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“Quaint little hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Waxholms Hotell
Hamngatan 2 | Box 63, Vaxholm, Vaxholm SE-185 21, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Vaxholm
London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Quaint little hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

After spending a few days in busy Stockholm, we headed out to Vaxholm for 3 nights. The Waxholm hotel is perfectly located at the Waxholmsbolaget ports (~£7.50 from Stockholm).

The first thing you notice is that there are a lot of stairs to get your suitcase up and in to your room, but when you get to the room it's very quaint. The hallways are decorated like the inside of a boat and the rooms give you the perfect seaside getaway feeling.

Breakfast is a buffet style served from an old rowing boat, and served in the main restaurant - they have a nice downstairs restaurant for evening dining.

The room keys are a little tight for the locks, many of the guests seem to have problems with this... Including someone who came back into the hotel at 1am when the reception is closed. They were very loud in the hallway for around 30 mins which was a bit annoying!

All in all, I recommend this hotel if you want a quiet getaway from Stockholm. It seems to be where the Swedes go for the summer too.

Room Tip: Get a seaside view for a balcony to relax and watch the boats come in and out...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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Hamburg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I had a nice, quiet and spacious room in the attic, in a charming Swedish design.
The hotel is located in the harbour opposite the ancient castle. Stunning location! Try to come by ferry from Stockholm. The journey alone is relaxing.

The service was friendly in a laid back Swedish style, polite and unobtrusive.

Absolutely a good recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

Booked a one-night getaway from Stockholm to check out the Archipelago and the Waxholms was the highlight of the visit (though the rest of Vaxholm is lovely as well).

+ Rooms are decent sized and very well updated, though still in a traditional motif befitting the property and its location
+ Free movies on TV (this was a pleasant surprise as there isn't much nightlife in Vaxholm)
+ Try to get a sea-facing room on the second floor; ours had a lovely little balcony that overlooked the harbor and faces south
+ Location is very convenient for those travelling by ferry, as it's directly across from the jetty
+ Lovely service from the desk
+ Informal pub/resto on the ground floor serves up some great stuff

- Nothing bad to say about this place. It exceeded my expectations on all counts.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2007

One of the few hotels in the archipelago, and a good base away from Stockholm to do some exploring in the Archipelago with the immediate area well served for restaurants and amenities. One caution I was disappointed by the lack of water based activities easily assessable by tourists e.g. boat / dingy hire.

  • Stayed July 2007, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hamngatan 2 | Box 63, Vaxholm, Vaxholm SE-185 21, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Vaxholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Vaxholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 42
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