This is a huge hotel. At the first time, it´s easy to get lost along its corridors, looking for the lift or for your room...
I spent 3 nights in Stockholm at Nordic Sea Hotel. I was in a 40-day trip throughout Scandinavia and this was the best hotel I´ve been during the travel. They have normal rooms and express rooms (smaller and without windows - not a problem at all to me, specially if you remember that sunset is late and sunrise is early in Stockholm, during the summer).
If you make your reservation at their website (http://www.nordicseahotel.se/en/), they have a promotion (stay 3 nights, pay for 2), and this is really cool. It completely fits to the budget traveller. I spent SEK 1380 (around 190 USD) for the 3 nights. This was cheaper than the hostels in Stockholm (I was looking for a private single room with bathroom).
Besides, the Absolute Ice Bar is at the lobby of Nordic Sea Hotel and as a guest I had a good discount, with a free soft drink.
The cleanliness of the hotel is amazing.
I was given room nº 1239, one of the express rooms, without windows. The room size was OK, larger than I expected. The bed was large, almost a double bed! Very comfortable, so was the pillow. There was a working desk, with high speed internet (they give you the cables), very good connection. I had also a coffee machine. When I made the reservation through their web site, 3 months before my arrival, there was the information that I would have free coffee, tea and chocolate sachets, but there weren´t none. I called the reception and I was told that this service was not available anymore for that room type, but as I had made the reservation before, they quickly sent me sachets enough for my 3-night stay. Not to mention the many "sorries" I have heard.
There was climate control system, iron and iron board, safe, shampoo, hair conditioner, soap bar and shower gel (my hair got nice using their products! And the smell... hummm...), mini bar with beverages, snacks and wine on the desk, and TV.
The bathroom was small but very comfortable and functional. All the amenities worked well. Very nice shower. Good space for putting personal itens, like moisture creams, hairbrush, combs, clothes. Very good illumination. The only problem to me was the lack of a place to put shampoo, soap and conditioner inside the shower box, so everything has to be put on the floor while you´re taking shower.
There was a complete silence in the room and I could sleep very well in the 3 nights.
Location couldn´t be better. It´s within walking distance to almost everything. The central train station is just beside and the bus terminal is a few minutes away.
Not necessary to mention that the surroundings are very safe. I arrived late almost everyday and had no problem at all concerning security. The Gamle Stan is only 10-15 minute walk, so are the piers where you take the boats to Birka and other tours.
Breakfast is served in a nice place, well decorated. There are many options to choose, many types of breads, jams, cheese, fruits, teas etc...
Room service was perfect. I asked a meal at the room and I was served quickly. The food was great!
My room was well cleaned everyday.
The broadbrand wired internet was high speed and I haven´t had any problems with the connection. There are computers with free internet at the lobby, but I haven´t used them.
All the staff is very helpful and polite, including the people who clean the rooms.
The receptionists at the front desk are helpful and polite. Check-in was quick, but check-out was a bit slow.
I had some laundry and, when I checked out my clothes were not ready yet. As I was going to come back to Stockholm 5 days later, to take a train to Narvik, it was OK picking them after. However when I came back, nobody knew about my clothes and couldn´t find them. I´ve waited for almost 1 hour, and had to go, as my train was going to leave soon. The front office supervisor, Michael Kjellander, was very helpful and undertook sending me my clothes, wherever I would go, and even told me I could buy new clothes if I needed ´cause the hotel would pay for them. I was a bit upset, as I needed (and liked) the clothes, but there was nothing I could do. What was my surprise: I was picking up my stuff at the lockers in Central train station and Michael appeared, breathless, with my clothes! So I have nothing to complain...
I definitely recommend staying at Nordic Sea Hotel. I had a 5* service at a low price. I will come back to Stockholm and surely will stay again at this hotel. I would like to register my gratitude for Michael´s efforts in solving my problems with the laundry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel C Stockholm offers you the key to Stockholm. You'll find us in the city centre, right by the Central Station and Arlanda Airport Express train. The city's major attractions are within walking distance. We offer 367 rooms with a modern design inspired by the waters of Stockholm, providing you with all the service you expect, plus that little bit extra. Stockholm's coolest bar: ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL Stockholm is also located at Hotel C Stockholm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Nordic Sea
- Nordic Sea Stockholm
- Nordic Sea Hotel