First trip to Stockholm and was worried this might be a bit out of the way but it's not. All the islands are easily within walking distance. From here to Gamla Stan takes approximately 20 minutes to walk and that was in icy conditions. The hotel is gorgeous and they seem to have every little detail just right. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Lovely room, great toiletries and accessories. For info, there's no kettle in room but that didn't bother me. We ate in hotel both nights and it's not cheap but nowhere in Stockholm is cheap so it's probably the equivalent price of other restaurants.
"Pretty much perfect..."
Having not been to Stockholm for a few years, we were recommended this place by local friends… I wasn’t sure I fancied it. Being on our own island sounded like it may be too far out and would be a shlepp to get anywhere. In the end, we took a chance on it and now I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The first thing you remember about the city is that it’s not that big – you can walk to most places (which is a good thing as I can’t remember going to a city where cabs are so expensive as they are here… A 10 minute ride can set you back about £25 and because of all the one way systems, it’s a lot better to walk here than drive). The island of Sheppsholmen is reachable from a small one lane bridge from the main city and 10-15 minutes walk will get you to most places. We were there in late October when the autmn leaves are at their most beautiful… On overcast days, the city has a melancholic air to it but when the sun’s out, it’s one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever go to – and somewhere you definitely need to visit. The view from the hotel is mostly just trees and then the water beyond. You wake in the morning and you hear nothing. No traffic whatsoever, and that’s the great thing about this place… It’s just like being in the country but it’s 10 minutes from everywhere – either by ferry (which stops just outside) or on foot. The rooms are Nordic functional rather than plush – that seems completely in sync with the soul of this building which I read somewhere was over 300 years old and has been very sensitively restored… wooden floors, rugs, no bath but a good shower – ridiculous form-over-function basin whereby the water flows over a stone before sloshing onto your shoes is the only minus and the bed is huge and ridiculously comfortable with proper pillows. Breakfast is a bit of a bun fight where there’s no noticeable staff and it’s a help-yourself scrum at busy times, but the food is top notch. Saw off some sourdough, stick it in the toaster and help yourself to delicious scrambled eggs and crispy bacon, plus any number of cheeses, fruit, muesli, meats etc, great coffee and loose leaf tea which you put into your own drawstring teabags. One of the best hotel breakfasts we’ve had. There’s no bar per-se, so in the evenings you just sit back down at one of the tables – and one of only two niggles is that the room is as dimly lit at breakfast as it is in the evening… In the winter months, surely you don’t want to be having breakfast by candlelight' Even with the cloudless skies outside, it’s kept at just the light level whereby you’re constantly wishing they’d turn the lights on. And the second gripe is that there is nowhere to sit and chat –except the dining room. No sofas or chairs to be seen anywhere, so when we needed to have an informal meeting (the kind you’d normally just do in the sitting room) we had to rent one of the meeting rooms. Very nice and everything but having to pay £50 just to sit down and talk, without someone vacuuming under your feet as they cleared breakfast and set up for lunch, is annoying. Apart from that, it’s pretty perfect… Didn’t have dinner there because there’s way to many great places to eat out… The staff are delightful – if a little dozy at times (they had no idea what time the shops opened on Sunday so just guessed… an hour earlier that they actually did open which was a bit hopeless) but we’re already looking for any excuses to get back there. Wonderful.
We went for Christmas Eve and had their Christmas table and it was wonderful. We later came back for New Years Eve. Both stays were fabulous and I have to admit that this is currently my favorite hotel. The staff was incredibly helpful, the views were amazing and the city center is within easy walking distance. We even went to Skansen one day and it was a very easy boat ride away. A really perfect experience.
Located on the green heart of Stockholm, or should we say white heart, since it was all snowed in. It's a very beautiful hotel with an even more beautiful view! We had 4 relaxing nights we won't forget! The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great - dinner as well - and the room just perfect!
"A wonderful retreat with easy access to the City"
My wife and I spent five days in Stockholm for Christmas this year, and were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Skeppsholmen. The hotel was well appointed, clean, and provided us a consistent good night's rest. However, the best aspect was the location. Being in the Center of City, while still being on a quite island has several advantages. We were never bothered by City noise and lights. Instead, we felt as if we were on our own little island away from the hustle and bustle. Despite this, the convenient bus and ferry stop makes the rest of the City easily accessible. On top of this, the views of the surrounding City over the water were spectacular. The Hotel breakfast was excellent everyday, and the staff were most helpful and friendly. If we had any suggestions on how to improve the hotel, I think a dedicated hotel bar would provide a nice evening option for guests, as there isn't much to do on Skeppsholmen in the evening.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM