Hotels in Sweden
Housed in an 1898 red-brick townhouse on a quiet residential street in Vasastaden, Hotel Hellsten offers 78 individually decorated rooms with walls of rich dark colors like burgundy, plum, or scarlet, canopy beds, ceramic stoves, and bathrooms with slate from Karystos.
Suspended in the trees of a forest in northern Sweden, 37 miles from the Arctic Circle, the five conceptual retreats resemble, respectively, a cubic cabin, a flying saucer, a bird's nest, a Modernist pinecone, and a mirrored box.
Check in to the modern Sands Hotell, just steps from the harbor in Sandön’s only town, Sandhamn.
The high-tech hotel incorporates efficiency in its design: the futuristic lobby lounge (white walls; podlike tables and chairs) is heated with renewable energy, and some bedrooms have colorful mood lighting by way of energy-saving bulbs.
The country behind Ikea brings a similarly streamlined aesthetic to the affordable hotel chain Clarion. Designed by Gert Wingårdh, this outpost has an exterior that features noiseproof granite facing the railroad and sheer glass fronting lovely Norra Bantorget park.
The pleasures are simple on the tiny islet of Furillen, off Sweden’s Gotland Island: clear blue skies, deserted beaches, and fresh seafood. Here you’ll find Fabriken Furillen, a former limestone quarry transformed into Sweden’s farthest-flung design hotel.
Stay at the famous Icehotel in Sweden just north of the Arctic Circle.
The windswept island of Gotland has long been an escape for Sweden's elite. Check in to this strikingly modern hotel where eight white-on-white suites and 71 stand-alone villas overlook the inky Baltic and beachfront pool.
Overlooking the Nacka Strand channel, Hotel J is reminiscent of a Newport hotel and yacht club with a nautical theme that fills the 158 rooms. Each has white panelling, blue-and-white striped and starred fabrics, red accents, and blond wood.
Historic hotel popular with celebrities (Greta Garbo, Justin Timberlake), opposite the Royal Palace and overlooking the harbor.
The Loka Brunn hotel is located in a restorative landscape of forest, lakes, and purported healing waters.
When he was a photojournalist, Per Hellsten dreaded missing calls while in the shower. Now as owner of the Rex Hotel, he has eliminated that frustration by installing phones—along with heated ?oors and towel racks—in the gray Karystos-stone bathrooms of this 1866 building on a quiet street.