As travel writers, we stay at some fab places. Our favorite romantic Europe hotels include an old Venetian palace, a lovely hideaway hotel on the Elbe River in Hamburg and a newspaper office converted into a charming London hotel.
The best hotel in Stockholm? We loved the Hotel Diplomat. With a prestigious waterfront location, it’s a gracious, old-world style hotel with all the modern touches.
Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)
Cobbled streets, medieval churches – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. And walking Gamla Stan is one of the first things visitors do in Stockholm.