First Hotel Reisen
What We Love
- Eclectic style on Stockholm's pretty waterfront, with breakfast included
- Staying within an easy stroll of most of Stockholm’s top attractions
- Introducing our taste buds to some delicious Swedish classics in Restaurant Reisen
- Stretching out and discovering why Swedish massages are world-renowned in the gorgeous spa
What To Know
- Guestrooms can get noisy
- Air-conditioning can be spotty
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set right on the waterfront near Stockholm’s top attractions, the 18th-century First Hotel Reisen blends classic maritime features with sleek Swedish design. The lobby pays homage to city chic, with designer good looks and a dramatic monochrome colour scheme, and the sophisticated bedrooms have polished wooden floors, creamy sunlit walls and exposed brickwork.
After heading off on foot to take in the city’s hip boutiques, renowned restaurants and beautiful sights, you’ll be able to cosy up on fireside leather sofas in the library, or soothe your aches and pains with a sauna or Swedish massage beneath the arches of the 17th-century vault spa.
If you’re not familiar with the country’s cuisine, this is definitely the time and place to acquaint yourself with some national foodie treasures as you gaze across Stockholm’s waterfront with a cocktail in hand. The hotel bar has been singled out by the national press as one of the Swedish capital’s top places to see and be seen.
There’s nothing ordinary about the cosy Standard double rooms, overlooking Stockholm’s famous Old Town and featuring exposed brick walls, dark floorboards, traditional wooden desks and plush armchairs. Superior room offer views over the waterfront, whilst Suites boast views over the waterfront or the city, a large living room area and a spacious en-suite bathroom.
Restaurant Reisen serves à la carte Swedish food in
a sophisticated environment with waterfront views. Sit back and enjoy
historic décor blended with sleek design, as you dine on Swedish
classics like skagen (prawns) on toast with bleak roe. After a
delicious meal, head to the Reisen Bar, as popular with locals as
it is with guests.
In keeping with the hotel’s historic setting, the lovely spa is found in a rustic double barrel vault that is actually part of Stockholm’s old city wall. The venue may date back to the 1600s, but the treatments are designed to soothe and relax the modern traveller.
Set right on the waterfront, surrounded by many of Stockholm’s attractions, the hotel’s fantastic location is perfect for those who like to explore a city on foot. The Royal Palace is a mere six-minute walk away, and you can walk to the Vasa Museum, the contemporary photography gallery Fotografiska, City Hall, Moderna Museet and Abba The Museum (you know you want to) in under half an hour.
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Stockholm is an amazing city, the weather right now couldn't be much better better every thing should have been perfect for my first paternity leave week with my beautiful daughter.
But here it stops... Reisen First Hotel gives us the smallest room they have even though we ask the to upgrade os. We can't get in an out of the room with the baby bed. I know that a Hotel can be full, but a least you could try to be helpful. No can do.
Here comes the best part. The hotel is being renovated. Of course we didn't get that information before we checked in. When you have a young child you spend a bit more time in the room and here comes the kicker - on our floor they use demolision equipment between 11.00 and 6 pm. Lovely sound when you need a nap. When I ask the service disk they said they were sorry and that was it.
This is my first complaint - I just feel so frustrated.
Spent 4 nights at this hotel on Gamla Stan with an amazing view (ask for a room with a view). The room was small and bathroom smaller (looked recently renovated) but was totally fine. Could sit and look out over the water and see the next island over and walk everywhere. The receptionists were quite helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good and filling with very pleasant staff. Would definitely go back!
Easy to walk to from Central Train Station and just a street away from Gamla Stan (old town) and the bus and ferry stops for the hop on hop off buses. Very clean and lovely room, ours looked over the harbour and was charming. Lifts up to higher floors. Very nice service and helpful although we did leave our passports with them and they were put in the office but could not be found when we returned but the Manager looked into it and 10 mins later they were delivered to our door. Breakfast was included and was a good quality and variety although we drink tea and we couldn't make the waiter understand we had our tea after we ate our breakfast, not on arriving at the restaurant, we ended up just taking the pot of water on arrival as it was easier :-0 It seems not too many places in Europe are familiar with tea drinkers which seems strange to us! Very nice hotel, nice place to stay