Relive a lost and romanic era at the Lady Hamilton Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Find romance again at beautiful hotel Lady Hamilton

This blogpost was written in collaboration with The Collector´s Hotels.

In the mystical alleys of Old Town in Stockholm (Sweden) you will find the gorgeous hotel Lady Hamilton. The hotel is part of the three Collector´s Hotels, all found in Old Town, owned by the antique collectors the Bengtsson family. Lady Hamilton is, as the name suggests, a feminine and romantic hotel and its also filled with folk style antiques.

A bit of history

The amazing old building where the hotel now is located dates back to the 1470s. The time of regent Sten Sture the Elder. The building was originally three separate properties, but once bought by the merchant Lorens Erdtman, they were converted into one single building.

The Bengtsson family purchased the property in 1975 and turned it into Lady Hamilton hotel. Don’t miss Lady Hamilton’s cellar which houses a unique feature – a 15th century well. This entitled the owner to a lower fire insurance premium in the 18th century. Today the well is used as a plunge pool in which hotel guests can cool off after taking a hot sauna.

A replica of Emma Hamilton in the hotel's reception
A replica of Emma Hamilton in the hotel’s reception

The hotel rooms

The rooms all have a personal touch and they are decorated with a traditional ”dalamålning” on the wall and don’t miss the antique wall cabinet containing a bottle of Swedish liquor aquavit.

At Lady Hamilton you can choose to stay in a comfortable single room or in one of the bigger double rooms with a view over the Old Town rooftops. The hotel is located right next to the Royal Palace, so you’re guaranteed an amazing view just by walking to the hotel entrance.

Since the hotel is popular amongst ladies travelling alone you can also stay in a Lady Room, which includes a special treat for the ladies… Of course it’s a surprise what that treat is!

Lady Hamilton also offers several fully furnished apartments for you who want to stay a longer period in Stockholm or if you want an even more “homey” stay.

My visit at Lady Hamilton

I stayed in beautiful room nr 24, called Hässelklocka. All the rooms are named after Swedens province flowers. This room was beautifully decorated with both the “dalamålning” on the wall and with the antique wall cabinet. I enjoyed a great sleep in the big double bed and I also used the sauna in the cellar before going to bed. Of course I also tried the famous Afternoon Tea right at the beginning of my visit.

What struck me the most about this hotel is the antiques and the feeling of finding new pieces wherever you turned. I took a walk though all the floors and I’m amazed by all the antiques this hotel holds. If you like history and quirky locations this is definitely the place for you.

The hotel also has a beautiful courtyard that sadly was closed during my stay since I visited in the winter. I can only imagine how cozy it must be during the spring and summer. I’ll definitely come back for a drink in the courtyard.

Afternoon Tea at Lady Hamilton

The Afternoon Tea at this hotel is absolutely magical. I visited on a Saturday and I enjoyed delicious treats such as great sandwiches and pastries in the carefully decorated restaurant. Don’t miss out on the freshly baked scones, with marmalades and clotted cream. My favourite was of course the sweet pastries with the finest ingredients. Of course I also tried the delicious teas and a glas of well-chilled champagne.

When: One session a day every Saturday and Sunday between October to March: 14:00-16:00. Be sure to book a table to ensure your visit.

Price: Afternoon Tea 279 SEK/person, Afternoon Tea including champagne 369 SEK/person, Afternoon Tea with a glass of non alcoholic cider 305 SEK person.

The real love story between Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson

Lady Hamilton is not only a beautiful name for the hotel, she also existed in real life. The gorgeous model and dancer Emma Hamilton was born in 1765 in England and is best known for being British Admiral Horatio Nelson’s mistress. She was also a woman known for her scandalous behaviour. After being a mistress of another man, she eventually married his uncle who is said to have paid off her former lover’s debts. She then got the title Lady Hamilton and became a leading socialist lady in Naples and close friends with the Queen of Austria. Over time, she got to know and became a lover of Lord Nelson. Emma was Lord Nelson’s great love despite her past. Lady Hamilton lived openly with Lord Nelson after her husband’s death. Together they got a daughter and they were deeply in love. Nelson died later in the war and it is said that Lady Hamilton was not allowed to attend his funeral. After his death, she is said to have returned to her wasteful life and she died indebted and poorly in France.

Visit the other Collector’s hotels Lord Nelson and Victory Hotel to enjoy even more history and amazing antiques.

Collector’s Lady Hamilton Hotel, , 111 28 Stockholm

This blogpost was written in collaboration with The Collector´s Hotels.

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