Seasonal is the Word

Our new Brunch and Dinner menus are here, reflecting the flavours of this season. We always strive to serve meals that are from the garden, locally produced and ecologically grown. We hope you will enjoy the newcomers as much as the classics!

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The Royal Opera – National Stage for Opera & Ballet

Sweden’s National Stage for Opera & Ballet
 

A visit to the Royal Opera is always exciting. The grand and exclusive venue presents a mix of classical and contemporary opera and ballet every year, and right now I’m waiting for the great love story La Bohéme’s premiere, January 28th. Check out the full program on the Royal Opera’s website, there are plenty of interesting premieres this season!

Don’t miss the great package deal that Hotel Diplomat and the Royal Opera has put together. Until May 31st, a discount on accommodation and tickets is offered for combined bookings.

Gustaf Adolfs torg 2, 103 22 Stockholm

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Mellqvist Kaffebar – Café in Stockholm

Breakfast in Vasastan
 

Mellqvist kaffebar, located in Vasastan, is the whole-in-the-wall café known by the locals for being one of the best coffee spots in town, and the natural meeting place for breakfast during the weekend. A morning walk is completed with grilled ciabatta and an espresso from the cute café cart outside. Relaxed, familiar and friendly.

Rörstrandsgatan 4, 113 40 Stockholm

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Five Stars

We are proud to announce that we are now a five-star hotel! Over the past year we have worked extensively towards our goal; to become five-star star in January, 2017. Each department in the hotel has been analyzed thoroughly and new procedures and routines have been implemented to assure the high level of service and quality at each level.

We look forward to your next visit and hope that you will enjoy your stay with us!

 

Artipelag – Fashion Stories Exhibition

Stunning fashion exhibition in the Archipelago
 

Get inspired by Fashion Stories at Artipelag, the stunning creations of the acclaimed fashion designer Lars Wallin. The exhibition celebrates Lars’s 25th year as a designer and features nearly 200 of his beautiful Creations, letting us follow his creative career. It gives us an insight to the design process and let us experience the many meaningful dresses and costumes created by himself. An extra plus is the beautiful location of the venue, Artipelag, set right by the waterfront in the Stockholm Archipelago – a great weekend destination this winter! The exhibition is on display until March 12th.

Artipelagstigen 1, 134 40 Gustavsberg

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Svenskt Tenn – Swedish Interior Design

The ultimate last-minute Christmas gift
 

The ultimate last-minute Christmas gift is found at Svenskt Tenn. This popular interior design store next door, is one of my favorites with their playful, personal patterns and elegant and bold design idiom. You’ll find everything from trays, beautiful furniture to unique and eye-catching wall papers, and my personal all-time favorite,  the knot of friendship candle holder – the perfect gift for someone special or yourself.

Strandvägen 5, 114 51 Stockholm

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Byredo – Perfumes, Candles and Leather Goods

Simple, stylish and fragrant
 

Simple, stylish and fragrant – I love everything about Byredo’s wonderful products! The range of perfumes, scented candles, body care and leather accessories all tell their own story inspired by Byredo founder Ben Gorham’s memories from travelling to his mother’s hometown in India. The Bibliotheque candle fill up my appartement with a wonderful scent of peach, violet, plum, vanilla and leather.

Photo taken from Byredo’s Facebook page.

Mäster Samuelsgatan 10, 111 44 Stockholm

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Skansen – Christmas Market

Christmas spirit at Skansen
 

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without Skansens Christmas market! A tradition with lots of Christmas spirit that my family have had for many years. We stroll around in the lovely smell of Glögg and Christmas trees, looking at the pretty handcrafts and tasting all the delicious Swedish sweets and traditional Christmas delicacies – a must!

Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm

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Restaurang Farang – Southeast Asian food

Southeast Asian flavors and delicious cocktails
 

If you are into Asian flavors, just like me, you have to visit this New York inspired gem. The absence of windows and the location on the ground floor of an industrial building makes the perfect cosmopolitan atmosphere for a Friday night dinner with friends. We go for their fantastic set menu and share around the table. Imagine Softshell crab, crispy pork and sashimi Vietnamese style…and delicious cocktails!

Tulegatan 7, 113 53 Stockholm

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Feel-Good Flames

The most wanted Christmas gift is, without doubt, our scented candle. Relaxing scents of wood and almond, added with lavender, rose and orange bloom will fill your home and spread that well-being feeling. On sale in the Reception.