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“Great Hotel In Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Esplanade
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strandvagen 7A, Stockholm 114 56, Sweden (Östermalm)   |  
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Ranked #56 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
BC Canada
1 review
“Great Hotel In Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

Hotel Esplanade came with the Stockholm Card, which is exceedingly useful - I saved around $200 plus in museum fees, bus,train etc.
Hotel overlooks the harbour within walking distance of Everything you might want to see from the Town Hall to the ""Pippi Longstocking"" park!

My single room was medium size, with shower (and safe) - very clean and quiet. Breakfast excellent - the usual cereals, juices, yogurts, cold meats, eggs and other hot dishes, various breads (delicious) excellent coffees - lots of choice.
Charge card to book, but only debited about a week after you have left !
Being a female senior lone traveller, I booked the airport bus that drops you off/picks up at your hotel - as I was unsure of distances from the Bus/Train station to my hotel, plus arrival was at night. However next time will know I can walk just about everywhere.
Great city - loved it, weather warm.

  • Liked — really good location and quiet
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

The hotel is located in the center of Stockholm close to the main tourist attractions, restaurants, theaters .... and the sea. The hotel itself is old but well maintained. It has nicely decorated rooms, like the lounge where you can read tons of books available and surf the web for free. The rooms have the necessary comfort you need (TV, safe, fridge) and the price is okay, compared to the high prices everywhere in Stockholm. The staff is very nice and always ready to help for all your requests (free map of stockholm, taxi booking, early check out ...). We really enjoyed our stay in this family-owned hotel.

  • Liked — the atmosphere in the hotel and the staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

The Hotel Esplanade in Stockholm was a beautiful, classy place full of unpretentious elegance. We stayed in a double room with two extra beds for teenage children. It worked out fine. The room was really very nice. The bathroom was small but looked new. They may have a problem in the future as there was no shower curbing to hold in the water while it drained. We had to put a towel to prevent it from flooding the floor.
I will definitely stay there the next time we visit Stockholm.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2007

I am surprised to see a couple of bad reviews for this hotel. I had a very lovely stay here (two nights in April 2007 - at the start and end of a trip out to the Ice Hotel).

We stayed in room 10 which was the biggest hotel room I've ever been in. Yes its slightly worn at the edges but this is a very old and charming building so what do you expect? If you want something modern and characterless go somewhere else!

The view from room 10 over the waterfront is absolutely wonderful. Expect a little bit of road traffic though. Someone mentioned the bed as a problem. The bed is soft and normally I'd find that a problem but actually I slept very very well. There is a thin soft matress pad on top of a firmer bed matress base.

The furniture in the room is old and lovely. The room bright and spacious. The communal spaces are full of lovely easy chairs next to large windows with views. There was evidence of some re-decorating going on.

The bathroom perhaps let the room down a little in that it's rather plain and nothing special (when compared to the room itself) but is certainly functional.

Breakfast was a buffet affair in a small dining room with stained glass window. Lots of nice breads, fruit, yogurts, cold meats and cheeses. Plenty available. They play some gentle music at breakfast time (Nora Jones type stuff).

There is plenty of helpful literature in the reception area to help you plan your stay. Also we found the lady at reception to be very helpful and friendly. We asked if we could have the same room on the return portion of our trip and she organised this for us. She was also very understanding when we realised we'd left the booking voucher for the room on the return leg at the Ice Hotel by mistake!

The location of the hotel is very good for getting around. If you have mobility problems you might want somewhere a little nearer to Gamla Stan but otherwise this is a pleasant walk away. There are plenty of shops and eateries in the area.

Overall a very enjoyable stay and I would not be put off this hotel but others reviews unless your into your hotels being very pristine and ultra modern.

Stayed April 2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2006

I stayed on 1st of August 2006 and I spent a lovely time with my boyfriend is Stockholm (I couldn´t believe it, the weather was the sunniest!)
The hotel is part of a beutiful and old building. The location is perfect. The surroundings are beautiful and you can find a lot of nice reustarants at reasonable prices.
Although a full renovation is need I can recommend this hotel to everybody who love charming hotels.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The view from the room was the best, it was overlooking the harbour (at least the one I had...in the first floor, I am not sure if was nº 10...)
It isn´t a luxury hotel but it's very charming.
The breakfast consists in a (-) high quality full buffet.
In my opinion is a little bit expensive, but in Stockholm everything is a bit overpriced....)

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2006

I have never encountered such a rude and horrible reception person in my life. I had a booking for this hotel, which on the surface looked quite nice. However when I went to check in I asked first if I could use the bathroom. The reception clerk was rude and just said "no". On account of this I left (having not had to leave a credit card to secure the booking) and found alternative accommodation elsewhere. If the clerk is the friendly face of this hotel, then they can expect many more walk outs.

Stayed June 2006
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2006

AVOID THIS HOTEL! The staff is rude (especially the girl on a desk evening June 25). Plain, average hotel (why it has 4 stars?), it looks like it is abandoned, quite scary, empty, without a soul... They have no Internet, could you believe it? I had to go to the Internet caffe. The location is great, but it is all - a nice building but sad hotel.
My impression was maybe so bad because before I have stayed in Lady Hamilton Hotel in Stockholm, which is completely opposite in everything.
It is clean, but it deffinitively not enough...

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strandvagen 7A, Stockholm 114 56, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Östermalm
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#46 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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