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Grand Hotel Stockholm, Sweden - Review

Old and New Combine

Grand Hôtel Stockholm in Sweden
Grand Hôtel Stockholm

Grand Hôtel Stockholm is a landmark property that enjoys a prime and picturesque setting in the center of cosmopolitan Stockholm. Dating back to 1874, the hotel boasts a rich and enduring history that added a new chapter with the acquisition of the neighboring Burmanska Palace. The integration of this new and second addition to the original hotel (built in a much grander style and already connected to one edifice), brought the two-story Raison d’Etre spa, a fitness center and a new collection of guest rooms including the opulent, 3,552-square-foot Princess Lilian Suite, featuring two bedrooms and a private cinema for up to twelve people.

Accommodation interiors were artistically conceived by designer Louise Nilsson in seven different styles (Jugend, Neo-classic, Rococo, Gustavian, Edwardian, Art Deco and American Classic). We stayed in the new wing in a respectable room. Although it was a bit of a hike from the hotel lobby through the second building, it had excellent views over the harbor to the Royal Palace.

An elegant bedroom at Grand Hôtel Stockholm in Sweden
Raison d'Etre spa at Grand Hôtel Stockholm in Sweden
An elegant bedroom
Raison d'Etre spa

Highlights of this venerable property, which hosted the Nobel Banquet from 1901 to 1929, include the restored Cadier Bar, the ultra-elegant Winter Garden (perfect for a gala or wedding celebration) and the formal, baroque Hall of Mirrors. Seven state-of-the-art conference rooms complement these classically styled facilities. Possibly the hotel's most intriguing feature is its twin restaurants on the ground floor of the middle wing. Offering a daily changing menu, they are run by top chef Mathias Dahlgren, the only Swedish chef to have won the prestigious Bocuse d'Or. Also popular, due in equal parts to its harbor-side location and colorful, relaxing ambiance, is the more casual Veranda, noted for its classic smörgåsbord.


Grand Hôtel Stockholm
S. Blasieholmshamnen 8
SE-103 27
Stockholm, Sweden

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