Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... the water likka free hahaha. Lastly!!!! The laundry room is awesome!! We did not know the instructions at first but we just try to guess the meanings and we have to book appointment for a laundry room! The laundry room has washers and dryers and free dispense of detergent!!!! How cool is this. We don't have to pay extra for detergent and water or dryer hehehe. That pretty much sums up the first day of discovery in Sweden ...
... it's so cold, so it was to be a swim then get changed and go inside again. It was forecast to be 16, so I'd dressed a bit more summery. Ron got a shock when he got into the pool he'd been in previously. It was cold! He was expecting it to be heated, so we were unsure what had happened.
A little afternoon nap, and we were all go again. We dock at Copenhagen at 7.00 am, so presume it will be another early start - we don't find ...
... off the day in the old section – Gamla Stan and worked our way over to the Palace. We wanted to see the changing of the guard, which happens, daily at around 12:15 p.m. While it wasn’t spectacular, it was still nice to see the pomp that hasn’t changed for so so long. From there we headed over to the Vasa Museum. They have this humongous Swedish galleon that sank in the Stockholm harbour some 333 years ago and they ...
... central Stockholm with an amazing panoramic view. The vibe is very relaxed, with couples and groups lingering over their meals. Herman's is set up as an all-you-can-eat buffet with about 20 different entrees and salads to choose from. Everything was absolutely delicious, made even better by the accompanying view. Some more rain made us move under an umbrella, but did not deter from the meal. To top off the evening, we went to the Fotografiska ...
... Anyway. After a couple of days of calling the repairshop and going there in person, begging them to fix my bike - they did it. They had like another 100 bikes to fix before mine, but I think the desperation in my eyes made them make an exception. Yesterday - I got it. It is a bit bruised, but it is running smoothly. Today my friend Jonas helped me finetune some things and tomorrow - I'm off! First stop - ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Freys Hotel Stockholm
Très bien situé et très confortable.
J'aime la décoration de la réception, c'est très chaleureux et confortable. Les gens de la réception sont sympathiques et ils s'occupent de leurs clients avec empressement. Le petit déjeuner continental est le meilleur que j'ai eu. Son emplacement est génial car il est en face de la Gare Arlanda, près du quartier commerçant et des attractions touristiques. En ce qui concerne les prix par rapport à la moyenne de Stockholm, je suis très satisfait avec ceux du Freys. Je le recommanderai à mes amis.
Un séjour vraiment très agréable
C'était mon quatrième voyage à Stockholm et mon premier séjour dans cet hôtel. Je reviendrai au Freys, c'est sûr. Son emplacement est excellent : au coeur de la ville, à quelques minutes à pied de la Gare Centrale où vous pouvez prendre un bus pour l'aéroport. La chambre est d'une bonne taille et le lit très confortable. Ils montrent qu'ils se soucient de l'esthétique, ce qui est rare dans un hôtel de cette catégorie. Il est assez cher mais il a beaucoup de style. Le buffet du petit déjeuner est très bon lui aussi.
I have been staying at the Frey's hotel since 1998; I've lost count of the amount of times. I've seen the hotel go through three decoration changes and right now it is looking fabulous!
All the staff are so warm and friendly and the food served for the included breakfast is full of choice and always fresh!
The Frey's is in an excellent location for Stockholm just a couple of minutes walk direct across the road from the Stockholm Arlanda train station or alternately it's just a 5-10 minute walk from the bus / train central terminal.
A quick walk from the left of the hotel will take you to the shopping area of Stockholm where you will feel to be made so welcome.
The rooms of the hotel are warm and cosy with a traditional Swedish modern feel to them.
You can't go wrong staying here which is the reason I go back time and time again and I recommend it to all my friends!
Good location and pretty comfortable
I like the decoration around the reception counter, it's pretty warm and comfortable. The receptionists are friendly and treat guests with enthusiam. The continental breakfast is the best one that I've tried. The location is super good cause it's the opposite of Arlanda Express station and near the shopping area and scenery. Regarding the price comparing the average standard in Stockholm, I'm satisfied with Freys and will recommend my friends to stay in.
Not Crazy About it.
Our last night in Stockholm we stayed at the Frey Hotel. We chose it because it is very close to the express train to the Arlanda AIrport. It's decent but not great. The staff was nice.
The first thing we noticed was a strange odor throughout the building. Really weird configurations to get to our room... go up this elevator, down this hallway, up these stairs to a room that was fine. Nothing special. They had just remodeld their restaurant. Very nice looking, food was not good and I do not recommend it at all. I ordered soup and a salad and the greens were wiltered and the soup was cold. I had them reheat it and it took over fifteen minutes to return. Maybe it was just an off night for them, but it was a poor experience for us especailly after coming off really nice hotels and Restaurants. Fortunately we were only there for one night and up and out by 7:00 AM. The train station is close by. Thorughout our visit to Sweden we had grown to expect much more than Frey Hotel offered.
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We had a great time and highly reccomend it. Frey's has a great location, staff was helpful, and it was very clean and quiet. You can't go wrong!
Very, Very Happy with my Stay
This was my fourth trip to Stockholm and my first time staying at this hotel. I would definately stay at Freys again. The location is excellent: In the heart of the city, a short walk from Central Station where you can get the bus to the airport. The room was decent sized and the bed comfortable. They show a concern for aesthetics that you don't usually find in a hotel in this catagory. This a relatively inexpensive hotel but it has lots of style. The buffet breakfasts were pretty good too.
Great location, good value
Just a few blocks from the the airport bus terminal and even closer to the subway. We got somewhat confused when we first arrived on the airport bus, since you need to take a stairway down to Vasagatan to get to the hotel.
The standard rooms are small, and the bathroom is tiny, but usable. The shower shares the floor with the rest of the bathroom, so you get the entire floor wet when you shower. They thoughfully give you a squeegee to clean up afterwards. The advantage of this setup is that when you open the shower curtain, the shower becomes part of the bathroom, making it feel larger.
The beds were excellent and the free breakfast buffet was quite extensive.
Well located, very clean and weel run hotel l
My wife and I stayed at this hotel over the New Year perion (2005). As this was our first trip tp Stockholm we booked the hotel through the official city tourist board and we got a standard room for less than £100 p.n.
Although small, the room was well equipped and very clean and functional. Perfect for a short break.
The staff were very efficient and helpful. Minor problem with room (light bulb needed replacing and additional clothes hangers were required) were attended to immediately.
The hotel is in a quiet location close to the main shopping and commercial district and within walking distance of the main rail, bus and aiport shuttle bus terminals. A big plus if you are visiting a new city for the first time!!
The buffet breakfast that is served in the adjacent bar/restaurant that is attached to the hotel was both plentiful and of a very good quality.
All in all the Freys Hotel left a favourable impression on me and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good base for a short break in Stockholm.
Good place to stay
Convenient location - right accross from Central Station. I had one of the "deluxe rooms" which was big by European standards. Nicely furnished - felf like being in an IKEA store. Good buffet breakfast included.