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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET | SWEDEN -

MO­TEL L HAMMARBY SJÖSTAD OVERNIGHT RATE $147 (STAN­DARD TWIN ROOM)

For­get the warn­ings about Stock­holm be­ing ex­pen­sive. This hip mo­tel is just a bridge stroll, or free boat ride, away from trendy Sö­der­malm where Swedish-de­signer bou­tiques stand along­side ar­ti­san choco­latiers and cosy cof­fee houses. Awash with pat­terns and il­lus­tra­tions by de­signer Lisa Bengts­son, rooms here of­fer com­fort­able Carpe Diem beds, rain­fall shower heads and air­con­di­tion­ing, with Wi-Fi and break­fast also in­cluded. Re­lax in the liv­ing room-style lobby, with free tea and cof­fee, as you plot your itin­er­ary or un­wind af­ter a day of shop­ping or mu­se­umhop­ping. You’re only 20m from a tram stop and close to ferry

MS Emelie that will take you to Djurgår­den. There’s a gym on­site, which may come in handy af­ter a meal at Pipes, where Swedish pub grub and the ex­clu­sively brewed PIPA beer are on the menu.

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