What We Love
- Lush island location just a short walk (or bike ride) across the bridge to Stockholm's Old Town
- Meals can be taken in the garden and terrace in the summer
- Traditional fika — Swedish afternoon tea — served in Länga Raden restaurant daily
What To Know
- House 2 is more private, House 1 is where the reception and restaurant are located; choose accordingly
- The rooms have Scandinavian modern decor
- The restaurant is great — but it's the only dinner option right nearby
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed as a naval barracks in the 1700s, this historic complex on an idyllic island in the middle of Stockholm is now a chic, 81-room hotel with interiors by Claesson Koivisto Rune, and exteriors of lush lawns on the banks of the sea. It’s an unexpected — but utterly delightful — combination of rural (swimming and strolling the lawns), urban (a short walk to the city center), and artsy (given the hotel’s refined aesthetic and three major museums as neighbors). Islanders, urbanites and artists come together at the in-house restaurant for afternoon tea or “Social Dining,” when locals and guests bond over Swedish beers.
In the Area
Grab a bike or some sneakers and you’re in the Stockholm’s Old Town in minutes, but right on-island you’ll find the Museum of Modern Art with its Picassos, Dalis, and Matisses, the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, and the Swedish Museum of Architecture. For those who are more active than artsy, hotel staff can direct you to running paths and tennis courts. As for swimming, just walk to the edge of the property and dive in!
How to Get There
I stayed in Stockholm and must say this hotel is si far the best ever. Slightly outside of the center (and this is great as you feel in the middle of the nature) this former government building has been incredibly well restored.
Rooms are very minimalist in a good Scandinavian way with great lighting pieces if you’re into that. Views are breathtaking.
Breakfast is PERFECT! Almost everything is homemade. Not the usual « way too many dishes » buffet. A short but excellent sélection served on marble buffet table. You feel very cosy in this dining room with candles on every table.
Stay away if you like big anonymous business hotel. This is a place for quality time and connecting with nature.
Last but very not least... The staff. Young, nice, welcoming, helpful, smart without being too much. Very rare...
I stayed at the Hotel Skeppsholmen for two nights on a business trip to Stockholm.
I arrived at the hotel early in the morning and was welcomed and checked in quickly. The hotel is split in to two buildings, with rooms, reception and restaurant in one building. I stayed in the second building, which has rooms over three floors with stairs and lifts servicing access. The room as much more interesting than chain hotels. With nice touches in keeping with the age of the building, such as wooden shutters mixed well with a modern wet room, with an interesting sink.
I only ate breakfast at the hotel, but the buffet was comprehensive with a great range of foods on offer.
Access to the city is good, with Taxi's available to be ordered from reception within a few minutes, though walking to the Arlanda Express railway station in the city centre only takes around half an hour, with great views across the city on the way.
I had booked this beautiful hotel, based on the numerous positive reviews, its location and the impression I obtained a few years ago, when I enjoyed a nice coffee in the hotel bar. Well, it has met or probably exceeded my expectations and I have enjoyed the stay from the very beginning to the last minute. The location is top, in the middle of Stockholm, within walking distance of all the areas to visit and see. My room was tasteful, warm, comfortable and offered a nice view. The bed and bed linen offer a very high level of comfort and no industrial laundry smell. The staff is very attentive and friendly and the breakfast experience makes sure you start the day well; great food selection, relaxed atmosphere and service as it should be for breakfast. Unfortunately, I have not been able (no time) to try out the hotel restaurant, but that will be for next time. For sure, I will return to this hotel again, when visiting Stockholm!
Definitely recommend staying in this accommodation. Fantastic location, only over the bridge from the city center, 200 meters from museums and great views of the city. Only disadvantage would be that there is no grocerey story nearby, so I would recommend paying for breakfast in the hotel, so you do not have to worry about that in the morning.
Had dinner with relatives and friends in September. I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough from the classy surroundings, friendly and professional service and quality. \The highlight must have been the desserts. without any question, the best choice and quality of desserts I have had in many a year.