Those seeking something much more intimate and relaxed in the heart of Stockholm should consider the Lydmar Hotel.
It is a boutique retreat with only 46 rooms yet has grand views of the Royal Castle and the bridges and streams of Strömmen on both sides. Owner and founder Per Lydmar has adorned each of the rooms with art from his own collection, giving each visitor the impression, in his own words, of ‘being an undisturbed guest in someone’s home’.
TOP SUITE THE x-LARGE ROOM
Why we love it: It does what it says on the tin, and a whole lot more. This spacious contemporary suite, with light parquet flooring and stone-colored walls accessorized with draping fabrics in taupe and dark fawn, is an open-plan expanse of Swedish elegance. The main space features a bold four-poster bed and lounge area overlooking the waterfront, whilst the bathroom is a luscious blend of chocolatecolored floor-to-ceiling wall tiles and pristine fixtures. The large ceilings and period features give an Old World atmosphere as do the majestic views through the enormous windows.
- Square footage: 750
- Nightly rate: $1,800