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Historical Traveler Reviews Central Hotel Stockholm
Nice, quiet hotel; great location
I stayed at the Central Hotel three weekend nights in August, availing of a very good 3 nights for the price of 2 offer. In the end it cost me effectively USD100 per night, which is a very good price for the centre of Stockholm.
The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful at all times. The location is hard to beat. I arrived late off the Arlanda Express and the hotel is right across the street: train to hotel room 10 minutes.
I was amused by the several other reviewers who couldn't find the hotel. It's quite hard to miss. It's on a street called Vasagatan, number 38. Odd numbers are on one side of the street, even numbers on the other. And there's a neon sign over the door that reads "Central Hotel".
My single room was quite small but well equipped and extremely clean. The best thing about the room was that it was very quiet. I asked for a quiet room and was given one on the courtyard side. I had three great sleeps and heard no noise, neither from within the hotel nor from without.
I'll be back next time I visit the wonderful city of Stockholm.
Rundherum fantastisch - Central Hotel. Stockholm
Ein toller Fund. Zentral gelegen, die Zimmer sind makellos sauber und bequem, mal ganz zu schweigen von dem tollen Preis/Leistungsverhältnis. Das Personal war freundlich, das Frühstück war ausgezeichnet. Ich werde hier auf jeden Fall wieder unterkommen, wenn ich das nächste Mal in Stockholm bin. Vielen Dank!
Für einen Kurzbesuch ist es perfekt
In zentraler Lage, nur wenige Gehminuten vom Hauptbahnhof und dem Busbahnhof entfernt. Das Personal war freundlich, einladend und sehr hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer waren makellos und sehr gut ausgestattet (obwohl sie recht kompakt waren), das Dekor war ansprechend und modern. Das Central Hotel bietet ein ausgezeichnetes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis, ich kann es nur von ganzem Herzen empfehlen.
Great for a long weekend
Very comfortable and quiet. Pleasant relaxed helpful staff, and good breakfasts from the buffet. Free coffee in the lobby after midday - Baggage room so that you can make the most of that last day. Very convenient for sightseeing and the shops.
Get off the Arlanda Express from the airport, cross the road and you're there. Wonderful.
My only complaints were trivial ones, like the rather amusing upside-down bottle opener on the bathroom wall. We had to either exercise some caution or operate it naked in order to take advantage of the free daily bottles of fizzy water. Some of the staff are a little too relaxed - like stopping for a smoke break at one of the outside breakfast tables (during breakfast hours), and allowing the chef's selection of rap music to escape onto the patio area.
It could also have done with air conditioning.
I'd definitely go back there if I return to Stockholm which we found absolutely charming.
Could not believe its Tripadvisor ranking
Visitng Stockholm for a second time we decided to book in at one of the best ranked hotels on Tripadvisor. We read the reviews carefully and noticed that the Central is near to the Arlanda Express.
On arrival we searched high and low for the hotel. Asked locals who tried very hard to help. Finally discovered we had walked past it four times - poor signage unless you are across the street.
Polite welcome but not friendly.
Having requested a double room our modest Queen sized bed almost filled it entirely. The shower room smelled strongly of drains.
I complained politely and as there were no available doubles the receptionist used her initiative and upgraded us to the hotel's one and only suite - thanks to her for that.
The suite was OK, but not exciting so don't blow your budget on it.
Breakfast was good.
Location is good.
Great choice for Stockholm!
We have just returned from a 4 day break at this hotel and I really cant recommend it enough. For a start the location is excellent, particularly if you are flying into Arlanda as the Arlanda express train literally takes 20 mins from the airport and the station is no more than 200 yards from the front door of this hotel. It is handy for the metro and the buses (which also stop right outside) and is on a main strip of restaurants and bars - the ice bar is literally across the road too and is well worth a visit!
Our room was lovely - small but very clean and stylish, big flat screen tv and a dvd player with a few cds which we thought was a nice touch. The bathroom had a great power shower and was spotless, the room was also very quiet which is surprising because the hotel is actually on a main road.
The staff were friendly and all speak great english, the breakfast buffet is very nice and has plenty of choice, it can get very busy though and was especially so on the weekend days we were there - but no shortage of food! The bar within the hotel is open til 1am which is handy and there is a nice lobby area where you can sit with another large tv.
