The Grand Hotel is something of an institution in Stockholm and with its impeccable service, beautiful décor, incredible food and world class spa it's easy to understand why. Since opening in 1874 it has been the go-to hotel for everyone who's anyone!
The Grand Hotel make arguably the best cocktails in the world
Beautiful waterfront location moments from the city centre with view of the Royal Palace
The spa is incredible - 10 minutes in the sauna followed by a dip in the freezing cold plunge pool is wonderfully refreshing
The restaurant offers lovely views across the water to enjoy with the incredible breakfast
The Grand Hotel's idyllic waterfront location, next to the National Museum, offers stunning panoramic views of the city and most notably the Royal Palace and the old-town island, Gamla Stan. Stockholm's most interesting sights, not to mention fabulous designer shopping are also all within an easy walking distance making the hotel a perfect place to stay for a weekend of exploring the beautiful city.
The Grand's 278 rooms and suites are all individually designed with impeccable taste and traditional luxury and all come with beautiful marble bathrooms, wide screen TVs, a desk, comfortable seating and views of the courtyard, the side streets or stunning views across the water to the city.
The Grand has a fantastic variety of dining options to choose from. The Veranda restaurant offers Swedish and International fare and is the only Swedish restaurant to serve a traditional Smörgåsbord year round. The huge glass windows allow for uninterrupted views across the water that tempt you with the city's sights while you enjoy the delicious buffet breakfast.
The Cadier Bar is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail bar which serves à la carte breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, weekend brunch and arguably some of the world's best cocktails.
The highlight of the dining options is the hotel's Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren which is split into the Dining Room - a modern gastronomic restaurant which has 2 Michelin stars, and the Food Bar, a modern bistro awarded with 1 Michelin star and both focus on fresh and seasonal produce.
The Raison d'Etre Spa and Gym is spread over two floors and is beautifully designed and fabulous - particularly for a city spa. There are numerous treatment rooms, a swimming pool and several saunas and steam rooms and refreshingly icy plunge pools!
When to visit
Harbour view rooms are equipped with your own set of binoculars. Kick back and relax on your terrace and watch the happenings of Stockholm go by.
The Grand Hotel is fabulously located on the water's edge and is a stones throw Swedish National Museum and within easy walking distance to the rest of the city's delights.
British Airways flight form Heathrow to Stockholm Arlanda - 2 hours 30 minutes followed by taxi transfer to the hotel which takes about 45 minutes. Alternatively there is train from Arlanda to Stockholm Central. Trains depart at 13 and 43 minutes past the hour and the trip to Stockholm Central (Centralen) takes 38 minutes and from here take a taxi to the hotel.
3 hour Seal Safari
Head out to the outer archipelago, to barren landscape where a feeling of untouched wilderness exists. It's a great chance to see seals in their natural habitat. The tour can end with food on some giant rock or in a boat house.
Christmas Markets in Stockholm
From late November until 23 December there are Christmas Markets throughout the city of Stockholm. The largest of these takes place daily in Gamla Stan, the medieval centre of the city just south of the Royal Palace.
Private tour of Stockholm
Spend today exploring one of the most beautiful capitals in the world with entrance to Stockholm City Hall and the Vasa Warship Museum.
Stockholm archipelago boat tour
Explore the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm by boat and learn about the history and tradition of the islands as you cruise through the clear waters. With almost 30,000 islands, the archipelago is extensive, yet each island has its own unique character.
Stockholm wild animal safari
Explore Stockholm's surroundings in search of some of Sweden's incredible wildlife. Just a short drive from the city, you'll find yourself in the picturesque countryside where you'll hopefully come across moose, wild boar and deer.