We cannot say enough about this French-themed hotel in the heart of Östermalm. The rooms are exquisite, high ceilinged, and well appointed, and the service is personalized and attentive. Because of a health emergency, we stayed here for an extended period of time; the staff attended to our every need with warmth and grace. The breakfast merits special mention, as it’s a step above the typical cheese/cold cuts/dark bread of northern/central European hotels, featuring Paris-quality baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolate, exquisite baked sweets, and individually brewed cappuccinos. We are greatly looking forward to our next stay.
My husband and I stayed at The Sparrow for the first week of our honeymoon and couldn't have had a more pleasant experience. It's a beautiful, homey hotel in a fantastic, convenient and central location. The front desk staff in particular was so kind and helpful (shoutout to Fredrik!!), answering our requests for recommendations via email ahead of our arrival, plus so many small things throughout our stay. Hands down the best fully-included hotel breakfast buffet we've ever experienced in any country (the macarons!!). We had one final/extra night in Stockholm at the end of our honeymoon and had originally booked a different, "fancier" hotel for that night, but ended up canceling the reservation quite happily to come back to The Sparrow instead. May or may not have cried a little when we checked out.…
Beautiful and elegant newly remodeled boutique hotel on one of central Stockholm’s main shopping and dining streets. 10 minute walk to Gamla Stan (the Old City); 20 minute walk to the Vasa Museum. Wonderful staff, beautiful room overlooking a main tree-lined street and yet there was no loud street noise with the dual windows closed and a wonderful cooling breeze with them open. SPECTACULAR Scandinavian breakfast buffet with a French flair. The mini-Madeleines were an unexpected treat. Restaurant was closed on Sunday and Monday so we couldn’t try it but the menu looks wonderful. Highly recommended!
I was so, so excited to stay at this hotel and I cannot tell you how impossibly disappointed I was. Ive never left a bad review EVER, but I'm using my trip advisor account for the first time to specifically call out how poor our experience was. Let's start with the good: The staff were lovely The breakfast - wow. Incredible. The location is perfect. That's it. I reserved a junior suite, a splurge but because the hotel had wonderful reviews I decided to go for it. Paid €900 for two nights so my expectations were certainly high. You can imagine my total shock when I walked in to a dark, dreary room on a low floor with a view of the restaurant & of other peoples rooms. You'll have to forgive me for assuming that when I booked one of their nicest options that the room would be bright and quiet with a nice view. Even the bathroom looked out directly onto the restaurant. There were always people around so opening the curtains isn't an option, making the room even darker. To add insult to injury, the restaurant stays open until 11-12pm. It's LOUD. They blast music all night long and you can hear everyone talking and laughing. No, you cannot sleep. No, they won't turn the music off. If you turn in early or plan to have an early departure, this place is NOT for you. €900 for two nights of blaring sound radiating through my room as I tried to sleep - unbelievable. The website says they have air conditioning. A complete lie. They have a small cool air unit by the entrance of the room that is so weak it makes virtually no difference to the room. I went during a very warm week, so this was devastating. Opening the windows for air is not an option unless you want to restaurant noise to be even louder & to have everyone to see directly into your room. The shower door was not sealed properly so every time I showered, water FLOODED the whole bathroom. Why would a place of this caliber not have these things fixed? And finally, the bed & the towels. Terrible quality. Scratchy, over-washed and made us feel sticky and gross. The mattress was awful. Between the mattress & the noise, sleep was not an option. Yes, we did politely ask to change rooms but our request was not granted. I can tell from the way the front desk acted that this request is very common. Perhaps I just got terribly unlucky, but I urge anyone thinking of staying here to call the hotel ahead of booking and ENSURE you book a room that does not face the restaurant. I cannot stress this enough.…
Unacceptable! Liars I made a reservation for a week and chose a superior room with a view. I even exchanged several emails with the management and they assured us they woukd guve us a great room. When we arrived we were given a room with no view just above the restaurant. We refused it and we were not given another option. We did not want to stay and had to find another hotel at 8pm! They lied to us when we made the reservation and that is unacceptable. The person who was there when we arrived was very nice and apologetic but the manager never contacted us.
