I chose this hotel because it's located in a part of Stockholm where I needed to spend most of the time. I hoped that the old building means that the hotel is quiet (thick walls) and stylish (there are old hotels in Stockholm which are very well renovated). But my hopes were completely misplaced. The old building, which looks cool from outside, is cheap and worn inside, renovation was probably done 30 years ago. The dark lobby area is badly planned and decorated (strange curtains, ugly pipes under the ceiling etc.) The room was relatively big for being a single room but with a tiny bathroom with a microscopic sink and a cheap half broken shower. Constant smell of sewerage came as a bonus. No fridge, no telephone in the room.
The sound isolation is a joke, I could hear my neighbor talking telephone (though he did it quietly) and going to the bathroom, so the rooms were probably made by splitting a bigger rooms in parts with thin walls.
The bad was strangely short for my moderate 6 feet. Lunch buffet they serve in the lobby and which I tried once was basically almost uneatable (excluding potatoes and supermarket quality ham).
The only positive thing about the hotel is it's personnel, which is friendly and tries to keep this hole clean at least, but personnel is generally good in Stockholm. The problem is obviously the owner, whose purpose is to make money on the property not investing a dime.
I'm not really a greedy person, but 3600 SEK ( 360 Euros) for three days felt like a cheat.
So, hereby I proudly announce that this was my first and last stay in a Fist hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First Hotel Norrtull is located in Vasastan, in central Stockholm. Situated in the nearly 100 year old building that was once the Swedish wine and spirits central. Airport coach from the airport stops right outside the entrance, and within a couple of blocks are both metro, buses and commuter trains. It's just as easy to get to Stockholm International Fairs as to Stockholm Central Station. HOTEL ROOM We offer 128 rooms in different styles and designs with personal touches. All the rooms are planned to undergo a renovation in various stages. Today, 88 rooms is done in standard, superior and deluxe category. Breakfast and free WIFI is always included when staying with us. BRASSERIE NORRTULL The restaurant in the hotel, Brasserie Norrtull, offering menus from the Swedish classic gems and our own brasserie favorites. The restaurant manages the building's beverage historical heritage with a wide range of beers, spirits and wines by the glass. Beer selection has a distinct Swedish touch, while the wines retrieved from the most renowned wine regions. CONFERENCE The hotel offers unique spaces for conferences, events and banqueting. Our largest room, the Champagne room, takes up to 220 people in conference seating, 350 in a seated dinner or, together with the hotel's restaurant, 550 in mingling. Mini Trade fairs, exhibitions, product launches, fashion shows, kick-offs and celebrations of all its kinds. Why not a big summer party at our lovely courtyard? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Norrtull Hotel Stockholm