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Best cruise port hotels as picked and recommended by members of our groups:

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The Rival is located by the beautiful park Mariatorget on Stockholm’s southern island, Södermalm

Philip M.: “Hotel Rival great location, residential but not too far out to walk everywhere.”

Perfectly situated in a quiet residential area, the hotel is surrounded by unique and eclectic areas to explore. Communications to the city center and Old Town are excellent, with just 100 meters to the Mariatorget subway stop, 300 meters to the commuter train, and the Old Town a quick 10-minute walk away.

A luxury boutique hotel in Södermalm…

On September 1, 2003, the Rival opened after extensive renovations. It is a small, privately-owned boutique hotel at Mariatorget Square in Stockholm with 99 rooms, a bistro with a bar, an art-deco style cocktail bar, and a theatre with seating for 735. And while the facilities are all excellent, it is the staff who – every day, evening and night – embodies what The Rival strives to be: a warm and personal place that brings people together. The owner, Benny Andersson (ABBA) – in collaboration with the rest of the team – has created a hotel and meeting place that we like to visit and stay again and again.

The lovely neighborhood, combined with fantastic front desk customer service,  gives you a quintessentially Stockholmesque experience.

The love of food and drink is their great passion and they let the raw material take center stage and cook good food in an artificial way. On the menu, you will find both classics but also some more modern dishes where we have taken out the turns a little. Their ambition is that the reception, the presentation on the plate and the atmosphere will make you really happy.

“Hotel Rival, great location, residential but not too far out to walk everywhere”.

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Polly S.: “I can recommend the Bank Hotel. It is excellent!”

Csn E.: “The Grand Hotel Stockholm is very good.
And in Gamla Stan the Bank Hotel, also very nice.”

An intimate boutique hotel, where discerning travelers mingle with the local crowd, seeking an extraordinary experience – curious about the life, people, and social scene of Stockholm. The hotel pulsates in tune with the surrounding city through day and night, an oasis for those who love blurred lines and a vibrant lifestyle.

Bank Hotel is a vibrant, welcoming, and remarkable venue with meticulous attention to detail; a venue that embraces diversity – where’s it’s all about personal service, quality, and guest pampering in an intimate, residential environment.

At check-in you are immediately reminded of the hotel’s historical bank heritage, reimagined in a bold, vibrant setting – and all within walking distance of Stockholm’s finest shopping, nightlife, and cultural attractions.

With some of Stockholm’s finest views from multiple rooftop bar terraces, the waterfront is also on the hotel’s doorstep, offering the possibility to explore the 24,000 islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago. Member of small luxury hotels of the world.

This hotel is an establishment awarded with the international ecolabel Green Key. Bank Hotel works actively with environmental and sustainability issues, by following Green Key’s comprehensive criteria. In this way, as a guest, you help to take responsibility for the environment without compromising your experience or convenience during your stay.

All rooms blend a soft, natural color palette with elegant design flourishes that evoke the building’s blend of history and modernity.

Featuring luxurious beds, linen, and pillows throughout, each room is special, presented with meticulous attention to detail.

Bespoke fabrics and cushions complement specially commissioned artworks, creating a space that is both restful and inspiring.

Bathrooms focus on elegance and quality, with judicious use of marble and bronze adding just a splash of decadence.

At the Bank Hotel you will find Bonnie’s restaurant in the old bank hall where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner.

The sophisticated Papillon bar is open daily from early until late and serves lunch, dinner, and drinks.

You will find the bar and terrace, Le Hibou at the top of the building with an outstanding view. Enjoy our lovely terraces that now are open every day.

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Georgiann M.: “If you are looking for a luxury property the Grand Hotel!”

Gary C.: “Grand is the best and at the pier.

Csn E.: “The Grand Hotel Stockholm is very good. And in Gamla Stan the Bank Hotel, also very nice.”

Susan Smith D.: “The Grand Hotel. It is classic, very centrally located (you can walk everywhere), and has a great traditional smorgasbord.

Merilyn C.: “I agree! The Grand is one of my favorite hotels anywhere! Stayed there on the first SS cruise of the Baltic.

