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Colonial Hotel
Ranked #142 of 155 Hotels in Stockholm
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Ignore the images that you will see in any advertisement or website, such as agoda, this place is terrible. We had booked 3 nights and departed the next morning due to our disappointment worth the place.

There are not private bathrooms, not even private toilets, they are shared. The room we stayed in had not been vacuumed, we had to use a sock to brush the floor clean enough to walk on.

The name 'Colonial Hotel' itself is misleading, it's a hostel. Avoid staying here at any cost.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Not worth a cent of your hard-earned money.

Rooms are the size of broom closets.
You can hear when the person staying down the end of the hall gets up for a bowel movement because every door & floor board creaks & cracks with the smallest of movement.
I don't think they own a vacuum cleaner; the floor crunches beneath your feet.
Toilets are all shared despite your room's specific advertisement.
WiFi connection only works on the ground floor.
"Breakfast" constitutes toast, muesli, coffee & tea, with some rather dubious looking eggs & sliced meats.

Pathetic, is all I have to say about this place.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank Nick T
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Margareta B
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Read this if you consider putting a reservation at the Colonial Hotel.
I reserved a room in last minute as other locations were busy.
I stayed there in a Budget room. And guess what? There was no bathroom. Only shared toilets and shower. And you have to make your bed on your own!
WIFI WAS NOT WORKING and although I mentionned it, they were not able to repair.
For 750 SEK, I know it is quite cheap for Stockholm, but it is very expensive for a place which resembles more like to a youth hostel (though I never experienced a youth hostel).
The shower room is very basic too (not much water pressure) as well as the bathroom which are both located in the corridor.
The bed was ok but there was a strange smell in the room.
Earplugs are mandatory as you can hear everything from the other rooms.
This was probably the cheapest place I went to in my whole life, even considering the price paid.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The good: location is great, not far from the station and on a quiet ish street. Beds are reasonably comfortable.

The bad: breakfast isn't wonderful, and is served in a small, crowded room. Not ideal. The bathrooms are tiny, and the shower heads needs replacing. The water is more of a dribble than an actual shower. Also, the one staff member we accounted (young, dark hair) wasn't fantastic, either. The corridors have high ceilings, and therefore everything echoes - making the rooms noisy at all times. The wireless ddidnt work properly in our room (206).

My final complaint here, which is so ridiculous is just shows that the owners have clearly not bothered to actually take the time to spend a night in their own hotel - the television. Ours was mounted above the door, facing the window. It was very small, and was raised over 2 meters off the ground. As it faced the window, regardless of whether it was night or dark, this made it impossible to actually see! Just stupid. Pointless having a television if you can't see what is got on?

Save your money and spend a night somewhere nicer in Stockholm.

Room Tip: Request a room at the end of the corridor, so you are away from the worst of the noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

It`s no joke when you read "2 star" on the sign outside. There is alot of room for improvement in many small ways, BUT the staff were always friendly, curtious, and helpful for our 4 nights. When I requested a blackout curtain so I could sleep better, they had one up and ready the next day. Traveling alone with 2 kids can be tough on anyone, but I could always get some late night snack or drink for them due to the friendly staff. The hotel is centrally located, but it is budget. If you get a room with a pullout couch for example, you`ll end up putting the madress on the floor for an even nights sleep.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Be prepared for a real budget hotel. The building is old, and so is the elevator (still working fine). The rooms are tiny (so tiny you will have some struggle to store the suitcases and still be able to walk on the room) , but clean and warm. The wi-fi was very stable in my room. There´s no telephone on the room (which means no wake-up call if you need it), but there´s a clock radio with alarm which was good for that purpose. I liked the bed, very confortable and no bedbugs at all.
I liked the breakfast, although limited it´s tasty and with a great coffee/chocolate machine! :)
Also dont expect smiling faces from the staff.

The private bathroom is very small, but would suffice if the shower worked well, but that didnt happen. Every night the water after some time would become freezing. We complained with the desk clerk but he couldnt do anything. So everyday the shower would have to be very quick, otherwise we had to take a ice-cold bath, which really, really doesnt feel fine in a 5 C Stockholm.

The location is superb, in a nice neighborhood and in walking distance from the central station.

In a nutshell, the hotel is still a good value in the super-expensive Stockholm, but bear in mind you are checkin in a budget hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Cre3pyTie
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Address: 13 Vaestmannagatan, Stockholm 111 24, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #142 of 155 Hotels in Stockholm
Price Range: $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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