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Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen

Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen


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.

Here I’m wearing Firas al Saffar (F.A.S.) who I wrote a previous blog post about. This is a brand with great integrity who is compassionate and cares about the world in a way every brand should.

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.

Photographer: Kristoffer Broberg 


  1. Mariann yip
    Sunday January 22nd, 2017 at 09:38 PM

    I love traveling and hotels definitely play a big role in my experience. I love the fact that there was a jacuzzi in your hotel! It’s such a great way to unwind and makes for great photos too!

  2. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Sunday January 22nd, 2017 at 10:03 PM

    My Dearest Tommy,
    So truly stunning. I want to start off by saying I am stunned by so much of what I read and see each time I visit your blog and this post is no exception. I absolutely adore all of these captures as we get a behind the scenes lt the work behind this amazing blog. Love it that you appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Marriott, as far as the fruit and chocolates and the vastness of your room. I did enjoy a lot of your instastories and loved hearing and seeing more !! Your work is clearly not being pretty but you are unbelievably handsome and ever so stylish and extremely well – groomed ( lol that sounds funny , I don’t know how to say it ) . Bottom line : thank you so much for sharing this experience and clearly the Marriott treated you well , just as you deserve my darling.
    Your Jenny

  3. Atsuna Matsui
    Sunday January 22nd, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    I’m definitely so envious of all the hotels that you get to stay at during your travels. My favorite part of this hotel room is definitely the jacuzzi! Must feel so nice to unwind taking a bubble bath with the gorgeous scenery of the Stockholm skyline. 🙂

  4. Open Kloset By Karina
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    Dear Thomas,
    As you know, I am a Big travel Fan and I always so Excited about your posts:) Your Travels always so Interesting and that Room and Especially the Bathtub sooo Cool:)
    About your Look, as always so Unique, and really Love the Bracelet:) I checked their site too and so Beautiful Pieces:)
    Love and Happy New Week:)
    Kisses Karina

  5. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 12:45 AM

    You always have the best hotel hookups! I’ve been wanting to visit Stockholm for a while now so I’m definitely gonna keep this place on my list when it comes time to booking a room!

  6. Jordan Chapman
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 01:59 AM

    I swear you do the best little getaways! I’m so busy trying to plan my next trip and I love seeing your posts for inspiration! Stockholm looks beautiful and this hotel, even moreso! I love seeing how this hotel room is set up and looks like you had a lovely time!
    All the best,
    Jordan xx

  7. Jo
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 02:01 AM

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen as I love all Marriott hotels and always stay at one of them when I am on vacation. So happy to learn through your blog that Marriott hotels have beautiful locations in overseas as well. You know I love the part about large enough bed for two Americans to sleep in (bigger than IKEA beds) :). All the images are gorgeous here especially that night view of Stockholm skyline which is absolutely stunning. But again my favorite picture here is still the one you were using the hair spray as you might already know. And yes I will definitely contact you when I am in Stockholm hopefully very soon so you can show me around and we can check out this beautiful hotel as well.


  8. Jenn Hanft
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 03:42 AM

    What a warm welcome!! I love handwritten anything as well because it’s just an added personal touch! I have to say that aside from the spacey room and large bed, I paid extra attention to that jacuzzi! It’s so nice that it came with such a lovely window view! That certainly must have been hard to decide to climb out of for the night. Also the glass balcony was breathtaking too! Great that you got a shoot in, especially with that lovely time piece!

    XO Jenn

  9. Stephanie
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 03:54 AM

    You definitely have me itching to stay here! It looks totally cozy and luxurious and I love that it offers a jacuzzi! There was a resort I stayed in last year that had a jacuzzi in the actual bedroom itself – which was new for me – and I loved getting a chance to chill there while watching a movie each night! Such a great way to relax before bed!

    Stephanie //

  10. Tania Sarin
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 04:27 AM

    love this look! xx

  11. Eric k
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 05:42 AM

    This is truly an amazing hotel and i love the fact that it has an amazing spacious bed and love the fact that it is very close to the city centre. This is another suggestion I’m adding to the list and this makes to want to travel to Sweden. i specifically love the office space that you can do some of your busy social media business and those desert treats look fabulous.
    Once again, thank you so much for sharing this amazing blog with us.

  12. Iliana
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 06:04 AM

    I have a list of hotels I’d like to stay at when I visit your cities! I love them all, your picks are always cozy and elegant!

  13. Jen
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 06:23 AM

    You really do know so much about hotels! I can always learn so much from your blog. I was actually coming back here for info!! True story. We Americans do like everything bigger and the Courtyard Stockholm looks really spacious indeed. You had me at jacuzzi and the view!! OMG that stunning view!!!

  14. Martina caruso
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 07:58 AM

    Che bella questa foto… complimenti sono davvero di qualità??

