There are many opinions on what makes a good hotel and the location is of course important. Here the location is good, next to the subway station at Medborgarplatsen (virtually be the exit) and if one want to be at Södermalm this is a good location.
That was the good part about the hotel. The room was a disappointment, located on the first floor facing the street it was fairly noisy (both from cars and the bar located in the hotel). In addition to that it was small which for me is not necessarily a problem but here the combination of a small room and decor and design from the 80s is not really what one wants.
The room was also poorly equipped - lacked any coffee, tea or water kettle. There was an iron and ironing board but it was first of all filthy and also it was the cheapest type of iron. Clearly they have saved on everything here. TV was the old type and picture quality was awful. There were also a few annoying things such as the typical Scandic cheapness of not having proper shampoo and shower gel (they claim that environmental reasons make them have the big bottles of it in the shower - may explain why one has a big bottle but not crappy quality). Other annoyance was also sign in bathroom stating more towels available in the drawers, of course not correct. Hotel staff also ignores the do not disturb signs (why even have those if they ignore it).
The breakfast was acceptable quality and a plus that they serve it until 11. The service (if it can even be called that) was sub-standard, plates and glasses were not cleared from the tables and the breakfast rooms do not have enough seats - we were late for breakfast and it was still difficult to find a spot so wonder how it is earlier.
All together I would not recommend the place - there are better hotels than this in the same price range.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Scandic Malmen - town life, musical experiences and a feeling of home in the heart of Södermalm.Here you can dine, drink, meet and sleep. And loads of other fun things, such as enjoying free concerts for example. When you stay with us in one of our 332 rooms, you will live in a 50th century building in the middle of the metropolitan pulse. You will also have great access to other parts of the city by metro, train, boat or bus. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scandic Malmen Stockholm
- Scandic Malmen Hotel Stockholm