With its dark slate roof, city-centre position and picturesque harbour views, Lydmar Hotel is a quintessential Stockholm stay. Behind its grand white stone façade, this urban boutique bolthole has laid on a smörgåsbord of cosseting comforts: expect luxe rooms in chic muted tones, a classic brasserie beloved by locals and a terrace with live music to while away those endless summer days.
Popular terrace bar
Pop-up art exhibits
A bottle of sparkling wine
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Two of the Medium King rooms and three of the Classic King rooms are accessible to disabled guests.It’s worth lingering in the lobby, which is used as an exhibition space for up-and-coming designers, photographers and artists (we love Amanda Ooms’ rich, intricate charcoal drawings). The owner can often be seen hanging the next batch of eye-catching art, which is rotated around all the floors for two years before making its way back to the artist.
Take a spare fold-away suitcase in your luggage: it’s hard to resist the lure of Stockholm’s designer shops.
The dining room’s member’s club vibe means anything goes, but, come the evening, don’t be bashful of parading your new Biblioteksgatan finds.
2 Södra Blasieholmshamnen, Stockholm, 11148
0.5 mi / 0.8 km from city centre
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Internet services
- Room service
With its groaning bookshelves and collection of found objets d’art and travel mementos, the restaurant has the feel of an erudite uncle’s living room, albeit one with clean-lined dining tables, comfy leather armchairs and well thought-out mood lighting. Chef Jakob Levéns' menu focuses on classic brasserie fare – steak and tuna tartare, roast lamb, white pudding – with a cheeky late-night menu to encourage guests to linger. The Sunday comfort menu is an idler’s delight of reuben sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and French toast; grab a book from the shelves and settle in for a few bellini-fuelled hours. Guest chefs occasionally take over the kitchen; look out for pop-up events and one-off gastronomic residencies.
Grab a seat by the window to watch the graceful ballet of boats in the harbour.
The main menu is served until 11pm, but snacks and light meals can be ordered from the late-night menu until 12.30am; hotel guests can settle down for the night with post-prandial drinks until 3am.
A full menu is available during restaurant hours, after which hot sandwiches can be ordered around the clock.
The waterfront Patio and upstairs bar really come into their own in the summer, when DJs and live bands take over the terrace above the restaurant. Garden chairs, high stools and drinks stations are set up around a fountain – a popular local spot for fruity punch, sherry martinis and rum-laced ginger beer.
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