  15. Samantha Mariko
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    It must have been so pleasant and luxurious to stay at this hotel! I mean, you have a huge jacuzzi in your room haha. And I’m really interested in those hair products, since your hair is always so stylish in your photos 🙂

  16. Ria
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 05:15 PM

    Oh this looks so nice, I did a stay at the Haymarket in Hötorget and it was so lovely. Yeah it was a bit smaller than I’m used to but what do you really need a ton of room for? It was perfectly sized to me. I wanna add this hotel to my list of places to try and stay on my next Stockholm visit.

  17. Christine Kong
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 07:06 PM

    Wow I am so impressed with this Courtyard hotel! It is so modern and so chic. I love the decor and the personalized note upon arrival. The jacuzzi tub is amazing as is the huge balcony and view. What a fabulous place to stay and relax. Love that watch you’re wearing too. The face of it is beautiful. If I am ever in Stockholm I definitely need to check this Courtyard out! Thanks for letting us know. xoxo, Christine

  18. Charissa
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 07:43 PM

    I’ve never ever been in Stockholm, or Sweden. You really make me want to come to Sweden though. What a fantastic hotel, amazing to have this as a little stayover. SO sweet they welcome you this way, I can imagine it makes you feel special. Aaah.. aren’t hotel-beds the best? And that jaccuzi though. Love it. XO Charissa –

  19. Candace Hampton
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 09:05 PM

    You’re so blessed Thomas. You’re able to stay in some of the nicest hotels and places I’ve ever seen! That jacuzzi does look relaxing, just looking at your pics. I will definitely hit you up for a tour if I’m ever in Stockholm!

  20. adam
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    Snygg klocka!

  21. diana
    Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 11:48 PM

    wow, this place looks really amazing! It is so cool that you can enjoy your time at nice places like that. I definitely will book it next time

  22. Jenelle
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    hehe you are quite right, we are fairly spoiled for space here too it is safe to say (in Australia). We find most European hotel rooms to be pretty small. Actually, since my partner and I love to stay in ‘design’ hotels, or artsy boutique ones, where to be honest most often the rooms come small, it’s not easy to recommend a hotel to my parents. They swear they need a lot of space. haha. That bathtub view sounds so relaxing, I can see why you got so much use from it! I love the balcony view!

    xx Jenelle

  23. Yasmin
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 12:25 AM

    That watch is lovely! And the view from the tub is beautiful. Sounds like a wonderful staycation idea!

    xx Yasmin

  24. Maggie
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 02:47 AM

    Wow, this hotel is so minimal and chic. I love the interior design. (Then again, all the hotels you visit seem to be so darn cool.) I’m in love with the jacuzzi in the bathroom though. I could really use one of those. Now if all hotels had that, I don’t think I’d ever leave. Lol.

    Maggie S.

  25. Leila D.
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 05:46 AM

    I really hope that I’m going to visit Stockholm and when I do I’m definitely staying in that hotel. The way you described it and showed it with the photos, it’s the perfect place for me. The location is so convenient. BTW I’m glad to know you don’t take bubble baths with your clothes on :)))) Happy Tuesday!

  26. frank lin
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 09:09 AM

    This Hotel looks great! Thank you for the post –
    as I’m planning to visit Stockholm (since years) this is very helpful 🙂


  27. Eva
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 09:15 AM

    Hello dearThomas!!
    You always choose nice locations, hun ;).
    Love all the pictures and I ‘m happy you have care about your skin and health. Havea nice day.

  28. Morgan Klein
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    You travel more than anyone I know and I love it! Now I want to come to Sweden!!! Loved this post!

  29. Darya
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 01:42 PM

    OH WOW! I’m so inspired with your lifE! Sounds like a dream!!
    I adore traveling too, so I’m fully understand such way of living:)

  30. Sharon Wu
    Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 08:24 PM

    Can I have your life already?! Geez! Just when I thought you couldn’t top your London post, you have. Loving these photos and now I really want to visit Sweden <3 xo, sharon

  31. Lauren
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 03:18 AM

    I’m already a fan of Marriott Courtyards and now you have convinced me to try to travel here! You are always visiting the coolest places and I love seeing your posts 🙂

  32. Laurelle
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 04:18 AM

    Your hotels pictures make me want to travel! 🙂 And I love the personal touch of a note! And that chocolate looked delicious! And the bath looked so divine!! Hope you enjoyed your stay!

  33. Jo
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 04:55 AM

    You’ve covered two of my favorite things here: 1. Staycations in a nice hotel and 2. Taking very bubbly baths in a nice hotel! Some days it’s just nice to get away from it all, even in your own city 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay! Looking forward to seeing the results of your photo shoot.

    xo, Jo

  34. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Great place for work and for the sleep. Such inspiration! I never had jacuzzi in hotels!!! Need this now…

  35. Luke
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 02:30 PM

    What a lovely modern space to spend your time in. Especially when you are just doing a staycation and don’t want anything to extreme, just something nice and relaxing (I’m sure that giant jacuzzi came in handy!). I’ll let you know when I need my trip planned for Stockholm!

