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“Old world feel”
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Scandic Gamla Stan
Ranked #51 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Old world feel”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Booked room via tourist office. What a wonderful surprise. The room was very "Swedish." Perfect location to explore the Old Town. Close to metro, great location. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed July 3, 2013

The room was both pretty and comfortable, totally fitting for the Gamla Stan atmosphere. And very reasonably priced! It was about a three minute walk from Gamla Stan train station, so it was super easy to get anywhere.

The only issue was breakfast - it was always super crowded and hard to find somewhere to sit - they might be better to set up communal tables or lots of little tables rather than the curren setup - tables for four with only two people using them.

Breakfast and wifi included.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Bengaluru, India
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Rica Hotel can be a li'l hard to find but once you do, you wouldn't wanna forget the location.

Highlights : Great breakfast. Helpful staff, Proximity to tourist locations, good WIFI.
Lowlights : Small rooms (I guess that's Europe for you!), Very limited channels to view, Get your own adaptors for your country specific devices.

I definitely loved staying at The Rica Hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was by far the most expensive of all the hotels I stayed in during my travels but it was well worth it. A gorgeous old building with plenty of charm and I adored the stone staircase. My room was larger than I thought it was going to bed, the decor was beautiful. The bathroom was "bijoux" but beautifully finished, modern and clean. Breakfast was very nice with lots of hot and cold choices on offer. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. It was a very short walk to the metro stop and Djurgarden ferry terminal. There's a nice little grocery store down the stairs at the metro stop for anything you may need during your stay...for me it was chocolate and biscuits! Very glad I made the choice to stay in this lovely hotel in the Gamla Stan area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Rome
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

A small charming hotel right in the heart of the old city. I would definetly recommend staying here for you can walk to lot's of interesting places (Cathedral, churches, Royal Palace, shops, bars, restaurants. We had a superior room on the top floor and we loved the decor. The bed was comfortable, and so was the living room. The bathroom was small but newly decorated. Outside the room, available to all guests was a lovely terrace overlooking city roofs. Breakfast room was small but in very charming gustavian decor. Food was fresh and pleasant. I loved to find nespresso coffee available and fresh oranges juice (no industrial stuff). They even provided gluten free bread. Personnell is kind but not always competent. One night all the lights in the batrhroom went down. In the morning I called the reception, the guy came upstairs but couldn't solve the problem. He called a technician but this could not come before afternoon. This has proved to be very unpleasent because without windows and without electric light it was impossible to shower, shave etc.The reception guy didn't offer us any solution (!). So I called him back and asked him to make us use another room's bathroom. He said ok but I had to go downstairs and fetch the key myself. But the worse is yet to come. Once I got into this other room I found out that it had not been cleaned after the last clients had left!! I couldn't believe it! So I had to go back again and report the situation. He just replied, as if it was obvious: "of course it's an uncleaned room, the clients have just left and that's why I can let you use it!!!!" I just could not believe it. I had to reply: but that's awful, you don't really think you can let your clients use dirty bahrooms don't you!? The poor guy was astonished. only then he realized how ridiculous and wrong was this behaviour. He got all red and embarassed and aplogyzed. To cut it short, he made sure the lights were repaired by early afternoon and got us a small discount (46 euros). Which was something but we felt it didnt quite make up for all the above. Had it not been for this I would have rated this hotel 5 stars for it's location and charme

Room Tip: Take a superior room on the top floor. They are larger and quieter then others
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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149 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you are looking for a hotel in the old town of Stockholm, look no further - this is the best hotel! It is so convenient around the old town and the central train station is about 15 minutes away on foot.

Four steps up to the entrance, so if you have a very heavy suitcase, it might be a challenge. The reception area is tiny but the hotel staff are very helpful and friendly.

Our room is tiny but clean. The queen size bed was a little too soft but not too bad. I love the chandelier in the room! Though the decoration is a little vintage but they do have a flat screen TV on the wall!

The bathroom was clean and modern however the amenities were very basic and the walk in shower was a little too tiny.

The complementary buffet breakfast was good and we love the free wifi.

Will definitely come back to this hotel if I visit Stockholm again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hawaii
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Hotel was in the middle of the old town on a quiet street and very near the Tunnelbana. We had a room on the top floor which was small and quaint, and faced the back of the hotel. The first night there was some seriously loud disco music coming from the building behind the hotel and across from us. This went on until about midnight. The other nights, though, were dead quiet. The room was small but comfortable and the bathroom was very modern. The breakfast buffet was very good. There is also a taxi rank around the corner (about 50 feet) so it was easy to get a cab when we left.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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