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Once upon a time (that time being the 90’s) the Lydmar Hotel was achingly hip and trendy; so hip and trendy in fact, that it was destined to go the way of most of that decade’s fashions. However the Lydmar is back once again, and is an altogether more elegant affair this time round.
The hotel's 46 bedrooms are individually designed and prove that there's so much more to Swedish interiors than flat packs and fish hooks - dark slate bathrooms, oak floors and deep leather armchairs. The charismatic designers Pelle Lydmar and Stylt Trampoli have adorned the walls of the hotel with artwork and photographs, whilst the lobby serves as an gallery space, for visiting exhibitions.
The hotel's restaurant is relaxed, fun and knowledgeable, and its menus are international and unfussy, with light bites for lunch and an a la carte dinner choice.
The Lydmar's relaxed, but ruthlessly efficient staff give the hotel a contemporary feel and adhere to Pelle's requests that guests are treated as though they were staying in his own home. Even better is its location: on the waterfront and with views across the water to Stockholm's Old Town. All the main sites of the city are just a short wander away, making the Lydmar the perfect base for a first trip to Sweden.
Guests can use the spa, gym and pool at the Grand Hotel next door.
Charlotte H, Original Traveller