Stockholm, Sweden

Bank Hotel

Price per night from$256.26

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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 (SEK2,767.86), via, using today’s exchange rate.


History rich


Waterfront vaults

Central Stockholm’s Bank Hotel has matured like a good investment from a turn-of-the-century financial hub to a boutique stay that seekers of stylish Swedish city breaks are now reaping dividends on. A six-metre-high glass ceiling soars above the main hall, now modern European restaurant Bonnie’s, named after one half of America’s most well-known bank-robbing duo. Papillon, the moody, mahogany-lined lounge bar, looks like it's popped straight from the pages of a Fitzgerald novel; on the other side of the coin, the 115 guest rooms are bright and airy, with tall ceilings, unique works by local artists and views over the city rooftops and waterways.

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Need to know


111, including eight suites.


Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.


Double rooms from £230.51 (SEK3,100), including tax at 12 per cent.

More details

Rates include a buffet and à la carte breakfast.


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

At the hotel

Laundry service, free WiFi throughout, gym. In rooms: TV, minibar, tea- and coffee-making kit, free bottled water, Diptyque bath products.

Our favourite rooms

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


There's no spa on-site, but the hotel has partnered with Sturebadet Spa, a seven-minute walk from the hotel. Here, treatments are tailored to you, full-body aloe wraps await, bamboo and hot stone massages are designed to relax the muscles, clay wraps detoxify and couples massages are available in some treatment rooms. Beauty treatments and waxing is also available at the spa.

Packing tips

Bring your fika cravings and most stylish winter hat.


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


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 Classic rooms, on request.

Food and Drink

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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 Sophie's 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). Lunch is from 11.30am to 2pm (brunch on weekends is until 3pm); dinner and drinks are from 5pm until midnight (1am on Fridays and Saturdays).

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.


Photos Bank Hotel location
Bank Hotel
Arsenalsgatan 6

Bank Hotel is on Nybroviken Quay in central Stockholm.


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


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


Valet parking is available for SEK865 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.


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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).

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