We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights in August, 2012. The hotel is located about a 5 minute walk from the royal palace and park in an area of lovely old mansions, most now occupied by embassies. A main shopping street with lovely shops and restaurants (curently torn up during construction of a new subway line) is only a couple of blocks away. The harbor and city hall are about 15 minutes away by foot.
The hotel is beautifully decorated with a lovely lounge area just off the reception desk. Our room was spacious and attractively decorated. The bath was quite large, but had a very small, corner shower which invariably leaked out unto the rest of the bathroom ( think ship's bath). There were a few inconveniences in the room such as the switch foe the desk lamp was behind the desk; there was no electrical outlet near the desk; and no place to place personal cosmetics on a shelf or stand in the bathroom.
Our loft room faced a busy street only a half block from the street where the streetcar ran, so it was rather noisy. In addition, we were there on a Saturday night and a wedding party staying there was very noisy. I mentioned it to the reception staff in the morning, but she was unapologetic. In fact, the staff was a mixture of very pleasant and helpful folks, and those who seemed bored and unfriendly.
The hotel advertises on-site parking, but this is limited to about 6 highly sought after spots in front of the hotel. Our first night, we parked behind the building where there are 1 or 2 additional spots, but it is very tight quarters.
The breakfast was very good, although located in a mostly windowless room in the lower level.
All in all, we. Might stay at the Saga again, but there is room for improvement.
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