Located in the heart of Stockholm on the Sveavägen boulevard, just a short walk from the main city sites, Miss Clara by Nobis is a unique design hotel, true to Scandinavian style.
A former girls’ school, this seven-story historic Art Nouveau building has been transformed into a contemporary boutique hotel, named after the school’s first headmistress, Clara Strömberg. Designed with Sweden’s most internationally renowned architect, Gert Wingårdh, at the helm, the emphasis of the building’s original stone architecture remains and is today paired with more modern, design-led features.
WHAT TO PACK
Miss Clara by Nobis is a contemporary and stylish urban hub particularly favoured by the design conscious; those wanting a fusion of relaxing Scandinavian aesthetic and the buzz of Stockholm’s City District. Expect modern furnishings, lighting, and art that appeals to a trendy clientele who appreciate understated luxury, true to the Swedish sensibility. You’re walking distance to the main central station, with connections to key tourist sites, restaurants, bars, and bakeries. This is the place to stay for easy access to all the best sightseeing, and a calm comfort when you arrive back at the hotel.
Reinventing Art Nouveau for the modern day, the hotel’s 92 rooms combine attractive design with functionality. There are dark fishbone parquet floors and clean white walls that emphasise bright, light-filled rooms. Monochrome interiors set an all-round serene atmosphere. The Deluxe rooms are perfectly sized for two, with super-sized showers, extra deep bath tubs decorated with limestone, and a modern chaise longue, perfect to either relax on or to catch up on emails. The wall-to-wall windows overlook either the beautiful courtyard, Svevägen boulevard or Adolf Fredrik Kyrkogata street. Forget stark Ikea-esque boxes, this is Scandi-style with soul.
The Little Extras
You’ll find Swedish scent-brand products from Byredo in your bathroom, a welcome addition for skincare fanatics, though we’re sure even those who aren’t will become hooked on the unisex Bal D’Afrique collection. There’s a small gym in the basement, and a sauna with showers for those who want to warm up after a day in sub zero temperatures.
The Food + Drink
With a collaboration between Miss Clara and Da Michele – the OG of genuine Neapolitan pizza – dine in the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Giro Pizzeria, for some of the best pizza outside of Naples. Yes, really, here in Stockholm. You’ll find classics like Marinara and Margherita, and newer offerings that balance tradition and innovation. Wash it down with a glass of champagne for an evening you won’t forget in a hurry.
The To-Do List
Jump on one of the old trams for a charming trip through the city, and be sure to visit Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town which is full of cobbled streets and colourful 17th and 18th century buildings. The waterfront, which you’ll pass by foot or by tram if visiting any of the museums, is magical both day and night. Don’t miss Fotografiska, a contemporary photography museum, or Vasa, a maritime museum on a 17th century ship. Or visit the Royal Swedish Opera, where a varied calendar of performances means there’ll always be something to pique your interest.