Residence Perseus Apartments
There are many reasons to visit Stockholm from discovering it’s medieval past in Gamla Stan; joining the nobility in The Stadshuset (City Hall); immersing yourself in the art world at the Moderna Museet and National Museum, experiencing their drinking culture on the water in one of their many bar-boats; staying more traditional by visiting the Gondolen bar at the top of the historic Katarina lift with its panoramic views of Djurgården and the Riddarfjården; or simply just to delve further into the wonderful and unique Swedish cuisine (that no doubt your local IKEA store has whet your appetite for!?) – whatever the reason, Stockholm should be on your bucket list as it’s a wonderful destination.
Whilst you explore Stockholm, why not skip staying in the usual big luxury hotels and try the Residence Perseus Business Apartments, your very own home-away-from-home in the heart of the Old Town. These beautiful luxury apartments are hidden within a 17th century building in the historic part of the city known as ‘Old Town’, which is one of the most popular parts of Stockholm. The apartments are ideally located within walking distance of many of the sights such as Stortorget (the grand square), the Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum as well as the modern city centre and Södermalm, described by Vogue as one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the world.
The beautiful Residence Perseus Apartments perfectly blend old and new with stunning features like beautiful traditional wooden flooring, beams and struts, antique individual pieces of furniture, striking artwork (some apartments even have the original 17th century ceiling murals on show, which are just exquisite) mixed with tasteful modern design and homely comforts. There truly is a charm about these modern, rustic, classic apartments that you simply don’t get with a large luxury hotel.
Your accommodation choice comprises of seven apartments that range in size from the ‘Delight’ studio apartment that sleeps two, to one and two-bedroom apartments that sleep from four to six guests, right the way up to their ‘Prestige’ apartment that sleeps an impressive ten guests and takes up an entire floor of the building. All apartments except for ‘Delight’ have fully equipped kitchens, washing machines and laundry facilities and all of the apartments come with Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and bathrooms with showers. In addition to all of this, ‘Prestige’ also boasts an iPad, grand piano, Jacuzzi tub and conference room – should you need one?! Accessibility note: There is no lift in the building, but several of the apartments are situated on the ground floor so if accessibility is a concern of yours, then it would be advisable to choose one of the lower apartments.
Okay, so there is no restaurant or bar at the apartments, but when on holiday who really wants to spend all their time in the hotel anyway? Stockholm itself is packed with fabulous eateries, gourmet restaurants and wonderful watering holes, so simply step outside your front door and go wandering. Tip: Try Den Gyldene Freden, just 100 meters from the apartments, this restaurant has been around since 1722 and has more recently been honoured with a Michelin “Bib Gourmand” award for its traditional Swedish dishes with a modern twist.
Activities and Attractions
As well as all the reasons to visit Stockholm that I’ve already mentioned there are plenty more besides including great shopping, Gröna Lund, the Vasa museum and, dare I say it, the ABBA museum and the Old Town itself is worth taking the time to fully explore.
Whether you are travelling on business or you have the time to explore and discover the real Stockholm, the Residence Perseus Apartments give you an elegant and luxurious base from which to do it all.
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