From a treehouse to a stylish base in Stockholm, some favourite places to stay…
Miss Clara, Stockholm
Previously a girls’ school and styled with original 1910 art nouveau touches such as parquet floors blend with vibrant artwork, retro furniture and minimal decor to offer. The rooms look as though they could have been styled at any point over the past hundred years. There’s also a brasserie, a pizzeria and a bar, as well as a gym and a sauna. Gamla Stan, the old town, is a fifteen-minute walk away.
Room-only doubles start from 1,240 SEK (£105) a night.
00 46 8440 6700, missclarahotel.com
Ett Hem, Stockholm
In a 1910 redbrick Arts and Crafts townhouse, now in one of Stockholm’s more residential neighbourhoods. Inside, English designer Ilse Crawford has blended classic Scandinavian design with 21st-century pieces sourced from abroad, such as a gleaming brass cabinet by Jack Trench of London. The shady gardens are designed by the landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell.
Room-only doubles start from 3,460 SEK (£294) a night
00 46 8200 590, etthem.se
Hotel Flora, Gothenburg
Once part of the Gothenburg fish market and formerly a hostel, rooms range from compact but stylish “crash pads” to a royal suite with a packed Smeg fridge and a terrace. There’s a relaxed living room-cum-bar/restaurant on site, with several Michelin-starred eateries near by, and leafy Kungsparkena is ashort walk away.
Room-only doubles start from 990 SEK (£84) a night
00 46 3113 8616, hotelflora.se
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