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Story Hotel – Stockholm, Sweden

Office block renovated and redesigned by a group of well known Stockholm nightclub and restaurant owners which opened in February 2010. Super-central, a 15-minute walk from the train station, five minutes down to the water and located in the heart of the up-market Ostermalm district. Rooms are very stylishly decorated with comfortable beds and cool bathrooms. Some of the rooms are very small and can be noisy but the web site is honest and clear about which ones these are and the price (and ear plugs) reflects this. Staff can either be very friendly and helpful, or a little cold and slightly aloof. Check-in is 2pm / check-out at midday.

SCENE:

  • Young, twenty and thirty-something creatives, professionals and travellers from far and wide.  Locals hang out in the bar and restaurant.

FUEL:

  • Restaurant – Stylish restaurant with a good menu.  Food is tasty and fresh.  Breakfast is not included in the room.
  • Bar – The ground-floor bar is large and gets busy at the weekend.  As there is no room tab, full payment is expected every time you buy drinks.

PLAY:

  • Patio – A lovely garden courtyard is open in the summer months at the back of the hotel with a bar and food is served.

CONTACT DETAILS:

VISIT DATE:

  • 1-5 July 2010

WEATHER:

  • Hot and sunny 24/26°C, with blue skies during the day; fresh evenings.

ACCESS:

  • Three-hour flight from London; take the Arlanda Express train from the airport into town.

TOP TIPS:

  • The small rooms on the street are cheap but they’re a false economy.

THE FAT MOUSE VERDICT:

  • The Good – One of the city’s only boutique hotels to have launched in the last ten years and the only one in the Ostermalm area; brilliantly located for the city’s best sights.
  • The Bad – No room tab available; slow reception & concierge service; rooms don’t have wardrobes and space for suitcases/bags is limited.

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