Matt Vines

Miss Clara

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  • Where:Stockholm
  • Why:To see our Swedish friends.
  • When:June 2015
  • Who:My partner and two of our Swedish friends, who also checked in for a staycation.
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Midsummer celebrations at our Swede’s house. Midsummer is a good time of year to go if you have Swedish friends, because it’s most likely a bigger deal than Christmas to them. Not so great if you don’t have Swedish friends, as most things are closed for a few days.

Leaather club chairs in the hotel bar.

If I’d had a screw driver (and was a thief) I definitely would have stolen the bedside lights.

Large bay windows with oversized wooden windowsills - designed for lounging, reading, or just watching the world go by.

The hotel’s very good beds. When I posted this picture to Facebook it sparked quite a debate amongst my friends about what the bentwood backrest at the foot of the bed was for. I need some classier friends.

Hotel mini bar.

Swedish good taste. The Swedes give good blanket.

The hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a nice outdoor area for afternoon drinks.

Swedish attention to detail.

‘Toast Skagen.’ a delicious local snack (aka prawns on toast) in the hotel’s restaurant.

The hotel’s impressive exterior – a former girls school, whose head mistress was called Miss Clara Strömberg. Hence the name.

Highs & Lows

  • The beds...they are very comfortable (and instagramable).

  • The building and its original detailing, like the high ceilings and wooden floors.

  • The staff, all very helpful.

  • No real coffee in the whole hotel. Not even at breakfast. Nespresso only.

  • For a king, our room was a bit smaller than I would have expected.

  • No English language newspapers.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Urban boutique.

  • Vibe

    Calm and quiet Scandinavian Art Nouveau.

  • Location

    Very handy location in the middle of town.

  • Rooms

    92

  • Music

    Nothing memorable.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Gert Wingårdh

  • Pool/Gym

    Small workout room and sauna.

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    Yes. Try the Swedish salt liquorish.

  • Children

    Leave them.

  • Price

    About 200 Euro a night.

A local institution that does incredible seafood.

Have brunch or lunch at Sturehof

Sturehof, Sturegallerian, Stureplan 2, 114 35 Stockholm, Sweden

A local institution that does incredible seafood.

The Swedish tradition of having a coffee and something sweet like delicious, local Cardamom buns at Drop Coffee. Then walk up Skinnarviksberget (Stockholm’s highest natural point) for amazing views of the city.

Go for Fika

Drop Coffee, Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10, 118 50 Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish tradition of having a coffee and something sweet like delicious, local Cardamom buns at Drop Coffee. Then walk up Skinnarviksberget (Stockholm’s highest natural point) for amazing views of the city.

Located in the founder Ben Goram’s hometown. Buy a gift for someone you really like or just for yourself.

Visit the first ever Byredo store

Byredo, Mäster Samuelsgatan 10, 111 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Located in the founder Ben Goram’s hometown. Buy a gift for someone you really like or just for yourself.

Miss Clara

Miss Clara, Sveavägen 48, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden

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