The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events, and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. The Grand is also home to the classic Swedish Veranda restaurant, renowned for its traditional smörgåsbord,

Mathias Dahlgren’s award-winning restaurants and the spectacular Cadier Bar. For recreation, there’s the Nordic Spa & Fitness club with hot saunas and cool dipping pools.

Staying in a suite goes far beyond the normal hotel experience. Slip into a silk bathrobe and enjoy our delightful suite package.

Everyone should experience staying in a suite at least once in a lifetime. Once you have tried it, suite life can become quite a habit. With that in mind, they are now offering a suite package, with dream rates, depending on the size of the suite. The Suite Dreams offer includes a sumptuous breakfast buffet, entrance to our beautiful spa, silk bathrobes, and comfy slippers.

The hotel is proud of its restaurants and bars. Mathias Dahlgren’s Matbaren is legendary on Stockholm’s restaurant scene, and right next to it you will find his Lacto-ovo vegetarian restaurant Rutabaga. The Veranda restaurant is perfect for celebrating all types of occasions – Easter, Midsummer, Christmas, and New Year – in the classic Swedish tradition. The Cadier Bar is a favorite of Champagne-loving Stockholmers and hotel guests looking for the perfect cocktail. In short: a number of Stockholm’s best restaurants, chefs, and bartenders are right here at the hotel, which is also evident in the room service.

A must-do; The Cadier bar. Everybody feels at home at the Cadier Bar, Stockholmers, and hotel guests alike. This spectacular bar is a popular gathering spot for an after-work drink, informal meetings, and nights out on the town, bubbling with Champagne. Hungry? Check out our bar menu. You’ll also find an à la carte breakfast, lunch, and of course afternoon tea for those who have difficulty tearing themselves away from our comfy sofas. The bar is named after Régis Cadier, French chef and the founder of the hotel.

‘Classic luxury for the spoiled cruise lovers’

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Steven H.: “We enjoyed our stay at the Scandic Grand Central. It was relatively convenient to the train station where we arrived from the airport and had good access to public transit and was on the tourist bus route.”

Karen C.: ” Opposite the train station. Compact rooms but great rooftop bar and a really good restaurant.

A New York-inspired one-of-a-kind hotel and entertainment venue that blends the bustle of the streets, theatre, music, art, and design. An eclectic mix of historical and contemporary, located in the heart of Stockholm. For those who appreciate an inspirational international scene steeped in music and culture.

If you could put a stethoscope on Stockholm, its heartbeat would probably be loudest just where Scandic Grand Central is located – the hotel that seems to have always been there. The historic building, formerly known as the Lundberg Palace, was constructed by builder C.O. Lundberg in 1885. The Vasa Theatre is also here and, after a few years’ break, is back raising its red curtain once again. This magnificent stage for grand events, shows, and concerts with seating for 800 people became a reality once more when the theatre was coupled with Scandic Grand Central in September 2016. Immerse yourself in the history of the period features. Huge illuminated windows invite you in to participate.

With space for 800 standing guests (470 seated), Vasa Theatre is also perfect for all types of events. This hotel offers flexible meeting and conference rooms for up to 380 participants.

Urban scenery awaits you at Scandic Grand Central, created by the remarkable combination of bars and restaurants. Shape your very own unique experience with live music, art, and DJs all at your fingertips. There is never a dull moment! Welcome to Scandic Grand Central with 391 rooms. A modern classic that has stood the test of time.

Centrally located at the corner of Vasagatan and Kungsgatan, this classic building is an impressive 130 years old. Train, bus, metro, and the Arlanda Express are just a few minutes away, as well as entertainment, culture, sights, and the capital’s best shopping.

They have lots of room choices from the cheaper standard economy room or single cabin ( without window!), standard, superior, and also the beautifully decorated suites.

The restaurant welcomes you to a world full of taste experiences. Enjoy a delicious dinner in Teaterbrasseriet, a relaxed historical setting next door to the Vasa Theatre. The bar has a team of mixologists that have mastered the art of mixing cocktails. Weekends take on an international atmosphere, with the help of talented DJs.

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Sharon McF.: “I don’t like staying at the most expensive/grandest hotels. I stayed at the Lydmar Hotel (lovely boutique) which is next door to the Grand Hotel (older and much more expensive). 

Gert van L.: “This hotel is one of my favorite hotels! Their mission and passion are everywhere.”

