Quaint charming B&B in heart of Old Town
Posted Aug 20, 2016 on Hotels
We had the large 1st floor superior at the front, above the cafe, quite pricey at £208 per night) and enjoyed it a lot – the room was quaintly original ie slopey, nicely decorated, spacious and perfectly positioned for sightseeing. The male staff member was chatty/helpful (even going out during breakfast to get a particular specific dietary item and giving us coffee/biscuits from cafe when we got back one afternoon). Given the age of the building, surprising lack of noise from other guests (although this is of course dependant).
Probably should mention some challenges around light from large lanterns through blinds (one of which broke but was quickly mended), noise from bin men at 5am (and all day from surrounding streets if you had the windows open which you might need to as there is no aircon), ridiculous shower that flooded the toilet (although even this became an amusing challenge) , strange housekeeping hours (and not at all on one day), breakfast replenishment a bit real-time, minute TV, awkward tiny staircase especially with luggage but none of this diminished the overall charm. But for these, would definitely have described it as romantic. (oh, and wifi patchy).
So, you do need to go with the flow and enter into the spirit of a building almost unchanged since 1607 and right in the heart of the old town, and then you will get the most from it. And anyway, £200 probably doesn’t get you much in the way of a slick business type hotel in Stockholm.