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ProfilHotels Central Hotel
Ranked #17 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
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Austin, Texas
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“Good Location, Adequate Facilities”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

As far as location is concerned: if you are coming into/going out of Stockholm C (or Arlanda Express to ARN), you can't pick a better location. About 3min to the Arlanda Express stop. Lots of eating options nearby from MAX (a Swedish fast food chain) to Bishop's Arms (a ubiquitous "British" pub chain), to 3+ blocks of eateries along adjacent Kungsgatan. Close to Drottninggatan's pedestrian shopping, too. Fasching jazz club is just around the corner, about 5min walk.

The hotel is nothing fancy, but it is clean and reliably bland. The US equivalent would probably be a nice La Quinta. The breakfast is large (by Scandinavian standards). On a nice day, the glass-roofed breakfast area is quite nice. They have complimentary "fika" laid out in the lobby all day.

The single rooms are small, as is typical in European capitals. The layout of my single room was standard for the hotel, with the round shower in the center of the room (not as crazy as it may sound), making the room a somewhat awkward "L" shape. Bathroom was spartan, but clean (if not a little institutional looking). Shower had a door so you were able to keep the rest of the bathroom dry--a rarity in Sweden.

My biggest complaint was the lack of individual control of the air conditioning. It never really gets that hot (by southern US standards) in Stockholm in the summer, but I still wanted it a little cooler than it was (80F/27C). Since windows of rooms on the inside of the hotel open out to the delivery dock, opening a window resulted in more noise than you would want during the day, and didn't really cool the room much. This would only ever be an issue in August, though.

Nights were surprisingly quiet, given the urban setting. No sound from window or neighboring rooms.

Overall, the single room feels a little like a US college dormitory, but is fine for most travelers who just need a safe, clean place to bed for the night. Especially if you need to be close to the train station, this is a good deal. I wouldn't pay more than 200 USD for a single, however, under any circumstances. (If $200 for a single sounds ridiculous: Välkomna till Sverige!")

However, if you want to get a more "Stockholm"-like experience, I would suggest staying further away from the train station, as this area is 90% tourists. Moreover, if you are comfortable with this level of hotel, you can get better deals elsewhere in the city; perhaps near Odenplan or on the Norrmalm side of Birger Jarlsgatan. Central Stockholm is not *that* large.

Room Tip: Get higher up and on the interior (courtyard) side for less noise and more privacy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is an excellent hotel for a city break. 20 minutes on the Arlanda express brings you into the central station. Leave the station cross the road and you are there! Only the entrance appears to be on this road all the rooms overlook internal courtyards and so are very quiet. The rooms are not large but have all you need. Underfloor heating in the bathrooms is wonderful - if you are not used to this. The breakfast buffet is excellent. Tea and coffee are available at all times in the lobby. Pass keys needed to access the corridors/rooms make for good security.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are of a similar standard. Breakfast can be accessed on the 1st floor so that...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is right opposite the train station and cannot be missed!! The room I stayed in was small but it was by no means uncomfortable. Basic amenities but very nice breakfast and friendly staff are key during my overnight stay. I would recommend this to everyone!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

While there is no real centre of Stockholm, Central Hotel Stockholm is located close to most major attractions and places of interest. The rooms are very small but comforable and clean. The hotel is quiet good value. WIFI is available by obtaining a password from reception. A good breakfast is served.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This hotel is situated straight across from Central station rail and bus terminal, great for all connections. The hotel itself is undergoing renovations at the moment which will add a bar and restaurant to its facilities. When these are finished it should really make this hotel much more attractive to all travellers. The lack of a bar at the moment is a drawback. The staff in the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The bedrooms are of a good size with a big enough bathroom. The breakfast area is a very spacious area leading on to an outside garden. The breakfast itself was excellent with a vast variety of hot and cold plates. Overall it is good value in a good location with improvements to come.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Toowoomba
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This small and very economically priced hotel fitted our needs perfectly. Great postion to be able to walk to 'gamla stan',( the old city), a variety of restaurants, in fact everything including central train and bus station. Very clean and great breakfasts, and helpful staff

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Central Hotel in Stockholm was in a great location. Just a few minutes walk from shops, restaurants and the Bus Station which has great links to the Airports (including the budget airline airport of Skanska). The hotel staff were friendly, polite and very helpful. Breakfast was excellent with choices galore; everything you could want for breakfast. Rooms were spotlessly clean and although my room was a bit small (it was a single room) it had everything I needed. Price was in line with other hotels in Stockholm. Nice and warm inside despite minus 12 outside.

I would certainly recommend this hotel.

A beautiful city - and a very good hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: ProfilHotels Central Hotel
Address: 38 Vasagatan, Stockholm 111 20, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#30 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#40 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#45 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — ProfilHotels Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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