- Style Gilded glory
- Setting Historic nightlife palace
Boutiquey but big, with 82 rooms, Berns Hotel was built as a restaurant in 1863; then reincarnated more than a century later as Stockholm's best-loved hotel and entertainment palace. Rooms are cosy but not tiny, and the entire hotel is dripping with style: the wood panelling feels both modern and warm, and the rooms and public spaces are being updated with new Italian and Scandinavian design elements all the time. Sip schnapps on the terrace, explore the different bars, and escape by lift back to your room at some point in the small hours...
Need to know
- Rooms 82, including six suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $245.27 (SEK1,598), excluding tax at 12 per cent.
- More details Rates exclude buffet breakfast (SEK220 each).
- Facilities Free WiFi, fresh fruit, library, laundry, late-night bar, club (Berns 2.35:1) and concert venue (Stora Salongen). Discounted entrance fees are available at a nearby gym. In every room, there's a flatscreen TV, iPod dock and minibar; ensuite bathrooms have Malin & Goetz toiletries.
- Check–out Midday, but flexible. The earliest check-in time is 2pm.
Children Welcome, but when the bars and club get busy, it’s not the best family environment. Cots and extra beds for children are available free of charge.
- Also Berns 2.35:1, the hotel's nightclub, features music from both resident and visiting DJs. Stora Salongen, the concert hall, has been showcasing Swedish and international acts since 1863; recent visitors include M83, Hurts and White Lies.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The Clock Suite is the biggest, with views over the park. Room 608 is spacious and light, with a terrace garden. Junior suites feature designer interiors. Room 431 served as a dressing room for Ella Fitzgerald and Marlene Dietrich.
- Packing tips Deck shoes, eye-mask in summer (only three hours of darkness), contemporary-furniture wish list, duty-free booze and smokes.
Food and drink at Berns Hotel
- Hotel restaurant The baroque gilded restaurant, Berns Asiatiska, is huge. To the right is the cocktail bar; to the left, the sushi bar. The restaurant serves sophisticated Asian-inspired food, starting with breakfast at 7am (7.30am on weekends). Asian brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday.
- Dress code A la mode.
- Top table An intimate corner table.
- Last orders Drinks are served in the bars until 3am.
- Room service The restaurant's full menu is available 24 hours a day.
- Hotel bar There are a number of bars, a VIP area, and a terrace that gets packed in summer. The lounge bar has huge chandeliers, mirrored walls, balconies and a stage, and is popular with the media and fashion crowd.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details