We stayed at Nobis Hotel in Stockholm this summer, a contemporary hotel slap bang right on Norrmalmstorg. You don’t get more central than that, walking distance to absolutely everywhere, so no need for practical shoes!
Also next door to Acne..
Rooms are small but practical. Staff are really friendly and VERY good at getting tables for 11 people at a “completely full” restaurant.
An iron and ironingboard was swiftly delivered to our room on request, and the dress I had altered and delivered was hanging in our wardrobe when we arrived, top marks!
And another 10 points for free WiFi! Hopefully more hotels will follow suit.
Another highlight was the cocktails in the early evening sunshine, especially the left one in the picture above. The “Victoria” (named after the crown princess) came full of crushed cloud berries so almost a health drink!
Stockholm has not been on the forefront of cocktail making, you would be hard-pressed to even get a rubbish Cosmo, but the mixologists at Nobis have upped the ante, big time!
Here is a video of our small but perfectly formed room.
Stockholm is truly spectacular in summer.
Where else can you catch a boat in the middle of the city and after 20 minutes find yourself on a magical island in the archipelago.
After some exploring you can chill out in this excellent restaurant. Lunch or dinner here is highly recommended
Another day another Shrimp Salad
I had A LOT of shrimp salads this week, the best one at Zink Grill a super nice, laid back, trendy french style restaurant 2 min walk from our hotel.
Don’t let the decor fool you, it looks way to much like a Cafe Rouge chock horror, but the food is beyond nice and clientele is very amusing.
We also indulged in Prinsess Tårta, the best cake in the whole wide world.
No self-respecting swedish café is without this green Blumenthal-esque delight.
We spent a lot of our time in Stockholm on roller coasters.
Gröna Lund is the amusement park a mere 10 min walk from the city center.
Me and the Mr also checked out, or checked in to the fairly new Hotel Nobis (Next door to Acne!!), will post a video review soon.
A visit to Stockholm would not be the same without raiding Acne, came back with among other things the perfect silky bomber jacket that I’m not taking off, ever!
…and of course I had to get a couple of bottles of Pure Pine Tree extract.
The essence of Sweden!
Pine Tree Drink
My parents came to visit and before they even put their bags down we were out of the door for an amazing 24 hours without the kids.
We checked in at the spanking new W hotel in Leicester Square, perfect for pretending we are still young, free if not completely single.
Upon entering the hotel you immediately get the feeling you’ve arrived at party central. Mirrorballs everywhere, friendly staff, large comfy bar area, already heaving at 6pm.
The über cool gym that we needless to say did not bother to use.
Our room. Very Barbarella meets A Space odyssey. We tried out the Whatever/Whenever button (a zero) and it did not disappoint. A table at a notoriously hard to get in to restaurant materialised within 45 min!
Also very impressed with the munchies box, check the video.
I loved the vanity unit/office in the middle of the room. Mr M could not get over the hairdresser look of it all. He frequents only the best salons. Breakfast is not included we dabbled instead in some austerity chic, ie I sent Mr M out for Starbucks cappuccino and Pret porridge, which also meant I did not have to get out of bed until 11.45.
Here is a video of our room:
We where staying at Lydmar Hotel while in Stockholm. Can highly recommend it. The über friendly staff made us feel really welcome. Here are some pictures and a short tour of our room. I will absolutely return next time I’m in Stockholm. Perfect location and no need to jump places for dinner/drinks – a big plus when it’s MINUS 16 degrees.