What We Love
- A curio-filled hotel with a charming, nautical vibe in Stockholm's Gamla stanEnjoying a private sauna session within the hotel
- The central location in largely preserved, historic centre of Stockholm
- Setting yourself up for the day over a delicious buffet breakfast
What To Know
- The hotel puts you within easy walking distance of the Royal Palace, Nobel Museum, Parliament building, and Stortorget Square
- The closest subway station is just two blocks away
- Free WiFi can be a bit patchy
Named after the famous ship of British naval hero Lord Nelson, Victory Hotel, the largest of the Bengtsson family’s private hotels, is filled to the brim with fascinating, personally and passionately curated antiques. Whilst its nautical theme may inspire romantic visions of ocean travel, the hotel’s central location in Gamla stan will keep you firmly rooted in Stockholm. Set in a 17th-century stone property on one of the Old Town’s cobbled streets, Victory Hotel is just a four-minute walk from the Royal Palace and within easy reach of some of the city’s best sights and museums.
Start your days over a bountiful breakfast at the hotel; a daily smörgåsbord of smoked salmon, salami, smoked ham, meatballs, fruit, smoothies, Swedish pancakes and more. You’ll find complimentary tea and coffee stations on each of the hotel’s floors, so you’re never far from a caffeine fix, and there’s a lovely sauna, hot tub and relaxation area on site, so you can unwind after a day exploring the city. The curiosities continue to the guest rooms, which are each dedicated to a Swedish sea captain – be sure to spot the antique painting of your captain’s ship, which thoughtfully adorns the room’s wall.
How to Get There
My wife and I had an enjoyable 4 days at the historic Victory Hotel in a convenient location in Gamla Stan. The staff were invariably friendly and helpful and gave us advice on things to do.
Breakfast in the centuries old cellar had a good range of excellent food.
As the other people who reviewed, we were fascinated by the history of the hotel and its collections. Driving ourselves, we were expecting it to be more difficult than it was to reach the hotel in the heart of Gamla Stan, but it was easy, the GPS took us straight to the front door.. Beautiful location with lots of restaurants and shops nearby, not to mention the Royal Palace being only a very few blocks away!
The parking was a very close walk and had us in perfect position for the early morning Viking Ferry.
Our room (#305) was small but that's what I selected when we booked; it had windows that could open to the courtyard below which we really appreciated. With the large luggage we had for our 2 month trip, I really should have booked a larger room as there were some available at the time of my booking. Next time, I will.
Speaking of the courtyard: There was a conference going on while we were there and participants were enjoying the pleasant weather spending each evening in the courtyard: talking, laughing, and generally having a great time. Until 11 pm when it stopped like someone had flipped a switch. Silence for the rest of the night.
The breakfast was plentiful and the staff kept everything replenished and tidy.·
All the staff was terrific. We had a very happy stay here.
Welcoming staff. Aa very original nautical themed decoration with a lot of memorabilia. My room was a bit a small but comfortable. Nice renovated bedroom with a good shower. Easy walk to main attractions and restaurants in old town.