My Swedish partner surprised me with a weekend stay at The Story Hotel, splashing out on the spacious Lily Dam suite, which was more akin to a bohemian city bolthole. Tucked away on the 5th floor, the suite has been designed in the style of a very apartment, with several inter-connecting rooms that look out onto two private balconies. With its separate living room, dedicated working space with free WiFi, connecting through to the sleeping area, dressing room and a big comfy bed, I was loathe to leave and venture outside!
The Story is the perfect hideaway and location for a Stockholm city escape. Just footsteps from Strandvägen and close to Gamla stan, the city’s main attractions are close by and easily accessible...so we literally strolled to dinner at the fabulous Matbaren restaurant and back for a nightcap (or two!) in the buzzy Story bar.
This is not a traditional hotel set-up with communal reception area, however, the check-in via computer is surprisingly hassle-free and I quite liked the use of technology with your own personal pin code...providing you don’t forget it! That being said on occasions we needed assistance staff were around and available.
Even though it’s in the heart of the city, we found The Story reasonably quiet, and whilst it definitely hots up at the weekend, this is all part of the appeal. This not for those looking for a traditional tourist hotel, but if you want to experience the hip and happening side of this uber-cool city then The Story is for you. Less tourist and more local...my kind of place...can’t wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very unique hotel in the very city center of Stockholm. The style is inspired by a combination of urban New York restaurants and bohemian Paris hotels. Located just steps away from Stureplan the Story Hotel provides full service:A lively bar and restaurant, 24-hour room service, free wireless Internet, luxurious Jensen beds, sheets made from organic wool, a safe and a fridge in every room. You should try it! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Story Hotel Stockholm