First Hotel Reisen
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Historical Traveler Reviews First Hotel Reisen Stockholm
Great location - suggested
I stayed at First Hotel Reisen from July 31, 2005 for 6 nights.
I booked (through a well-known internet travel agent) a standard double room, i.e. room no. 322 (3rd floor).
Generally speaking, the room was not big: a small entrance with a small wardrobe + a seat and 2 doors, one to the bathroom (with a window) and one to bedroom with a second window, a standard double bed, a desk and a chair. Since the building is antique, also the windows were "antique": small arch-windows, you can open it only partially so that it is not simple to stick one's head out of the window in order to see the sea. In fact, my room was to a small alley of the old town so that you can not see the sea (probably because I has a "standard" room), but on the windows there is a sort of mirror reflecting the sea.
- Really great location: the Reisen hotel is based in the hearth of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) that is indeed the most lovely quarter in Stockholm. In this regard, please note that a lot of different hotels are located close to the Railway central station: if you can, avoid this area that is not nice at all. Furthermore, the Reisen hotel are close to all the main attraction (walking distance) and also close to the gates for boat-sightseeing.
- The room was nicely furnished (furniture wood-manufactured, small bricks on a wall) quiet and clean. Indeed good the hotel's services (cleaning, porter).
- Even if the room was medium/small, there was indeed enough space for 2 persons and the relevant baggage.
- The building is nice and partially very antique - obviously completely restored (for this reason generally the rooms are small).
CONCLUSION: the location is fantastic and so I suggest the Reisen Hotel, especially if you do not mind having a medium/small room and if you have a chance to save money on the (high) standard hotel's rate through a internet-booking services.
Great location, small rooms
We stayed on a double room in February of 2005 for three nights. The hotel althought it has a great location (walk everywhere in a short time) it has very small rooms. Great stuff very helpful and polite. I was not impressed with the sauna in the cellar. The room seemed so claustrophobic.
Will I stay there again? Probably yes if I have a room with a see view.
Good hotel, Great location
We stayed at FirstHotel Reisen from 22 September 2004 for three nights.
We booked a Standard Double room and were lucky enough to be given a room with a side seaview. Room 501 .
The room was nicely furnished but on the small side but having the side sea-view was great.
Hotel staff we came across were helpful and friendly,and the Buffet Breakfast with its choice of hot and cold was very good indeed.
Hotel is in a great location, we loved walking around Gamla Stan day or night and it is easy to get around Stockholm from here.
A taxi to the Central Station cost about 90 Kr incl.tip.
The only downside we had was on our last night (a Friday )...the building next door to the hotel is used to hold parties on the floor directly adjacent to our room...so the bass from the disco could be heard even with the windows closed.
That apart the Reisen is a lovely hotel and a great base to explore lovely Stockholm.
Nice hotel, great location
This is a great location -- an easy walk to many of the best sites, and a five minute cab ride from the dock where the cruise ships come and go. The room was nice and seemed appropriately priced; and the staff was very helpful. A good choice.
Think twice before selecting reisen
Although the staff are friendly and mostly helpful, I would not stay here again nor recommend the hotel to anyone. Our suite was small and dingy. The bedroom portion was miniscule and once the sofa bed was extended there was no room to move about in the living room area. The AC is non-existent and the windows can only be opened a few inches. Another member of our party had a room on the 7th floor that was larger.
Also, there is no porter service.
The location is excellent to siteseeing attractions.
Very friendly, top notch, fun hotel.
This hotel is excellent if you get a good room. You'll be mighty disappointed to pay full fare and get one of the tiny dark rooms in the back.
We lucked out. We had reserved a family room at a reasonable price since it was a weekend special. When we arrived we were told that the room was taken, but instead would we be okay with a deluxe room plus a separate room for the children. Uh, let me think about it. The deluxe room had no view, but was large, bright, and had a HUGE bathroom with a sauna and whirlpool bath. It was fun and more than comfortable. The kids' room was the tiny dark one described above (fortunately they don't care). Be warned that even near the back, the street noise is very apparent. I boiled when we closed the windows (central air, cannot be controlled by the thermosat in the room), and could hear traffic even with windows closed.
The breakfast is superb. Be careful in the bar as we learned the hard way that the menu price for liquor is per cc, not per drink. So that reasonable $6 scotch is actually $24.!
The staff was incredibly warm and helpful (except for the guy who practically held us hostage to use his taxi service at a set price - and a cut for him, rather than let us catch a cab on the street). The location is lots of fun. Great experience.
What a hotel! Most suprised! Exellent view of the harbour from the third floor. I even tried the restaurant, exellent food!! This is a five star hotel I sure will return to. Very friendly staff, it feels like I was home.
We found the hotel to be excellent, a true mix of European charm and comfort. The rooms are on the small side, but the view from the window of the harbor was magnificent. It is well located within walking distance of the Opera House, palace and Old Town.
This hotel seems very overpriced ($200) for what you get but if you can get one of the rooms with a view from the front it is worth it. The view is absolutely spectacular. Rooms rather small but great to throw open the window and enjoy the view. Great breakfast included in the room rate. Can't beat the location in the heart of Old Town (Gamla Stan) which makes it possible to walk everywhere. A very enjoyable experience albeit for a lot of money.
The hotel has a very cosy atmosphere and the room was quite large (707), but for the kind of price we paid (2000 SEK/night), it would have been great to get a view on water (instead of the one we had on roof).
Be carrefull, the pool is not warm but very cold, and is used after the sauna, but not to swim !!!
Have great times in Stockholm.
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I slept really well last night until about 4:30 this morning. Back to sleep off and on until 6:30 when we got up and had a shower and got dressed. We went downstairs for the included breakfast just after 7. There was bacon, eggs, potatoes, cold meats and cheese, croissants and breads, yoghurt and fruit and juices. A pretty good spread! After breakfast we went back to the room and brushed our teeth then got online to find out about Rosenborg Have ...
... up to Stockholm. I believe the train trip was about 4 hours, but I was asleep so I don't really know.
My cousin Margareta and I are heading into the city today to take a walk around the Christmas Markets in Gamla Stan (Old Town). Tomorrow my Aunt Gunhild is coming over for lunch and then I am going to visit my cousin Lena and her family (can't wait to see the dogs! ...and the people too, but I have to get my priorities right here, haha).
... Vasa Museum. The museum was quite incredible and was not on my list of must see in Stockholm but I have to say it was impressive. www.bla-dorren.se www.vasamuseet.se After the Vasa museum, we went to something that was on the list ... the ABBA museum! The price of admission was way too expensive ... did I mention Stockholm is one of the most expensive places ...
... until they sold it a couple of years ago. He explained to us that the area in which they live is very beautiful and full of small villages like Quedlinburg. Our visit to this part of Germany was over too soon and we were on the train back to Berlin for one last night at our favourite Arcotel John F Berlin hotel. We had a lovely meal at Amici Italian restaurant, a last walk around and back to our room for Julie to pack for our flight on Friday to ...
... was able to enjoy the end of the Opera concert, a cute cartoon on the cultures of Barcelona and Stockholm, and tons of people dancing!
This city is absolutely beautiful, the people are incredibly kind and lovely, and there is so much music and water - I love it!
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