The Grand Hotel is currently renovating their fourth floor and very loud construction work starts around 6:00 AM. Hammering, drilling and sawing sounds will wake you each morning if you are on the third or fifth floor. I wear hearing aids in both ears and the construction noises woke me very early. Some days were much worse than others. Taking naps to make up for the sleep deprivation is not possible because the noise continues all day.
Unfortunately the hotel was booked solid because it was the week of the Nobel Prize ceremonies. The hotel was full of the Nobel Prize winners and their family and friends. The day of the Nobel Prize ceremony, which lasts into the wee hours of the morning, we were rudely awaked at 6:00 AM and in spite of calls to the front desk pleading with them to stop construction until a more reasonable hour the noise continued unabated.
The staff and manager were apologetic; however, my family is so sleep deprived we will probably skip the dance after the ceremonies because we are so exhausted. The hotel manager promised construction the day after the ceremony will not start until 9:00 AM, unfortunately most of us have early morning flights and have to get up really early anyway. Unfortunately, there was a huge group of us staying at the hotel.
If you normally wake up before 6:00 AM and do not require naps this is a great place to stay. Rooms are nice, service is excellent and the food is exceptionally high quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From its 1874 opening, Grand Hotel Stockholm has been one of Sweden' s leading hotels. Royalty, heads of state, celebrities and Nobel laureates make themselves at home in refined waterfront surroundings near the Royal Palace. Old Town, Stockholm City Hall, Vasa Museum, Millesgarden and the Museum of National Antiquities are nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stockholm Grand Hotel
- Intercontinental Stockholm