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Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Ranked #53 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
York, United Kingdom
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“Not recommended unless your stay is short, you're on a business account & don't need wifi”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

The registration process was painfully slow, with queues. The reception wasn't sure whether "the superior bedroom" was ready at 4 pm. Your car is "valeted" which means they take the key and garage it somewhere for 39 Swedish kroner a night! You're told you have to give them half an hour's notice if you want your car or wish to retrieve something from it. The atmosphere nearby is as unsavoury as Kings Cross in London can be, so much so that the hotel closes the side entrance near the central station in the afternoon/early evening even though it is not far from the Ahlens store (equivalent of John Lewis in Oxford Street). The hotel itself is massive but strange with a huge and menacingly dark foyer where it is impossible to see or read anything and a "Sky Bar" which claims a view over Stockholm which is singularly unimpressive and which charges 141 Kroner for a glass of red wine with 40 cl of beer. The breakfast (extra at 112 Sw. Kroner per person) is OK but it is too crowded and disorganised. The bedroom and shower room were of a good standard but the air conditioning was very noisy and no windows could be opened because of the atrium (?). The wifi was slow and erratic despite the fact that we were on the business floor.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Located within walking distance to Gamla Stan(old town) and close to public transportation, this is an ideal location in Stockholm. Hotel is modern, rooms small but nicely appointed, staff friendly and efficient. Cafeteria style breakfast area with mediocre food is a definite negative but there is a nice coffee shop immediately adjacent to the hotel

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lillestrom, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is a very centrally located hotel. I will give it that. But that may also ge one of the problems for the property. When travelling solo or for business I really like to find areas where you can sit down with a drink and my computer and relax. Maybe do a little people watching etc. The Royal Viking just doesn't have that.

They have a roof top bar that is very small and crowded. Also a bit to "cool" unless you are planning to paint the town red. They also have a lobby bar, but there is just people running around all the time. Compared to the Sheraton, nearby, it is simply a huge step down.

And the room... I had booked a spacios room. I got it too. With a view of the city. On the third floor. And I have to say it looked awful. Last brush up must have been in the 80's. The bathroom and shower had so much stains and dark mushy areas that I managed about 5 minutes. They gracefully allowed me a room at one of the refurbished floors, but I had to make do with a cramped single room with an inward view. The price was not adjusted accordingly.

The new room, although very small, was clearly better with a nice bathroom. But I wouldn't call it nice. It had a nice private bar but it could have been stocked better. I mean, what is there to loose?

So the judgement is that if you can get a deal, or afford, the Sheraton, then go there. And to Radisson; refurbish the rest, improve service in the lobby bar (table serving) and create some quieter areas.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Right next to Cental station, very convenient to transport and the middle of town. Well presented hotel meeting your needs with some style. Staff were helpful and rooms were well fiyted out with all the basics met plus more.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Stockholm does not seem to come up with a great deal of hotels. Given the exchange rate between SEK and euros, everything is very expensive there included the price of a 2 night stays in the Radisson Blu Royal Viking hotel (more or less 200€ per night) or the price of a taxi course from the airport (more than 80€, at night though).
This hotel has some pros and cons but all in all it was a mild experience the reason being that the room we staid in was very outdated (like it's always stayed in the 80's when built with the same old "cube TV" and defreshed carpet), had no place to place to store anything and, had no safe. We had booked for a double room and were given a twin and were being told that "it was the same". I am sorry it's not the same!
On the plus side, rooms are clean, breakfasts were good and the hotel is perfectly located to visit Stockholm by foot.
No major problem at the end, it's just high time that Radisson completes any due refreshment!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here. The room was clean and elegant, but the modern design omitted any shelf space, except on the glass shelf under the TV. While there is a problem with the wifi in the rooms, this should be rectified shortly. The rooms were clean, the breakfast buffet fresh and appetizing and the staff helpful and friendly. It's position, adjacent to the main station and close to many of the tourist attractions, is such that I would recommend it to travelers.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Well located hotel close to the station and the old island.
The sauna is too small for this class of hotel.
Rooms are big and clean.
The position, very close to the main station and terminal of the arlanda express, is the optimum for a business trip.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Address: 1 Vasagatan | P.O. Box 234, Stockholm 111 20, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#27 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#28 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#39 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm 4.5*
Number of rooms: 459
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Attractive Atrium Hotel located downtown, adjacent to Central train station, airport express trains, World Trade Center & Old Town. ... more   less 
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