Stockholm – the design capital of the World? To me yes – in every single aspect. Stockholm is also my favourite Scandinavian capital. The city is already located in a geographically beautiful location but anything human made is very stylish and beautiful as well. Nobis Hotel, which is located right in the middle of this stylish city is no exception to this. The experience at Nobis Hotel can even be described as Stockholm in a nutshell – stylish decoration, good food, nice people and trendiness.
As usual, I found out about this hotel through the amazing hotel website Tablet Hotels. Even though Nobis Hotel does not occupy a gigantic building (which makes it nice), it is still home to a separate bar, bistro, many separate common areas and a restaurant. The rooms and common areas all have their own unique design and the rooms are immaculately clean with most of them having a good sized windows overlooking one of the nicest squares in the city. The only thing that I wish was different was the location of the breakfast area, which is in the basement floor in a windowless area. That’s probably why I spent better part of my stay in this hotel at the upstairs bistro, which had good food, nice atmosphere and full size windows overlooking the street. The separate bar is also on the first floor and gets quite full as early as 4 pm during winter days in Stockholm (it gets dark at around 3.30 pm).
Now are you ready for the surprise? Are you familiar with the physiological phenomenon of “Stockholm Syndrome” – a state where hostages develop some sort of emotional connection with their capturers. Well – as internet tells us, a bank robbery that occurred in Stockholm in 1973 gave rise to this phenomenon and guess where was the bank? Right in the building, which is now occupied by Nobis Hotel and a neighbouring Acne store. Four bank employees were held hostages by a prison escapee but they grew a quite intense connection with their capturer. Even the polic had at some point thought that some of the hostages could also be a part of this plot.
Nobis Hotel is about fifteen minutes walk from Gamla Stan – the famous historical district of Stockholm. As anything in Stockholm, Nobis Hotel cannot be described as a budget friendly option with its nightly rates of around USD 270-300 but check out the website as they usually publish promotions if you stay for three or more nights. Ah also – I just heard that Nobis is opening another hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark and they again picked a remarkable building – a building that has originally served as Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.