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Staying at Blique by Nobis – Stockholm

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Stockholm has (another) a new hotel: Blique by Nobis. The hotel is located in Vasastaden (on the border with the Haga district) and is located in a former Philips warehouse. After a thorough renovation, it is now a modern boutique hotel with 249 rooms, a rooftop terrace and a courtyard with a resident food truck.

 Designhotel Stockholm - Blique by Nobis


The hotel’s designer is the renowned Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh. For those who sometimes watch Husdrömmar on SVT, Gert is the male half of the presenters’ duo.

There are different types of rooms, from budget-friendly single rooms to luxurious suites and rooms with kitchenettes. Some of the rooms got the ‘sleep tight’ or ‘sleep deeper’ label. There are no windows in these rooms. I had not really paid attention when booking, so I had a room without windows. Although I usually prefer a nice view, it doesn’t really bother me if there are no windows. Especially in the summer months when the nights never really get dark, a dark room can be a plus. In the end you are only in your hotel room to sleep. The money that you save is a nice extra for some more shopping or to spend on fika.

 Designhotel Stockholm - Blique by Nobis

In the bathroom you’re spoiled with products from the Swedish brand Byredo. A special mention for the breakfast and especially for the extensive choice of smoothies. Talking about a colorful start of the day! In the basement there is a mini cinema for private screenings (max. 20 people) and a sauna. The hotel regularly organizes parties and events.


There is a rooftop bar / restaurant with a view over the city. The restaurant has already become very popular in a short time, so it is best to reserve your table in advance. On the menu you will find cocktails and Scandinavian-Asian inspired dishes.

Blique by Nobis, practical information

How do you reach Blique by Nobis?

The hotel is located in the north of Stockholm. The immediate vicinity of the hotel is less touristy, but with the metro (T-bana or Tunnelbana) you can easily reach the heart of the city. Download the SL app to view the local and fastest timetables on site. Personally, I found the stop at Torsplan the easiest.

Address: Gävlegatan 18, Stockholm

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In the neighborhood

  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Lilla Ego
  • Haga Park


Staying at The Winery Hotel

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A hotel with a rooftop pool always always makes my heart jump. If that hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Stockholm, I am completely head over heels. The Winery Hotel has, as the name suggests, something with wine: they produce wine!

 The Winery Hotel - Solna

Boutique hotel x winery

In Solna, just north of Stockholm, you will find this unique boutique hotel that opened in 2016. With its mix of design and industrial feel, the hotel breathes New York vibes. The Winery Hotel is Sweden’s first (and only) boutique hotel that combines a hotel with a winery. The vineyard is in Terreno (Tuscany) but the grapes are processed in Solna. They produce around 10,000-12,000 bottles of wine every year.

The WInery Hotel - Solna

For wine lovers

In the hotel you can book daily guided tours of the winery (except on Sundays). Check with the hotel for the exact hours.

From Thursday to Saturday, they also organize wine tasting sessions at the hotel. For 350 SEK (about 35 euros) you can taste 4 wines and get a word of explanation from professional sommeliers. Or ask for a personalized package.

The WInery Hotel - Solna

Roof terrace with swimming pool

Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit if you are staying at The Winery Hotel. A stay at the hotel is not complete without a dip in their rooftop pool. Forbes Magazine declared their rooftop to be one of the best in the world! The heated swimming pool (30 ° C) is open all year round and offers a view of the nearby lake and park of Brunnsviken. The bar is only open during the summer months. New is the Italian restaurant on the roof where you can eat pasta and pizza.

The WInery Hotel - Solna

The Winery Hotel – practical

If the purpose of your stay is a city trip in Stockholm, I would rather go for a city center hotel. There is plenty of choice for everyone’s taste and budget. The Winery Hotel seems more suitable for wine lovers who want a short getaway. Or for those who take a road trip through Sweden and want to combine this with a city trip in Stockholm and therefore need affordable parking.

Book your room at The Winery Hotel

The rooms at The Winery Hotel are comfortable, soundproof and completely dark. The breakfast gives you the best start of the day.

Click here for the best price for a stay at The Winery Hotel.

How do you reach The Winery Hotel?

Reaching The Winery Hotel is easiest by car. The hotel has a parking and is therefore ideal for those who come by car.

If you travel by public transport, the best option depends on the time. Download the app from SL to get the best options. The Järva Krog stop is nearby and the easiest. Arlanda’s Flygbussarna also stop here.

Address: Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna

In the neighborhood

  • Friends Arena
  • Mall of Scandinavia
  • Brunnsviken
  • Haga Parks


A fabulous stay at Hotel Gamla Stan

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At the end of April I was lucky enough to spend a few nights at boutique hotel Hotel Gamla Stan. This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm, on Skeppsbron, in 3 buildings dating from the 17th century. It was a delight to be their guest. From reception to breakfast, everything was taken care of to perfection.

I arrived at the hotel before check-in time. As with most hotels this was not a problem. I could already leave my suitcase in the luggage room. It was a beautiful sunny spring day and I could not wait to stroll around in the city. I noticed how friendly and warm the reception was every time.

 Hotel Gamla Stan

Room with a view

My premium room with sea view at Hotel Gamla Stan was very spacious and timelessly furnished. I felt like a princess. The location near the Royal Palace may also have played a role in this. I immediately felt at home.

There are a total of 81 rooms in this boutique hotel. Despite the historic building, there is a small elevator, so you don’t have to drag your bags up the stairs.

The breathtaking view was the greatest asset. The room overlooked the Baltic Sea, Skeppsholmen and Djurgården. A hotel in Stockholm can hardly have a better location. Breakfast is served in the medieval cellar.

 Hotel Gamla Stan - view of the Baltic Sea

The history of Hotel Gamla Stan

The city walls used to be on the site of the hotel. Some authentic and antique murals that can still be seen in the hotel refer to this historical fact.

The building where the hotel is located is The Hobelin House. Sometimes it is also called the Sundströms house. The house was built in 1670 for the trader Johan Paul Hobelin. In 1767, the merchant Eric Osterman had the building renovated and adapted to the style of the 18th century. A few more adjustments followed. In 1924 the building got its current appearance. The rich history of the building determines the atmosphere of the hotel. Added value seekers will certainly appreciate this grandeur.

Hotel Gamla Stan – practical

Book a room at Hotel Gamla Stan

Are you eager to discover this hotel yourself? Then quickly book a room and start dreaming away.

How do you reach Hotel Gamla Stan?

The hotel is a ten minute walk from Stockholm Central Station where the Flygbussarna and the Arlanda Express arrives. You can also take the metro to Gamla Stan. Walk along the water to Skeppsbron. The hotel is located between the alleys, Skottgränd and Stora Hopare Gränd. 

Address: Skeppsbron 22, Gamla Stan (Stockholm)

In the neighborhood

  • The Royal Palace
  • Nobel Museum
  • Grillska Huset
  • Under Kastanjen
  • Chokladkoppen

Special thanks to Hotel Gamla Stan