Facing the waterfront and located in fashionable Strandgatan this elegant hotel has more than a touch of Parisian townhouse charm about it. Indeed, its art nouveau building – dating back to 1911 – fits right in among this historic district where high-end restaurants and bars, like the hotel, look out over Nybroviken Bay and the Baltic Sea. You’ll also find an amusement park and excellent zoo nearby. More practically, Hotel Diplomat is also within walking distance of the central train station and 10 minutes from Bromma Airport.
Popular among locals and visitors alike, the hotel’s restaurant fuses traditional Swedish cuisine with Mediterranean influences in a menu that emphasises local, organic produce. Start with a foie gras terrine before moving onto a lightly seared pike-perch or saddle of lamb served with beetroots and oyster mushrooms. However you order, you can expect a gourmet treat, immaculately presented. There’s also a heritage brassiere where healthy breakfast buffets, relaxed brunches and afternoon teas are all served to yet more of those gorgeous views. Don’t miss out on the traditional Sunday roast – it's a real treat.
All of the hotel’s rooms and suites are bright and play up their Scandinavian heritage in grand bay windows and richly textured upholstery. Each features Dux’s signature luxury beds, free WiFi and video on demand while many come with balconies to take advantage of harbour views. Standard Singles and Queens welcome with flat screen TVs, plush armchairs and tiled en suites while Superior Rooms come with marble floor bathrooms and extra living space. For those sea views, look to the Deluxe rooms or luxurious suites, which come complete with welcoming lounges, teak detailing and, in the Dagmar Suite, a steam sauna.
Make use of your complimentary hour at the hotel’s ‘Retreat’ to unwind in its sauna, Jacuzzi and mosaic shower. And, if that’s not enough, make use of the fully equipped fitness centre or book into a massage, skin treatment or stylist session. Come the evening, head to the hotel’s cocktail bar for mixologist-prepared delights and a wide selection of whiskeys as elegant interiors transport you back to La Belle Epoque. Lastly, Hotel Diplomat has a long-standing engagement in the art world, displaying notable works by both Swedish and internationally renowned artists throughout the hotel. On the first floor there’s even a guest exhibition of contemporary photography.