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Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden (Formerly Malardrottningen Hotel and Restaurant)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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“A unique hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This hotel is converted from an original 1920s motor yacht. It was built for the Woolworths heiress Barbara Hutton and was a 21st birthday present.It has been sympathetically converted and many original features have been retained, it has a great atmosphere. The "cabins" are small so do not expect much room to manoevre.
It is located on the harbour and is within easy walking distance of the metro and the main station. It is only a short walk across the main road bridge to reach the beautiful old part of the city : Gamla Stan.
Very helpful staff and a wonderful spread for breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the harbour..

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

There are plenty of boat hotels in Stockholm, If that's why you want to stay here, you can certainly look at other places as well. However, this hotel enjoys a location that most others do not. It is within walking distance from Central Station. GamlaStan is also just across the bridge from the hotel so you are right in the center of everything. Also, the views across the water are far better from this side, trust me!

Rooms: Very small, but I suppose I should have expected that anyway. My friend and I opted for bunk beds which was fine except that it was virtually impossible to climb onto the higher bed. There's a ladder but no room to actually move it around and use it! Other furnishings and amenities are basic but adequate. After reading reviews here, I made sure we picked a room on the main level (and not lower level). Thanks to this, we had good wifi throughout our stay. The bathroom was so tiny that I struggled to use the sink (and I'm just 5'6!). Room service was prompt and efficient though.

Breakfast:A variety of breads, some meats, cheeses, fruit juices, coffee, tea, swedish pancakes, scrambled eggs and cereal. Basic but quite filling.

Concierge:VERY helpful and always ready to offer suggestions for shopping/dining etc.

Tip to find the boat: Walk behind Ridderholmen Church and you'll find the boat docked across the parking lot. I had some trouble finding it initially since the maps were not of much help (but it was also getting dark).

Overall: Great value for money considering that every hotel in Stockholm is ridiculously expensive!

Room Tip: Pick a room on the main or upper levels if you plan to use wifi. The stairs are small and narrow. Y...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location, just minutes walk from Gamla Stan. Very nice atmosphere. Rooms are naturally a bit small. It could be an issue to move inside the bathroom especially in single rooms.

It is one of the best options if you like to stay in Stockholm for a 3-4 days touristic visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A few mins walk from nearest Metro station and good access to the whole of Stockholm. Stayed in a double cabin which really was very small, and any view from our single porthole was obstructed by the walkway leading from land to reception. Such a shame. Room was tiny - I could lay across flat and touch both walls. I know you get what you pay for, but I considered it a fair price so would have expected a bigger room. Not a problem as we only stayed one night but I imagine had we spent any longer than the minimum time necessary in that room it would have felt very claustrophobic. Breakfast was average, views from the restaurant are nice. Perfectly fine for a short stay but would not want to spend any longer than sleeping time in the room we had booked.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed here from 23-26/1/14. Very close to everything, even walked to the other side of stockholm by tv tower in under 40mins. Cooked breakfast was great lots of bacon and eggs!! Very good views over stockholm!! Recommend!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I loved staying here, the hotel has a lovely character, staff were friendly and helpful, my room(113) was cosy, clean had everything i needed. The location is fab, waling distance to most things and right in the old town which was beautiful. I also ate in the on-board restaurant which was very good and reasonably priced, i recommend the fish stew. Breakfast was also very good. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I didn't have a sea view but as i wasn't there during daylight hours this was no problem. Be...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

great location, very close to the old town/shopping area. rooms are small but fine if you're out and about. Breakfast good. Reastaurant and bar closed during our visit (early jan). Staff very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant

Address: Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden (Formerly Malardrottningen Hotel and Restaurant)
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Stockholm
#19 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#39 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#41 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malardrottningen or that the ship is really called: Lady Hutton, began its journey in 1924 and no one knows where or when it ends. With its amazing history, she has managed to take care of Barbara Hutton, the British Navy, traveled around the world and since 1982 moored at Riddarholms Quay. The Yacht has 61 cabins, sauna, restaurant and is perhaps best known for the latter. The restaurant with the beautiful view of Malaren, serves Scandinavian dishes using only the best ingredients. ... more   less 
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