Royal families, heads of state on official visits, and Nobel laureates and their families always stay here. Built in the late 19th-century, the Grand Hotel has retained the spirit of classic luxury, where every detail counts, without grandstanding.
In a city that is now visited for its flagship design, the Grand Hôtel has managed to keep its cachet. The bar is the meeting-place for Stockholmers, and is called Cadier, as in Jean-François Cadier, the French founder of the hotel.
Its restaurant, the kind where major contracts are being made, is one of the best in the capital, thanks to its chef, Mathias Dahlgren. The Nordic spa is famous for its Swedish massages and traditional care inspired by Chinese medicine. As for the rooms, always book those with views of the harbour. Watch the boats come and go, and imagine that tomorrow you are leaving on a long ocean crossing…
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8
Box 164 24
103 27 Stockholm
+46 (0)8 679 35 00
Rooms: from 2,884 SEK