The Lydmar hotel likes to keep it simple and straightforward in a relaxed and informal environment. They believe in a hotel experience liberated from formalities and conservative stiffness. Calmness and simplicity are promoted rather than an abundance of impressions.

It is neither the rigid minimalist look nor the exaggerated grandness, which guests are used to in a five-star context. It is an ease of freshness in combination with a contemporary classic look, featuring culture, top quality, and strong personal impressions to create the added value of belonging.

This hotel believes that personality is more important than formal uniforms. The staff will express a more personal style and possess local knowledge about what is happening in town which will suit those who want to ‘live’ during their stay and are used to top service and relaxed elegancy.

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Their dining room is a relaxed place where you will find yourself amongst locals and hotel cosmopolitans alike. With a distinctive and homely atmosphere of a warm and welcoming living room, this is a place where I am sure you will feel right at home.

At the Lydmar they share a true passion for well-made food and good wine. The kitchen draws inspiration from good French classic cuisine as well as traditional Swedish cooking combined with influences around the world.

The terrace is a well-kept secret located on the second floor of the Lydmar. With the inviting and tranquil atmosphere of a lush French garden, it is the perfect place to linger from day to evening whilst enjoying lunch, dinner, or summery cocktails.

“Staying in the Lydmar feels like staying at a very good friend home. A friend with very good taste in interior and style I must say…. Love Lydmar!”

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Swedish style hotel overlooking the Old Town

George W.: “I can recommend Hilton Stockholm Slussen!”

In the Södermalm district, this hotel is less than a kilometer from the Gamla Stan island, home to Stockholm’s Old Town and Royal Palace. They’re two blocks from Slussen underground station, which links to the city center, and Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum are within five kilometers.

Enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness center. Kick-off the day at Panorama restaurant with breakfast and floor-to-ceiling views over the city and Riddarfjärden bay. Eken Bar offers international and classic Scandinavian cuisine, an exciting drinks menu, and a summer terrace.

Unwind with a refreshing drink at this friendly Stockholm bar. As the night unfolds, take to the dance floor at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen hotel. Popular resident DJs play music to suit all tastes, from ambient to house music at the weekends.

Panorama Restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the old town and the waters of Riddarfjärden. In the morning, we serve pastries and fresh fruit at our renowned Hilton Breakfast, while during the day and evening it is used for conference lunches and dinners.

“A good choice for Stockholm.”

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A First Class Hotel in Old Town

Lesley T.: “First Hotel Riesen in Gamla Stan, great area & hotel.”

First Hotel Reisen is a top-class hotel in central Stockholm. The hotel has a proud history, views of the water and Old Town, and is just a stone’s throw from the Royal Palace. Its 17th-century origins remain visible, although the hotel has been carefully refurbished and modernized.

Stay in one of 144 wonderful rooms and suites – with either view of the water and Skeppsholmen or the Old Town. Ferries to Djurgården, Kungsträdgården, and the shops and entertainment around Stureplan and Biblioteksgatan are all within a 10-minute walk. If you arrive by car, they can take care of parking and retrieving your car if you like.

When you book accommodation at First Hotel Reisen, you can choose from 144 comfortable rooms and suites. Some of the suites offer a private sauna and several of our rooms seaside views. All provide a feeling of warmth and coziness and feature classic interior design. All rooms include free WiFi and are non-smoking. They put the atmosphere and personality ahead of standardized, molded rooms which we always love! The size of our rooms has been adapted according to the old buildings and they offer views across the rooftops and cobbled streets of Stockholm’s old town, while others offer views across the Saltsjön bay and the island of Skeppsholmen. We are happy to store your luggage if you arrive early or want to stay on in the city after check out.

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Ivar Fernandez J.: Love Scandic Haymarket! Awsome cocktail bar as well! Stay there whenever I’m in town!”

Eva K.: “I’m from Sweden and I might help you. Personally, I like Scandic Haymarket in the city center. There is a new nice hotel in the city center, Haymarket. Please let me know if you need other recommendations (I’m Swedish 🇸🇪) The fixed price from the airport is 575 SEK, approx 60 USD. But remember, no tip is expected.”

Soili H.: “I agree with Eva, Scandic Haymarket is nice and trendy.”

