The Lydmar Hotel in Sweden, glamour by Lake Mälaren
Stockholm is a city on the water, and the water it stands on is not the Baltic Sea, but a part of Lake Mälaren called the Riddarfjärden, the Knights’ Firth, which flows from Lake Mälaren to the ocean waters. Lake Mälaren has numerous straits and rivers that flow east out of it, such as the Stocksundet and the Brunnsviken, and these form an inland archipelgo, and on one island that is now called the Gamla Stan, the Old Town, Stockholm was founded in the middle of the 11th Century. Today, the town has spread out from the island to either bank of the bay, and the rivers and lakes that surround Stockholm have brought it the nickname of the Venice of the North. On the northern side of the Gamla Stan, just across the Strömbron Bridge, where a small peninsula juts into the water and local ferries line up at their docks, the deluxe Lydmar Hotel stands directly next door to the imposing National Museum of Art.
The Lydmar is a gentle white colour against the royal tans of the museum, and it stands back a bit from the street, while its beautiful Patio is filled with guests enjoying the open air al fresco dining, served by the hotel’s Dining Room. The Lydmar emphasizes informality and calmness in its operations, and the Concierge will eagerly assist you in designing a bespoke itinerary for your journey around Stockholm. You may not want to wander far from the luxury and understated style of the Lydmar, however, for this hotel is an enchanting, peaceful, and relaxing five-star affair.
Selecting One Jewel from a Crown
The Lydmar Hotel features 46 rooms, which includes seven upscale suites. Each of the rooms is unique in design, including the linens from Gastraldi in Italy. The three Medium King Suites are disabled accessible, and the penthouse option is simply called the X Large, with excellent views of the water and the Old Town. At the Lydmar v, you can enjoy a large menu of Spa services from the Nordic Spa & Fitness, which is housed in the partner establishment of the Grand Hotel, next door on the North side of the Lydmar. The Spa is a fairly large facility, and offers massage, beauty treatments, sauna, and fitness center. If you would like to relax in a peaceful and green setting before exploring the nightlife of Stockholm, the Lydmar offers its guests the Terrace, a gardened space on the second floor perfect for a cocktail before dinner, and for people watching.
Experiencing Sweden’s City on the Water in Style
Stockholm is one of the great, grand cities of Europe, and the monuments and museums, theatre and nightclubs, parks and palaces are numerous and beautiful. Just across the water from the Lydmar, the Royal Palace and the Royal Armory Museum stand tall, nobly awaiting your visit. You can receive any number of bespoke touring recommendations from the Concierge, as well as an introduction to the Taxi Stockholm tour guides. Stockholm is also filled with excellent restaurants, one of which is located at the Lydmar. All of the refreshments and dinners at the hotel are the work of the Dining Room, led by Chef Jens Dillon. The chef’s menu is based on the flexibility and familiar comforts of brasserie fare, while including several haute cuisine elements. The luxuries of the Lydmar are meant to provide serenity and joy to the harried traveller, and you can expect an excellent bespoke experience and relaxed elegance throughout your stay here.