Freys Hotel Lilla Radmannen
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Last Saturday was a breath of fresh air as we put about 300 miles and five hours between us and Gothenburg. The drive to Stockholm meant miles and miles of trees, beautiful blue skies and settling in to our new Volvo. Lupines are the "ditch" flower here and grow in great pink & purple swathes up hillsides and in the berms.
I booked Hotel …
... folk, more rich and getting back to nature types. Though they all do seem to be in their fifties so maybe they retire early here. Some of the flower arrangements... Im such a hippy. There's row upon row of their boats tied up for cruising pleasure. Even better are some good forest and nature patches. I highly recommend a visit.
On Thursday I walked into the city and saw the sights like city hall, the royal palace and all the ...
... were supposed to join Trev in the Vasa however due to the long queues we all decided to give it a miss.
After lunching in the Tivoli we gave our Stockholm cards a workout and hopped on and off trams and buses to take us around the city. Our ride took us a little further afield than anticipated and we ended up in the suburbs where the majority of residents live. It was interesting to see that just like all the other Scandinavian cities, ...
When we arrived in Stockholm getting our bearings was easy. The layout of Norrmalm (city centre), Gamla Stan (Old Town) and the surrounding islands is straight forward and very pedestrian friendly. The location of our hostel was just a short walk around the harbour from the port where our ship arrived and over a couple of bridges onto the island of Skeppsholmen. We were too early for check-in, so we laid out in the sun ...
... laws about group collaboration over
individual competition. Made for a very interesting reading, for sure.
I was raining rather hard by then, so we went into a café (I’d suggested a
beer but Stefan declined – he was driving a car, and the tolerance for drunk
driving is essentially zero in Sweden, plus apparently it’s considered a
societal taboo), and had more coffee.
I asked Stefan about whether it was feasible to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
We initially booked at the Bakficken next door, but found the room a little too "hostel" for our needs. Elinore at the desk had two rooms at the Lilla Radmannen (shared reception/lobby, etc.) for us to look at and for a minor up-charge we found Room 308 suited our needs nicely. Rooms are small, but well enough equipped for a short stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet more than adequate with the typical northern European meats, cheeses, boiled eggs, yogurts, etc.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.