Hilton Stockholm Slussen
Sweden’s only Hilton Hotel is perched on the edge of Stockholm’s uber trendy Södermalm. It allows easy access to the city’s top sights attractions with stunning views that include the iconic City Hall, Old Town, and the ABBA Museum island of Djurgården. Staff are friendly and helpful with a great welcome on arrival. Designed by architect Mats Edblom, with interiors by award-winning designer Gert Wingårdh (from Wingårdh & Wingårdh)it takes its inspiration from the distinctive soft curves of Slussen. Executive Michelin Star Chef Liam Ginnane from Clare in Ireland has really mixed it up in the kitchen and now he has a huge local and international following. When I met Liam at the hotel recently he described his style of cooking here as Swedish classic with a modern twist using mostly Scandinavian ingredients. I tried one of the delicious starters using a very strong Swedish cheese, Västerbotten accompanied by locally grown chanterelle mushrooms and Norwegian cod. The bar offers a signature cocktail, Cloud No 7, which uses honey from the beehives located on the roof of the hotel. Indeed there is a great “buzz” about the place specially after a few cloud 7’s. Liam loves living and working in Stockholm and his passion for food really comes across in the delicious food that he serves up. The staff really know their onions here and the wine recommendations were both perfect and easy on the wallet, thank you Olga. Stockholm is a terrific city to visit and staying at the Hilton makes it all the more special. I found this to be great value with rooms from €120. As a member of Hilton Honours I was also delighted with my upgrade to the executive lounge which offers complimentary snacks and drinks from 6 to 8pm in the evenings. For me this is one of the many reasons that I genuinely love staying at Hilton Hotels. Don’t miss Gamla Stan, Fika (coffee and cakes try Cafe Nova), the ABBA Museum, Vasa Museum and enjoy the wonderful island hopping with all the ferries that criss cross the archipelago of islands every 10 minutes. I highly recommend getting the Visit Stockholm card which also provides transport on all trains, trams, buses and ferries plus big discounts to museums etc. Can’t wait to return in the summer to enjoy this happiest of cities, Stockholm and no prizes for guessing where I’ll be staying? 🙂 www.hilton.com www.visitstockholm.com www.theabbamuseum.com– PS A Big thanks to Chelsea and Sofia at Hilton for arranging a wonderful stay.