With a world-class restaurant scene, unparalleled shopping experiences and a plethora of cool boutique hotels nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, Stockholm has emerged as a premier destination on the European travel map.

From exploring hidden gems to venturing into the trendy district of Södermalm, this vibrant city offers an array of off-the-beaten-path experiences waiting to be discovered. Prepare to embark on a journey through Stockholm’s enchanting boutique hotels, where each stay promises a slice of blissful luxury.

As we unveil the top three accommodations in the city, you’ll discover a world of unparalleled hospitality and distinctive charm.

What sets these exceptional havens apart? They belong to the Crafted collection of World Hotels, a carefully curated portfolio that epitomises artistry and innovation.

Within the realm of Crafted by World Hotels, every boutique establishment is more than just a place to stay—it’s an immersive experience crafted with precision and passion. From contemporary arts to fine craftsmanship, these hotels draw inspiration from diverse cultural movements, creating spaces that resonate with authenticity and allure.

Hotel Frantz

Laura Bartlett at Hotel Franz

Nestled amidst the cobblestone alleyways of Peder Myndes backe and Mariagränd, in the heart of Stockholm’s classic Slussen neighbourhood, Hotel Frantz emerges as a timeless testament to the city’s rich history. Dating back to 1647, this boutique hotel occupies one of Stockholm’s oldest buildings, steeped in heritage and tradition.

But what truly sets Hotel Frantz apart is the story behind its name—a tale woven with the threads of family legacy and entrepreneurial spirit. Enter sisters Tea and Ellen Pettersson, the dynamic duo behind Hotel Frantz, and its sister property, Hotel Ruth.

Our experience was nothing short of magical as we spent time indulging in their world-famous homemade cake by the flickering glow of the firelight in their hidden gem basement restaurant. It was during this memorable moment that we gleaned insights into the inspiration behind their hotels’ names and the ethos that propels their hospitality philosophy.

Stepping into Hotel Frantz, guests are greeted by a sense of timeless charm and familial warmth—an ambiance carefully curated by Ellen to reflect their vision for the hotel. The building’s storied past unfolds before you, revealing Frantz’s affluence and the rich tapestry of history that permeates every corner.

But what truly sets Hotel Frantz apart is the personal touch that Tea and Ellen bring to every aspect of the guest experience. As sisters leading the charge, they infuse their hotels with a sense of authenticity and warmth that is palpable from the moment you arrive. From the carefully curated design to the warm hospitality of the staff, every detail reflects their commitment to creating a truly memorable stay for their guests.

Hidden Gems Around Hotel Franz: After indulging in the warm hospitality of Hotel Franz, take a stroll to nearby Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, where charming cafes and quaint shops await around every corner. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum for a dose of Swedish history and culture.

Hotel Kung Carl

Laura Bartlett at Hotel Kung Carl

Nestled in the bustling heart of Stureplan, Hotel Kung Carl has undergone a stunning transformation, offering a fresh perspective on luxury in Stockholm’s oldest hotel. With panoramic views of Stockholm’s vibrant core, Hotel Kung Carl’s new entrance on the corner of Kungsgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan beckons guests into a realm of timeless elegance and modern convenience.

Since its acquisition by the Östlundh family in 1977, Hotel Kung Carl has flourished, expanding from 46 rooms to 143, with two bars, a bistro, function rooms, a gym, conference facilities and even a rooftop terrace.

Hotel Kung Carl’s commitment to offering a distinctive hospitality experience aligns perfectly with its inclusion in the WorldHotels Crafted collection. By blending classic elegance with contemporary amenities, Hotel Kung Carl provides guests with an authentic glimpse into Stockholm’s cultural landscape.

Hidden Gems Around Hotel Kung Carl: Explore the trendy neighbourhood of Östermalm, just a short walk from Hotel Kung Carl, where you’ll find an array of designer boutiques, cosy cafes and vibrant markets. Be sure to visit the Vasa Museum to marvel at the world’s only preserved 17th-century ship and explore the beauty of Djurgården Island.

Hotel Nofo

Laura Bartlett at Hotel Nofo

Nestled in the heart of Stockholm’s vibrant Södermalm district lies NOFO Hotel, a charming oasis housed within a historic building dating back to 1780. Founded by a husband and wife duo, NOFO Hotel boasts a witty brand story that reflects their playful approach to hospitality.

Legend has it that the couple couldn’t agree on a single theme for the hotel’s design, so they decided to incorporate them all—an idea that left the interior designer initially shocked but ultimately resulted in a delightful fusion of eclectic styles.

Alexander, the son of the hotel’s founders, has stepped into the role of CEO, bringing with him a fresh perspective and innovative vision for the future. With the next generation at the helm, NOFO Hotel looks forward to building upon its legacy of excellence and innovation, ensuring that it remains a beloved destination for travellers from around the world.

Upon entering NOFO Hotel, guests are greeted by the enchanting atmosphere of the SoFo neighbourhood, known for its trendy vibe and artistic flair. Dining at NOFO Hotel is a culinary delight, with the wine bar and dining space offering a welcoming retreat for guests to unwind and indulge.  If you find yourself pondering over the extensive selection of small plates, allow me to suggest a standout dish: the beef tartare drizzled with truffle oil. It’s a real treat for the taste buds, sure to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Hidden Gems Around Hotel Nofo: Discover the eclectic charm of Södermalm, where NOFO Hotel is located, by exploring its vibrant street art, boutique shops and cosy cafes. Don’t miss a visit to Fotografiska, Stockholm’s renowned photography museum, and indulge in a fika experience at one of the neighbourhoods quaint coffee shops.

In the vibrant tapestry of Stockholm’s boutique hotel scene, these three hidden gems shine brightly, each offering a unique blend of luxury, charm and hospitality. As part of the Crafted collection by World Hotels, they represent the epitome of artistry and innovation, setting a standard of excellence that promises a truly unforgettable experience for every guest.

Embark on a 72-hour journey through Stockholm’s hidden gems, where boutique hotels, delicious food and local haunts await exploration. Whether you’re strolling through Gamla Stan, sipping coffee in Södermalm, or admiring the views from Djurgården, each moment promises to be filled with wonder and discovery.

As you wrap up your stay at each remarkable property, it becomes clear that experiencing Stockholm’s hidden gems in just 72 hours is merely scratching the surface of what this vibrant city has to offer. 


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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