Stockholm is arguably the coolest city in Europe. And Berns Hotel is arguably the hippest hotel in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital – famous for its beautiful women, great restaurants and fun nightlife. A boutique hotel that mixes eclectic modern design with old school luxury, Berns Hotel dates back to 1863 and has welcomed famous guests such a Rihanna, Noomi Rapace, Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama. Centrally located in front of Berzelii Park, close to the train station, waterfront and old town, Berns Hotel offers 60 individually decorated rooms and suites, two fantastic restaurants and several trendy bars that stay open into the early mornings hours, creating the perfect atmosphere for travelers looking for a fun, lively hotel stay.
This was my second time staying at Berns and I loved it just as much as my first visit. Our suite was huge (by European standards) with a large living room area with big windows that let in a lot of natural light. I loved the crazy art on the walls and the big jacuzzi tub in our bathroom with a TV above it. It might have been due to the fact that we stayed out so late every night and were exhausted when our heads hit the pillows, but my husband and I both agreed that the bed in our room was super comfortable.
My favorite things about Berns Hotel are the location, the fun party atmosphere, and the down to earth staff who are always kind and helpful. They helped me book all our restaurant reservations during our three-day stay, which was not an easy feat as we had a group of 12 and all the best restaurants in Stockholm get reserved early in the busy summer months. I am also obsessed with Berns Asiatiska, their gorgeous restaurant hall with crystal chandeliers and mirrors that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an opulent setting. Buffet breakfast is included in your stay and is served in the Asiatiska untill 10am on weekdays and 11am on weekends.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
– Walk the charming cobblestone streets and colorful buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town), home to a 13th-century cathedral, the royal palace of Kungliga Slottet and an array of cute restaurants and bars.
– Take one of the ferries or sightseeing boats that shuttle passengers between islands, beneath more than 50 bridges.
– Visit the Fotografiska, one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography.
– Visit the Ice Bar for a cocktail at the world’s first permanent bar made of ice!
WHERE TO EAT &DRINK
– Mister French – This is for sure my favorite restaurant in Stockholm! Mister French is right on the water with a fun party atmosphere, great food, and it turns into a club after dinner.
– Boqueria – Good Spanish tapas in a fun, upscale setting.
– Lydmar Hotel – Lydmar is a nice brunch spot serving delicious food and cocktails at their indoor dinning room, or beautiful patio. This is also a good place to stay if Berns is fully booked.
– Berns Asiatiska – Good food in an opulent setting! We had a big group dinner here with 12 people. The sharing menu has a great assortment and the staff does a good job at staying on top of requests.
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I was welcomed at Berns Hotel as a guest, but as always, my opinions are my own.