Quite close to the popular King’s Garden, two blocks from the waterfront, and in the heart of the main shopping district, the cash-free Hotel Kungstradgarden is an elegant and intimate Gustavian-style hotel, discretely tucked away on one of Stockholm’s narrow side streets.
Chandeliers are a notable feature of the hotel’s décor, with no fewer than 120 gracing different rooms from the impressive atrium to the third floor sitting room, and including the historic courtyard is adorned with one of the largest in Europe. Wrought iron railings, velvet upholstery, diamond-checker carpets and glass ceilings add to the turn of the century style.
Each of the hotel’s classically styled rooms is of a unique design, although many share high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, alongside muted tones of beige, cream and olive. Some of the guest rooms offer generous views of Kungstradgarden Park, gilded trimmings and feature fireplaces.
Classic French cuisine is served in the hotel’s highly-regarded Brasserie Makalos, with wine pairings taken from the sixteenth century wine cellar. A buffet style breakfast offers both continental and Swedish specialities. There’s a stylish cocktail bar, and the open air Bubbles wine and champagne bar, comes with live music, a plush garden and a sophisticated after-work crowd. Fitness is taken seriously; the hotel’s well-equipped gym and fitness centre was designed by two of Sweden’s top cross-country skiers, and is converted from a former bank vault.
The hotel offers a number of fine places in which to relax and unwind: the wine bar, sauna, the study, the third floor sitting room, the private wine cellar and the magnificent champagne bar.