Where to Stay ?
Most cruise passengers stay in the Old Town or Gamla Stan area or nearby in Södermalm or Östermalm. Stockholm centre area is small and many attractions and sights are easily walkable wherever in the centre you stay. Many hotels are within walking distance to most sights, good restaurants and bars.
Gamla Stan or Old Town is the most charming part of the city, home to the Royal Palace and full of historical sights, shops and restaurants. Collector’s Lady Hamilton and Victory Hotel are both highly recommended.
Södermalm is a more residential area and within walking distance of Gamla Stan. Östermalm has many museums and is close to Djurgården. Properties in these districts are somewhat cheaper than in Old Town. Two popular and very nice properties are Hotel Rival and Hotel Diplomat.
Arlanda Express arrives at and departs at Stockholm’s Central Railway Station. Several hotels are located close by convenient when travelling by train. If you’re arriving late or when having an early morning departure from Stockholm Arlanda airport (Bromma, Vasteras, Skavsta), many nice places are located nearby and have an airport shuttle too.