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Scandic Ariadne
Ranked #83 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Didn't like it”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

Didn't enjoy my stay here at all. Air con was useless so room was like an oven. Every time I showered the whole bathroom floor flooded. Room was hopelessly out dated, and there were few items on the hot breakfast buffet. As a plus point, the Internet is free. On balance I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Turku, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Well this point was our first reason to take this hotel and also the packet-trip with Silja Line boat-trip. When travelling with little children the location is important and this hotel was next to terminal. I must say that the place was modern and not very cozy, like big hall and kind of industrial, like school or hospital?

Well the service was friendly and there was little shop near the reception, where you could buy most of the things i.e. little snacks. The breakfeast was very good with many different foods and it was very nice to have breakfast on terrace with sun shining in the cloudless sky. If you want to eat supper or dinner you have to pay it separetly and it's overpriced so I recommend that you eat at the pizzeria that is next to the hotel entrance. There are little fridgerators in the hotel rooms and there's also a grocery store ICA nearby what I recommend to visit. Also theres a ATM machine nearby.

The rooms were good sized though the rooms qualities change very much i.e. our first room had a old TV and no table lamps and no snacks or drinks in the minibar but the second room had a new TV with nice lamps on the tables and the minibar was full :) The view from the room to outside was unfortunately depressing grey harbor though during the evening the city lights looked pretty.

Those who travel with small children, you can find a ball sea, (I don't know the english name for it exactly) and there was also a small playroom next to it but it seemed that it hasn't been used for awhile and it smelled weird and it was practially empty. Good thing was that there was two computers with internet connections that were free for customers to use.

Room Tip: Remember to wake up very early, I recommend 7 AM at latest. Also purchase stockholm card for a day...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Kiryat Tivon Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2011

My wife and I stayed 5 wonderful nights at the hotel . At first we were afraid the hotel's location near the harbor and we were afraid it would be noisy but we did not feel the ships entering and leaving port.
High-level hotel in our opinion than 3 stars is rated.
The room we had was very clean and our expectations. The hotel staff was great and each request was answered quickly.
The hotel is near a bus station allows swift arrival to the city center. There is also a huge supermarket near the hotel that allows you bought food and drinks for a day trip to the city.
If we will arrive to Stockholm once again we will live again at this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2011

Somewhat dissapointed on the standard of the hotel. Entrance was shabby and almost dirty, room relatively worn out. Would not recommend.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Romsey
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2011

Scandic Ariadne is about 4Km out from the center of Stockholm, right on the waterfront where the ferries for Finland and Talinn depart. The view over the harbour is very good. The hotel itself is new and is attached to a block of offices and shops.

My room was a good size, with decent facilities for working and excellent WiFi internet connection. The bathroom was relatively large, but only had a shower. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant was great - watch out for the special meals on the evening menu - not only special food, but special drink too - mine was an Ale from the island of Gotland which was excellent.

The main drawback with this hotel is the distance from the city center. Simplest way to travel is on the Tunnelbana red line (underground train) - it's 3 stops from the central station. Worth getting an underground pass if you're staying for more than a day. The nearest station is still a bit of a walk from the hotel, although a long section is under cover - not so much fun in the depths of winter.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view over the harbour (East)
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Stayed here with my husband for our wedding anniversary. Wasnt sure of some of the reviews however we had no major issues!

Make sure you take the correct exit from the tunnelbana or its a looooong walk!
Checked into the hotel & were upgraded due to it being our Anniversary, Reception staff were all lovely!
Had a room on the 15tth floor, fair size, clean & had a big bath in the bathroom! Our room was always warm despite the air con being on.
Breakfast was a bit crazy! Really no need as the staff were constantly bringing food out but each morning (we stayed 3 nights) was very busy & one day we had to share a table with another family. Breakfast was however lovely!!

Dont understand other peoples comments about how far out the Scandic is. Its a 10 min walk to the tunnelbana & Central is the 3rd stop. We found it to be perfect! Wouldnt be so good if you werent very good with walking but for the amount of walking we done in Stockholm I dont imagine you would be visiting if you couldnt walk far.

We loved Stockholm & would definetly return :)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Naantali, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2011

perfect location if you are travelling to/from Finland with a ferry. Rooms are clean and basic. No minibar at the room. Breakfast was ok. View from the room is nice if your room is facing ocean (half of the rooms are).

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Scandic Ariadne
Address: 37 Soedra Kajen | Positionen 117, Stockholm 115 41, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Ostermalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Ariadne 3*
Number of rooms: 283
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