For our 4 nights in Stockholm, we determined to remain on the 115-room Financial institution Resort. That is typically considered one of many metropolis’s greatest lodges, and it’s even affiliated with Small Luxurious Accommodations of the World and World of Hyatt, which is the icing on the cake for us factors lovers.
How & why we booked Financial institution Resort Stockholm
Stockholm isn’t typically recognized for its superb lodges. Grand Resort is normally thought of to be Stockholm’s high lodge, nevertheless it doesn’t belong to any main lodge teams, and in addition appeared type of outdated to me. After all as somebody who loves factors, I checked out the properties of the most important lodge teams — for essentially the most half, Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott have only a few luxurious choices in Stockholm.
That’s the place World of Hyatt’s partnership with Small Luxurious Accommodations of the World (SLH) comes into play. Financial institution Resort Stockholm is an SLH property that companions with Hyatt, which means you may earn and redeem World of Hyatt factors for stays right here.
For our dates within the peak of summer time, the money price was $450 per evening. That is additionally a Class 5 World of Hyatt property, so we might redeem 20,000 World of Hyatt factors per evening to remain right here, and that’s what we did. I certain do love Hyatt’s partnership with SLH…
Financial institution Resort Stockholm location
Financial institution Resort has an amazing location inside Stockholm. It’s simply a few blocks from the waterfront, close to all types of wonderful procuring, eating places, and many others.
The lodge is about again on a aspect avenue, so there’s little avenue noise, which is nice. Nonetheless, it additionally signifies that the lodge doesn’t have a lot in the best way of views.
Financial institution Resort Stockholm foyer & check-in
Financial institution Resort has fairly a grand entrance, with a purple carpet going up a set of stairs. Reception was positioned contained in the foyer and to the precise.
There we have been instantly assisted by a pleasant affiliate, who had us checked in inside minutes. We have been assigned room 501, an “Elegant Distinctive Room” (sure, this lodge has bizarre room names, hah). Reserving by means of the Hyatt & SLH partnership affords an area accessible improve, in order that explains the improve.
Breakfast was included, and the worker additionally defined a few of the lodge’s options, together with the eating and health club choices.
The foyer simply had a small sitting space. A lot of the public areas of the lodge are taken up by eating places and bars, which is comprehensible.
Financial institution Resort Stockholm Elegant Distinctive Room
With keys in hand, we took the elevator as much as the fifth flooring (the lodge has eight flooring), and located our room on the finish of the corridor.
Resort rooms in most of Europe are typically fairly small, although this room was a fairly good measurement, and effectively designed. This room class was described as being 280-320 sq. toes. The room featured an entryway with the toilet to the left and a closet to the precise, with the remainder of the room straight forward.
As soon as inside the primary a part of the room, the mattress was to the left. Each the mattress and pillows have been extraordinarily skinny, however I assume that’s fairly normal in Northern Europe.
Throughout from the mattress was a sitting space with two chairs and a aspect desk.
Then on the different finish of the room was a desk with a bench, the minibar, and a wall-mounted TV. The bench wasn’t notably snug for working by way of again help, nevertheless it was high quality.
The minibar had a complimentary Lavazza espresso machine, in addition to a wide range of drinks and snacks for buy.
There was additionally a welcome amenity consisting of contemporary strawberries, in addition to some type of a vitamin antioxidant drink. I believed it was fascinating that the welcome observe was written in Swedish, particularly since my World of Hyatt account was linked (in order that they knew my handle, and I’m guessing most World of Hyatt members aren’t coming from Sweden).
The room had views of the rooftops of surrounding buildings, so the room was quiet, however there wasn’t all that a lot to see. The home windows didn’t open a lot both.
The lavatory was again close to the doorway, and had a sink, a rest room, and a walk-in bathe.
The bathe had good water strain, and had each a rainforest bathe head and a handheld one.
Toiletries have been from Diptyque, and the scent was beautiful. The one concern was that the bottles have been actually sturdy, and it was nearly not possible to squeeze the liquids out of the bottles.
A pair extra issues to notice concerning the room:
- Wi-Fi was quick and free; the one concern was that you just needed to reconnect with every use, which bought type of annoying
- Whereas I think about this isn’t a difficulty for a lot of the yr, the room did get a bit heat through the day, and air-con wasn’t superb (although additionally wasn’t horrible); thankfully there was additionally a fan within the room
All-in-all, I believed the room was properly furnished and designed, although there have been a couple of areas for enchancment, together with mattress consolation (although I acknowledge that’s extremely subjective, and in Northern Europe I’m most likely within the minority on the subject of my preferences).
