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“Hotel Rica gamla stan stockholm” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Gamla Stan
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lilla Nygatan 25, Stockholm 11128, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Gamla Stan) (Södermalm)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Nuremberg, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Hotel Rica gamla stan stockholm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Very friendly staff, comfortable hotel in the old city or gamla stan. Very old building converted very tastefully. Small and compact but ideally situated for the old town and the ferries which are great for island hopping. Bedrooms excellant decor, but only a small wardrobe. Beds very comfortable. Amazing old lift- only takes a max of 3 people at a time! Good breakfasts plenty to choose but the same each day, some traditional Swedish fare available.
Overall a very good hotel, we enjoyed our stay at the end of July

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, VA
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I had a single room which had recently been renovated. For a tiny, tiny room, it had all of the amenities needed. My only complaint was the matress. Possibly the worst I have slept on, I would have preferred the floor if there had been space to lay down. The location was fantastic, breakfast very nice and the staff welcoming. Would definitely recommend this hotel, just not the beds!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I had the opportunity for a brief trip to Stockholm and wanted a hotel convenient to major attractions, restaurants, and transportation due to limited time. Rica Hotel Gamla Stan completely fulfilled all those criteria. It is in a charming old section of the city with cobblestone streets and historic buildings. At the same time, it is near modern conveniences like the train station and ferry service. The rooms are not large or luxurious by American standards, and there is no business center/fitness center/conference center as you would find at a typical American chain. On the other hand, the meticulously clean and cozy rooms, extremely comfortable beds, and free, fast wireless were much appreciated. There was also a small roof deck right outside our room, with lovely views of church steeples. Breakfast buffet was delicious with excellent variety. The staff was uniformly excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful, and had our room waiting for us despite an early morning check-in.

Room Tip: 401 is right next to the roof deck
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

One of the most fabulous small hotels in the centre of the lovely Gamla Stan. Although it's a bit expensive it's worth seeing. The hotel staff was also very friendly and polite.There were no problems with checking in earlier though we were living on high season. I would love to come over one day once more.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Skillman, New Jersey
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This hotel is in a excellent location in Gamla Stan. It is close to metro and ferries, in addition to being in the old city. We had a mini suite, with a small bedroom and living room and tiny bathroom. The room and hotel were lovely. Unusually excellent buffet breakfast. We are told where to park our car. It was only a 10 minute walk and not usually expensive. The hotel is expensive, but you are paying for excellent quality and location

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Everything in Gamla Stan is only a few blocks away; you could not ask for a better location. Both the water and ferries, and a huge number of shops and restaurants, are convenient (there is even an English language bookshop down the street). The staff is attentive, the rooms are clean and well-appointed. Excellent breakfast served each morning.

Room Tip: Rooms that face the street can be a little noisy if revelers are about, carousing into the wee hours...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

On the plus side, besides the excellent breakfast choice (I nearly ate my own weight in mini-pancakes over the four mornings) the location is great and the staff are all very pleasant. Also it's reasonably priced and the bed was very comfortable.

On the less positive side I think it is looking a bit tired and faded rather than charming. My room 211 could definitely do with a lick of paint and curtains that actually close properly. The shower-room was compact - nice shower area but step outside it and there wasn't room to swing the proverbial cat.

I don't think I'd stay here again even though the location is great - 2 minutes from the underground and also the Djurgarden ferry stop. I think this hotel is definitely a place for people looking for a quaint European experience.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Scandic Gamla Stan

Address: Lilla Nygatan 25, Stockholm 11128, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Gamla Stan)
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Södermalm
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#29 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#34 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#43 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Gamla Stan 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest and cosiest district. Hotel Scandic Gamla Stan is located in a charming 17th century building with a medieval atmosphere. Within walking distance of most of what Stockholm has to offer. ... more   less 
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Rica Hotel Stockholm

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