The First Hotel Reisen, housed in an historic 18th-century building, is well-placed for exploring Stockholm, with its central location on the waterfront. This fascinating property, once used to store goods before they were shipped on, is a five-minute walk from the Royal Palace and some of the best shops in Stockholm. The hotel is 40k from the nearest airport.
The hotel has its own wellness spa, situated in the historic groined vault that dates from the 1600s, which guests are welcome to use. It includes a sauna, 15-degree cooling-down pool and gym. You can also choose from a range of luxury treatments in the specially designed rooms – from a short massage to a longer, intensive treatment – then enjoy a chilled glass of champagne if you fancy some bubbles.
The rooms boast mirrored shutters, to reflect light and make everything feel more airy. Many of the walls are curved and some rooms provide fine views of the waterways and over Skeppsholmen island. Guests can choose from standard, superior and deluxe rooms or, for even more space, one of three types of suite. All of the rooms provide free wifi, trouser press and en suite bathroom with bath, while deluxe rooms and suites enjoy additional amenities, which may include a private sauna and Jacuzzi, a separate living area with sofa and dining table, a second bedroom and/or a balcony. You can even take along your four-legged friend as the hotel has a ‘Bring Your Dog’ policy.
It’s easy to get to and from Stockholm’s main sites from the hotel, and as you’re right on the waterfront, it’s also handy for river transport. The Royal Palace is round the corner, and you’re close to the Vasa, Modern and Nordic museums, Skansen open-air museum (which has a zoo focusing on Scandinavian animals), the City Hall, Nobel Museum, and a world of children’s fun at Junibacken, which contains such delights as Storybook Square and Villa Villekulla, home to Pippi Longstocking.
Restaurant Reisen serves delicious and elegant Swedish food from the à la carte menu, or you can stop for a tipple in the award-winning Reisen Bar, a popular Stockholm haunt that also offers a bar menu.
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