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Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant provides a unique experience aboard an elegant 73-metre yacht, permanently docked at Riddarholmen Island, next to Stockholm’s charming Old Town. It features wonderful views of Riddarfjärden Bay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Mälardrottningen Hotel. Guests stay in cabins, decorated with dark timber finish, carpeting and portholes. Upon arrival, guests enter the reception via a gangplank into a beautifully designed lobby with teak panelling and nautical décor. The TV lounge is found above the engine room, which can be viewed through the glass floors. The glassed-in Mälardrottningen Restaurant is found on the fore deck, facing City Hall, and includes an open dining terrace. The bar is set in the former wheelhouse. Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel is 500 metres from Gamla Stan Metro Station, and Stockholm Central Station is reached in about 10 minutes’ on foot.

This is our guests' favourite part of Stockholm, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant has been welcoming guests since 21 Nov 2008.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Stockholm, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8

Parking available on-site

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Room type
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Stockholm
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  • Pouget
    Very good location, great breakfast, beautiful setting and amazing sunset, nice staff,
  • Vilmantas
    Just spending a night in a boat in the heart of Stockholm was amazing enough! The staff was friendly and helped with all our needs and questions. The breakfast was great - so many choices! We were also glad to use the sauna
  • Sam
    Good location, right by the water and only short walk from Gamla Stan, Royal Palace etc. Loved staying in an old boat and reading some of the history about it. Staff were friendly, and breakfast was really good.
  • Steven
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything,the staff were excellent, breakfast was amazing,will stay again. Location perfect, Stockholm Sweden was wonderful, we will recommend to anyone and everyone
  • Peter
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A unique experience. The boat is ideally placed for access to many of the best parts of Stockholm. Our room had a double bed and was quite capacious but most had smaller cabins with bunk beds. Excellent breakfast and very good restaurant for the...
  • Noma
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It is a perfect location, everything within walking distance and only used local public transport. My room was nice and cosy, with a fantastic view. The staff were excellent and accommodating.
  • Andrew
    Location, location and location along with being an unusual place to stay. Good bed linen. Very adequate breakfast offering. Sauna.
  • David
    Bed was comfortable, shower pressure good, breakfast excellent and it’s a boat! Views out the porthole and in the dining room were brilliant.
  • Lucy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing location stunning views and v central. Great fun to sleep on a boat.
  • Berezni
    We are very satisfied with this hotel. Perfect location! Everything is on walking distance. Very clean, amok but cozy rooms. Breakfast was very nice. I will come in this hotel again!

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, i'm a person who gets sea that a problem when i want to stay at your boat

    Dear Mr/Mrs, Yes It can be a problem if you gets sea sick. Depending the weather condition and boat traffic outside.
    Answered on 20 January 2020
  • Is there free parking with this

    Hi, Parking is not free. However, we have a cooperation with our local parking company which allows us to offer significantly cheaper parking tickets..
    Answered on 22 February 2020
  • I want to book a room for next Monday but will not arrive from Copenhagen until about midnight I’ll prepay for my room Can I check in that late?

    Hello, Our reception is open 24/7, so a late arrival is not a problem
    Answered on 28 October 2022
  • Hello, I am travelling by myself. Can I reserve a cabin without sharing it with anyone?

    Hello. Yes, we do not have any sharing cabins. We're a Hotel, not a hostel.
    Answered on 10 October 2022
  • Hi, do you have a laundry service? If I give my dirty laundry, can you take care of it and how much would that be? Thank you

    Hello, We can send the laundry away to be cleaned. How much it costs depends on how many articles of clothing are sent. Kind regards, Reception
    Answered on 11 August 2022
  • do all you rooms have toilet and shower facilities

    Hello, Yes, all rooms have private showers and toilets. Kind regards, David
    Answered on 27 November 2019
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Host Information

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When you enter the gangway of Mälardrottningen, you might be walking in the same footsteps of former movie stars, politicians and royals. The ship was built in 1924 for Mr C.K.G Billings, a millionaire from New York, and was at that time the world’s largest diesel driven yacht. The ship was later bought by the Woolworth-millionaire Frank W. Hutton. Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress received it as a gift from her father on her 18th birthday. Barbara lived an extravagant life among royals and movie stars and in the 1940’s she was married to Cary Grant. She later sold the ship to the Royal British Navy for one pound sterling. During the Second World War the ship was anchored very shortly in Panama and later on moved to Norway where she was used as a training ship. During the fifties the ship was used as a passenger ferry between Stockholm and Åbo in Finland. Since 1982, Mälardrottningen has been at her current location and only leaves the dock for maintenance every fifth year.
Languages spoken: English,Swedish

Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant Mälardrottningen
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
    • Ambiance

Facilities of Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking on site
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs SEK 200 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Swedish

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 01:00 to 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash Bankcard Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that parking tickets for street parking can be purchased at the reception.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Restaurant Mälardrottningen is closed from Fri 23 Jun 2023 until Mon 26 Jun 2023

FAQs about Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant

  • Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant is 1,050 yards from the centre of Stockholm. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant Mälardrottningen

  • Check-in at Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Mälardrottningen Yacht Hotel & Restaurant offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna