Stayed 3 nights in June 2014.
The hotel is located a short taxi ride/Metro ride from the train station (see taxi warning below). The Metro stop is located just outside of the hotel, with many tourist attractions only a few Metro stops away.
Check-in/out was quick and efficient but I did notice that when tour buses were arriving/departing that there were often long lines at reception. Staff were particularly friendly and helpful.
The rooms are modern, spacious, clean, extremely quiet and included flat screen TV, free WiFi, combined bath/shower and individual room temperature controls. Unfortunately rooms do not have an in-room safe.
Breakfast, included in the room rate, is extensive and excellent. There is a wide selection of hot and cold buffet items. Eggs are also cooked to order.
Overall, an excellent stay and would certainly stay here again. Highly recommended due to the location, modern rooms and the excellent buffet breakfast.
TAXI ALERT - The Swedish Transportation Agency, which is responsible for taxis, gives a whole new meaning to Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware). There are numerous independent taxis that are officially licensed but are allowed to charge whatever they want as long as they use a meter. Fares for these taxis are 6-7 times the normal rate and often even more. For the most part, these taxis are all black with only a roof light that says "Taxi Stockholm" and the official yellow taxi licence plate. These taxis should be avoided at all costs. Stick with the major taxi companies, such as, Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, etc. whose taxis are clearly marked with extensive lettering all over the taxis. As locals do not use these independent taxis and hotel staff will ensure guests avoid them, these independent taxis make their money by preying on unsuspecting first time visitors by waiting outside the airport, the train station and in hotel taxi queues. Taxi scams and rogue taxis are common in most cities but to have a government agency actually license and condone their activities beggars belief. Most cities try to protect their reputation and visitors but this does appear to be the case in Stockholm. Stockholm is a fantastic city with much to offer to visitors. It is a shame that on a daily basis first time visitors are subjected to these grossly overpriced taxis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Clarion Hotel Stockholm guests can enjoy a modern hotel with art and music and design as part of its integral character. Be inspired and enjoy the hotel's unique pulse and surroundings with our restaurant Eatery Social and our heavenly Ayurveda-inspired Elements Spa. It is not however just about fantastic food, spectacular art displays, great music or mingling. Our passion and focus is on providing you with a wonderful night's sleep and increasing your quality of life. Choose from our 532 rooms and luxurious suites that best suit your needs. We look forward to welcoming you and giving you a stay to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Stockholm
- Stockholm Clarion