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
In the old town on the water side, hotel was an easy walk/$25 cab from train station. Great location for exploring old town or further. Our small but nicely appointed room had a terrific view. It was quiet, good blackout blinds, excellent bed and clean modern bath. We have a tasty swedish meatball dinner in their restaurant one night although other items also looked nicely presented. The buffet breakfast was one of the best I have enjoyed in any hotel. There was simply nothing wanting. Overall excellent stay.
We had a one night stay in October. Room is clean and comfortable, with a nice view of the water as advertised. Lovely breakfast with a big selection of foods. Comfortable bed, quiet for sleeping. Close to Gamle Stan old town area. Would stay again if returning to the area.
I only had the pleasure of staying here one night but everything was perfect. The room was comfortable and small with an amazing view of the river. The location was perfect to walk to old town right behind it as well as to the T and good spots for dinner. The staff was very friendly and the included breakfast was tasty.