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Experience Stockholms naval history at Victory Hotel

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

Near the metro station in Old Town, Stockholm (Sweden) you will find the gorgeous Victory hotel. The hotel is part of the three Collector´s Hotels, all found in Old Town, owned by the antique collectors the Bengtsson family. The Victory Hotel is a personal and exclusive hotel and it’s even a tourist attraction in itself with its unique private collection of maritime antiques, passionately selected by the founder, Gunnar Bengtsson.

A bit of history

Victory hotel is the largest hotel among the Bengtsson family’s private hotels in Old Town and it’s named after the British naval hero Lord Nelson’s ship, HMS Victory. The Victory Hotel opened its doors in 1987. The hotel has many stories to tell, but the most significant one is probably the fact that historic relics still hide in the building. In the beautiful breakfast and conference room, remnants of Leijontornet can be seen, a tower that was once part of the defense wall in Stockholm in the 14th century. The Victory hotel will leave you speechless and even more curious about Stockholms naval history.

The reception (and whole hotel) is filled with maritime antiques and curious artefacts that all bears an interesting story. One of the stories is the love between naval hero Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton who’s love letter is found in the reception. I find it very interesting with these true stories and all the memorabilia that is found within the Collector’s collection!

The reception

The rooms

The hotel has borrowed its name from a British ship, but all the rooms are named after a Swedish sea captain. Every room contains photos, memorabilia and interesting facts about the captain that the room is named after, including a model of his ship. All the rooms have a genuine feel and a personal touch, and the hotel offer everything from comfortable single rooms to a stunning 18th century suite.

I stayed one night in the lovely room “Kapten Svensson” and was greeted with a luxurious kit of strawberries, chocolate and champagne. The room was spacious with a nice little view of the Old Town street outside. The room was as promised filled with photos, a model ship and other memorabilia. My favourite detail was the port wine carefully set out on the bedside table. Such small details really make the whole experience so much nicer!

Outside my room Captain Svensson

Captain Svensson

Wow what a welcoming!

Photos and model of the ship

The portwine
A chocolate coin in front of a Swedish folklore cabinet in the room

The restaurants and bars

Inside the hotel you will find the popular and award-winning restaurants, Djuret and Flickan, the comfortable bar Tweed and the wine bar The Burgundy.

I went for a drink at the bar Tweed, it is lovely decorated with big and comfortable arm chairs, but as the hotel also has a beautiful courtyard I decided to sit outside and enjoy a very well made Moscow Mule. The courtyard is found if you take the narrow stairs up one floor, the courtyard it’s very well hidden from the outside. I think that the bars and restaurants are very well known to the Stockholmers, for those who know, if you get me! This is not a place you stumble upon, but a place to be recommended to and then explored. Good thing I can recommend this to you now then, right?

A Moscow Mule and a Negroni in the courtyard
Sit outside if the weather allows!

I didn’t have dinner at the hotel this time, but I hope to visit soon and share my experience with you. Djuret and Flickan are supposed to be two of Stockholms best restaurants!

The breakfast

The breakfast at Victory hotel is served in a lovely setting, in the cellar of the hotel, and there is most definitely something for everyone on the buffet. From cold dishes to warm – the food is well prepared and best enjoyed with a cup of Swedish coffee. Sit and eat for a long while, be amazed by the old defense wall and prepare for a full day in Stockholm!

My overall impression is very good of the Victory hotel. The staff is lovely, the location perfect, the rooms gorgeous and the food and drinks amazing. There’s really not much that can be improved at the Victory hotel. I do recommend to come here during low season to explore all the areas of the hotel without any stress.

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

Victory hotel, Lilla Nygatan 5, 111 28 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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