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.