Recently spent four nights at the Rica Hotel Gamla Stan. We stayed in the superior room that is illustrated on the hotel's website. The room has a good size and there was enough space for an extra bed for our daughter. Very pleasant room with nice decor and a seating area. As the room is on the top floor of the building, one has to be a bit careful about bumping one's head on the sloping walls. Nevertheless, I would definitely choose the room again. The bathroom was small (shower stall, no tub) but very modern and clean.
Breakfast is good with a certain number of Swedish specialites such as Swedish meatballs, shrimps, and smoked salmon with a mustard sauce. The shrimps and salmon were served on alternating days. There is a machine for making freshly-pressed orange juice and a Nespresso coffee machine. There was lots of fresh fruit and fruit smoothies, too, and all the platters were constantly replenished.
The rooms do not have coffee making facilities, but one can take free coffee, Nescafé or tea as well as cookies and pastry from a cabinet in the hotel's lobby. The rooms do not have safes. However, guests can use safety deposit boxes located near the reception free of charge. The boxes are easily accessible, so one doesn't have to wait for a staff member for assistance when using the boxes.
The staff struck me as competent and pleasant.
More pros: perfect location in the centre of Stockholm's old town within easy walking distance of many sites as well as public transport (metro and buses).
As the temperature was cool and rainy, we did not have our windows open at nighttime. I suspect that the nearby streets can get quite noisy on a Friday or Saturday night during the summer. This was not, however, a problem in October. We slept quite soundly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest and cosiest district. Hotel Scandic Gamla Stan is located in a charming 17th century building with a medieval atmosphere. Within walking distance of most of what Stockholm has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rica Hotel Stockholm