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Top 10 hotels in Stockholm

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Follow this guide to the top 10 hotels in Stockholm to discover 19th-century splendour, romantic hideaways and sleek contemporary design.

Top luxury hotel – Intercontinental Grand

Royal families, the wealthy and Nobel Prize winners have been staying in the gilded Gustavian splendour of the Intercontinental Grand Hotel since 1874. Two Michelin-starred restaurants, a new luxury spa and spectacular views to the Royal Palace complete the package.

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Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm, 103 27

Top romantic hotel – Hellsten

Tucked away down a side street, the Hellsten Hotel, decorated with photographs and family heirlooms from the owner’s family, makes the perfect romantic hideaway. Old-fashioned stoves, dark wood floors and richly coloured drapes add a theatrical touch.

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Luntmakargatan 68, Stockholm, 113 51
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Top family-friendly hotel – Scandic Anglais

The modern Scandic Anglais is 15 minutes’ walk from Djurgården’s attractions. Children under 12 stay free in the bright, airy rooms. In-room childcare and a play area at weekends are offered and the hotel prides itself on its healthy-eating menus.

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Humlegårdsgatan 23, Stockholm, 114 46
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Top boutique hotel – Birger Jarl

Birger Jarl offers exciting rooms commissioned from various Swedish designers who have produced crisp, contemporary spaces inspired by the Nordic countryside and the seasons. One might reflect the forests; another the sparkling, ice-white winter. Seasonal breakfasts follow the theme.

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Tulegatan 8, Stockholm, 113 53
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Top self-catering hotel – StayAt Stockholm Lindhagen

The StayAt Stockholm Lindhagen on Kungsholmen is a 10-minute metro ride into the centre. Modern rooms have CD players, cable television and Wi-Fi; compact kitchens contain ovens, refrigerators, cookware and dishes. There’s parking, laundry services and a sauna.

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Ulriksborgsgatan 3, Stockholm, 10252
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Top historic hotel – Victory

Maritime antiques fill the 18th-century Victory on Gamla Stan, from the wooden statue of Lord Nelson and nautical artefacts in the lobby to models of ships in the traditional bedrooms. Suites are opulent with four-poster beds. The Michelin-starred Leijontornet restaurant occupies the atmospheric vaults.

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Lilla Nygatan 5, Stockholm, 111 28
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Top business hotel – Elite Palace Hotel

Book the modern Elite Palace Hotel for its concierge service, garage parking and wireless internet in the contemporary designed rooms. Also on offer are banquet facilities, business centre, meeting rooms and a technology helpdesk.

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St Eriksgatan 115, Stockholm, 100 31
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Top spa hotel – Clarion Hotel Sign

Chill out in the eighth floor Selma CitySpa+ of the steel and glass Clarion Hotel Sign. Follow an aroma body wrap or facial with a sauna or plunge into the all-year-round heated outdoor pool with its panoramic views.

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Ostra Jarnvagsgatan 35, Stockholm, 110 20
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Top airport hotel – Radisson SAS SkyCity Hotel

The Radisson SAS SkyCity Hotel between Terminals 4 and 5 is only 20 minutes by train from central Stockholm. Newly renovated, sound-proofed rooms have light wood furniture and bright colours and the health club is complimentary. 

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Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Arlanda 190 45

Top design hotel – Berns Hotel

Choose Berns for spacious rooms that mix dark wood, strong colours, tiled stoves and startling modern art. The star-studded clientele enjoys weekend brunch in the gilded opulence of Berns Asian restaurant. 

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Berzelli Park Nackstromsgatan 8, Stockholm 111 47
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