The grand entrance on Hotorget Square welcomes everyone to step into a 1920s era of optimism and elegance. Here in the historic PUB building, you can stay in the midst of farmers’ markets, cinemas, and concert halls, within walking distance of both the central station and trendy Stureplan.

The restaurants are in a class of their own, with something for foodies and party-goers, lunch guests, coffee-loving window-shoppers, ‘out of office’ entrepreneurs, and demanding event organizers. 

The interior is easily adapted from a meeting room to a large open space to create unique events and social gatherings. They also have a small cinema with dark red velvet armchairs for meetings with a different setting.

Original features of the building where Greta Garbo worked in the 1920s have been carefully preserved, restored, or reinterpreted for the coming 2020s. The magical and cinematic feel is a stark contrast to the modern and cosmopolitan features, creating an extraordinary design experience.

The hotel is located right in the city center, next to cinemas, farmers’ markets, and market halls. The blue concert hall in Swedish 1920s classical style stands proud right opposite. Kungsgatan and Drottninggatan shopping streets are also just outside, bursting with shops, restaurants, and cafés. Choose either the metro or buses from just outside our door, or enjoy a short walk to the nightlife of Stureplan.

Have you heard the expression “Locals know best”? If you really want to uncover those hidden gems and add that extra special touch prior to your cruise, a little help doesn’t go amiss. Haymarket’s Lifestyle Concierge gives your stay that extra special touch by helping you get a table at the hottest restaurants, finding those limited edition sunglasses, getting into a nightclub, or anything else you might need. Talk to reception for more information.

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Location, Location, Location

With a prime spot on the historic Norrmalmstorg Square and the access to Stockholms best stores and restaurants, Nobis is a hot spot right in the city center.

The Nobis Hotel is housed in 2 stylish 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg Square, in the middle of Stockholm’s main shopping district. It offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi.

All rooms at the Nobis have modern décor, climate control, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a marble bathroom.

Restaurant Noi serves modern cuisine with influences from all over Europe, in an elegant setting designed by Wingårdh’s architects. Traditional, rustic Italian dishes are served in bistro Bino. The Gold Bar is fully decorated with golden mirrors and serves a variety of classic and new innovative cocktails.

You can work out in the fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment or relax in the sauna or steam room.

The popular Stureplan nightclub is a 3-minute walk away and the Royal Dramatic Theater is 200 meters away.

We particularly like the location – they gave it a score of 9.7 for a trip for two.

Nobis Hotel Stockholm is a Member of Design Hotels.

“You feel right at home! Their lounge feels like your own luxury living room, just much bigger but very homey!”

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Making Ideas Pop™

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Sherry R.: “We stayed at the hotel attached to the Abba museum. Pop House. Loved it! Also loved the museum. Not that close to port but great fun.”

This hotel, located in the same building as Abba The Museum on Djurgården, is perfect for a family weekend, with other attractions such as Skansen, Vasa Museet, and Junibacken all nearby. It’s also just a short walk away from high-end shopping and restaurants in the Östermalm district.

You won’t be short of things to do at this location, perfectly located in between Liljevalchs art museum and amusement park Gröna Lund. Besides Abba The Museum, which can be entered directly from the hotel, the Skansen, the Vasa museum, children’s attraction Junibacken and the Nordic Museum are all within walking distance.

There are also great restaurants and cafés around the corner, including Oaxen and Rosendals Trädgård. The area of Östermalm, full of high-end shopping and restaurants, is very nearby – either jump on a tram or walk through the leafy park.

Designed by architect Johan Celsing in 2013, the box-like wooden building melts in naturally among the leafy surroundings of Djurgården. The panoramic windows and balconies boasting great views over the water stand out as the most striking features. The interior is mostly timeless, including brass lamps and grey sofas in the lobby lounge, with some added bright features, including the disco balls in the bar and colorful museum entrance.  

When entering the lobby there is no doubt that you enter the world of Abba (Pop House hotel is partly owned by one of the former members, Björn Ulvaeus). The music, art, and memorabilia all remind of the Swedish pop phenomena. There is also a stage where the hotel hosts live music every Friday.

