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
We stayed two nights in Bank Hotel last July.
Positives : central location within Stockholm, excellent comfort with sizeable rooms, impressive rooftop with view on Stockholm and nice cocktails.
Negatives : breakfast quality was far too poor for a hotel this category, restaurant more generally not very attractive, no spa nor swimming pool
Absolutely recommend without reservations!
From the moment we arrived we were greeted and assisted. From the beautiful lobby, restaurant and rooms; we could not have been more pleased. We checked our luggage with the warm and welcoming reception staff and ventured over to City Hall for a 30-40 minute English guided tour (which was a treat-like no other City Hall we have were seen.).
Returning to the hotel we met Zenid who we booked through Airbnb Experiences for a private walking tour and of Vasa. Highly recommend him!
Upon returning to the hotel we were delighted to check into our accommodations. Outstanding! They thought of everything we’d need down to toothpaste, brushes, etc. ; even an additional adaptor for our use.
The Bank had everything-one of the best breakfasts ever, a gorgeous double roof top terrace bar with fabulous views of Stockholm and gorgeous inside bar and dining room.
A further word about the reception staff-all very pleasant and helpful, but must say Michelle Anderson went above and beyond. From the emails and suggestions in email communications during planning of our trip to the extra help she provided and delightful way in which she presented herself while we were at The Bank; we cannot express what a gem she is! (No, we are not related, but wish we were.)
Th Bank is also in a great location. Easy walk everywhere.
Very clean and comfortable room. Staff was very attentive and answered all of our questions. The staff also provided very good recommendations for local tours and restaurants. This is one of the best locations in Stockholm, close to everything, however, there is quite a bit of construction going on right in front of the hotel, which is mildly inconvenient. Best hotel breakfast I've ever had.