy of the townhouse’s plush public spaces and inviting country-inn vibe.
Situated in hip Södermalm, Hotel Rival is set in a 1930s building by Mariatorget Square. The hotel features unique touches such as an on-site bakery and restored cinema, making it a watering hole for young creative types to grab a cup of coffee and catch a thought-provoking flick.
Waterfront location? Check. Pop-up art exhibitions in the lobby? Check. In-the-know staff? Check. The Lydmar Hotel is the perfect outpost for travelers who want top-notch accommodations and seamless service with a serious side of Scandi culture.
This seven-story property is an exercise in Art Nouveau preservation. Originally serving as a private girls’ school and named after the one-time headmistress, Miss Clara, this boutique property boasts the location’s original 1910 staircase, elegant high ceilings, and handsome dark floors, which all come together to create a quintessentially Scandinavian minimalist vibe.
Occupying a spot in Norrmalmstorg square – touted by our insider as “the best location in town” – Nobis is defined by its award-winning design by Claesson Koivisto Rune, as well as its luxe, elegant interiors. Guests should be sure to pop downstairs to visit the city’s flagship Acne store, which is located in the same historic 19th-century building.
Located smack in the middle of Stockholm in the midst of the city’s top-notch shopping and cultural happenings, you’ll find the charismatic Story Hotel. In terms of design, this 82-room bohemian boutique property features accents such as a specially commissioned graffiti wall and Parisian-inspired salon. In terms of people? Expect to find an elegant crowd of locals flocking to this artsy haven.