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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We still recommend very much this hotel, they live up to our expectations and beyond all the time. Last we had our 10th wedding anniversary here in April (in our favourite hotel in Stockholm), and we felt pampered. Great customer care, rum upgrade to a stunning rum with a patio. I recommend the restaurant as well for any occasions - breakfast, lunch or dinner - we have not been disappointed this time neither with our dinner choice. You can feel in a cozy hide-away with having the opportunity to have a walk to the busy city centre.
Our cruise ended in Stockholm and we needed a hotel for one night. Found this hotel on line. Located on a small island, it was a perfect place to end our trip. The location is just over a bridge from the central city, in a park-like setting. Very quiet and relaxing. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Our room was small, but stylishly decorated with a modern bathroom. As our room was not ready ( we arrived very early in the day), we had a small bite to eat. Then took the ferry which is a few steps from the hotel, to one of the other island to explore. The building is quite historic, dating to the 1700s, but it has been modernized. Lovely place to stay.
The building used to belong to the Swedish navy (like the rest of the Skeppsholmen island) and dates from the 1600s. In 2009, it reopened as a Swedish style, high-end hotel.
- professional staff
- not so comfortable beds
- shapeless pillows
- dysfunctional bathroom
- gloomy corridors
Hotel Skeppsholmen is more than a hotel - it’s an experience. Look where it is on the map. It’s an island of serenity yet all of Stockholm is buzzing around in all directions. This place was good for my soul.
We started our morning with the outstanding breakfast buffet. Had the weather been just a little warmer we would have enjoyed it in the garden. It was late May, the blooms smelled heavenly and the trees were spectacular. Start your day exploring with a walk along the water just in front of the hotel. So many glorious swans bobbing around in the water against a backdrop of historic Stockholm.
Cross the bridge and follow the paths around Kastellholmen Island. Geese and flowers, boats, gorgeous views and a little historic castle just steps from your room - and no tour groups in sight! Hop on the ferry which stops next to the hotel and in five minutes you’re in Djurgården with world class museums and wonderful restaurants.
Dinner at the hotel’s Langa Raden restaurant was such a treat. Choose an evening when you just want to relax after your busy day (try to book ahead), relax with a great meal, then stroll the island or just sit on a bench by the water. If you like boats walk along the path and read the plaques for the many unique old boats in residence around the island.
Our room was a second floor deluxe water view, although at this time of year the trees obscure much of that - but do you really want to spend time in your room when the outdoors is so spectacular? We had three large windows which made the room light and airy. Since sunrise is so early you might want to bring an eye mask and ear plugs (the birds start singing very early). My only real suggestion for improvement would be a few more substantial pillows standard in each room (I could have requested more pillows). They did a great job combining understated Swedish design while preserving the building’s historic character.
At one point I commented to my husband that it feels more like a luxury summer camp than a big city hotel. We had just come from a “5 star” luxury hotel in another country and this was so much better. Do your mental health a favor and just stay here. I really miss it and hope to return.
(There are plenty of room photos on here already so I’m sharing photos taken on hotel property or on Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen islands. One is the view from our room - we were second floor, three windows along the end of building.)
Last week we've had a 3 night stay in Skeppsholmen Stockholm, and we we're very Happy that we choose this hotel for our city trip!
The location is unbeatable, a green oasis amongst beautiful park and gardens,
on a little island just 5 minutes away from the city center.
Beautiful historic buildings , stylish design, sober chique. It was love at first site!
After very friendly and welcoming check in, we moved into our room, a deluxe seaview room. Everything for us was perfect, very comfortable beds, linen, minibar with surprising extras, extreme clean and comfy bathroom, and very very quiet. No traffic or street noise! What a blessing in a big city!
We we're so charmed bij the restaurant that we never went out for diner. the food was really delicious , very fresh and tastefully prepared . The menu is not very expanded, but there were enough dishes we loved. The meatballs are to die for, and the codfish very fresh and tasty .
The restaurant staff was in one word Super. Special word of thanks for Lina, who did everything to make our evenings Happy and unforgettable !
Breakfast is a very expanded and high quality of everything.
While the weather was warm and sunny we could join the breakfast every morning outside on the beautiful terras, near the waterside and surrounded by al kind of trees and flowers.
We got wonderful city-information from Carl and Catherine at the reception.
The National Museum is awesome. And only 5 minutes walking away from the hotel.
So if you are an art lover, if you love small classy and friendly design hotels,
than you absolutely have yo stay in Skeppsholmen.
It is not cheap, but it is worth every Crown!!!
Compliments and warm greetings for all the staff and management, and we will recomand it to al our friends and family. We will come back, be sure !
Igo and Stefan Antwerpen Belgium