10 Recommended Hotels in Stockholm Part 2
Kungsträdgården is a fairly large four-star hotel that is beautifully located in Norrmalm, just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. From here you get a short walk to, among other places, the Old Town and the castle, the opera, the Riksdag, the National Museum, the Mediterranean Museum, and of course the king’s garden which is right outside the hotel door.
The building the hotel is located in is an architectural gem, and the rooms and other facilities of the hotel are in the style of this. Hotel Kungsträdgården has a pretty good restaurant, a nice bar with lounge, and its own fitness center. This is a hotel for those who value good service, and who want a short distance to the best Stockholm has to offer.
Hobo in Stockholm is a very good and affordable hotel, rated with 3.5 stars. It is also one of the larger accommodations in the city, with 200 nicely decorated guest rooms. Therefore, there are good chances that you will find a vacant room here when you go on a city break to Stockholm, even if you are late with the hotel booking.
Hobo is located just beyond Hotel Kungsträdgården in Norrmalm, and of course has the same short distance to Gamla Stan, and many of the city’s most important sights, as well as all the restaurants and shopping opportunities this area is known for. Facilities at the hotel include a private roof terrace with great views, restaurant, bar with lounge, kiosk, and 24-hour fitness center.
Our latest recommendation is for you who want to experience Stockholm in first class. Bank Hotel is undoubtedly one of the city’s top hotels, and is ranked with five well-deserved stars. It is located between the two green lungs Kungsträdgården and Berzelii Park, with the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan only a few minutes away, if you walk over the beautiful Strömbron.
Here you can stay extremely classy in one of the hotel’s 115 rooms and suites. Bank has a very good restaurant, two bars and lounges, fitness center, and valet parking. You should consider this hotel if service, location, standard and comfort are important, and if your wallet allows it.
Price level for hotels in Stockholm
Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and our neighbors’ capitals Copenhagen andStockholm follow right behind. Therefore, there is no strange difference in the cost of a hotel room in Stockholm compared to here at home.
If you are going to live centrally, you have to assume that a reasonable three-star hotel will cost between 1,000 and 1,500 Norwegian kroner. To make it cheaper, you normally have to either choose a hotel a little on the outskirts of Stockholm, or something that can be more categorized as a hostel.
A double room in a four-star hotel, in a good location, will usually cost up to a maximum of NOK 2,500 per night. If you book early, or want to travel a little out of season, you may experience discounts.
Where should you stay in Stockholm?
Stockholm is one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals, largely due to the fact that large parts of the city are located on islets and peninsulas. The proximity to the sea should be experienced up close, which means that it is best to choose a hotel either in the southern part of Norrmalm, or in Gamla Stan.
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s absolute center, and where you will find the most hotels, restaurants, shopping opportunities and nightlife. If you want to live in this area, we think you should preferably aim at the hotels located in the area called “Klarakvarteren”, and east from there until you reach Berzelii Park.
Gamla Stan is the islet where the royal castle is located, and for many the best area to live in when they visit the city. Here the houses are old, the streets are intimate and cobbled, and the atmosphere is completely unique. In Gamla Stan you will find fewer shopping opportunities than in Norrmalm, but more of the best restaurants, bars and cafes. With that said, there are many small specialty shops here that can be exciting to explore.