Need to know
Forty-six, including seven suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm; both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $259.97 (SEK2,407), excluding tax at 12 per cent.
Rates include a buffet breakfast of pastries, cinnamon buns, salmon and cold cuts, cereal and hot dishes such as bacon and eggs.
It’s worth lingering in the lobby, which is used as an exhibition space for up-and-coming designers, photographers and artists (we love Amanda Ooms’ rich, intricate charcoal drawings). The owner can often be seen hanging the next batch of eye-catching art, which is rotated around all the floors for two years before making its way back to the artist.
At the hotel
Lounge, terrace, exhibition space, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV with on-demand films, minibar, free bottled water, L’Occitane toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Many of Lydmar’s rooms have views over the waterfront, but Classic King 412 and Medium King 413 are the best placed for harbour-gazing. With its enormous leather sleigh bed and original parquet floor, the X Large room had us at hallå. Decorated in elegant taupes and plush fabrics, all rooms are cosy and welcoming, with intriguing artwork, sleek bathrooms and a minibar well stocked with local treats.
Guests have free access to the impressively equipped gym at the Grand Hotel next door. Entry to the Nordic Spa is extra, but well worth it: the sleek and stylish space has a sauna and swimming pool, and offers deeply relaxing massages, chiropractic treatments and tailor-made facials.
Take a spare fold-away suitcase in your luggage: it’s hard to resist the lure of Stockholm’s designer shops.
Three of the Medium King rooms are accessible to disabled guests.
Pets can stay free in rooms on the first floor, but guests will need to bring their pooch’s own food and bedding. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Stockholm.
Welcome. Cots (SEK350 a night) and extra beds (SEK600 a night) can be added to all but Classic King rooms. Babysitting is available with a week’s notice (SEK350 an hour).