Miss Clara, Stockholm

Beginning life as an all-girls school in 1910, the iconic art-nouveau building which houses boutique Stockholm hotel Miss Clara has come a long way since the days when students walked its halls. But while it's named after one of the most fondly remembered headmistresses of the institution, you'll find nothing to remind you of chalkboards and textbooks - so fret not that memories of elasticated gym knickers will hit you on check-in. Instead, thanks to a sleek renovation from award-winning architect Gert Wingardh, low-key Scandi minimalism combines with industrial glamour for a designer stay you'll be Instagramming for weeks.

Behind an impressive façade on one of Stockholm's main strips, seductive interiors make use of retro furnishings, feminine touches and plenty of dark wood panelling, exuding a warmth often missing from Scandi design. And with its prime location, you won't have to go far when you want to snap away at something other than #designporn.