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we have enjoyed the affordable restaurants in Stockholm so much more affordable than Norway . One in particular was fabulous with it's innovative presentation . Despite that it will be great to have some home cooking soon. Stockholm is such a beautiful citywith it's waterways And lovely old buildings. We have wandered around on foot, tram and boat …
... Gallery" - basically an imitation of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. The Treasury exhibited some of the Crown Jewels of Sweden. Another exhibit showed some excavations under the Palace, revealing parts of the original medieval castle. Much of the original was destroyed by a fire in 1697. As you would expect at a Royal Palace, they have guards in traditional uniforms (albeit with mobile phones on the belt), and a changing of the guards ceremony, complete ...
Lunch was actually pretty cool because I asked the nice tour guide where to go and she recommended a nice lunch place called Stockholms Stadsmission. All proceeds from the meals go to the homeless improvement efforts (meals, job skills, etc.) For those familiar with San Francisco, the equivalent is Delancy Street Restaurant/Foundation which for example teaches people skills in the restaurant and moving company to be able to get ...
... little outdoor restaurant along the water - shared a pizza with prosciutto and arugula. Hmmm...two pizzas in two days, what would Dr. Gundry say? Well at least I am doing a lot of walking! Next stop was the Vasa Museum which features an incredible warship from the 1600s that sank in Stockholm's harbor as she set off on her maiden voyage. She was designed to be the largest sailing ship on earth and show the might of the Swedish navy. ...
... had fun taking a boat cruise (the weather cooperated, and it was so nice and warm on the boat, we both cat napped for a bit!).
Stockholm is a fantastic town, with lots to do. I could spend a month here and not see everything. I think it would be fun to rent an apartment next time I come.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Diplomat Hotel Stockholm
After having stayed at the Diplomat Hotel many times in the 1990's, on a return to Stockholm we decided to try the hotel again. The location on the harbor remains a reason alone to stay here. Renovations continue, and the hotel continues to transform into a boutique hotel. The problem was and is that the rooms are of various sizes, at various level of renovation and with or without a view. Our initial room was not renovated, and very small, but with a view via a charming outdoor balcony. As promised we were moved efficiently to another room when available, which had some renovations, was large (huge for a Stocklholm hotel) and had a drop dead view of the harbor.
My wife and I stayed at the Diplomat for 2 nights prior to boarding a cruise. Overall we were pleased with the hotel. The location is on part of the harbor area in Stockholm--an easy walk to both the Wasa Museum and the Old Town--in a beautiful turn of the century building. The rooms vary greatly in size--we stayed in the third one we saw--but are comfortable and nicely furnished with adequate bathrooms. Unfortunately, the hotel is only nominally air-conditioned and, during the July heatwave our room was uncomfortably hot at night.
Great choice in Stockholm
We stayed 3 nights in May at the Diplomat, based on other's reviews and we were not disappointed. The Hotel is ideally located and within easy walking distance to most sights. We paid extra to get an upper level room overlooking the water. These rooms are good size, most with small balconies. The views are wonderful. We 'looked into' some rooms on the back side of the hotel and they were much smaller. If you plan to stay at the Diplomat, stay on the water side in the bigger rooms as you will not be disppointed.
The breakfast buffet is plentiful and very good. Everything for fruits, yogurts, fresh breads, eggs & sausage and even herring if you like!
Service was good, but it is really the location, the views, and the beautiful building that are the reasons to stay here.
Nice Rooms/Lovely Location
Spent a week at the Diplomat. Before entering room for first time...I thought...they look like lined-up cubby holes along a long corridor. Room was nice surprise. Light and roomy. One negative...Steps down to bedroom from entrance and bathroom.
Breakfast was just okay. In hotel, trendy restaurant in Stockhom. Staff is nice and helpful when not busy with restaurant guests.
Excellent location, Quality accomodation
My family and I stayed here for 4 days in October. The location was excellent--walking distance to the Vassa museum, Old Town (Gamla Stern), and many restaurants and bars. The rooms were beautifully decorated and extremely clean. Also, staff was friendly and sometimes helpful. This is a great hotel if you want the luxury of a 4 star hotel in a great neighborhood.
My husband and I have stayed at the Diplomat twice, most recently in October 2005. This time, we were hoping to stay in one of the renovated rooms, but none were available when we booked. However, they did accommodate our request for a room on one of the high floors - we had a waterfront room on the 5th floor and the view was simply fantastic.
The Hotel is located across the street from the water within walking distance of the Vasa Museum. the rooms were lovely, nice bathrooms. the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. we highly recommend this hotel.
Wonderful view, good room, great staff
I was a bit concerned when booking the Diplomat based on other reviews but was happily surprised with the hotel and location. Upgrading to waterfront is key--the canal view and views of Galma Stan and Djurgarden are spectacular. It was a great location for grabbing a ferry or walking to a wonderful restaurant. Breakfast was also terrific. Staff were quite helpful as well.
Ask for a renovated room if available. Conde Nast voted this a best-buy for near-luxury and that's accurate.
I have stayed in single bed rooms the last couple of times I have been there and both times the rooms have been fairly ok but they have been facing the courtyard which is really noisy. I like to be able to sleep (if possible) with a window open as opposed to having the (noisy) AC switched on. Forget that here, the (beutiful) Strandvagen is very noisy and the sound really builds in the small courtyard. The hotel has a nice "old" feel to it, but a trendy bar/restaurant has taken over the entry level/lobby area. There is actually a quite nice atmosphere there, but its not at all the quiet old fashioned bar you would expect to find in a hotel situated in such a beutiful (jugend) building. Breakfast is served in the same place and it is of good quality, but nothing special as one might expect/hope for in a top business hotel. Staff and service is fine. The elevator is slow and has poor capacity and whats more insists on leaving you at the 1st floor when descending which is really annoying when you are carrying luggage.
I'm writing this review because I find myself increasingly relying on tripadvisor for information and feel it's only fair to share our experience given that we prefer small hotels off the beaten path and they often lack helpful coverage.So here comes Diplomat..It's easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Stockholm and its location is just perfect.We booked online close to 3 months ahead and requested the more expensive waterview room.When we arrived they put us in a room with a "courtyard view" - solid brick wall about 3 feet from the window. Now I want to be fair: the room was lovely and big ( as a matter of fact bigger than the waterfront one), they moved us as soon as we pointed out the mistake and all of the above was happening at 9 in the morning - way before official check-in time.The room where we ended up staying is the one that you see on their website and it has a really magnificent view and a few lovely Art Nouveau features. The most upsetting part is the hotel falls victim to an overzealous renovation and there's less and less of those features left both in the rooms and in public areas. The room was comfortable, the beds and all of the bedding simply outstanding, bathrooms were very good; the breakfast was fine, not great. We only had one other meal at the restaurant - lunch was reasonably good,but unreasonably expensive and the place was way too popular with local glitteratti for our taste. The housekeeping was excellent, the front desk visibly overworked.We do not regret staying there but would try something different next time.