  36. Floortje
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 03:13 PM

    looks cool! Love your photography a lot, keep it up!



  37. gracie
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 09:26 PM

    SO glad to hear that there really are large rooms in Europe ! HaHa 🙂 I can appreciate a large room as I have spent my last few weeks on the go in various hotels. Some large some small. And that bathtub with a view looks like a great bonus ! Love your review !

  38. Bryanna
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 09:58 PM

    So clean and chic! Totally digging all these hotel reviews from you. This hotel looks so spectacular and such a relaxing environment. Will definitely have to keep this on my list! By the way, I’m obsessed with your watch! So perfect!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  39. marcy
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    If I ever visit Stockholm soon I know where to stay. The first thing I look into a hotel is bathtub, wifi, coffee and a great breakfast hahaha I think I like the way you travel and match with my style so any place you visit for sure I can see my self int here too!!!


  40. Martin (ebylife)
    Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Looks like you had yourself a ball Thomas! The hotel looks stunning and I really love the decor! I too really enjoy escaping to a nice hotel for a weekend here and there. It’s my favourite form of stress relief!! 🙂

  41. Bernice
    Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 12:35 AM

    This hotel looks so glamorous and you look like you had fun in the bubbles!

  42. Belle
    Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 02:42 AM

    I love going to a hotel and getting a welcome gift like fruit. I love little touches like that and is there anything more fantastic than getting in a tub filled with bubbles?? NO definitely not.
    xx Belle

  43. Josie
    Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Omg Thomas that bed “could fit 2 americans” I literally laughed out so loud! That’s why I love reading your posts because I know I’m in for a good ride hehe. This hotel looks like such a great place to stay! Love the great pictures you captured!

    That jacuzzi is definitely a huge bonus! I’d take it anytime! I’m seriously planning to spend a few nights in local hotels: staycation in full force . It’s such a great way to re-discover your city!

    Bisous, Josie

  44. michelle
    Friday January 27th, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    That looks like a perfect visit – and those chairs look so comfy too! I could curl up all day in them! Being stuck home with three kids, I dream of jetting off and living in hotels again. Sigh. I’ll just have to get my kicks thru you 🙂

  45. Miki
    Friday January 27th, 2017 at 03:38 AM

    That is a gorgeous hotel! I love that there are big windows with amazing views at Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen, but nothing really beats a great jacuzzi to relax in while you’re away. I was kind of giggling in public when I was reading your post because it was really funny how you described your bath preparation for the photoshoot. I love a great staycation. I usually do spas but a hotel with a great bath is nothing I can complain about! 🙂 I’ll make sure to remember this hotel when I finally visit Sweden.


  46. Cece Lam
    Friday January 27th, 2017 at 07:42 AM

    You’ll have to come visit California soon. I’m so glad to see you travel so much. I’ll live vicariously through your posts thousands of miles away!

  47. Gina Diaz
    Friday January 27th, 2017 at 03:42 PM

    What a luxurious getaway Thomas!! I love all the details from the food to all the spot you have taken pictures. And such great styling as always. Xx

    happy weekend, Gina

  48. Camille
    Sunday January 29th, 2017 at 12:58 AM

    I think this may be my favorite post of yours so far! The photos were so unique and inspiring, looks like you had an incredible stay!!

  49. Deddeh Howard
    Sunday January 29th, 2017 at 02:29 AM

    You’re always at the best spot!! I want to travel with you so can you take me next time pls?

  50. Thai Lam
    Sunday January 29th, 2017 at 01:50 PM

    You really make me want to visit Stockholm! Hopefully this year!

  51. Lolita Mas
    Monday January 30th, 2017 at 09:51 AM

    Wow! That hotel looks insanely good! Thanks for your review!

    Tuesday January 31st, 2017 at 12:09 AM

    In total love with this place! So coming back to this post for a reminder next time I visit the city. Love the charm bracelet by the way! 🙂

    Tatyana x

  53. Natasha du Chen
    Tuesday January 31st, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Very large room! The place is fabolous!

  54. Brittany Hillyer
    Tuesday January 31st, 2017 at 06:14 PM

    IN love with your life!!


  55. Danielle
    Wednesday February 1st, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    I have total hotel envy whenever I see your posts, Thomas! This one looks like the perfect mix of cozy and chic. And can we talk about that jacuzzi?! I would’ve spent the whole trip in there!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  56. MadCatFashion
    Friday February 3rd, 2017 at 09:25 AM

    Those photos are just worth to see it. I went through with them like I was in this hotel too. Great place to be !

  57. Darlene
    Tuesday February 7th, 2017 at 04:14 PM

    Hi Thomas! These are such an amazing photos and I bet your stayed was also amazing. I always look forward to your posts.

  58. dbrodowski
    Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at 09:09 PM

    Wow ,That post is perfect!

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