The Hotel Diplomat stands on Strandvägen, a street famed for the elegance of its harborside buildings. It's the perfect location for exploring Stockholm, close to the best shopping and nightlife, with the parkland of Djurgården an easy stroll in the opposite direction. The stunning building was completed in 1911, and is still, managerially speaking, in the family. The façade retains a historical patina, but the hotel has been thoroughly modernized throughout. T/Bar, the café-bar, is a fashionable meeting place, particularly for weekend brunch, and don’t miss the classic cocktail bar hidden away on the first floor. As with all of Stockholm’s hotels that overlook the harbor, if you’re going to stay here, don’t hesitate to spend a bit extra to get a room with a view.