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“Enjoyed our stay - great location, great breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Klara
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Slojdgatan 7, Stockholm 11157, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Stockholm) (Norrmalm)   |  
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Ranked #76 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Canada
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay - great location, great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed here earlier this month for 2 days at the beginning of our 3 week Scandinavian adventure. Yes, there was construction, but it didn't interfere and we felt the price we received through Expedia was reasonable for Sweden. (I wonder if the prices will increase once construction is finished?).

Location was convenient to the train station (we came from the airport by Arlanda Express and walked to the hotel), as well as the attractions we were interested in. Easy walk to Gamla Stan, City Hall and the tram stop by Sergl's Torg to take you to Skansen and Vasa.

Breakfasts were great. We had no problem with room temperature and our bed was good too.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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42 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Pros: The hotel is close to the central train station and the breakfasts are good.

Cons: Like many hotels in Stockholm, this one is expensive. There is ongoing construction through 2013 as is evidenced by the boarded up exterior. On weekdays, you will be woken up by nine in the morning by extremely loud construction you will hear even with earplugs and a pillow over your head. On the weekends, it will begin at about eleven o clock or so. Something to keep in mind if you intend to stay out late. Rooms are indeed fairly small and ours was pretty warm at night even with the A/C. Customer service is not great - I placed a wake up call which I never received. Better bring that alarm clock. You can likely find better hotels to stay at.

Room Tip: Definitely don't get one facing the street. Will make loud construction that much louder.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is central, clean and nice at all.. But the rooms are really small, you can not move after you and your luggage is in the room.. Difficult to manage with air condition, too hot or too cold..!! And bathroom is alsi soooo small.. When you think positive ans negative parts, hotel is reasonable but price is so high for these conditions..

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

System was down when we tried to check in, so we had to waste about 4 hours until they could figure out a room for us to stay in. The bed was broken and sagged on one side, so we called maintenance to come fix it. The maintenance person was moving things around in the room to make room to move the bed out and dropped a $2500 camera setup onto hardwood floors, luckily it was internally damaged. The internet is a major pain to login to, and stay logged in. You need an unreasonably complicated username and password for each computer every 24 hours, and it will log you out when your computer goes on standby. Lots of remodeling going on in the hotel, be prepared for some noise during the day.
On a positive note, the free breakfast is nice, and the hotel staff is friendly.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Centrally located hotel with friendly staff. Room was small but nicely decorated. Breakfast buffet is great with fresh fruits, smoothies and eggs made to order. Close to the Central station and shopping areas.

Big drawback was the temperature; it was very hot in the room early mid July while outside it was nice weather but not that hot. There was a window overlooking the so-called wintergarden, but this is not more than a covered breakfast space. Therefore: no fresh air when opening the window ánd a lot of noise in the early morning when staff was setting up breakfast. Airco did work, but made the air very dry. Staff at reception almost shrugged their shoulders when i complained and didn't try to find me another room or offer anything. Since i was here for a confernece, it was my 'home' for a whole week and i would have preferred a different room or even a different hotel for that matters.

Room Tip: See above: avoid the rooms overlooking the"so-called wintergarden for a fresh night and noise f...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great hotel, lots of renovations going on, however it didn't interfere with our stay there. It's close to alot of attractions and the walking mall. The staff was very helpful, curteous and pleasant. The rooms were large enough for 3 people. The breakfasts were plentiful, wonderful food.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

The Rica Hotel Stockholm is in perhaps the most perfect location in the Swedish capital: just a 5 minute walk from Central Station and 10-15 minutes by foot to most of the musuems, the Royal Palace, countless restaurants & clubs, etc.

We stayed here to attend the Björk concert on the island of Skeppsholmen and it took us just 10 minutes using our legs!

We got a "budget room" which does mean a very small room, but it was in no way too small for two of us, and was spotless clean.

The bed was comfy, the new flatscreen TV had plenty of cable channels in multiple languages, there was a coffee/tea kettle, air conditioning, and a fantastic shower & bathroom. No need whatsoever for a larger room!

Besides the location, the other great feature was the amazing breakfast buffet! It was on two different levels and the cute blonde girls made us various eggs to order, fresh smoothies, and even "to go" coffee cups which was perfect since we had to catch an early train the morning we checked out.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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Additional Information about Scandic Klara

Address: Slojdgatan 7, Stockholm 11157, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Stockholm)
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Klara 4*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at Scandic Klara, and enjoy central Stockholm at its best city location. Our hotel is a popular meeting place with a newly renovated restaurant, meeting facilities and modern hotel rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Stockholm Rica Hotel
Rica Hotel Stockholm

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