Stockholm, Sweden

Bank Hotel

Rates per night from$171.89

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (SEK1,607.14), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

History rich

Setting

Waterfront vaults

Live out your How to Steal a Million fantasies of a holiday stylish enough for the 1960s silver screen at central Stockholm’s Bank Hotel, a  – you guessed it – Victorian-era bank turned boutique city stay. Marble columns, bronze vault doors and a soaring glass ceiling hint at the building’s financial past, and bold artwork, velvet furnishings and a craft cocktail bar lend a modern finish. The elegant mod-European restaurant is named after one half of America’s most notorious bank-robbing couple, and the bright guestrooms will leave you feeling like the beneficiaries of a savvy investment in style. This is a sleek Scandinavian stay you can bank on…

Smith Extra

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A large bottle of sparkling Swedish apple cider (it glitters like gold) and salty snacks in your room on arrival

Facilities

Photos Bank Hotel facilities

Need to know

Rooms

115, including eight suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $171.89 (SEK1,607), excluding tax at 12 per cent.

More details

Rates generally exclude breakfast (buffet and à la carte options from SEK195 a person).

Also

The gym is kitted out with running and rowing machines, free weights and pilates equipment.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, gym. In rooms: TV, minibar, tea and coffee, Diptyque bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms have plush velvet armchairs and unique modern artwork from local artists. But the graceful Deluxe City View rooms are on higher floors and have views over Stockholm’s rooftops… or invest in the sprawling Terrace Bank Suite, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and sheltered balcony, for a special occasion.

Packing tips

Bring your fika cravings and most stylish winter hat.

Also

All common areas and some guest rooms are wheelchair accessible. An extra bed (SEK600 a night) can be added to Graceful Deluxe and Stylish Superior rooms.

Children

Welcome, but unless they’re budding economists, the hotel might not hold their interest. A baby cot (free) can be added to rooms, with the exception of Elegant Essential rooms and some Elegant Double rooms, on request.

Food and Drink

Photos Bank Hotel food and drink

Top Table

Steal away to a table tucked at the back of the room for heist-planning levels of privacy.

Dress Code

Glam it up like a silver-screen star (just leave the cigars – Ms Parker’s rumoured vice, in addition to the whole bank-robbing thing – at home).

Hotel restaurant

Named after the female lead of America’s notorious bank-robbing duo, restaurant Bonnie’s is on the ground floor in the original Bank Hall, which has impressive vaulted glass ceilings, marble columns and sea-green velvet seating. Chef Janne Holopainen whips up costal European fare for lunch and dinner, including beef fillet with chanterelles, grilled pike perch in bouillabaisse, and salt baked beet with capers. For afters, break the piggy bank – a decadent dessert of meringue, blackberry sorbet and fudge encased in a chocolate shell – with your partner in crime. In the morning, Bonnie’s hosts an extensive breakfast buffet of pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, fruit and cereals. There’s also an à la carte menu of oysters, crêpes, French toast and hollandaise-topped egg dishes.

Hotel bar

The elegant, mahogany-panelled Papillon Bar is modelled after the Bank Director’s private office. Swagger over to art deco-style backlit bar and order a Pisco–, apple- and ginger-based Dirty Money cocktail or a passion-fruit laced Smash and Grab with orange bitters and zingy yuzu. If you’re worried about a Prohibition-era raid on the joint, fear not – non-alcoholic cocktails are the specialty here. Try the Mediterranean Sour (with rosemary, blood orange and lemon) or the Negroni 94 (Seedlip spice 94, giffart bitter and tonic). Alternatively, ascend to top-floor cocktail lounge Le Hibou, where the black-and-white design scheme is inspired by a chic Parisian apartment. Order an Aviation Tonic 185 (a medley of Star of Bombay gin, maraschino and violet liquers, tonic water and lemon) and slip onto the terrace to drink in the superlative skyline views.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 6.30am to 10am (7am to 11am on weekends). Bonnie’s stays open until midnight Monday to Thursday, 1am on Friday and Saturday nights, and a sedate 11pm on Sundays. Le Hibou is open from 4pm (1pm weekends) to 1am.

Room service

A pared-down version of the restaurant menu is available for room service, and your minibar is packed with snacks, spirits, wine and champagne.

Location

Photos Bank Hotel location
Address
Bank Hotel
Arsenalsgatan 6
Stockholm
11147
Sweden

Bank Hotel is on Nybroviken Quay in central Stockholm.

Planes

Arlanda International Airport is 40 minutes away by car; private transfers start at SEK1,495 each way.

Trains

Trains from across Europe – including Malmö, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris – pull into Stockholm City Central, a five-minute drive from the hotel.

