Worth the detour
Posted Jul 9, 2009
Stayed at that hotel for 3 nights. Considering the price of downtown hotels in Stockholm, this is an excellent alternative. It is not first class but it is very decent. I got free internet in the room (ask access card at front desk). If you don't have a laptop, there are 2 computers in the lobby that you can use for free. Breakfast is adequate. We had dinner at the hotel. Menu is limited but very good food. There is both a bus stop and a train stop right across the street. Trains are running every 30 minutes. Only 2 stops to the subway then 1 stop to the old town or 2 stops to downtown. For European standards, rooms are decent size. There is an indoor pool, a sauna, a gym and even a solarium for tanning. We were fortunate to have hot weather but as most hotels in scandinavia don't have air conditionning, we had to keep the windows open. Hence, it was noisy, mainly from the train every 30 minutes. But the train is not running between Midnight and 6:00 am so we slept well. The front desk staff was very helpful Shopping centre and a strip mall within 5 minutes walk from the hotel with 3 restaurants in there. Hotel located only few minute drive (or 1 train stop) from the Viking Line Ferry terminal. If you have a car, parking is free for hotel guests (which is very rare in Scandinavia). An other plus is that this hotel is not loaded with bus tours. We never had more than 1 bus each night. We were very satisfied of our stay there. We had our money's worth.