Need to know
92, including four suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, but guests can stow their luggage before this time.
Double rooms from $125.42 (SEK1,009), excluding tax at 12 per cent.
A buffet breakfast with hotel’s own-recipe sausages, waffles, home-made breads, cakes, granola and jam is SEK175 an adult, SEK95 a child.
Architecture firm Wingårdhs, who gave the hotel its tasteful facelift, are the creative geniuses behind hip Swedish shops Ease and Emporia, the thatch-covered visitor’s centre at lake Tåkern and Spira cultural centre.
At the hotel
Sauna, gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV with built-in entertainment system, minibar and Orla Kiely bath products.
Our favourite rooms
We love the hotel’s Superior Rooms, which overlook the pretty church and garden at the corner of Sveavägen and Adolf Fredriks Church Street. Parquet tiles, soft organic fabrics and a few retro fittings liven up the rooms’ monochrome decor. Honeymooners should book one of the two elegant and spacious Etage Suites; converted prayer halls with a cosy mezzanine-level bedroom nook that’s set for far less pious shenanigans.
Decadent duds and a digital SLR – packed in a large cracked-leather satchel, naturally.
All public areas are wheelchair-accessible, and there are disabled-access rooms on the first five floors of the hotel. Miss Clara has a well-outfitted gym, and chef-adapted meals for health-conscious – or dairy and gluten-avoiding guests.
All ages welcome, but the hotel has sparse baby kit – aside from cots and highchairs – so pack anything you’ll need. Babysitting is available for SEK475 an hour (a minimum of three hours is required), must be booked four days in advance.
The restaurant uses seasonal, organic, exclusively Scandinavian produce (or carefully chosen imported ingredients, if there’s been a poor harvest). Most rooms are lit by low-energy LED lights, and waste is recycled where possible.