The hotel is perfectly fine, but it lack's character. Very modern hotel but I find the the hotel a bit too cold for my taste. I would say it is perfect for one night's stay but nor for longer than that.
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This hotel was booked by us as a result of compromise between location and expense when we attended a wedding in Stockholm. We found that all the semi-decent hotels nearer the centre were prohibitively expensive. Whilst this hotel was not cheap, it was certainly very reasonable by Stockholm standards, particularly considering what you get.
Firstly, the location. It is not in the city centre, but I really wouldnt let that put you off. The area is a new, developing suburb with plenty of grocery shops and restaurants. Central Stockholm is about 20 mins away on public transport, which is very frequent and efficient in the city. The public transport also runs very late at night. The tram station is a few metres from the hotel.
As for the hotel itself, it is a new building. The design is typically Swedish minimalist, modern, clean, yet not extravagant. The rooms were very spacious and the window on our higher floor room was nice and big. Also, the bathroom was a decent size and well-designed. One small gripe is that our 'double' room consisted of two singles bunched together.
The reception staff were very helpful and alsways smiling. They helped us find the tourist spot around the city and also to organise transport to the wedding venue.
The breakfast was very good, much better than I have seen in most similar class hotels in European capitals with plenty of hot and cold options and some Swedish specialities. Complimentary newspapers were provided (I think the Herald Tribune or another American paper was the English choice).
All in all I was glad we booked there and would definately go again if I came to Stockholm.
I stayed at the Park Inn Hammarby Sjostad for 3 nights. We took Swebus from Arlanda airport (which is cheaper than Arlanda Express), then the underground train from Stockholm Central to one of the city's stops, then took the tram to the hotel. The hotel is located in a newly developed urban areas. It is a residential area with good choice of restaurants and small grocery shops. From the tram station, we walked only a few meters the hotel. The hotel is relatively new; the room was clean and the breakfast buffet is abundant. It is not located in the city center but very accessible. It is quiet. We bought a carnet of tickets that can be used on buses/trains/trams and saved a few bucks. The front desk staff were very helpful and accommodating. We were leaving very early on our departure day (before breakfast started) but they let us have breakfast anyway.
We were traveling with a large business group and wanted to find a decent hotel with a good price. This hotel matched our criteria. It was new, clean and had good breakfast. The only negative thing I can think of was that the rooms were quite small for a new hotel.
The downside is the location. A light rail (Tvärbanan) stop is quite close, but the light rail doesn't go to the city center. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city center by first light rail and then the underground. There's not much to do around the hotel. However, the whole area is very new with a positive touch.
If I would be looking for a hotel for a holiday, I would probably prefer one closer to the attractions and with more restaurants in the vicinity.
Much was said about the hotel, so brief review only. We stayed 6 nights at the hotel as we could not find a b&b pension for a reasonable price in Stockholm.
The hotel is located geographically in the city center of Stockholm, and yet the way by public transportation takes 25-30 minutes - no big deal when you are on the vacation, provided you have a pass. The neighbourhood is nice and quiet, very cosmopolitan with all its advantages and disadvantages. The tram stop is only 3 minutes walk from the hotel. Several (expensive, like anywhere in Stockholm) groceries shops, and a fast-food nearby. Several restaurants some distance away.
The rooms are nice, spacious and commodious. However, be prepared to have no closet at all, but there is a shelf that can contain the contents of a suitcase. Ironing board and a safe (free?) were a fine surprise. The bathroom was spotlessly clean, but the shower curtain leaked every time one took a shower, but the floor dried out really quick for some reason, so probably everything was planned. The beds were extremely comfortable and the quality of sleep was very good, unlike some others' experience. The air conditioning was probably okay, although the air was a bit tight in the mornings. The TV was on when we arrived, and we never used it thence. A tea/coffee table with a kettle was plenty and replenished daily.
The breakfast room can get really crowded, but on other days it was not. Regular Swedish board - plentiful and simple. Hot dishes were a nice addition to regular sandwich board.
The staff at the reception desk spoke fluent English and was very polite and helpful, although at the beginning a little too formal. The waiter in the restaurant where we sat down to have supper once, on the other hand, was a peculiar kind of guy who spoke poor English, and the food was average.
The sauna was nice and very relaxing in the evenings. The view from the terrace in the spa is also worth seeing. The gym seemed well equipped, but we never used it.
To conclude - an average chain hotel with friendly staff and all one needs for survival and even some extras. Best value for money in insanely overpriced Stockholm. If we will be back, we will probably stay again in Park Inn Hammerby.
This hotel is great for busines travel, but not ideal for famly or young travelers.
Room are very simple.
Nice view from the sauna on the top roof
Good transportation from the hotel to town ( but not too late).