Built in 1874 the Grand Hotel is a Stockholm landmark and lies at the edge of the harbor directly opposite the Royal Palace. It was the original home of the Nobel Prize dinner and to this day Nobel laureates stay at the hotel during the annual ceremony. The gold-crested green columns in the lobby and the original oil paintings decorating the walls give an immediate sense of grandeur.
Amenity highlights: Guests can enjoy traditional Swedish fare and fantastic views in the Grand Veranda, or fine French cuisine in the French Dining Room. The Grand Fitness health club offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials and wraps. The 19 meeting rooms cater for a range of functions holding up to 700 people and include the vast Venetian-style Winter Garden and the Louis XIV-inspired Hall of Mirrors.
Insider tip: Visitors should take a look in the Grandezza newsletter that is left in every room. Here can be found a copy of some of the guest book signatures of famous people to have stayed at the hotel over the years. The sample displayed changes every quarter but over the years has included Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Winston Churchill, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Clint Eastwood, Margaret Thatcher and, of course, a host of Nobel laureates.
S Blasieholmshammen 8
Stockholm, 103 27
Nearest major airport:
Stockholm, Sweden (ARN-Arlanda)
Guests of the hotel enjoy a complimentary Continental/cooked-to-order/buffet breakfast each morning.
The Grand Veranda – The Grand Veranda is situated at the front of the hotel and features large windows offering excellent views of the harbor and the Royal Palace. It serves buffet breakfast in the morning and a traditional Smorgasbord buffet every evening (except during theme weeks). There is also an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner.
Franska Matsalen – Franska Matsalen, or French Dining Room, is a 90 seat restaurant serving fine French cuisine. Open every evening from Monday to Saturday, it features an à la carte menu and five set menus and wine from a 20,000 bottle cellar. The seating area is in two sections, the upper part is wood paneled, while the lower part by the window is light with cream and brown marble columns.
In business district
In city center
In entertainment district
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Boat tours – 50 meters
National Art Museum – 500 meters
Houses of Parliament – 500 meters
Royal Palace – 500 meters
Gamla Stan (old town shopping) – 500 meters
Kulturhuset – 1 kilometer (0.5 miles)
Wasa Ship (historic warship) – 1 kilometer (0.5 miles)
Museum of Modern Art – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
Skansen Zoo – 2 kilometers (1.5 miles)
Groena Lund Amusement Park – 2 kilometers (1.5 miles)
Arlanda International Airport (ARN): Approximate driving time is 45 minutes and distance is 8 kilometers (5 miles).
The hotel is easily reached via regular train and bus service. At the airport, take the Arlanda Buss or the Arlanda Express train to Central Station, which is located across the street from the hotel. The bus takes about 40 minutes; the train makes the trip in 20 minutes.
Driving directions from Stockholm Arlanda Airport: From the airport, simply follow the signs for the center of Stockholm and then the harbor where you will find the hotel.
Tax of 12% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
There are no room charges for children 12 and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Pets not allowed
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is Noon
The hotel has 19 meeting and conference rooms, many featuring the original décor. The 700-capacity Winter Garden is a huge indoor space which features Venetian style architecture. The Hall of Mirrors, built in 1899, was modeled on the Galerie des Glaces in Versailles and includes two enormous chandeliers weighing 1,200 kg each.
Guests can be pampered or enjoy an exercise fix at the Grand Fitness health club. It offers a range of treatment including massages, facials and wraps. There is also a sauna, steam room, free weights and resistance machines. It even has a bar serving coffee and health drinks. The cardiovascular room features three plasma screen TVs.
See a list of property amenities
Spa services on site
Massage – treatment room(s)
Pool table nearby
Room service (24 hours)
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Cell phone/mobile rental
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Number of rooms: 310
24-hour front desk
Medical assistance available
Television in lobby
Air-conditioned public areas
Full-service health spa
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Limo or Town Car service available
Babysitting or child care
Dry cleaning service
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Golf – miniature nearby
Golf – driving range nearby
Skiing – cross-country nearby
Boat launch nearby
Rowing or canoeing nearby
Scuba diving nearby
Running track/path nearby
Pilates classes/instruction nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby
Horse riding/rental nearby
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby
Skiing – downhill nearby
Ice skating nearby
Motor boating nearby
Water skiing nearby
Yoga classes/instruction nearby
Bicycle rentals nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Bird watching nearby
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Premium TV channel(s)
Internet access – surcharge
Internet access – dial-up
Bottled water in room (complimentary)
Massage – available in room
Cribs (infant beds) available
This hotel has 310 guestrooms, all of which vary in shape, size and décor. Each floor has a different color scheme and style. This ranges from tradition rich fabrics in yellows, reds and greens from when the hotel first opened, to more contemporary grays and whites. Rooms on the first floor are all non-smoking. Rooms on the fifth and sixth floors have large marble bathrooms with two separate doors. All have satellite TV, pay movies, dial-up Internet access (fee), safe, two telephones and an umbrella. Bathrooms have handheld shower and hairdryer.