Hotel Drottning Kristina
What We Love
- Charming interiors at a central Stockholm hotel, with breakfast and a suite optionStaying in style – in one of the city's trendiest, most upscale neighborhoods
- The aristocratic air in this Gustavian gem, with antique chandeliers and rustic finishes
- Enjoying a high-end shopping spree on nearby Bibilioteksgatan street
What To Know
- Well situated in the heart of Stockholm and within 5-minutes' walking distance of the Östermalmstorg metro station
- Rooms that overlook the street may have a bit of street noise
- Attic rooms are a bit smaller – something to consider if you're on the taller side
Occupying two elegant 19th-century stone-clad buildings on a bustling shopping street in the heart of Stockholm, Hotel Drottning Kristinacertainly makes for a stylish stay. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be greeted by a grand marble staircase, twinkling chandeliers and an impressive vintage elevator. The pared-back guest rooms, meanwhile, subtly embrace Gustavian style – think soft color palettes, painted furniture and statement stripes.
You’ll find more here than just chic décor, however. There’s an exquisite restaurant that prides itself on making the most of seasonal ingredients, while the cozy lounge library on the fourth floor is an unexpected bonus, with rugs, wing-backed armchairs and well-stocked bookshelves. And when you’re ready to explore the city, all you need to do is step outside. The hotel’s namesake square, Stureplan, is filled with high-end shopping and dining, and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s charming old town, is just a 20-minute walk away.
Standard Double rooms offer clean, minimalist décor and average 170 square feet, with plush queen-size beds and convenient work desks. Superior Double rooms feature a more Gustavian flavor, with charming décor and 215 square feet of space. The Suites are the most lavish of all, with king-size beds, separate living rooms and plenty of space to stretch out in.
Azzolino is a relaxed and inviting eatery that showcases fresh ingredients and regional cooking styles. The menu features dishes inspired by Swedish and Italian cuisines, and a bar is on hand with delicious cocktails and a tempting wine list. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday. During the warmer months, enjoy your meal in the tranquil inner courtyard.
The hotel is located mere steps from Stureplan, one of the city’s central squares. Set between the neighborhoods of Östermalm and Norrmalm, this area is home to some of Stockholm’s best shopping, dining and nightlife. It’s also just a 20-minute walk from Gamla Stan, the city’s enchanting old town.
How to Get There
Great hotel, with central location. Starbucks, if you are a fan, it’s opposite the street. The basic room I stayed in is not massive, but it’s functional and you don’t really need more than that. The bed was amazing, the sheets were even better.
The bathroom is of a decent size, with shower (no bath tub).
Breakfast is included in price. Although it’s pretty basic, it’s still delicious. I believe everyone will find something they will enjoy.
Staff was very helpful, no issues here at all.
I have few little things they could work on to improve. First is a soap dish in bathroom. Such a small thing, but would be a nice touch (I really don’t like putting wet soap on the counter and then try to remove it once it dried).
Second thing - they could invest in a knife to cut baguette during breakfast. They have funny device that was meant to do the job, but it’s not practical and simply annoying.
Last thing - cleanliness. Although the hotel was overall clean, they could do something about the carpet in the main staircase. It just needs a little bit more attention. Also, I liked the idea of smoking on balconies that are located on each floor and are accessible from the hallway. But during my 3-nights stay, no one has cleaned the ashtray and the floor (empty cigarette boxes and some burger packages were welcoming me every time I went for smoke).
If I will come back to Stockholm, I would definitely stay over there again.
Beautiful room with a large bathroom and soaking tub.
Bed was extremely comfortable - mattress topper softens the firm mattress.
Great location, near public transportation.
Two small improvements we’d recommend — room does not get dark enough in the summer (better black out curtains are needed) and laundry services were miscommunicated. The laundry bag said Sunday was available but it was not. There are no laundromats in Stockholm (desk staff said) so this caused us difficulty as we had counted on laundry services on Sunday.
We loved staying here. Beautiful and in a great location, walking distance to many great places and to the metro. Room was very nice and comfortable. Great artwork all around.
Really friendly and helpful staff (especially Alice and Philippa). Cute restaurant with great wait staff too.
Only complaint is the water in the shower didn't ever quite get hot enough, even though the the sink faucet was fine. Also, the thermostat was a little confusing to figure out (seemed like it was AC only, not heating).