What We Love
- The meticulously executed classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic that honors the past—without being a slave to it
- Chic rooms outfitted with original art, “curated” minibars, and toiletries from diptyque Paris
- Bonnie’s signature dessert—an Instagram-able chocolate piggy bank that you break to reveal sweet treats
What To Know
- Rooms vary wildly in size, from 160 to a whopping 1990 square feet
- The hotel has a gym with a dedicated yoga space but sadly no spa
- The emerald banquettes at Bonnie’s fill up fast, so make reservations in advance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Historic bank building turned trendy city-center hangout, with a buzzy restaurant and curated art collection
Built around the turn of the last century, this former Italianate bank turned sophisticated bolthole still retains its original imposing bronze front doors. Step inside, however, and the scene has been completely revamped: the vault has been cleverly repurposed as an exhibit space for modern art, the mahogany-paneled Papillion bar has been decorated to evoke the former director’s office, and the original bank hall has morphed into the main restaurant Bonnie’s (named for Clyde Barrow’s bank-robbing paramour) using au courant chandeliers to illuminate its vintage columns and geometric-patterned floors. Bold art along with flashes of marble and velvet carry through to the upper floors, but the 115 rooms (many with private terraces) are much more contemporary—we’re talking HGTVs and USB ports—and trade the common area’s jewel-tone palette for a soothingly muted one.
In the Area
The Bank enjoys a coveted location between King’s Garden and leafy Berzelii Park. Guests are within a short stroll of Stockholm’s hippest nightclubs and priciest restaurants concentrated around Stureplan, the posh shops of Bibliotekstan, and some of the city’s most important cultural landmarks like the Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Royal Swedish Opera House. Gamla Stan (the medieval Old Town) is just ten minutes away on foot, while even Djurgården (home to the city’s top museums) is a doable half-hour walk. Not up for the stroll? The city’s efficient tram system gets you there much faster.
How to Get There
Firstly I want to say that the hotel is beautiful. It’s chic and luxury and the staff here are lovely.
Our room was really nice and the facilities were good.
However, road works right outside our hotel room have been going on since we arrived at the hotel. I want to say that I’m not normally one to complain but the noise we experienced was unacceptable really for any hotel, let alone a somewhat expensive, 5* hotel. It wasn’t just a little bit of noise as we can deal with that, it was so loud that me and my partner actually couldn’t hear each other speak without shouting - that’s not really okay. I fully understand that these works are out of the hotels control but we should have been warned about this when we either booked or arrived at the hotel. Had we have known how loud this would be then we wouldn’t have stayed here at all. Also, these works begin around 6:30am and continue all day so it meant we were being woken up earlier than we would have liked to have been (it would have been more reasonable if it started later on in the day at around 9am) (Sadly trip advisor won’t let me attach a video but it’s that painfully loud you would think that all of our windows are open/we’re stood outside on the street - I can also send this video onto the management staff if they require it to see how bad it is in their rooms).
It’s a shame because as I said, we really loved the actual hotel but our actual stay here was really poor, I would have rather stayed somewhere else and not woken up with a headache everyday as it ruined some of my time here in Stockholm.
Hopefully for the hotels sake, these works don’t continue for much longer or something is done to soundproof the rooms.
I would potentially come back here again if they could guarantee no horrifically loud external noise.
Friendly and helpful staff, Great breakfast.
I didn't use the gym but there is one on the second floor.
The rooms are comfortable and clean.
Located close to Stockholm tourist destinations.
Except for the price there is nothing to complain.
Opulent, elegant, classy, dignified, polite, gracious, courteous, clean, friendly, affable and amiable: just a few words to describe The Bank Hotel and its Staff. From Front Desk personnel to the Doorman, to Bartenders to Servers, everyone was polite, gracious and charming. The Hotel is magnificent in its splendor. The photos do not do it justice. The food was superb. The atmosphere was stimulating and provocative. The central location was exceptional. I could stay at a Radisson or Sheraton anywhere, but only in Stockholm is there The Bank Hotel. If you want something common, mundane and inexpensive there are many hotels to choose from. If you want greatness, if you want to experience the glory and splendor of Stockholm, The Bank Hotel is a worthy choice. Tony Stark, Nick Charles and Clark Gable would all stay here. You get what you pay for, and this hotel was worth paying extra for.