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Looking to visit Sweden? Here are the five friendliest LGBT hotels in the Stockholm


By Steve Brown

The ‘Open City’ of Stockholm just oozes romance. Set on two waters with a gorgeous old town (Gamla Stan), matched with sophisticated places to stay, eat, shop and visit, Stockholm makes for the perfect romantic break away (or perhaps even a naughty weekend!).

It’s a fabulous setting for a long-weekend trip, at any time of year – check out award winning museums like Fotografiska and Vasa when it’s Winter-wonderland outside, or enjoy the charm of the city or browse new Swedish fashion collections at Bibliotekstan as the city comes alive in the Spring.

In the warmer months, you can get out on the water to Royal Djurgården on the long, bright Swedish days, or enjoy a buzzing Summer vibe all over the city.

You’ll also be able to taste Stockholm’s fab gastronomy, like the vegan street food at Green Queen or any of Svenska Brasseriet’s collection of restaurants, during the Autumn.

We guarantee you’ll fall in love with, perhaps even in Stockholm. And for those who have already visited, it’s a fantastic city to return to, to rekindle the flame. 

Whatever your reason to visit, have a read over the website ahead of your trip. It’s the go-to site, to find out which hotels, attractions and restaurants are passionate about welcoming LGBTQ-travellers. 

Here are five romantic Stockholm hotels, to inspire your next trip…


Stylish and elegant, Hotel Diplomat Stockholm is a luxury hotel located by the waterfront in the heart of the vibrant city, just steps away from Stockholm’s main sites, the best shopping as well as the restaurant and bar scene.

Explore Scandinavian art and design at this unique Art Nouveau palace, it’ll be hard to tear yourself away from its gorgeous rooms – but hey, if you’re there to spend some together time, perhaps that doesn’t matter at all. 


In an iconic art-deco building in the heart of Stockholm, formerly one of the city’s most famous department stores (Greta Garbo used to work here), Haymarket by Scandic offers fabulous, trendy, luxury digs in the heart of the city.

We particularly love its bar, while buzzing at Happy Hour, it’s a fabulous place to catch an intimate drink for two after a long day of exploring the city.


Hotel Hellsten is a cosmopolitan love nest in the heart of Stockholm with an unpretentious atmosphere – home away from home, you could call it.

Exciting interiors combining the modern and traditional featuring bold and subtle colours aimed to be playful but effortlessly comfortable at the same time.


A gorgeous design hotel, the interior design aesthetics of the Nobis (by celebrated Swedish design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune), contrasts with the buildings’ original late 19th century architecture to create an absolutely romantic atmosphere.

Located right in Stockholm’s exclusive shopping district, the service here is unrivaled in Stockholm. It’s another place that you won’t want to leave after check-in.


This is Stockholm’s urban oasis. On a peaceful and lush island in the middle of the bustling city lies a 300+ year old house, the Hotel Skeppsholmen.

This building from 1699 has an exciting historic background, but has been brought right up to date, showcasing a modern and eco-friendly hot spot situated on the waterfront.

Hotel Skeppsholmen is a place to reload your batteries or spend time with a loved on, in a quiet, yet central location.

For more about the city in general, visit here.