The first inn in Stockholm, Stallmästaregården, has attracted gourmands ever since Queen Kristina's visit in the mid-1600s. It was given new life by hotelier Alessandro Catenacci, who has transformed the waterside retreat into a peaceful place for an idyllic getaway. The rooms and suites emulate Swedish decor of the 18th century, and there are historic meeting rooms for up to 200 visitors. In the classically Swedish main restaurant, chefs serve local dishes from an open kitchen. Just a walk from the city center, the hotel offers uplifting views over the bay of Brunnsviken.