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“A lovely City Centre Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scandic Gamla Stan

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Scandic Gamla Stan
Ranked #51 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A lovely City Centre Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel with friends between the 14 - 17 March 2013. What a lovely hotel it is in the Centre of Gamla Stan the historic heart of Stockholm within walking distance of all the major attractions. The staff are friendly and the rooms are of a good standard and spacious (Room 313).
Although not large the decor is of a good standard with pictures of the Royal family in the rooms and around the hotel. You do feel you are surrounded by a lot of history.The Hotel serves free tea and coffee in the reception area in the afternoon although this is not a large space. One of the great things about the hotel is the breakfast room which is light and airy with a large range of choice on offer which ranges from continental to pancakes bacon and eggs as well as meatballs. There is no reason for anyone to go hungry. The hotel provides free wi-fi. The hotel does have a lift which in itself is quant. It is small however and somewhat cramped although for our party this was not an issue. I would recommend the Hotel Rica and if it wasn't for the high cost of living in Stockholm would consider staying her again. My only observation was that the hotel does not supply the usual vanity provision in the bathroom but instead large bottles of shampoo affixed to the shower.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Charming hotel in Gamla Stan close to everything! Small comfortable room with all the comforts of home. It has an amazing breakfast buffet including fresh squeezed orange juice and three varieties of eggs! The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The hotel is a great base location from which you can explore Stockholm - very close to the palace, Parliament building, Opera house and downtown shopping. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a charming hotel in Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan. The rooms are cosy and clean and there is a real essence of the 19th century. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great with a fairly wide selection and freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh coffee.

The hotel is in a great location with easy access to the train and to ferries. There are also a number of great restaurants and bars near by.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VCB21
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Nice hotel in a great location near the Gamla Stan station. Easy access to trains and ferries, with a good mix of old world charm and modern comfort. The elevator is kind of cute although tricky to fit two people with luggage inside! The staff were really nice at all times, the breakfast was very good too. Have stayed at other places in Gamla Stan and this is the one I would return to.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

small hotel in old town, very cosy,friendly ,personable .
right attitude from the reception and room service
resonable prices for being in old town, very nice hotel experience
i ll be back, recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GourmGirl79
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

As everyone else says, the location is excellent, close to some excellent restaurants. Central station is only a 15 min. walk or one subway stop and only a block to walk.The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and ready to help plan your day, they made dinner reservations for us down the road. The breakfast was excellent with a large selection, and a station to squeeze your own fresh orange juice. This would be a hotel I would not hesitate to stay in again on my next visit to Stockholm.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank baconandbeer
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Newbury
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Gamla Stan is the old town on an island in the very heart of Stockholm, so the location is excellent. The hotel is comfortable, clean and friendly. Room are small, but that's to be expected in the middle of the old town. The hotel has no evening restaurant but is in the district where all the bars and restaurants are, while being just far enough off the main street to be quiet at night. The breakfast is great, tassimo coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and a nice selection of bakery items. Only minor downside is that it is surrounded by other buildings, so no nice views across the bay.... not something that they can easily fix ;-) Overall, very happy and will come back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vhdl
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Additional Information about Scandic Gamla Stan

Property: Scandic Gamla Stan
Address: 25 Lilla Nygatan, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Gamla Stan)
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#31 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#37 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#45 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Gamla Stan 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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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