Traveling as much as I do, you’d think I’d be dead tired of hotels by now, but the thing is, I’m not. As I live in the south of Sweden at the moment, I have the option of living with family or friends while visiting Stockholm, but considering the fact that I’m in Stockholm every other week now, having a staycation has been a favorite thing of mine lately. This time I spent a few days at Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen which is part of Courtyard by Marriott.
According to their webpage “The Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen is designed for the modern traveler. Ideally placed in the city centre, our hotel welcomes you to Sweden with spacious, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, attentive service and a host of top-quality amenities. Some of the largest in all of Stockholm, our hotel rooms feature oversized windows with stunning views of Lake Mälaren and Ralambshovs Park.” This makes me giggle a bit as I know this is a a key selling argument for Americans who basically think all hotel rooms in Europe are way too small. But I can agree that the room I had was very spacious indeed!
I was welcomed by the hotel manager in the loveliest of ways with some chocolate and fresh fruit and a hand written note. It’s that small personal touch that always makes my stay a good one from the very beginning!
This was large enough for me to sleep in and I think it would even fit two Americans… Haha, seriously though, you could tell the rooms (and beds) were really spacious compared to what I’m used to.
As I never have time off from my social media work, my room offered me a huge working space with a large desk and what not, but I always find it comfier to sit in a chair or on a couch when I’m working on my blog. That’s why I sat here enjoying hot chocolate from the in-room coffee machine.
The best part of this room was without a doubt the wonderful jacuzzi that maybe some of you recognize from my Insastories (seriously, it was like sitting in a tsunami if you set the settings a bit too high). And no, I don’t take a bubblebath with my clothes on, but I was just trying to figure out how the thing worked while it was filling up with water. I don’t wear underwear while taking a bath either, but to spare both you and my dear photographer Kristoffer Broberg from a shock I kept them on in simulating me stepping into the tub.
The best part without a doubt regarding this jacuzzi was that it had windows in two directions with a view over the skyline of Stockholm, which I could end the day by watching for a good half an hour or so until my fingers were more or less like raisins. During the two night stay I took 4 baths. THAT’s how nice it was.
This trip was about work and part of my work is being pretty (kidding) and include photo shoots every now and then. The first one actually took part on the HUGE balcony that I had on the top floor room I had been assigned. I bet this balcony is absolutely amazing in summertime as it was nearly as large as the room itself. The rest of my fashion shoots is still to come, but Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen really was ideally located for exploring my beloved Stockholm and being situated in a part of town I’m not that familiar with, it really was a staycation for me as well as I got to explore neighborhoods I usually don’t frequent.
Wearing my lucky charm, the Mojo Bracelet from R.C. Jewelry, which always keeps me protected with it’s onyx stones and Jesus Christ depicted.
Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen is a modern hotel which is very close to the city center and it’s proximity to one of the most beautiful streets of Stockholm, Norr Mälarstrand, make it worth a stay itself, but on top of that world class service, a fully equipped gym, a wonderful restaurant and a VERY spacious room with all the amenities you could wish for makes it a favorite for me to recommend to my foreign friends who are considering a place to stay in Stockholm. So whenever you’re in Stockholm, don’t hesitate to contact me and we’ll meet in the the cozy lobby of this hotel to plan your trip with me as your ultimate city guide.