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Well, the Nordic Region continues to impress. We only had 10 days left to explore the Schengen Visa areas so limited time. Otherwise, we'd be hanging out longer in each place …
... sweaty and thirsty.
We went out to check out the 'old city' which was the area that our hotel was in. We wanted to see where the Royal castle was situated so that we could visit it the next day. We walked along the jetty and water front as we needed to see where the ferry left from as we had tickets to see ABBA the next day. This was my birthday gift from Kylie, Carl, Charlotte and Bailey. It lived up to and surpassed my expectations as it ...
... airport, about 1/2 hour, hardly any traffic. Since I had already checked us in and we had our boarding passes, we were able to the kiosk to print our own luggage tickets, apply them, and the take them over to the self-serve luggage area. You used a scanner to read the baggage label and then the conveyor took it away. Cool! Wish you could do that at Newark. We were early, so we found one of the Priority Pass lounges to wait for the plane, since they do not have a ...
... at 7.45 and ran until 9.45am giving us time at the end of the excursion to go to the Old Town Centre. The excursion was - wait for it - a cruise on the waterways. Being from Sydney with such a beautiful harbour, I'll jump on a ferry whenever I can as it's such as great way to "see" the city.
However … as usual … there was a spanner in the works. Turns out there was a marathon planned with a route through the city which could play ...
... 36 steps from one street to the other and is situated between two buildings. I believe there use to be entrances to houses along the steps but not any longer. I then visited the Nobelmuseet in a buiilding named Stortoget. It use to be a former stock exchange. There are interative displays of the Nobel winners except the Peace prize, which are housed in Oslo. The winners also have a picture that is situated on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews First Hotel Reisen Stockholm
I stayed at First Hotel Reisen from July 31, 2005 for 6 nights.
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.
We stayed at FirstHotel Reisen from 22 September 2004 for three nights.
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.
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.
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.