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 cannot say enough good things about this hotel. One of the coolest things is that it is on its own island, which is accessed by a bridge and literally a five-minute walk to the heart of Stockholm. So, in the city, yet not in the city if you're following:).
At the hotel, you would never know how close you are to Stockholm looking out over the water, a tennis court and beautiful grounds. But you walk through a park-like setting to get into Stockholm. Service and attitudes were great. I will not even look into another hotel for our next visit to Stockholm.
An added benefit is that it is (discretely) part of the Marriott Bonvoy so you can either earn or use points while staying here.
The Hotel Skeppsholmen is a beautiful place in the middle of a beautiful city in the middle of winter. Just a stone's throw from the hustle-bustle of Stockholm, you can enjoy peaceful walks near the water's edge on this small island on which the hotel is located. There are beautiful views of the skyline whenever you step out the door and, if you are lucky, from the windows of your hotel room. Rooms were lovely and comfortable with generous workspace and/or reading space. It was also relaxing to be able to see the sky and the water every day and, in December, the Christmas lights of the city twinkling from afar.
The hotel hosts a great restaurant; the food was amazing. Breakfast was freshly prepared with a wide assortment and some really delicious scrambled eggs. One of the best breakfast buffets that I have ever enjoyed. The hotel staff were first class; a professional manner with a warm friendly demeanor.
The location is great: you can walk across the island and over the bridge into the mainstream of the city. Or hop on a ferry at the nearby slip and waltz over on the water to the heart of the city. One of the most serene experiences I've had in a hotel and I will remember it always. This is truly a 5-star hotel without any 5-star stuffiness. As I continue to travel Europe, the Hotel Skeppsholmen will be the criteria against which all my future hotel stays in Europe will be compared.
We weren’t sure what to expect and were a little apprehensive coming to what seemed like a secluded island on a dark winter evening. However this turned out to be an excellent choice that was close enough to the old centre of Stockholm yet sufficiently far away from the maddening tourist crowd to feel “exclusive”. The rooms were cozy, comfortable and overlooked the water. What a visual treat. It is 5 minutes walk from 3 famous museums and located in a really lovely island just south of the city. The staff were delightful and provided excellent friendly service. We looked forward to the very complete breakfast served every morning.
Just spent 4 nights at this fabulous hotel. The hotel is based in a historic building but the rooms are modern design classics with works of art (generally light installations) in the main vestibules. The rooms were well appointed, well presented and comfortable. The shower room we had was lovely to use whilst some also have deep baths in. The basins are more design than function but that’s a first world problem to have.
However the real secret of this hotel is its staff. They were quite simply fabulous- they were professional and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help us. This encompassed the cleaning staff, bar staff, reception, restaurant staff and also the chefs. We felt totally welcome and valued as guests.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from NK, the Royal Palace and 2 minutes from the ferry stop across to Skansen. It was quiet at night and the setting was stunning.
The restaurant was pricey by European standards, although not so much over other restaurants in Sweden. You just have to accept dinner will be expensive in Sweden but also the quality will usually be superb. The food itself was delicious, beautifully prepared and very tasty.
Breakfast was included and had a wide variety that will meet most persons needs. The scrambled eggs were some of the best we have ever had in a hotel.
In summary an excellent central hotel with a quirky difference, supported by excellent staff. A definite one to return to.
Absolutely loved this hotel. The rooms are beautifully designed with long corridors that separate a quiet working place from the bed. Great lighting and simple Swedish style. The hotel is on a little island perched just above the water, and everything in the experience is designed for tranquility. Lovely breakfast in the morning. I feel rejuvenated.