In the heart of downtown Stockholm, Miss Clara is a unique hotel full of charm, style and history. Built in 1910, the Art Nouveau-inspired building first played host to Ateneum, one of Sweden’s biggest all-girls schools. The hotel pays homage to its history, with the original banisters, staircase and windows still there, and the school’s first head mistress – Clara Strömberg – ever present in its name.
Inside the hotel is vast and filled with light, but with just 92 rooms, it retains an intimate boutique feel where no attention to detail is left behind. Dark parquet floors contrast with stark white walls, while oak and natural leather furnishings, marble baths and injections of steel add to the understatedly elegant aesthetic.
Downstairs, the restaurant offers a contemporary blend of Swedish and international brasserie classics – think goat cheese soufflé or sirloin of beef with artichoke cream. The bar, meanwhile, serves up some of the best cocktails you’ll find in the city – head to The Ballerina Room for pre-dinner drinks in a mid-century-inspired lounge.
For more information, visit the Miss Clara Hotel website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Miss Clara Hotel.