Where is it?
This 12-room hotel converted from a private residence in 2012 is situated in the Larkstan district of Stockholm. It's surrounded by embassies and leafy parks, a bit like London's Knightsbridge. It isn't very central, but Stockholm is so small that it doesn't matter it takes just 20 minutes to walk to the city centre.
How they rate it
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"This spindly, red-brick Art Nouveau townhouse looks like something out of the Lemony Snicket books," says Kate Wills in The Independent. In fact, it "could easily be an incredibly stylish (and massively loaded) friend's house". The bedrooms are furnished elegantly. "My junior suite had a wood-burning stove, a freestanding bath and a wooden toilet that felt like a Tudor throne." And if that's not enough for you, "the largest suite takes up an entire floor, including your own dining room".
The owners want guests to feel like this is a home away from home, so you can pop into the kitchen whenever you are peckish and the chef will make whatever you want.
A double room costs from £290 a night,including breakfast. For more information, visit etthem.se,or call 00 46 820 0590.
Where is it?
This hotel is in a fantastic central location on Sdra Blasieholmshamnen, between the Grand Hotel and Stockholm's National Museum. It also enjoys views over the harbour, Old Town and Royal Palace.
How they rate it
"The bedrooms and stone-clad bathrooms are huge: rather than squeezing in 76 rooms, as the architects originally suggested, Lydmar decided to have just 46, with enough space left over for huge landings on each of the five floors (one has a grand piano in it)," says Cond Nast Traveller. The restaurant and bar area "resembles a living room, with bottles of wine shelved alongside books, and patrons sitting on leather sofas.
Decoration in the public spaces is provided by large reportage photographs (this is surely the only hotel ever to open with a display of James Nachtwey's war photos)." All in all, this is "a perfect post-designer hotel: confident, relaxed and at ease with itself".
The hotel restaurant serves a broad array of dishes, ranging from duck confit to cheeseburgers. Breakfast is an international affair with choices of porridge, pancakesor omelettes.
Prices start from £280 for a double room, including breakfast. Find out more at lydmar.com, or call 00 46 822 3160.
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