Everything within Hotel Diplomat is put together to make you love Stockholm. First thing, when you stay at this privately-run four-star hotel, you are situated on the most prestigious street of the Swedish capital: Strandvägen. Perfect location to explore my favourite hostpots in town like cult restaurant/bar Riche which is only a five minute walk, the clubs of Stureplan: Spy Bar and Kåken or even F12 are only five minutes cab away. During the day the creative district of Södermalm, where I like shopping and taking pictures of inspiring people is only 2 subway stops away. My room was absolutely marvelous. I was staying at the “Double Diplomat View” so I got the chance to have a breathtaking view over the picturesque scenery of steamboats returning to Nybroviken and Stockholm’s skyline. Internationally renowned architect Per Öberg lies behind the warm and light interior of all the Double rooms Diplomat, where the furniture also carries his signature. A design that brilliantly combines the classical features of the Art Nouveau building, with modern influences.
The wide beds from DUX are made up with the finest cotton sheets from the Diplomat Collection. Marble flooring and wood details in the bathroom gives a ‘low-key exclusive feeling . The aesthetic of the architecture can be seen in every corner, from the authentic Art Nouveau elevator that is probably as old as the building that is from 1914 to the stained glass windows in the staircases. During my stay there was an exhibition about the very controversial bullfighting in the lounge on the mezzanine floor. It was about the life of a third generation Spanish Rejeonador (matador on a horse) Antonio Domecq. Photographer Nicolas Albinson has succeeded in catching glimpses of the human being behind the sportsman, a man who has devoted his life to an almost extinct culture.
Anyway, even if you are not especially into bullfighting, Hotel Diplomat will make your stay in Stockholm effortless, classy and relaxing.
Stockholm urban area, Sweden
08-459 68 00