Re­laxed Lux­ury

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It is dif­fi­cult to call the Ett Hem [Sköl­dun­ga­gatan 2 | +46 8 20 05 90] a ho­tel, but it is cer­tainly not a B&B ei­ther. It is a cu­ri­ous mix of both, and is cur­rently the top rated ho­tel in the city. An un­likely con­tender for that prized spot, housed in a for­mer man­sion in the mid­dle of the city’s em­bassy dis­trict; but what it lacks in flash, it more than makes up for in re­laxed so­phis­ti­ca­tion. With only 12 rooms, ev­ery guest is guar­an­teed an in­di­vid­ual ex­pe­ri­ence, and from my time there, I can at­test to the amaz­ing ser­vice at the Ett Hem. In Swedish Ett Hem means “at home” and that is ex­actly what you feel like; from the warm and com­fort­able liv­ing rooms, to a par­lor where I loved curl­ing up with my book and a cup of cof­fee.

Lo­cally though, they are well known for their food, with guests en­joy­ing right of first re­fusal at meals. The star was their break­fast prepa­ra­tion, my fa­vorite meal to en­joy at a ho­tel, and how I usu­ally com­pare lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tions. Start­ing with cof­fee and home­made pas­tries, tran­si­tion­ing into cold meats, cheeses and yo­gurts, I thought the event was over be­fore I re­al­ized that the a la carte hot menu had not even been de­liv­ered. It was a re­laxed and peace­ful way to wake up, per­fect for a long week­end get­away.

The rooms echo this so­phis­ti­ca­tion, and thanks to the fact that the ho­tel used to be a home, each room is dif­fer­ent (and a lit­tle quirky). They range from the small­ish loft-style, to more tra­di­tional suites with all the ac­cou­ter­ments you find at any lux­ury ho­tel around the world. Ett Hem is a rare in­stance where the ho­tel does not sim­ply com­ple­ment the travel ex­pe­ri­ence, but in­stead, it greatly en­hances it.

Other Stock­holm Ex­pe­ri­ences That I Strongly Sug­gest Take a ferry tour around the many is­lands sur­round­ing the city. Stroll down the cob­ble­stone streets of Gamla Stan, the city’s Old Town. Go on a tour of the Stock­holm City Hall with its stun­ning...

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