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
We stayed at the Victory Hotel in Stockholm for 5 nights in October in a Captains Double Room on the fourth floor. The hotel location is fantastic - right in Gamla Stan (the old town) and the area is so full of character. We didn't need to go far to have some great meals out. Lots of cute shops, some of which were admittedly quite 'touristy', but that did not come as a surprise. We like to walk everywhere when we travel as much as possible, and this location allowed us to do that. The furthest we walked, I think was to Skansen on the island of Djurgården and I believe that took us around 40 minutes or so. Most attractions were within a 10-20 minute walk so this made a great base for exploring for us. Everyone at this hotel was friendly - from the cleaning staff, to the staff in the breakfast area and the front desk. Breakfasts were plentiful and lots of options on offer. Our room was comfortable and spacious with a sitting area and a large closet and intelligent storage for suitcases etc. It was a large room so I was glad we opted for the Captains Double rather than the Small Double room. I think for this length of stay having more space really enhances your comfort and enjoyment. I love being able to completely unpack and hang my clothes. We received a nice gift of sherry and chocolate on some of the nights we were there (only one night we didn't I think because we had the do not disturb sign on the door). There was also instant coffee and tea and a kettle available in the hallway outside our room. I think the only minor issues we had was that the room was a bit cold on the first couple nights we were there and we didn't seem to be able to adjust the temperature easily, but the temperature was fine for sleeping so not a big deal. One of the lights was burnt out in our bathroom and we kept forgetting to mention it to the front desk, but every day we were surprised it was still burnt out and the cleaning staff hadn't reported it, then we would forget about it again. It's a pretty small thing, but it would be lovely if cleaning staff would report stuff like that since it isn't top of mind when you are on holiday. All in all it was a great stay and we enjoyed the nautical theme of the hotel. Every time we walked up or down the stairs we noticed something new. It was fun to look at the collection of items throughout the hotel, almost like a nautical museum. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others visiting Stockholm.
What a jewel in Stockholm's Old Town. The deluxe captain room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a large bathroom. Coffee and tea was available 24 hours on every floor. The hotel staff was courteous and so helpful. The location was very convenient to restaurants, shopping, places of interest and
public transportation. Highly recommend it!
Can’t but the location one quiet block off a main drag in Old Town. Staff is very personable and attentive to requests. The hotel is a museum/library in its own right although it’s tough to really get into any of the books after a day sightseeing. Breakfast buffet is comprehensive and served in the Lion Tower restaurant, itself a national historical site. Rooms are on the small side but are comfortable. Overly soft pillows and no table clock (I had to use my phone which was pinging all night hurricane Dorian alerts) cost it a star.