Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

Stureplan
Located in archly cool Ostermalm, this debutante hotel is stylishly decorated, with a wonderful restaurant, bar and the most exclusive spa in the city.
Rival
The newest notable hotel in Stockholm is colourful, lively and comfortable. It not only brought fresh vigour to the city's hotel scene, it also revitalised a formerly rundown corner of Södermalm which is now a lovely square. Even if you're not a
Radisson Blu Royal Park
Stockholm is a major conference venue, which has resulted in places like this. Only 20 minutes from town, it has excellent facilities and it's easy to reach the lovely Haga Park.
Nordic Sea
The lobby to the Nordic Sea is impressive, with a vast aquarium and the Absolut Ice Bar, which is always busy with parka-clad visitors. The property is nowhere near as smart as its sibling, the Nordic Light, but rooms are far more affordable. Be warn
Nordic Light
Located just by the Arlanda Express train, and so incredibly easy to reach from the airport, the Nordic Light is one of the city's coolest hotels. Admittedly, some rooms are tiny, but the white walls lit with dazzling lighting give even the smallest
Lydmar Hotel
The original Lydmar, one of Stockholm's most fashionable hotels, closed a few years ago. Now it's back - bigger, more stylish and in an unrivalled location on the waterfront...
Langholmen Hotel
The hotel makes no attempt to hides its past as a prison. In fact, it plays it up. The former exercise yard is now a cafe. Although it is a littlle removed from the centre, it's easy to catch a bus to the heart town.
Hilton Slussen
The exterior will never win any beauty contests, but the interior breaks away from the anonymous fare one comes to expect from business hotels and the location and views are ideal.
First Hotel Reisen
The First Hotel Reisen like the other hotels within the chain has an aura of convention and tradition the standards are high. The service is formal but the design contradicts this fitted out as it is with monochRome wallpaper and lacquer shiny furnit
Esplanade
Real time-warp of a traditional seaside hotel from the early twentieth century with impeccable standards. Expect fine linen, the sound of sea gulls, classic breakfast spreads and homely teas after a blustery walk by the water.
Elite Hotel
From the outside the Elite wouldn't be out of place in Paris but inside it is an altogether more Scandinavian affair; simplicity clean lines monochRome and high ceilings; relax and soak up the atmosphere of calm and order in a world with less clutter
Diplomat
Located on the most expensive stretch of real estate in Stockholm, the Diplomat a successful blend of classic Swedish architecture and a more fashionable interior. Very popular for weekend brunch or afternoon tea.
Clarion Hotel
One of the biggest hotels in town, the Clarion avoids being just large and businessy with some innovative design. The trendy lobby and very pleasant rooms compensate for its out-of-the-way location...
Birger Jarl
The hotel is surrounded by offices and primarily attracts a business crowd. By letting designers go wild in some of the rooms, they've added colour, both literally and metaphorically, to what could so easily have been a drab hotel.
Berns
One of the most stylish hotels in town. Rooms tend towards Scandinavian minimalism but the restaurant, in a converted baroque ballroom, is fabulously opulent. Perfect for people who want to party until late and then just head upstairs to bed.
Must-See Museums
Room for Art
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Frantzén/Lindeberg: One to Watch
Yasuragi
Skepparholmen
Djursholms Golfklubb
Stockholm Limousine Service
Limousine Stockholm
Lux
The culinary brains behind this restaurant have come up trumps with the concept of shopping for your pudding in the beautiful, picture-book style cake shop next door - isn't it obvious that all restaurants should have their shop so that you can tak
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