He travels a lot for work so he appreciates hotel amenities. I really don’t care too much about my accommodations as long as they are clean and centrally located. I’m so cheap that I’m bad. Very, very bad. I’ve stuck him in all kinds of hovels. Stockholm isn’t a cheap city, luckily there are some great places that are easy on the budget, centrally located, have great views (see above and below), have a great on site pub and provide a unique experience. You can stay on boat hotels in the Södermalm neighborhood (both on the Riddarfjärden and the Stadsgardsleden sides of the link to Gamala Stan).
They had bikes you could borrow and cool lounges, but the best part was the amazing view from the seats (some of which were in lifeboats) on the upper deck. We sat there taking in the views, enjoying the sunset and singing The Lonely Island‘s (with T-Pain) “I’m On A Boat” from the movie Stepbrothers.
I give mad props to people in the Navy who live like this on a long-term basis. The room was tiny, but had everything we needed. We even had our own bathroom (It is something that he appreciates, but I have no problem foregoing. Just ask him about the hovel I stuck us in when we visited Dublin).
We had some new experiences in the bathroom. I’d never showered in a place like this. It was tight (so tight that you can see my toes standing on the toilet lid), but workable. Everything fit in there like a masterful game of Tetris. It was impressive and surprisingly easy to use.
The best part of the room itself was the view from our porthole. Amazing!