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Grand Hôtel Stockholm

Landmark, iconic, harbor views

Sodra Blasieholmshamnen 8, P.o. Box 16424, Stockholm SE-103 27

(46) 8 679 35 00

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At a Glance

Grand by name, grand by nature, this is the place where Nobel laureates lodge and affluent guests come for the water views and great food.

Indagare Loves

  • The Cadier Bar is worth a visit even if you’re not a resident
  • The two restaurants helmed by star chef Mathias Dahlgren (our favorite is Matbaren)
  • The spa, that takes its inspiration from the Stockholm archipelago


There’s a fine line between a grande dame and an old maid. The Grand has been trying to keep on the right side of that line for many years. They’ve refurbished the rooms, and given them lighter, more modern décor. They’ve spruced up the bar, giving it a regal amethyst-and-emerald color scheme. The restaurant, one of the hotel’s main attractions, continues to excel with its famous smorgasbord in the summer and Julbord (Christmas table) in the winter. The hotel has even added an impressive spa in the basement that has a wonderfully Nordic vibe to it. Where better to get a Swedish massage?

And yet… there’s still a historic feel to the place, and there probably always will be. There’s a certain distinguished atmosphere that no amount of modernizing seems to entirely blow away, probably in part due to the fact that the hotel welcomes the Noble laureates every December, as well as many large conferences throughout the year. The location is terrific, right in the heart of town, next to the National Museum and an easy walk from the Modern Museum, and the view of the palace and harbor are unrivaled. You should certainly splurge on a room with a water view. And whether you are a guest in the hotel or not, having a meal at one of Mathias Dahlgren's two on-property restaurants, Matbaren and Seafood Gastro, is a must. A third restaurant, Grand Soliel, overlooks the water and is inspired by the French and Italian Rivieras.

Who Should Stay

If you’re getting a Nobel prize they’ll comp you a room. Otherwise, the Grand is the perfect choice for first-time visitors to Stockholm looking to stay in the city's grande dame hotel and who appreciate a central location and abundant amenities.

Written by Stephen Whitlock

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