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... And no, I don't mean the soft spoken mischievious baker with the gentle southern Swedish accent. I mean "gong gong" (grandfather in Mandarin). The serious Chinese man in fine cotton clothes who clapped his hands together strictly when us kids got too noisy or didn't behave....disciplined...But the man whose hug or smile then was just that little extra special, like all rare things.
I only met him a couple of times when I ...
... raining most of the way, fair play to Nugget for a solid driving effort in the rain. When we got to the campground it was still raining but that didn’t stop us, the construction team, from getting the cook tent set up ready to get some food going. Checked into our room and we lucked out again. Managed to get a bungalow between Joel, Leany and myself with one of the bunks being a double bunk top and bottom! We ...
... lunch. The buffet is part of the tour and the food is traditional Swedish, hard bread and pork seaweed salad with boiled potatoes. All very good then to the palace, by the way the difference between a palace and a castle is that a castle is for protection and a palace is for showing off. For the palace we got a special guide dressed in period clothes and blond and blue eyed of course, probably in her mid ...
... with the sun shining, and forecast dreary for tomorrow, we chose instead to go to the Skansen open air Museum instead. This turned out to be even more fun than we had anticipated! The general premise of the museum is a historical re-creation of Swedish life from the 14th century to the present time, much like the Beamish museum in Durham or Sovereign Hill back in Australia. For good measure there was also a mini zoo and aquarium attached. We spent a couple hours looking ...
... very tasty!
You may have seen the picture of the Nyhavn District we sent the other day. That's quite an exciting area, a mix of bars, restaurants, shops, boats old and new along with various tour boats that take people around the city, much like the guided tours you get along the Chicago River and at the Museum Campus in Chicago. We didn't take one, but continued walking and after eating lunch in Nyhavn, walked ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Berns Hotel Stockholm
My one-night stay at the Berns in frosty December left me satisfied about the establishment and its value for money.
First off, you'll have a great time staying in Berns. It's slap bang in the middle of all the tourist attractions. NK (Stockholm's equivalent of Selfridges in London) is 5 minutes away, as is the ferry stop for trips into the archipeleago. The Vasa and the beautiful Gamla Stan are a 15 min walk away. If like us, you're going for a weekend the rates are good.
Just my type of place
I would defintely recommend Berns Hotel if:
you appreciate a downtown location close to restaurants and shops.
you want to eat one of the best breakfast buffets you ever had.
you appreciate an excellent bath room with heated towels and great shower pressure.
you like stylish rooms wih a maritime ambiance.
you don't mind the hotel being next door to a night club resulting in a little bit of noise during the weekends.
you don't mind staying a room slightly smaller than the Stockholm average.
In its price range (200-250 USD), I'd say it is one of the 3 best hotels in central Stockholm.
Berns Hotel- Stockholm
Me and my boyfriend spent last Easter at Berns Hotel in Stockholm.
The hotel is excellent located, in the city center, and very minimalistic!
Our room was on the 5th (the last) floor, a bit small but lovely, full of utilities. The bathroom was pretty with an enormous shower. in our internet rate the price was comprehensive of breakfast, who was very delicious, in particular the buffet of cheese, fishes and meats. ... Instead, cakes and other sweeties were very poor...
Just one mmmh: only one receptionist was very kind with us, others were just professionals.
I spent 8 nights at Berns Hotel, 1 with my husband and 2 with a friend. The remaining 5 nights I was on my own and felt completely comfortable and safe. We had a deluxe park view room with a balcony. The room was "shot-gun" style which allowed for a wonderful wall of windows letting in light and with a view of the park, buildings, and water. There was a lot of storage so even though the room was narrow, it never felt cramped. The linens and towels are first rate and the beds very comfortable. The bathroom was small but well equiped with good water pressure in the shower-over-tub. The only negative was lack of air-conditioning. A few of the days were very warm, which could have been a problem, but we requested (and recieved) an oscillating fan which kept the air moving and made the temperature pleasant. The location of the hotel is fantastic, within walking distance of everything. But the most outstanding aspect was the service of the exceptional staff. They were friendly, helpful, and professional. Breakfast was included in the rate and was ample and delicious, with a wide selection. The food in the Terrace restaurant was also excellent. I highly recommend Berns.
After reading previous reviews managed to to book a room on the 5th floor so the noise from the disco was not heard. However, did get constant noise from air-conditioning outlet all night instead. Staff were fantastic, incredibly helpful and polite. Breakfast was excellent and in the most wonderful setting. Room was small and air-conditioning was inadequate. No bath towels, cups or milk on day of arrival but soon put right. Location was PERFECT for all the key areas in central Stockholm. So overall a mixed stay
We spent our first two nights in Stockholm at the Berns, and if it weren't for the nightclub that goes until 3:30 or 4am (depending on the night of the week), it would have been really fabulous although a bit pricey. The hotel is a great combination of old and new. The rooms are great. Ours was a deluxe room without a balcony, on the old side of the hotel. Lots of windows, tons of space, fun swedish styling. Definitely doesn't feel like your average cookie cutter hotel room. Also, FABULOUS location. so close to the water, all the ferries, easy walk over to the Djurgarden and other sights. Also, the breakfast included with the room is tasty, good assortment, great coffee.Now for the BAD news. First, the A/C leaves something to be desired. Most of the time this shouldn't be an issue. But it was in the mid-80s when we were there and too hot in the room to sleep under anything but a sheet. Second, we couldn't open the windows because the nightclub, while fun and hip, is REALLY LOUD and goes REALLY LATE. Even with the windows closed. I think if you ask for a room in the new side of the hotel, on a higher floor, this might be less of an issue. But we were just one floor above and right around the corner and it may as well have been in our room. The good news is that when we complained they discounted our room a bit, which was nice.
Just returned from an excellent weekend in Stockholm. The Burns Hotel was first rate - Conran styling, air conditioned, well-designed rooms, top marks for breakfast, included in discounted price. Originally placed in a standard room which was too small. Upgraded but room still on the small side. Didnt matter at all - CD player in the room, fresh apple each morning and Toblerone and fizzy water at night, sumptious bed and very clean. Location perfect for the weekend - just by the water and within easy reach of Gamla Stan (old town). My partner's only gripe was the lack of a bath. Service attentive and intelligent. Use of nearby luxury swimming pool sauna and gym included.
Great location, tiny rooms
I stayed at the Berns Hotel about 4 years ago. The attached restaurant and theatre are charming, and the location is great (right off Kugstradsgarden). But my single room was claustrophobically tiny, tiny, tiny. Very nice breakfast buffet didn't make up for the tiny room. If you are going to pay top dollar in Stockholm, there are much better places to stay (my personal favorite is the Stallmastaregarden outside the city center, and right on the lake)
This hotel is a renovation attached to an old and exquisite site. The restaurant and nite-club are an amazingly pleasant sight. The design of the rooms however is rather european, and not to all tastes. The rooms are indeed tiny in the extreme. They are soundproofed and have doubleglazed balcony doors to protect from the nearby church bells which sound 24 hours a day ! I know Sweden is usually cold, but we visited in September, with temps > 25 degree celsius, and the rooms were like an oven. They have recirculated air , but no air conditioning, which is rare in europe. This made things intolerably hot if you wanted a rest in the middle of the day. Overall it is expensive at US $250 + a night, but this seems the norm in sweden, where less than this amount buys you much much worse. A very pretty city, with pleasant but rather laid back people.