Built on fourteen islands and known as the “Venice of the North,” Stockholm is regarded as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Indeed, exquisite architecture, lush parks, cosy cafés and delectable cuisine make Stockholm the perfect place to enjoy a romantic stay. Here are our top tips for a perfect day with your loved one.
Borrow bikes from the hotel and set off for a morning jaunt around Djurgården, the royal game park. With acres and acers of parkland, forest and wetlands, this island close to the city centre is also dotted with yacht harbours, spectacular mansions, art galleries, cafés and museums. Who knows where the sleepy lanes will take you?
Having worked up an appetite, cycle back to the Grand Hôtel for a bite to eat in the sun at the Terrace. Relish an al fresco lunch à table or sit back and savour a sublime summer drink and nibbles in the relaxing lounge section, while enjoying the spectacular views of the Royal Palace and Stockholm’s Old Town.
After lunch, stroll over to Biblioteksgatan, an exclusive shopping district that dates back to 1885. “Bibliotek” means library in Swedish and refers to the National Library of Sweden, located in the nearby park Humlegården. In the blocks between Stureplan and Normalmstorg squares, countless uber-trendy stores boast the perfect mix of fashion and design from local and international names.
For a break from shopping, have a glass of wine and soak up the Stockholm vibe at Sturehof, a prime people watching spot. With a proud history spanning over a century, Sturehof bustles with energy from lunch to late, seven days a week.
Nordic Spa & Fitness
Then head back to the Grand Hôtel to our Nordic Spa & Fitness and recharge your batteries with a couples massage in one of the most exquisite spa suites in the world. Gaze over the waterfront to the Royal Palace in a relaxing whirlpool for two with a glass of Champagne, followed by a dip in our late-summer warm pool.