Good Hotel Guide Review
The philosophy of the Bengtsson family, owners of a trio of hotels in the pedestrianised old town (Gamla Stan), is that ‘hotel corridors should not be boring’. Nelson enthusiasts, they also own the Victory and Lord Nelson (‘Sweden’s narrowest hotel’). This conversion of three old houses, near the cathedral and royal palace, is dedicated to Lady Hamilton: George Romney’s portrait of her as Bacchante hangs in the lobby. Small wooden rocking horses and old wooden chests stand on landings, and throughout the building are collections of model ships, antique boxes, china and much more. Visitors liked their attic room, with its huge old beams, wide seat under attic windows. ‘Not much storage space, good shower room, smallish towels.’ Some rooms face the street, ‘charming but noisy’; top ones can be hot in summer. The church nearby has bells that ring frequently. A self-service breakfast is served in a room hung with embroidered pictures of ships, and tea and coffee is available on every floor. Plenty of eating places are nearby. The hotel also has seven apartments nearby for both long and short term lets.
00 46 8506 4010 0
34 rooms plus 7 apartments.
Wi-Fi, sauna, plunge pool, lift. Air conditioning available on top (4th) floor.
Yes, cots and extra beds available.
All major cards accepted.
Standard double from 1,890–2,890 Kr, breakfast included.