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“Good,clean,basic hotel”
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Scandic Ariadne
Ranked #77 of 155 Hotels in Stockholm
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I booked this hotel, because of it's location right next to Silja Lines ferry terminal,as I was taking the early morning ferry out of Stockholm.

The check-in was quick and service from the receptionist was good. I got a singleroom on the 6th floor. The room was big and it felt roomy for one person and it also had free wi-fi. It had a 140 cm wide bed,which was nice.Too bad the room didn't have a better view as my room faced the back of the hotel,so my view was of a parking lot.General cleanliness of the room was good,standard Scandic quality.The only complaint I have about the room,is the noisy AC unit.

I didn't eat breakfast,but I had dinner at the hotel as they serve a buffet dinner during summer. The food was ok,not much variety to choose from,but what they did have was ok. The waiters were friendly.

All in all,Scandic Ariadne is a clean,basic hotel with friendly service.Great for ferry travellers but a little far from the city centre (10 min on the metro).

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Johanna C, Front Office Manager at Scandic Ariadne, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad that you mention our friendly service.
Our facility manager has resolved the problem with the noisy AC, thank you for letting us know. Welcome back!

Johanna

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had originally wanted to stay at Scandic Norra Bantorget, as it is closer to the city-centre. But when we checked the prices the room we wanted was booked out and when it became available it was too expensive.

When we arrived at Scandic Ariande, it was in the afternoon. We checked-in and got a room on Floor 8, we couldn't open the window then went down to reception and requested a new room, but there was non available till the next morning so we stayed the night in the room on floor 8 and the following morning after breakfast got a new room on floor 11 and we were able to open the window. Our new room (floor 11) we could open the window, the bathroom was very bad layout because if one had a shower the whole bathroom was flooded with water, the rooms were very small for four of us the kids had to share a sofa-bed and weren't too happy, the bed was quite small even for them (a normal single bed for TWO people). The rooms were small, cramped and stuffy even with the window open

The food in Scandic was good, the breakfasts have a wide range of stuff but staff do not refill as quickly as needed. The foods for breakfasts were:
Breads, toasts, crackers, rye-bread etc
Cereals, muesili, bran flakes etc
Yogurts, strawberry, organic, natural and vanilla
Milk lactose-free, low fat, whole milk
Bacon, sausages, eggs, wholegrain/oat pancakes etc
Juices, orange, apple, multi-fruit, water
Coffee & tea
Cookies & Swedish bread, dried fruits etc

On one of the nights we had dinner in the hotel, we had the buffet dinner which was very nice. Would strongly recommend. Foods available:
Starter:
Salads

Main Course:
Chicken wings
Meatballs & pasta
Chips & potatoes
Onion rings

Dessert:
Cheesecake
Crackers & cheese
Apple crumble etc
Oat pancakes


The location is perfect if you are getting the ferry, but is a good drive out from Stockholm centre. A bus runs in the morning to the centre but is busy in high season so be there early. Scandic was as I anticipated average. It can be noisy in the night due to ferries coming and going.

Room Tip: Choose one where you can open the window
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank travellingkids1315
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

As others have written, the Ariadne is good but the decor is rather tired.
The hotel was chosen by the conference organisers.
The breakfasts were good, with a wide choice of breads, yoghurts and hot dishes. A wider selection of stewed fruit would have been good.
The dinner was very disappointing - can the Swedes not cook a steak correctly?
The hotel is located in the docks, so there was nowhere to go if you wanted to stroll around or go for a meal or drink nearby. The rest of the building complex was like a ghost town!
The Tunnelbana (Metro/subway) is 10-15mins walk away, so central Stockholm is reachable in 30 mins.
The Hotel does advertise a gym, but the free option was only a few machines. We didn't try the sauna as it was single-sex only

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank big-bill3
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The beds are comfortable, and wifi is free. What could be improved is the breakfast area, it is situated under some glass tiles which means it gets as warm as a sauna when the sun is shining, this is not a good environment for storing food!! The jam was located next to the hot plates of scrambled eggs, meaning it was warm. Also the chairs in the breakfast area need cleaning. If Sweden has a food inspection authority they should
visit this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank ianoflynn
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This hotel is in a good place, easy to come by boat. View is amazing! Hotel rooms are big, bed is very comfortable and bathroom is good. Breakfast is really good! It's easy to go shopping to town by "tunnelbana".

Room Tip: Higher floors are best!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank OutiN_13
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Johanna C, Front Office Manager at Scandic Ariadne, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013
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Vad härligt att du gillar vårat hotell!
Hoppas vi ses snart igen!
Johanna

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This hotel once was.. Today it is a worn down budget hotel not Worth than 2 stars. Overpriced with a lousy restaurant, cold in Winter, no personality at all and the breakfast that once made Scandic famous has been replaced by pin-pac ham, and an assortment of second class everything. Overpriced, worn down and outdated will summon the Ariadne hotel.

Room Tip: All floors above 9th are renovated during the last (20?)years. But prepare for elevator troubles.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank AmazingGreys
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hotel is located just next to Silja Line terminal. It has unsecured parking place just front of the hotel. Even tho it has special places for bikes, some Russian cars don´t respect those signs. Gym is really in low condition and sauna times are really tight.
Staff was really bad mannered.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Johanna C, Manager at Scandic Ariadne, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Hi!
Thank you for your feedback!
We have a secured parking garage, try that next time!

Welcome back,
Johanna

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Additional Information about 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: $100 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Ariadne 3*
Number of rooms: 283
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