Radisson Collection, Strand Hotel, Stockholm
Why We Love This Hotel
- Hotel dates back to 1912 when it was built for the Olympic Games
- Has views of the Nybroviken waterfront
- Close to many attractions including the city’s Old Town
- The hotel’s restaurant serves a good mix of Swedish and European food
If you’ve ever seen a photo of Stockholm’s Nybroviken waterfront, you’ve seen the 4-star Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, built in 1912 to host visitors to the Olympic Games. To say this imposing building has views of the bay is to get things the wrong way round -- it is the view.
It’s not just a sight to see, though -- location is a key attraction. Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan, home to restaurants, shops and a maze of medieval alleyways, is less than 15 minutes’ walk away. City Hall, one of Stockholm’s most prominent landmarks and home of the Nobel Prize banquet, is about 20 minutes’ walk or 15 minutes by metro. The Moderna Museum, with its modern and contemporary art collections, is around 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
The hotel’s restaurant, Herr Julius C/O Strand Hotel, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (brunch at weekends) and serves traditional Swedish fare as well as continental dishes. Dishes include meatballs with lingonberries, or Swedish herring three ways served with crispbread. There’s a bar in the lobby and a sauna, but no gym on site -- instead, guests receive a discount at a nearby fitness centre
Rooms are decorated in simple, Scandinavian style and all (except the single rooms) have queen size beds, tea and coffee-making facilities, climate-control, free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Superior Rooms have impressive vistas of the waterfront and harbour. Upgrade to the Tower Suite for more space, a Nespresso machine and panoramic views.