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Sleep well at Swedens narrowest hotel the Lord Nelson in Stockholm, Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Stay near Stockholm city centre at the hotel Lord Nelson

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

On the main street of Old Town, Stockholm (Sweden) you will find the beautiful hotel Lord Nelson. The hotel is part of the three Collector´s Hotels, all found in Old Town, owned by the antique collectors the Bengtsson family. Lord Nelson is Swedens narrowest hotel (its only 6 meters wide) and it is filled with marine themed antiques. Also, it will only take you 10 minutes to walk to Stockholm city centre.

The hotel building is only 6 meters wide

A bit of history

The Lord Nelson has been open and been receiving guests since 1974. It’s named after the famous Admiral Lord Nelson, one of England’s greatest heroes of all time. The Lord Nelson hotel is housed in a building that dates back to the 17th century and is reminiscent of an old ship. Throughout the interior you will find marine themed antiques that will have you dreaming about life at sea. The building, with its powder-pink facade, was originally home to the printer Ignatius Meurer. He printed the Karl X Bible together with Göran Helsing. This bible is now back in the house as part of the antique collection. It can be admired in a showcase in the hotel lobby.

A replica of Lord Nelson in the hotels reception

The hotel rooms

As you gathered, the marine theme runs throughout the whole hotel. The rooms feature sealed deck flooring, a ship valve and an exact model of the antique ship that the room is named after. The room categories are also named after and inspired by life at sea. I stayed in the hotel room called Hotspur and I also found the ship replica over my bed. The rooms are of the smaller kind, but they are carefully furnished to fit everything one needs for a perfect hotel stay. You will find three different sizes of rooms at this hotel; single rooms, small double rooms and double rooms.


I took a walk in the building and I am impressed by all the antiques that are carefully placed out on the different floors. There is a cozy living room area where you can find a good book and just relax, or look out the window and admire the beautiful setting of Old Town.

The reception and breakfast area really makes you feel like you’re on a ship. The staff is very friendly and will help you with any kinds of requests. The hotel is perfect for a one or two night stay if you want to live close to the city center. The hotel is also located near the Swedish parliament, so it’s not uncommon to see various politicians from all over the world staying at the Lord Nelson.

The real love story between Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson

Horatio Nelson, born in 1758, was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive British naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was shot and killed at the age of 47 during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near the Spanish port city of Cádiz in 1805.

Lady Emma Hamilton (which one of the three Collector’s hotels are named after) was a gorgeous model and dancer 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 Victory Hotel  to read the real love letters between the couple.

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

Collector’s Lord Nelson Hotel, Västerlånggatan 22, 111 29 Stockholm

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

By Isabelle Wallin

Freelance writer, content creator & life enjoyer

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