Financial institution Resort Stockholm Bonnie’s Restaurant (breakfast)
Breakfast is included for all visitors at Financial institution Resort — it’s served from 7AM till 11AM on weekdays, and from 7AM till 12PM on weekends. It’s served at Bonnie’s Restaurant, the lodge’s signature all-day eating restaurant positioned within the foyer. The restaurant is a beautiful house.
Breakfast included a buffet, after which there was additionally a menu you might use to complement it (you might order as a lot as you needed). The breakfast menu learn as follows:
So far as the buffet goes, there was a station within the middle of the restaurant with all types of contemporary fruit, in addition to contemporary fruit juice and smoothies.
The remainder of the buffet was within the nook of the restaurant, and included chilly cuts, cheese, veggies, croissants, pastries, cereal, and bread.
Espresso was provided by the servers, and tasted good.
Over the course of our keep we additionally tried a number of of the a la carte dishes, together with the chia pudding, oatmeal, scrambled tofu, croque monsieur, and omelet.
I’ve had some not-great breakfast experiences in Northern Europe, so I used to be pleasantly shocked by this. The setting was nice, the service was wonderful, and I cherished the pliability of having the ability to order off the menu and choose objects from the buffet.
Financial institution Resort Stockholm Le Hibou Bar
Le Hibou is Financial institution Resort’s rooftop bar, open within the afternoons and evenings. Oddly the bar can’t be accessed from the lodge immediately, however quite you must exit the lodge and stroll subsequent door, the place there’s an elevator main upstairs.
Le Hibou is tremendous cute, with each indoor and out of doors seating.
There’s nothing extra stunning than a summer time afternoon in Stockholm, so we sat exterior.
There was a choice of mild snacks in addition to an intensive cocktail checklist.
I, after all, was being my typical fool self, and ordered a grimy martini. Soiled martinis are my favourite cocktail after they’re completed appropriately, however after all exterior the US they’re terrible 90% of the time (based mostly on my preferences), even once I clarify intimately what I’m hoping for. But I hold making the identical mistake. The opposite drinks have been good, although.
Financial institution Resort Stockholm health club
Financial institution Resort has some spectacular health club choices for visitors. For one, the lodge has a small health club for visitors that’s roughly what you’d count on for a boutique lodge. It has a choice of cardio gear and weights.
However it will get higher than that — Financial institution Resort visitors have entry to the unbelievable NK Padel & Social Membership that’s proper subsequent to the lodge, which is 3,000 sq. meters (32,000+ sq. toes). I didn’t really feel snug taking photos there (it was busy), nevertheless it’s a really spectacular facility.
Financial institution Resort Stockholm service
In all probability what impressed me most about Financial institution Resort was the service. Throughout the board, the workers have been phenomenal:
- The entrance desk brokers would warmly greet us each time we returned to the lodge, and ask how our day was; they at all times provided us both a popsicle or bottle of water
- We had to take a look at at 3AM on the day we left, and the entrance desk agent proactively insisted on making us some espresso to take with us
- Not solely that, however after we checked out the entrance desk agent didn’t simply ask us how our keep was, but in addition requested what the lodge can do to enhance; that’s a extremely nice query most lodge staff aren’t courageous sufficient to ask
- Service within the breakfast restaurant was wonderful, with the servers not solely being pleasant and attentive, but in addition remembering our espresso preferences and room quantity
There’s solely a lot interplay you’ll have with workers at a metropolis lodge, however my impression of service at this lodge may be very favorable.
I used to be proud of our resolution to remain at Financial institution Resort Stockholm. The lodge has properly appointed rooms, nice meals & beverage retailers, hospitable staff, and a central location. Better of all, the property belongs to Small Luxurious Accommodations of the World, and is even a part of the World of Hyatt partnership.
To combine it up I’d most likely keep some place else the following time I go to Stockholm, however I’d completely advocate this lodge if you happen to’re searching for a boutique luxurious property.
In the event you’ve stayed at Financial institution Resort, what was your expertise like? What lodge ought to I take a look at the following time I’m in Stockholm?