All in all for a short break this is a great hotel in a brilliant location, we tend to do a lot of city breaks and I wish all the hotels were as accomodating and clean as this one. Oh - and there is a great restaurant round the corner from the hotel (just off the main road heading away from the waterfront) called Ali's which has a morrocan style menu, we had a delicious meal here on our last night and it was one of the most reasonably priced we had while in Stockholm too, well worth a visit if you dont want to venture too far from the hotel.
Perfect for a short break
In a central location, a short walk from Central Station and coach terminal.
The staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Rooms were spotless and, although compact (fine for a short break), well equipped with attractive modern decor.
The Central Hotel proved to be terrific value for money. I'd thoroughly recommended it.
Fantastic all round - Central Hotel. Stockholm
A great find. Centrally located, the rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable not to mention great value for money. The staff were friendly, breakfast was excellent. I'll definitely be using them the next time I visit Stockholm. Thanks!
Great value and central location
I booked this hotel for a last minute 2-day trip to Stockholm from Helsinki. I paid about $90 US and it was a great value. My single room was small, but I didn't feel crowded. It was very clean, as was the rest of the hotel. It's also very secure because guests must use their key card to enter the hallway from the elevator. Most of the rooms look onto an inner courtyard. Therefore, even though the hotel is in a busy part of town, it was very quiet in my room. The included breakfast buffet was also a nice perk.
The location is excellent and very convenient. It's close to the main shopping areas and walkable to Gamla Stan, but also close to public transportation if you want to travel further.
The staff was also very friendly and helpful. I arrived early, and my room was ready. I would stay here again if I'm ever in Stockholm and need a good deal.
Very Good Value
I booked two nights at the Central Hotel on a last minute basis for during the Easter weekend 2005. I have to say that over all I was very pleased with the hotel, the location and the price. Whilst not the most visually-appealing hotel from the outside, inside it's very pleasant, light, modern and airy. Catering to a mainly business clientel during the week, the majority of the rooms are singles, but I understand that they do have a number of doubles and a couple of suites.
The hotel is less than a minute's walk from the Central Station and the platforms of the Arlanda Express airport train. I was in my room within 25 minutes of leaving the airport even though Arlanda Airport is quite some distance from the City! I will say however that the Arlanda Express, though very fast and convenient, is quite expensive, although there are special weekend deals for two people travelling together as well as a small discount for buying a return ticket rather than two singles and also for family tickets. There is a cheaper bus option should you not want to splash out for the train, that I understand takes about 40 minutes, as opposed to 20 minutes on the train. Oh, and if you do take the train, don't waste your time by queueing to use the ticket machine at the top of the escalator - there are others on the platforms, but if like me you are making your first trip to Stockholm, you may assume that the machine with the queue at the station entrance is the only one there is!
My room was small, but simply and very nicely furnished in an "Ikea" style, with a very comfortable single bed, modern light wood furniture, wooden floors, sattelite TV, desk and a nice sized bathroom with excellent shower. The hotel's location is excellent too, being just a short walk round the corner from the main shopping area, and just up the road from the old town, "Gamla Stan". There's even an entrance to the "Central" subway station practically next door to the hotel entrance should you want to save your legs and get around by underground railway. There's also a bus stop right outside the door. And despite its central location and proximity to public transport links, the room (and the whole hotel) was very quiet thanks to double glazing and views out onto secluded courtyards.
Breakfast was a serve-yourself arrangement with a nice selection of breads, cheeses, cold meats, cereal, fresh fruit salad and eggs. My only complaint would be about the coffee, which was vile! I don't think I've ever tasted such bitter, unpleasant coffee - needless to say, I took no more than two sips before abandoning the drink and resorting to the very nice fruit juices instead!
There's a nice choice of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, including a steak restaurant and a very reasonable Mongolian Barbecue.
Every room in the hotel is non-smoking, but there is a small bar area in reception where smoking is allowed should you be, like me, that way inclined.
It's also the first hotel I've ever stayed at where you had to use your room card to enter the main corridor of each floor as well as your own room, which gave an added sense of security.
I paid a total of 1200 SEK (approx. £91) for my two night stay, which considering location, comfort, cleanliness and the time of the year, I felt was very good value.
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