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
Fantastic hotel with the perfect location, close to pretty much everything. The staff was very friendly and also professional.
The street outside the hotel could be a little bit noisy in the weekend but it was totally ok and worth it because of its central location.
The food was amazing, in my opinion one of the best restaurants in Stockholm.
I so wanted to love this hotel, but it fell short. First, let me say the front desk couldn’t have been better. They were made for the hospitality business and I rate each and everyone of them with 10 Stars.
The first disappointment I had was with the room. I spent extra money for a balcony suite believing we’d have a beautiful view of Stockholm. It was our first visit to the city. As we entered the room and I pulled back the curtains and saw windows of other rooms...so close I could touch them. Look at the pictures and you’ll see I’m not exaggerating. So, with that being said- our entire stay was with curtains closed. Very disappointing. The room itself was pretty but not practical. The wardrobe closet was divided into two sections. One side you could hang up maybe 10 pieces of clothing (very small) and the other half was shelves with a mini-fridge, a safe and bathrobes & slippers. There wasn’t one drawer or dresser to unpack your clothes. As much as I hate living out of a suitcase, we were forced to. As another reviewer commented- a plastic 50 cent soap dish would be great next to the bathroom sink- it gets tiring having to improvise.
The morning breakfast buffet never changed during our 4 night stay. There was an egg/mushroom soufflé (not to our liking) and pizza (not for breakfast) and the Meats and Cheeses we see in most European countries. Also, a variety of breads. We’d grab a piece of bread then eat an early lunch.
My suggestion is not to spend extra money on the balcony suites and to spend it on breakfast in a nice restaurant in the city.
The hotel is in easy reach of the Royal Palace, ferries and the city centre (although, probably, to far to walk with suitcases from the train station.) We had a standard room so it was quite small but adequate for the two of us (always a problem deciding where to put the second suitcase). The bathroom was large and had trouble with the shower (the handheld part kept slipping and the front desk staff ended up fixing with tape) but still better than most you get. Enjoyed the breakfasts. Staff were friendly and helpful.