Monday, 8 August 2011

An Unusual Hotel



Finding a hotel is usually a straightforward affair, especially in a major city. Skip through a few major sites (Lastminute.com, Expedia, Opodo) and pick something central and reasonably priced, preferably with reviews including words like 'clean' and 'good breakfast' (I have my priorities straight!). Unlike with transport, where it's usually better to book a long way in advance, the best hotel deals seem to appear a week or two before you need them. But when we started looking at Stockholm, the usual approach didn't seem to be working.

And then my husband found this...


The Malardrottningen is a hotel on a boat, moored permanently right in the middle of Stockholm. Since Stockholm itself is built on a series of islands, being on the water felt appropriate, and we certainly had a great view from the breakfast table (below), not to mention the extensive breakfast buffet.

The bedrooms were unsurprisingly small, but comfortable enough. We had a bunk bed in our room, which wouldn't have been our first choice, but it was worth it to stay in such a unique spot in the middle of town. We'd love to go back and see more of Stockholm, and we'd certainly stay here again.



8 comments:

Bibliomama said...

Okay, that? Is just cool.

Slamdunk said...

Now that is cool Rachel. Nice find by the hubby.

Rachel said...

There's a "Botel" in Amsterdam, too, in case a visit to the Van Gogh Museum takes your fancy!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Um not sure about the bunk bed option but an interesting place to stay in a city, we certainly want to return to sometime.

liliannattel said...

I love your adventurous spirit.

Rabbit Hole Report said...

Thank you for the hotel reservation tips and hubby's unique find. Glad it worked out for you.

Charlotte said...

This place looks like a DREAM! Thanks so much for sharing :) Too bad I didn't see this sooner--have two friends who are there now. I could have sent them this!

Jeanne said...

How incredibly cool. If I ever get to travel anyplace interesting, I'm hiring you as my travel agent!

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