The service is friendly and attentive, the reception is happy to help out with special requests such as bringing a children’s chair and water boiler to the room. Besides the lobby where guests hang out in comfy sofas in front of an open fire, there is a conservatory-styled bar and a museum shop.

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Per E.; “Thats a great hotel. Hotel Skeppsholmen is awesome. We go there from time to time to eat their lovely food in the garden.”

In the middle of Stockholm city, in historic buildings from 1699 is the beautiful Hotel Skeppsholmen. 

The two lengths that house the hotel today were built from recycled material from buildings and ruins around Sweden that for one reason or another were no longer in use. As early as 1699, the foundation was laid for the vision they want to create today, where sustainability is in focus. In 2009, the historic buildings had been carefully converted into hotels. Together with Stockholm-based architect Claesson Koivisto Rune, a refuge was created for all the senses. 

With a beautiful and quiet location by the water’s edge and a view of Stockholm, the hotel is located with a consistent Swedish concept in food, design, music, and fashion.

Hotel Skeppsholmen has 78 hotel rooms, a restaurant, a bar as well as meeting rooms, and outstanding party rooms for large and small parties. The hotel is Nordic Ecolabelled, members of Design Hotels and proud partners of the Moderna Museet, Operakällaren Foundation, and Project Playground.

There are various room options, but all are decorated in a fresh and modern Scandinavian way.

In Restaurang Långa Raden, the food is reflected in our Swedish food heritage in contemporary simplicity and prepared with care, from seasonal ingredients.

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exclusive and international hotel experience in the heart of Östermalm in Stockholm

Villa Dagmar is a beautiful and creative home for the curious traveler who is looking for a hotel in Stockholm with both heart and soul in a chic and conscious part of the city, next door to the historic Östermalms Saluhall.

An inviting boutique hotel and a vibrant meeting place, where personal service is combined with restaurant experiences by two of Sweden’s most innovative and award-nominated restaurateurs, a combined concept and flower shop plus Dagmar Spirit & Retreat and fitness center.

Villa Dagmar offers an exclusive and international hotel experience in the heart of Östermalm in Stockholm and is part of the same family as Hotel Diplomat.

Villa Dagmar welcomes guests to a luxurious boutique hotel with the scent of an Italian villa. All furniture is hand-picked in an exclusive Scandinavian and Italian design. The hotel rooms and suites give a luxurious at home-feeling with the highest quality in all designer choices. The interior is eclectic, contemporary, yet elegant. All rooms and suites offer stunning views over one of the beautiful courtyards or overlooking Stockholm city. Free access to Dagmar Spirit & Retreat and the fitness center is included in all room categories.

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In one of Stockholm’s most influential Art Nouveau buildings, they’ve had the amazing opportunity to use all of their enthusiasm and creativity in order to create Miss Clara. A great location in the heart of Stockholm offers endless possibilities for you to explore the many great restaurants, exciting bars, shopping gems, and hidden corners of this capital. 

We’ve always felt that the number one thing of a fabulous hotel experience is the actual presence of an experience – you know that feeling when the front desk staff knows your name without consulting their computer, or when the bartender asks how you’re doing, not because she is trying to be polite but because she actually cares. Their ambition has been to create an urban design hotel and spice it up with a more continental approach to service and social interaction.

We think they did quite well. 


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Wendy McD.: “We stayed at Bern Hotel and loved it.”

With a convenient location in the center of Stockholm, Berns Hotel is one of the top hotels for experiencing everything the city has to offer. This trendy boutique hotel offers a full range of on-site amenities and services to ensure a relaxing and productive stay in Stockholm.

Berns is located at the center of Stockholm’s dynamic shopping and restaurant district, overlooking Berzelii Park and the Baltic Sea.

With 81 personally decorated rooms, multiple awards, and an intimate boutique hotel feeling, Berns is not just a place to sleep. This is where we eat brunch, work a few hours, take an afternoon cocktail, eat long dinners and listen to live music – during all hours of the day.

Now you can enjoy drinks, music and the lovely atmosphere at Berns Terrassen together with your friends.

Book a private spa experience when staying at Berns Hotel. Enjoy a jacuzzi or steam sauna and a spa menu.

Combine your stay at Berns Hotel with green fee at Ullna Golf & Country Club, one of Sweden’s most beautiful and best golf courses.

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