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
- 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
Everything was awesome. Room, lobby, bars. Definitely a 5 star hotel. Great experience. Upon arrival, I had some issues with the reservation and Emma at reception was brilliant! Thanks so much for the help and accommodate! :)
With one exception this place has everything you need. It's walking distance to most things a tourist in Stockholm wants and they will order you a cab for other places that costs much less than the ones you might get in front of museums as I found out. The restaurant is wonderful. The staff really tried hard to address the one issue and finally did - for some odd reason the thermostat can't be turned down below 20 Celsius which is much too hot for sleeping. They did eventually find the special key so we could open the window. This was January and all of Stockholm seems to overheat their inside spaces. The beds are great and the bathroom has a heated floor. They just should fix that thermostat issue but I would highly recommend it. Try the eggs royal - the breakfast is amazing and the dinner we had there also very very good.
We loved staying here. First the location is perfect. You are close to so many places - we walked everywhere - even on the days it snowed.
The quality of the renovation is top class. The room was beautiful spacious & comfortable. Not all hotels are interested in you being comfortable in the hours you spend in the room. Someone had given this some thought.
The bathroom & shower are excellent.
Housekeeping was impeccable.
Food in Bonnie's for both dinner & breakfast was fabulous.
But the staff made the stay. They were universally warm & helpful. Reception - bar staff & Bonnies.
One small negative - Saturday night one of the bars or a function room was noisy. On the 3rd floor it was just noticeable to me - I'm a light sleeper. My husband was not disturbed for a second. If you're a light sleeper & you are there on a Saturday night pack your ear plugs. Other wise it was so quiet I couldn't tell you how busy the hotel was.
Please don't let that put you off though - it's a great hotel - we loved it & we are thinking about how to go back before the summer !
No doubt, Bank Hotel must currently be the most sophisticated hotel in STHLM, or anywhere in Scandinavia for that matter. It is a total opposite to so-called Scandinavian chic and has tons of The Great Gatsby feeling when it comes to public spaces, rooms, food and drinks. You almost expect to see Leonardo DiCaprio to raise a glass and toast to your health.
+ Meticulously curated breakfast, fresh, healthy and premium quality. Well mixed combination of a select menu items & buffet.
+ Bathroom, i.e. amenities, shower, bath, overall easiness of use and atmosphere
+ Papillon bar, interior, drinks, service!!!
+ Ultra chic Bonnie’s restaurant for dinner, lunch and breakfast.
+ Staff at front-desk, Bonnie’s and especially the bartender in Papillon.
+ Super comfy bed and two large TV screens.
+ Fast and courteous room service.
To be improved:
- Only 1 beer (Heineken) in otherwise properly stocked minibar. Gin, whiskey, tequila, champagne, chablis, red wine and much more. (Okay, maybe the selection is not targeted for beer drinkers.)
Also, the gym looked very good indeed, though I skipped workout during this trip. Treadmills, kettlebells, yoga mats, numerous exercise machines, etc.
Stayed in the room 703 (window suite)
Will I stay in this hotel again? Absolutely.
Beautiful interior, excellent location and great service. All boxes ticked for a top notch hotel.
In addition the made to order breakfast is the best I’ve ever had - no competition.
Room wise the beds are amazingly comfortable, all accessories are present and the bathroom really classy.
If I search for scraps of pointers, it would be that the room we had (elegant double) was quite small. But that’s normal European standard.
Two big fat thumbs up!