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Stockholm's Best Boutique Hotels You Should Stay In

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Updated: 14 May 2017
Stockholm is bursting with boutique hotels, ranging from funky and cool to unbelievably sophisticated ones. New places to stay are popping up every day and here are the best of the boutique hotels.

Nordic Light Hotel

Modern, fresh and smack dab in the middle of the city Nordic Light is a breath of clean Scandinavian air, with the personal service you’d expect from a hotel of this caliber. Live your sleek Scandi dreams here.

Nordic Light Hotel. Vasaplan 7, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 505 632 00

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Cool Scani chic at Nordic Light Hotel | ©Jacob Bøtter / Flickr

Hotel Rival

Even if you don’t like Abba you might want to check out Rival. Backed by Benny and Björn, Rival is located in the heart of hipster Söder; and in addition to being beautifully designed it also has a great nightlife going on the first floor. It’s one of the hottest spots in town.

Hotel Rival. Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 545 789 00

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Abba reunited on balcony of Hotel Rival |  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Hotel Diplomat

Gorgeous rooms, views to die for, a location that cannot be surpassed – and yet the staff are helpful, friendly and extremely professional. Diplomat enjoys a well deserved reputation for being one of the premier places to rest your head in the city.

Hotel Diplomat. Strandvägen 7C, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 459 68 00

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The imposing Hotel Diplomat / Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons | The imposing Hotel Diplomat / Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Lydmar Hotel

Avant-garde, sophisticated and filled with quirky, stylish touches, Lydmar was one of Stockholm’s first boutique hotels when it was located near Stureplan. Since moving to its new location it’s taken an imposing building overlooking the water and made it both cosy and modern.

Lydmar Hotel. Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 22 31 60

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Stockholm's legendary Lydmar / Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons | Stockholm’s legendary Lydmar / Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Freys Hotel

This family run hotel oozes charm and style, with 127 individually – and beautifully – decorated rooms. Close to Central Station (but not too close) it’s perfectly situated for those who want to hit the pavement and explore the city. Friendly, helpful staff lift this hotel experience up even further.

Freys Hotel. Bryggargatan 12, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 506 213 00

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Freys Hotel is close to Stockholm’s busiest shopping street | ©David Hall / Flickr

Nobis Hotel

For history buffs this is where the phrase ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ was born, but these days it’s the latest sleek modern boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Normalmstorg is at your feet, while the bars and clubs of Östermalm are steps away. High-end modern design with a twist is the signature here.

Nobis Hotel. Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 614 10 00

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Nobis on Norrmalmstorg | Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Hotel Tegnerlunden

Don’t judge this book by its cover – Hotel Tegnerlunden might not look like much on the outside but inside it’s chic, modern and has fabulous views over the park. Close to the water yet the city is easily accessed, this is probably the best bargain on this list.

Hotel Tegnerlunden. Tegnérlunden 8, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 545 455 50

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Looks can be deceiving | © Philip Ou / Flickr

Story Hotel

Just a stone’s throw from Stureplan, Story Hotel is tucked away on Riddargatan, but those visiting, as well as those who live in Stockholm, know that this is one of the most charming hotels in the city. Story has a great restaurant, a cosy yet lively bar and a hidden terrace that really comes alive after work.

Story Hotel. Riddargatan 6, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 545 039 40

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Walk to Stureplan from Story Hotel | ©Ontheway Advice / Flickr

Here’s a handy map to help you find your way to Stockholm’s best boutique hotels.