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.
How to Get There
Stayed in a newly renovated room a beautiful view over the sea. The price for the rooms are , as so often in Stockholm, too high compared to the rest of Europa. It's located close to the Royal Castle and the famous Old Town.
My husband and I were visiting Stockholm and very excited to stay in old town of Stockholm. First impressions of the hotel were very nice and the staff friendly. When we got to our room it was nothing like the pictures on the website. It was tiny (standard twin room) which wasn’t an issue but it was clearly outdated and very used. Our tv didn’t work 4 out of the 5 days due to construction on the level we were staying at. We did notify staff of the tv and they put in a service request and offered a change of rooms but 3 days went by with no change. Normally not a problem but with the World Cup going on it would’ve been nice to have a functioning television, especially after our long days walking throughout Stockholm and the museums.
Aside from the room, however, the location was absolutely perfect and the breakfast for guests was some of the best I’ve ever had! It had a huge selection of deli meat, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, gluten free food, yogurts, breads, as well as hot dishes like scrambled eggs, bacon, etc.
Hopefully once renovations are completed the quality of the rooms will better reflect the reviews we had originally seen when selecting where to stay.
Stayed two nights. In the heart of Gamla Stan so great location. Our room looked out over the Harbor. We could walk everywhere. Rented bikes nearby. Staff was professional, breakfast great, rooms clean and pretty roomy. Would stay there again...
This is a small and nice hotel in a beautiful area. Rooms with sea view are amazing. The hotel is a little bit old but clean. The staff is very polite. I would not recommend dinner but breakfast is excellent.
we stayed here four nights and had a good time it's a basic Hotel European style private bath rooms are clean and comfortable it's got a great location it's within walking distance of pretty much everything in Old Town and part of the modern Town got great access to the hop-on hop-off buses has a very formidable breakfast buffet that has about anything you would want our prices were moderate what we got staff was friendly and helpful we would recommend it