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Story Hotel, Stockholm

Reviews / November 7, 2016

Contributor/ Jacqui Kirk

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Bohemian Chic in the heart of the city.

The Good Stuff

If you want to feel part of the action then this is the place to be. Lots of quirky design details and the most heavenly bed.   

The Vibe

Very cool. A local hipster crowd ensures the bar is rammed most evenings with a DJ keeping things lively on weekends.

Inside the hotel – 7/10

The hotel has an urban bohemian feel. The ground floor features exposed ceilings and polished concrete floors, yet remains very cosy with soft lighting and rich furnishings. The traditional reception desk has been replaced with a mac and self service bench for check in. Rooms are quirky and compact. The buildings former life was as an apartment block and the original apartment doors have been re-used as headboards for the beds. Bathrooms feature hanging filament bulbs and pretty painted porcelain sink bowls. There’s also a hanging rack which replaces the conventional wardrobe. Walls are patched with scraps of wallpaper and artwork is individual to each room (also available to purchase). Beds are complete heaven with pillows to match.

Outside the hotel – 10/10

Discreet signage and a side street location in the lively Östermalm district ensure this hotel retains its feel as being a part of the neighbourhood. You’re also within easy reach of Stockholm’s many and varied independent design stores and vintage boutiques. 

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Jacqui Kirk

Jacqui Kirk, Director at hotel architects Dexter Moren Associates, studied science & business in Melbourne before defecting to the bright lights of hotels, travel and fine wines. Clearly a sign of things to come, her first work experience was for a boutique hotel in St Kilda. She traded the ski and surf in Oz for London life nine years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Follow Jacqui @DexterMoren Or read more about her Contributor page






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