One of Stockholm’s original design hotels, the Birger Jarl has recently had a full renovation and update of the lobby, plus about 30 new rooms and suites. Standard rooms are all done up in ultra-modern Swedish style, but each of the superior rooms is put together by a different Swedish designer, and they're well worth the price upgrade.
Students of vintage interior design should book the Retro Room, which was 'forgotten' during a major renovation and hence has been preserved in all its 1974 glory. (You can request it through the website.) The hotel also offers budget 'cabin' rooms, tiny and windowless but well designed, comfortable and equipped with all the mod-cons. There's a sauna, a top-floor gym and a chic lobby bar with some outdoor seating.
Each individually designed room features the best in modern lighting and décor. All have a TV, minibar and comfortable armchairs. Guests have access to tea/coffee making facilities.
Birger Jarl's restaurant offers a menu with a variety of Swedish dishes, while the stylish lobby bar provides lighter meals in a casual setting.
Stureplan, Stockholm’s nightclub and shopping district, is a 10-minute walk away. Staff will gladly help guests with directions or recommend local attractions such as the Strindberg Museum.