Ett Hem Hotel, Stockholm
With Joes and Janes opting for scenery over warmth more and more, Scandinavia has seen a sharp rise in tourism in recent years. While we love the idea of taking in all the natural wonders Sweden and the like has to offer, we still wouldn’t compromise on doing it in style. With that in mind, take a look at one of Stockholm’s best hidden gems, Ett Hem.
Ett Hem was built in 1910 and began life as a private residence in a peaceful, residential area of Stockholm. Recently the space was transformed into a hotel while still maintaining the homely feel with a collection of the best furniture, antiques and designs Scandinavia has to offer.
Ett Hem features twelve unique rooms, each decorated with different contemporary boutique designs. Furnished using Swedish materials such as oak, Gotland stone, and sheepskin, rooms vary in size so there’s something for everyone. Standard Double Rooms, for example, have a queen-size bed, a comfy armchair and marble-clad bathrooms. Some even have a fireplace.
Outside, Ett Hem has a large courtyard garden which acts as a secret city wilderness that’s perfect for summer lunching or winding down in the evening over a chilled bottle of Red. Looking out at the garden from the greenhouse is a great place for breakfast too.
Speaking of the food, Ett Hem’s menu is decided each morning. That means you’ll get a new experience every day using local produce, which can be served at a time of your choice and wherever you prefer – eat in the kitchen, formally in the library or in the garden.
Ett Hem is located in a quiet neighbourhood of Stockholm (on the edge of Ostermalm), which is around a 15 minute walk to shopping, parks and the business district, so it really couldn’t be better located. Prices range between £350-700 per night depending when you go. Check out availability on the Ett Hem Website.