Ett Hem, the homely Hotel in Stockholm
Situated in an upmarket suburb of Stockholm and only 15 minutes from the shopping district you’ll find the Arts and Crafts hotel, Ett Hem. It was built in 1910 and retains the character of the time while simultaneously offering every modern convenience to its guests. The hotel was built as a private home and the owners were careful to retain that homely feel during the renovations. If the impersonal feel of a chain hotel is not for you then you will adore your stay at Ett Hem.
The owners took great care during the renovations to preserve the integrity of the original home but also to ensure that guests have every comfort available. Sweden is synonymous with functional furnishings and Ett Hem is no exception but beauty is also present everywhere in the Hotel. There are 12 light and airy rooms furnished with fabulous antiques and artwork.
A secret courtyard garden in the city is on the wish list of many and here at Ett Hem you can start your day by having your breakfast in the courtyard wilderness, and end it with a glass of wine as the sun sets.
At Ett Hem you’re invited to be more than a valued guest. You’re welcome to lounge in the conservatory library all day long if you’d like to. Similarly, wrap up in a rug in the living room or spend time in the kitchen. You can relax in your bath surrounded by candles with a glass of wine and a good book, or you can take the wine and the book and sit in the Glasshouse looking out to the garden. Everything is about comfort and relaxation. Ett Hem means Home in Swedish and that’s just what this is. Your home away from home.
The service is wonderful. The staff introduce themselves to you on arrival and remember your name throughout your stay. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Just as in your own home you can pick your spot and from there you can enjoy everything the hotel has to offer. You can eat in the kitchen or the library, you can pick a snack when you want it, basically you live as if you were at home and best of all, you don’t have to do anything. The menu is fresh and local and is decided upon every morning. Dinner is a set menu so even the stress of choosing is taken away from you.
The accommodation ranges from a double room with queen sized bed to a suite with a king sized four poster, dining and sitting areas, and all are furnished with Scandinavian style and comfort.
Stockholm in Spring is a joyous time. The residents delight in the bursts of colour as the city sheds the burden of the long snowy winter. How can you delight in Spring if you don’t have that contrast and the Swedes are experts at celebrating the arrival of tulips, lilacs and the cherry blossom in May. Of course the other seasons have their own charm – who doesn’t enjoy being wrapped up warmly as a blizzard rages outside?
Enjoy Ett Hem all year-round, it’s waiting to make you feel at home.