Sweden is a land of tall, strikingly beautiful people, and in its cool capital, the Nobis Hotel more than measures up. Home to the hottest new bar in town, just off the main lobby, as well as a laid-back coffee bar, the Nobis has day-to-night appeal in the heart of Stockholm.
Stockholm is an underrated city. With awe-inspiring natural topography (it’s actually made up of 14 islands), a genuine cultural edge and some of the friendliest people you’ll meet anywhere, it offers a perfectly-packaged city break. Until recently the city lacked a good design-focused hotel, but the arrival of the Nobis, smack in the heart of the city, changed all that.
On one side of a typical Scandinavian square, the property comprises two stately buildings, masterfully updated by a team of architects who found the balance between old and new: The restored original features are at home in the sleek, modernized space.
The grand staircase is a work of art in itself, and the rooms contain the type of gorgeous furniture that looks straight from the pages of a swank interiors magazine. The aesthetic is unfailingly modern—a touch cold for some people’s taste, but no one could fault the oversize rooms and cathedral-like walk-in showers.
In the heart of Stockholm
Unfortunately for me, my stay fell on a Monday night, so I missed the parade of model-types who saunter across the lobby and into the hotel’s Gold Bar every weekend. The bar, like the city itself, provides a warm welcome on even the coldest Scandinavian evening.
I spent my time as many do, touring the city’s cultural highlights, like the brand-new Fotografiska (Photography Museum), experiencing Sweden’s fika culture, and walking everywhere. Nothing is more than a 10-minute stroll away in this compact capital, and the Nobis is centrally located to experience it all on a quick trip—though you’ll want to stay longer.
This design-focused property is a perfect base for exploring the enchanting Scandinavian city.
Review by Rob Deeming, courtesy of Jetsetter.com. Text has been modified to fit the format.