Earlier in December, we decided to plan a quick little getaway up to Stockholm for a cozy weekend of Christmas markets, good eats, and wandering through the historic city streets. The days here in Malmö have been SHORT – and they were about to get even shorter in Stockholm (I’m talking 2:30 pm sunsets). And while I knew the Christmas lights that sparkled all over the city would keep us keen on wandering around the city despite the darkness, it was equally important that we had the perfect little city oasis to retreat to, unwind, and catch some shut eye. Cue the best hotel in Stockholm: Hotel Tegnérlunden.
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Here's what makes Hotel Tegnérlunden the best hotel in Stockholm.
central Location... And the views!
I have stayed in A LOT of hotels. I mean, a lot… And Hotel Tegnérlunden is one of my favourite hotel locations, ever.
Reason being? It’s centrally located, about 10-15 minutes walking distance north of the central station. And also five minutes away from the Rådmansgatan station (although I would argue the best way to explore Stockholm is by foot). However, despite being central, it is away from the hustle and bustle of Gamla Stan and the main downtown shopping district which are quite literally flooded with people.
It’s located across the street from the most charming park, Tegnérlunden, which the hotel is named after. One of my favourite parts of staying here was waking up in the morning and being greeted by the most beautiful views of the park. I mean, just LOOK at this morning coffee view. This neighbourhood set the scene for the perfect city retreat, which was welcome after busy days exploring the streets of Stockholm.
Pro Tip: When booking at Hotel Tegnérlunden, make sure you opt for a “Park View” room. I swear it will be the best investment you’ll make during your time in Stockholm
cozy, clean & modern rooms
I loved our room at Hotel Tegnérlunden. Not only did it have the most perfect views, but the room itself was perfection. We were hosted in a Suite which was spacious and modernly decorated. The living space provided the perfect spot to sip our coffees in the morning, give our tired feet a midday break, or enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif.
I especially loved how comfortable the bed was, and how big the bathroom was – two things that I have learned are never guaranteed (photos can be REALLY deceiving).
While the Suite was really lovely, a Double Room (ideally with Park View) would still serve as a perfect resting place if you’re looking to save a bit of money or re-allocate your budget to other fun activities in Stockholm.
The Most IMportant Meal Of the Day
Breakfast at Hotel Tegnérlunden was one of the better breakfasts I’ve had recently. The spread was expansive! I’m talking an assortment of breads, cheeses, meats, yogurt (with all the fixings!!), sausages, bacon, eggs, traditional Swedish delicacies (pâté, herring), sweets, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices…
I could go on and on.
And as a bonus, the breakfast room is located on the top (6th) floor. It’s filled with windows and tons of natural light. And offers incredible rooftop views of the surrounding neighbourhood.
The point is, I couldn’t think of a better way to start my day.
it's all in the details...
The real reason why I loved my stay a Hotel Tegnérlunden is all in the details.
Let’s start with the staff. From the warm welcome we received when we arrived, to the the ladies shouting “tack så mycket” (thank you so much) from the kitchen as we left breakfast, and the cheerful “god morgon” (good morning) from staff in the hallways, the staff went out of their way to make our stay special.
The hotel premises were welcoming, with a lovely main lobby area complete with full-service bar, snacks, and 24-hour front desk reception staff to answer all of our questions.
And let’s not forget these added in-room amenities…
It's time to get cozy at the best hotel in stockholm
I love visiting Stockholm… This trip absolutely will not be my last (although next time it’ll hopefully be a bit warmer and the days, a bit longer). And next time, I know exactly where I’ll be choosing to rest my head: Hotel Tegnérlunden.
And if you’re headed to Stockholm, don’t forget to check out my Stockholm City Guide.
Disclosure: A special thanks to Hotel Tegnérlunden for inviting me to be a guest at their property. As always, all opinions reflected in this article are my own
Ready to Book A room?
You can find the cheapest Hotel Tegnérlunden rates by booking on their website here. AND, as an added bonus, when you book directly on their website, breakfast is always included in the price.