Sweden is not just IKEA flat packs, meatballs and of course Daim bars you have the arctic north with its mountainous wilderness or the eastern Baltic coast for rocky islands. You'll find a very different feel in the south of Sweden, where the cities of Gothenburg, Stockholm which ooze urban sophistication. Or visit the capital city, Stockholm, also known as the 'Venice of the North' - find out why by exploring its striking architecture and delightful waterside setting.
Visit Gothenburg Sweden’s second-largest city for the opulent hotels , many with amazing rooftop bars you will also love the delicious variety of food from fried herrings to street food , plus of course the shopping for all those on point Scandi fashion brands, furniture and homeware – you can go for the recognised brands like H&M or maybe try something a little different and unique. Make you sure take your comfortable sneakers for enjoying the huge Gothenburg Botanical Gardens or lusting after the architecture.
So take your pick from
Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant Gothenburg Sweden (More Information & Booking)
This modern and exclusive boutique hotel, 6 minutes’ walk from Gothenburg Central Station, is just 200 yards from Kungsportsplatsen Tram Stop. It offers free Wi-Fi and a contemporary restaurant with bar. Bold décor and luxury Carpe Diem beds with Egyptian cotton bedding are featured in all Dorsia Hotel rooms. Each includes a minibar, bathrobes with slippers and an internet-connected Lava Invit TV with free movie channels.
International cuisine with French influences is served at Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet, à la carte lunch and dinner menus, along with room service. A variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options are all in the close surroundings. Gamla Ullevi Arena is 950 yards away, while Trädgårdsföreningen Park and Garden is a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Centrum is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, restaurants and food.
Elite Plaza Hotel Gothenburg Sweden (More Information & Booking)
Located in a stylish neo-classical building in central Gothenburg, Elite Plaza Hotel combines old-fashioned comfort with modern amenities. It offers free Wi-Fi and tastefully decorated rooms with LCD TVs. All comfortable rooms at The Elite Plaza are equipped with a minibar, cable TV and safe. The decór is a blend of international style and classic Scandinavian design.The atrium-style Swea Hof restaurant offers elegant gourmet dining based on local ingredients. Drinks can be enjoyed at the Plaza Bar and at the British-style The Bishop’s Arms pub.
On Sundays, guests can enjoy breakfast until 12:00 and check-out until 18:00, except during peak periods. Guests can unwind in the relaxation area, complete with a sauna and a fully-equipped gym. The exclusive spa services at nearby Elite Park Avenue Hotel are also available for Plaza's guests. The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre and the Liseberg Amusement Park is located an 8-minute drive from the hotel.
Upper House Gothenburg Sweden (More Information & Booking)
Featuring free entry to a popular city-view spa, Upper House is located on the top floors of Gothia Towers. Spread over floors 18-20, the on-site spa offers impressive views of Gothenburg and an outdoor, glass-bottom pool. Luxury beds, bathrobes and slippers are found in all Upper House rooms, as well as modern furnishings. Each has a flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee facilities. A daily turn-down service is provided.
Indoor and outdoor pools, along with a Turkish steam bath and spa treatments are offered. Drinks and regional cuisine are served in Upper House’s restaurant and bar. A valet parking service is also available. The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is located next to the hotel, while Liseberg Amusement Park is just across the street. Scandinavium Arena and the city’s main street, Avenyn, are both less than a 10-minute walk away.
Modern Stockholm is uniquely made up of 30% waterways and another 30% of parks and green spaces. It’s spread across 14 islands and is both one of the world’s cleanest and most charming capitals. Stockholm’s famously huge number of museums includes the Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, the Moderna Museet and the Spritmuseum. City Hall hosts the famous Nobel Prize banquet and the Vasamuseet hosts the 300 year old Vasa warship.The city’s past can be felt in Gamla Stan – Stockholm’s stunning Old Town with medieval layout, cobblestone streets and the Baroque-style Royal Palace. Designer Swedish clothes and interior decorations abound in the many unique stores throughout the city. For a day away, ferries reveal the stunning Stockholm archipelago, a group of thousands of islands and rocks where you can enjoy hiking, outdoor swimming and fishing.
Lydmar Hotel Stockholm Sweden (More Information & Booking)
This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Situated by the National Museum, this chic waterfront hotel offers views of the Old Town and Royal Palace. It offers a popular bistro-style restaurant and art exhibitions. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Lydmar Hotel’s spacious rooms are individually decorated and have wooden floors. Many feature original stucco work, wood beams and high windows. All have a TV, minibar and air conditioning.
The hotel restaurant serves European cuisine; everything from escargots to steak tartare to Sicilian fish. Archipelago boat tours regularly depart from Strömkajen Harbour, which is 100 yards from Lydmar Hotel. Stureplan Square, with its shops and nightlife, is a 10-minute walk away.
Hotel Diplomat Stockholm Sweden (More Information & Booking)
Set in an impressive 1911-era Art Nouveau building on upscale Strandvägen boulevard, Hotel Diplomat offers great views over Nybroviken Bay, free spa and fitness room access and a restaurant with summer terrace. WiFi is free. Diplomat’s modern interior was designed by renowned architect Per Öberg and combines classic elegance with contemporary design. Each room features blackout curtains, a generous workspace and quality Dux beds with premium linen. All include luxury toiletries and a flat-screen TV with free video-on-demand.
The in-house restaurant uses fresh, local produce to create classic Swedish dishes with a Mediterranean twist. The waterfront terrace is an ideal spot to take in the waterfront views during summer. Guests can enjoy a glass of champagne or cocktail in the bar after a day exploring Stockholm.For relaxation or fitness needs, the hotel has a spacious, well-equipped gym and a sauna.The Diplomat is just 350 yards from Stockholm’s Royal Theatre. Local buses stops directly outside the hotel. Archipelago-bound boats depart regularly from across the street.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm Sweden (More Information & Booking)
This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Grand Hôtel Stockholm is situated on the waterfront opposite the Royal Palace and the Old Town, 0.6 miles from Central Station. It offers fine dining, a luxury spa and free Wi-Fi access. Grand’s soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms have an LCD TV with satellite channels. Rooms also offer courtyard, city or waterfront views.
Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren was awarded 2 Michelin stars and Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren with 1 star. The Verandan restaurant offers waterfront, city views and breakfast buffet, while Cadier Baren serves an à la carte breakfast, lunch and cocktails.Grand Hôtel Nordic Spa & Fitness has exercise equipment and an indoor pool. Spa treatments include facials, foot massages and naprapathy. Grand Stockholm also offers chauffeur-driven limousine transfers and 24-hour room service.