We stayed here to "test" it out as an option for our July 2012 wedding in Stockholm. While we only stayed here and at the Sheraton (see other review), we were given tours of the rooms and facilities of at least a dozen other hotels in Stockholm, and I can confidently say that the Grand Hotel is really hard to beat. (Though the Sheraton does come close!) We stayed in the lowest room category, which I believe is the classic room without a view located on the first floor. We were told the rooms on the first two floors were recently renovated and therefore some of the nicest. The room we stayed in had a modern pink/gray decor, with a huge marble bathroom.
The room was clean and fresh, we were welcomed with a tasty bag of gelehallon (gummi raspberries), and the bathroom was amazing. We enjoyed the tub, which actually comfortably fit us both, as well as the deluxe rain shower.
The breakfast was unreal, and far superior to the one at the Sheraton. Here you can get a ridiculous variety of traditional breakfast foods, as well as Swedish breakfast delicacies. Swedes love their breakfasts, and it really shows at the Grand!
The spa was also amazing. Even the facilities that are included in the rate (gym, pool, sauna) all must be taken advantage of. There's fresh fruit and water, and I believe it has gotten some awards. I'll definitely be using that when I come back for the wedding!
We saw a bunch of the other rooms, and they say no two rooms are exactly the same, which is part of its charm and also maybe why some people are disappointed. Some rooms definitely have an older, more traditional feel, with more dated decor, while other rooms are more hip and modern. We saw all the room categories, and would say that the superior suite is a better value than the executive suite because they executive suites are just bigger, not necessarily nicer than the superiors and a lot more money. If you have about $12,000/night to spend, you must stay in the Princess Lillian suite - it is by far the most ridiculous hotel suite we have ever seen or even heard of, and we were thrilled just to have been given a tour of it!
If you can afford it, get a room with a view. The view of the harbour really is lovely and will add something special to your stay.
All of the staff were excellent, too, and I really don't think I could find any fault with the Grand Hotel. The biggest tip I can give is to be specific about the aesthetic of your room (modern vs. classic), because they will try their best to accommodate you. If you want a newly renovated room, requesting 1st or 2nd floor is the best bet and the views are just as nice since the hotel is harbour front.
- Also Known As:
- Stockholm Grand Hotel
- Intercontinental Stockholm
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From its 1874 opening, Grand Hotel Stockholm has been one of Sweden s leading hotels. Royalty, heads of state, celebrities and Nobel laureates make themselves at home in refined waterfront surroundings near the Royal Palace. Old Town, Stockholm City Hall, Vasa Museum, Millesgarden and the Museum of National Antiquities are nearby. ... more less
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