Enjoying an enviable location in one of Stockholm’s most prestigious squares, Norrmalmstorg, Nobis Hotel Stockholm marries classic architectural style with low-key Scandinavian luxury. Grand on the outside, there’s a feeling of very liveable and comfortable urban minimalism on the inside. On the doorstep is the main shopping district, concert hall, theatre, bars, restaurants and King’s Garden Park.
A dramatic atrium-style living room, topped with a vast Orrefors chandelier and soaring glass ceilings at a height of twenty-five metres, links together the two classical buildings, formerly a bank and a library, which make up the hotel. Spacious guest rooms share cool colour schemes of Nordic blue, mauve and grey. There are native woods throughout, and etched patterns which link the hard furnishings to the decorative textiles. High ceilings are a feature of many of the rooms, some of which overlook the hotel’s impressive atrium.
The small Gold Bar, in places gold-plated, exemplifies its name with walls and ceilings covered with golden mirrors. Restaurants include the new version of Stockholm's legendary, fine-dining, Italian restaurant Caina and the Bistro Bakficka which stays open until midnight. Service is always personal, and a well-versed English speak concierge is always on hand. There’s an on-site gym and in-room massages can be arranged.
There’s a promise of plenty of culture with both the Stockholm Concert Hall and the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, which offers free contemporary art and photography exhibitions, very close by.