Four days wasn’t enough for me at this fabulous hotel- I can’t wait to come back! Set in an amazing location close to everything you could ever want or see- super friendly and helpful reception who specifically went out of their way to be helpful to my family (esp. Philip at reception) - wonderful beautifully decorated and clean room- delicious breakfast every morning. I have zero complaints- hope to see you all again very soon!
Amazing unique hotel in the heart of the city, amazing find. Easy check in with more than friendly desk. Rooms are large and comfortable. This hotel is in walking distance from shopping, trains, subway. I would highly recommend the Sparrow hotel when staying in Stockholm.
Great service. Helpful staff at all times. Breakfast is magnificent in quality, quantity and the way it is run. Perhaps be clearer you need to book a slot for breakfast each day. Quite a few people on day2 were told they needed to rebook but no one told us. Some reviews complain of "place a bit tired" I struggled to find that. Superior room was great. Very quiet. Slept like a log. Nice part of town....think Mayfair or Kensington with prices to match. But also near to Skansen and Abba museum. Didn't try dinner as many excellent restaurants around with bigger menu - sorry that is reality.
We booked to stay for 2 nights/3 days 8-10 September 2022 for our wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday which was the following day. The hotel is ideally located in the Ostermalm district and within walking distance of almost all of Stockholm’s tourist hotspots. We had booked and stayed in a Deluxe Room and it happened the be there one featured on the website. The room was a good size with high ceilings and two large windows with a lovely city view. The room’s main feature was a dark blue and gold vintage chiminea which was lovely. The bed was a good size for us (we are used to a UK SuperKing at home) and very comfortable. There was air conditioning and complimentary tea and coffee although no milk (or mini fridge!) so we didn’t use these. The en suite bathroom was not in the same period style as the bedroom. It was in blue and black mosaics tile floor to ceiling and had a modern shower, toilet and sink. It is a shame they couldn’t have put in something a bit more keeping with the style of the hotel. The water never got above barely warm so very quick showers it was! A highlight of the hotel was the vintage lift which was fast and smooth. Although my husband did need to climb 5 flights of stairs to get it one day because someone hadn’t closed the cage door properly so the lift wouldn’t move! Truly vintage! The breakfast buffet was fantastic particularly the royal eggs (one day with mushrooms, the next with creamed spinach), tomato and onion tart and croissants/pain au Chocolat. We ate dinner in the bistro one evening and had a lovely meal for my husband’s birthday - steak for him and lemon sole for me. Our desserts of strawberry brioche with ice and creme brûlée were also a huge hit! The Reception staff were very helpful prior to our trip by emailing me restaurant suggestions at my request and we visited Prinsen, about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. This was a wonderful dinner for our 20th wedding anniversary. A small long established restaurant serving classic Swedish cuisine. We had the herring and the mushrooms to start and then both opted for the Swedish meatballs. Absolutely fantastic - well worth a visit! The staff were incredibly warm and friendly and very kind when we discovered during dinner that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away. The waitress even hugged us. If I ever come back to Stockholm I will head back to Prinsen for their incomparable food, staff and atmosphere. All in all a lovely trip to Stockholm. We never got public transport and were able to walk to all the attractions we wished to visit from the hotel (The Royal Palace, The Vasa Museum, Old Town, ABBA Museum, the waterfront for a boat tour, shopping etc). The Sparrow Hotel is a lovely little boutique hotel with a French vibe located in a super central location with quirky decor and friendly staff.…
When I arrived I was put in a room with a tiny window that if there was a fire I wouldn’t have been able to escape. Reception were great and upgraded me straight away, although I didn’t feel the room was any better then the 1st room (apart from a window that I could’ve escaped from) . The 1st night a family were in the next room and were very loud. On the last night the restaurant were playing loud music on the terrace outside the room until 10.30pm so I hardly slept the whole stay. On a more positive note the staff were very friendly, the hotel was clean and well located. I regularly stay in Stockholm and think next time I will look elsewhere unfortunately.