Scandi cool meets Italian warmth at Villa Dagmar, designed to resemble an Italian courtyard piazza housed beneath a showstopping glass ceiling. Bursting with vibrant colour, fine foods, and fine art, this is a place to see and be seen.
An architectural triumph, the courtyard has a secret entrance to Sweden’s premier food market
Shop for beautiful flowers and foods, or stop for lunch and a drink in the buzzing courtyard
View the constantly curated contemporary artworks on display
Indulge in a healing gong bath in the holistic spa
Villa Dagmar is an architectural and eclectic gem. Enter through a historic façade off the vibrant Nybrogatan Street in super smart Östermalm, into the Garden – an Italian-inspired courtyard piazza topped by a soaring glass ceiling. Here you will find the inviting boutique hotel, Villa Dagmar, along with a carefully curated concept store, soothing spa, fragrant flower store, organic deli, excellent Mediterranean restaurant, wine bar and secret entrance to the historic Östermalms Saluhall, one of the world’s most celebrated food markets.
Owned by the Malmström family, Villa Dagmar was designed to reflect the spirit of the art-loving, well-travelled and sociable matriarch, Dagmar Bergsten. The vibe is la dolce vita, and the ever-changing contemporary art and vibrant bar scene were inspired by Dagmar’s hospitality, creative spirit, and flair. The courtyard architecture is from different periods in different styles and has been cleverly linked together by the huge glass ceiling, inspired by the British Museum. The interesting mix of shops, art, café, bar, and restaurant, creates a real buzz and this is a popular meeting place for the cultural cognoscenti.
There are 70 rooms and suites furnished with hand-picked furniture, reflective of both Scandinavian design and Italian flair. Choose from a courtyard or city view. Rooms range from Small Doubles, which feature Queen bed, premium linens, Lavazza espresso machines, spa-like marble bathrooms and luxury robes and slippers, along with modern conveniences including smart TV with Chromecast and Marshall Bluetooth speakers. Or trade up to the exclusive Villa Dagmar Suite, with King bed, two marble bathrooms and a separate living and dining area. The all-day restaurant, run by two of Sweden’s most acclaimed chefs, Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson, serves a Mediterranean fusion menu with an emphasis on seafood. Or enjoy the relaxed bistro atmosphere of Dagges, the hotel’s wine bar, where live music and DJs spin at the weekend. Villa Dagmar also has its own bakery and patisserie, for freshly baked bread, cakes, and pastries. All guests have access to the Dagmar Spirit & Retreat Spa and fitness centre. The focus is on holistic health, along with traditional Swedish massage, there is the opportunity to indulge in a healing gong bath. The fitness centre offers a comprehensive range of equipment and personal training is available.
When to visit
Located in the upscale Östermalm area of Stockholm, Villa Dagmar is surrounded by high-end shopping and a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars. The main railway station is just 5-minutes away by taxi and the city’s Arlanda Airport is just 20-minutes by rail on the efficient, Arlanda Express.
Candy Cane Making
While we’ve all enjoyed a minty red and white-striped candy cane, few people know that the polkagris was first created in Sweden. In this relaxed one-hour class, you can pop on your apron and enjoy a chance to bake your own.
City Kayak & Chill – Evening Trip
Experience the thrill of the city with an adventure on the water by spending a relaxed evening kayaking through Stockholm’s maze of waterways.
Drottningholm Palace Private Driving Tour
Take a spin out on a private guided driving tour to explore Sweden’s beautifully preserved 17th century royal residence, Drottningholm Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Adventure
Appreciate the beauty of Stockholm from the water. Jump aboard a handsome yacht for a full-day sailing tour of Stockholm’s stunning archipelago, exploring the enchanting straits, bays, and endless uninhabited islands.
Stockholm Culinary Tour
Challenge your tastebuds on a four-hour walking tour, sampling the exotic and multicultural mix of Stockholm’s emerging food scene. Savour the food while tracing the culinary history of the city through the streets of bohemian Södermalm.
Stockholm Highlights Walking Tour
Discover Stockholm’s highlights on a four-hour guided walking tour, where your guide will bring to life the history and culture of the city.