Welcome to an authentic hotel built in the 1600s in Gamla Stan in Stockholm! This family run hotel has a cellar from mediaeval times and is located in a small, quiet square, which gives the hotel its name (Sven Vintappare means Sven, the winemaker), in the middle of the mediaeval centre of Stockholm, just a minute’s walk from the Royal Palace and from shopping on Västerlånggatan. The building is from 1607, and was completely renovated as a hotel, with six double rooms and one suite, in 2002 – 2004. The reception is open daily from 07am to 6pm. Please note that the hotel do not have an elevator.
Esaias Tegner rhapsodized over Gustav III, Sweden’s king from 1754-1791. Sven Vintappares Gränd in Stockholm’s Old Town is a short alley between Västerlånggatan and Stora Nygatan. The original name, Swen Wintapperes grendh, is undoubtedly after Sven Staffansson who served as His Royal Majesty’s Faithful Servant and Wine Steward. He is referred to several times in city records in conjunction with household business, and according to historian Tord Olsson Nordberg, he owned a house in the Galatea block, the same block where the hotel is located.
The building where the hotel is located was built 1607 and has a 400 year long exciting history.