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Standing on the edge of Nacka Strand Marina and with a recurrent nautical theme throughout, Hotel J is Stockholm’s answer to Newport, Rhode Island.
Located on the Nacka Strand Marina, the position offers the best of both worlds. It is just a 10 minute taxi ride or 15 minute boat ride to the centre of Stockholm, yet surrounded by marinas giving it the air of a New England summer house.
Each of the 158 rooms is decorated with pale natural woods and cool whites and blues, paying homage to the American New England nautical theme of the hotel. The signal flags and model boats complete the look.
The Club House serves food inspired by the coast of New England, with crab cakes, lobster and red snapper saltimbocca being high up on the menu. Restaurant J has an unrivalled position on the waterfront, and takes the nautical theme up a notch. The building itself resembles a boat, with a hull on one side and a promenade deck on the other (complete with deck chairs looking out to sea). Although this may sound a tad OTT, the smart interior and delectable seafood make up for any premonitions we may have had.
There is a spa nearby to the hotel, and catamarans and kayaks are available to hire.
The more daring amongst you can swim in the water directly outside the hotel. Chilly, yet extremely revitalising.
Charlotte H, Original Traveller