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Stockholm has always been a place known for its cool design, the Scandi coolness is so captivating. When I visited Stockholm earlier, I stayed at one of the boutique hotels in the heart of the city, Miss Clara by Nobis.

Sveavägen, where the hotel is located, is Stockholm’s most cosmopolitan boulevard, cutting straight through the heart of the city from north to south. This part of Sveavägen, north of Kungsgatan avenue, is one of the most expansive focal points in the evolution of a new and more dynamically attractive Stockholm City district.

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Part of Nobis Group, the 92-room hotel was originally an Ateneum girls’ school building, built in 1910, where Miss Clara was the head principal. The building was designed by architects Hagström & Ekman and is considered one of Stockholm’s most exquisite Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) edifices. The old girls’ school has been transformed into an elegant and comfortable international hotel by Wingårdhs, Sweden’s leading and most internationally renowned architecture firm, under the leadership of star architect Gert Wingårdh.

 

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I couldn’t get enough of the staircase-the most beautiful I’ve seen. Clean, sleek, structured. Very Scandi.


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The interiors feature many specially designed and crafted furniture pieces and installations in solid, superior quality natural materials of predominantly Swedish origin, such as limestone, oak, bentwood, and natural leather. The color scheme is orchestrated in sophisticated darker notes on the floor level, with white walls and ceilings that emphasize the openness of the rooms. The windows in my room are original, and I absolutely loved them! The huge bed is very welcoming, with the intention of the bed being “centre stage” of the room, everything else was built around it to make guests’ stay as comfortable and as easy as possible. Very spacious and airy, I ended up spending most of my time in the room and just chill.


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The kitchen is commanded by master chef Daniel Guest from Operakällaren, frequently referred to as Sweden’s national restaurant.

Adjoining the restaurant is the bar, a vibrant locus for hotel guests, Stockholmers, and other visitors. The bar is seamlessly connected to the lounge and lobby. The interiors convey a feeling of genuine quality, distinguished by organic lines and solid Swedish materials such as limestone and natural leather. There is plenty of space for informal meetings and gatherings throughout, as well as a private room adjacent to the kitchen which can also be reserved as a chef’s table. The interior concept is built for flexibility.  There is also a pizzeria, a more casual setting, where all staff are flown from Italy, making authentic Italian pizza in the heart of Sweden.

 

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I really liked the pattern on the wine glass. So delicate. The food at the restaurant was very nice, some very interesting menu options but very healthy. My fries as a side was a bit too salty (only because I normally don’t eat much with salt), as soon as I flagged this to the waiter he immediately apologised and offered to bring a new one if I want, but I told him it’s only because of personal taste so it’s not a huge problem. I enjoyed dining at the restaurant, on the beautiful evening, it was not too busy but I kept see people coming in, some did not have the luck to get a walk-in table because it’s fully booked later in the evening.


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Next morning I had breakfast at the same place, I could actually have it at the bar area (which is another lounging area during day time for visitors/ guests or Stockholmers to come in have meetings or work). I had a little fun trying to make my own waffle with the machine, and it tastes quite delicious!

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Other than the hotel rooms, the restaurant and bar, the hotel also consists of meeting rooms available for companies or individuals to book, a sauna and gym room that opens 24 hours, a lounging space that’s been called The Ballerina Room, and a roof top terrace where all sorts of events could be held.

Sad to leave the hotel, I had a very short stay but I had a really great time there. Comfortable bed, spacious room, delicious food, cool interior design, and wonderfully friendly staff who looked after me so well- I will definitely be back!

 

Miss Clara

Sveavägen 48
111 34 Stockholm

+46 (0) 8-440 67 00
info@missclarahotel.com