Automobiles

Valet parking is available for SEK595 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

After you’ve deposited your luggage and cased the joint, make your way through the bronze double doors to explore central Stockholm; you’ll be thick as thieves with the city in no time. Tour the Stockholm archipelago on a private boat – just 20 minutes outside of the city 30,000 islands sit, waiting to be explored. In warmer months, stop by the Schweizerbadet beaches for a spot of sea swimming. The sun-warmed shallow waters are popular with locals, and there’s an ice cream and sweets stand on the larger beach. Shimmy over to Djurgarden island and take a chance on the ABBA Museum. There’s the requisite stash of be-sequined costumes and tour paraphernalia, of course, but the museum’s star attraction is the interactive exhibit that’ll have you humming ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme’ through the city streets, as any good dancing queen would. While you’re feeling like royalty, take a tour of the Stockholm Palace for good measure. Wander through the state rooms, pick up some home decorating ideas from King Gustav III's state bedchamber and lust after Queen Kristina's silver throne.

Local restaurants

Settle in for a leisurely brunch at Osterlanggatan 17, and order plates of grilled sourdough bread with smoked salmon, creamy scrambled eggs on brioche and perfectly sweet slices of blueberry and almond cake. Sip sedately on rich coffee or order a bracing Bloody Mary or The Cure – a gin-based brunch cocktail with honey, lime, ginger and absinthe – to blow away those morning cobwebs. Take your fika break at Bageri Petrus, where you’ll find cheese-topped toasts, a serve-yourself coffee table and mini mountains of freshly baked pastries. Go for laid-back lunches of Swedish meatballs, lightly grilled tuna and aioli-drizzled chips at Vau de Ville, or get your cheese-on-carbs fix with wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas at Giro. Watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen at petite restaurant Kagges, which has a mod-Scandinavian menu of sharing plates – fillet steak with brie and fluffy lemon doughnuts – and craft beers. Dine under glittering chandeliers at Operakallaren, by the Royal Swedish Opera House. This refined restaurant will have you singing the praises of its à la carte menu before the dapper staff have cleared your appetiser plates.

Local bars

Tjoget houses two options for evening drinks: wine-focussed Hornstulls Bodega and dinner-slash-cocktail spot Linje Tio. The latter has you covered if hunger strikes, but we’d pull up a bar stool for a tasting round of its ‘mar-tinys’ – half-size servings of classic cocktails – or full-size craft cocktails. The menus change with the season, but past summer favourites have included a beetroot- and ginger-infused vodka cocktail and a tequila-based cocktail with gooseberry cordial and warming cardamom. City-central Kaken has a fairy-light-strung terrace and a mix of classic and house cocktails; check their events schedule if you’re in the mood for enjoying (or avoiding) the live music nights.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury hotel in Sweden and unpacked their stylish woolen jumpers and stash of salty liquorice, a full account of their Scandinavian city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Bank Hotel in Stockholm…

Leave all thoughts of interest rates and annual fees at home; a stay at Stockholm’s Bank Hotel is an investment in a fika-rich Scandinavian city break, no strings attached. Saunter through the hotel’s massive bronze double doors – originals from the building's institutional days – like a modern-day Hepburn and O’Toole, casing the joint. Clock the massive chandeliers as you check-in and eye-up the one-of-a-kind artwork – by local artists – in your room. Settle in and glam up in a Thomas Crown-approved fashion before hitting your mark: a sleek table for two in elegant eatery Bonnie’s (named after Clyde’s prettier half). No need to steal a million here, with piggy-bank-shaped desserts and Dirty Money cocktails, you’ll be laughing (conspiratorially) all the way to the Bank (Hotel).

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Bank Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The front desk staff, the breakfast, the rooftop bar on a sunny afternoon, the location and the hotel's signature scent that greets you when you come in.

Rating

Stayed on 1 Aug 2019

We loved

Friendly service and location. Rooms and bathrooms were modern and smart. Restaurant is good, too.

Don’t expect

The gym is little more than an afterthought. Limited amenities.

Rating

Stayed on 3 May 2019

We loved

Bank Hotel was the perfect, luxurious base to start exploring Stockholm. Right on the water with a short walking distance to Gamla Stan and a host of other world class attractions. Every single interaction with each Bank team member was brilliant with no language difficulties. The Swedes make it very easy for English speaking travelers to get around. After a trek from Australia I was thrilled to receive an upgrade to a beautiful room with a bath. Make sure you take advantage of the Bank Breakfast in the stunning Bonnies restaurant, delicious! Ill try to recreate the green juice at home. Cant wait to visit again next year.

Don’t expect

A rowdy, tourist hotel. Bank is quietly boutique, distinguished and very lux.

Rating

Stayed on 18 Apr 2019