Nordic Light Hotel
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... resting place deep in the mouth of the Stockholm harbor. Over the years its exact location, and to a certain extent even the memory of the ship itself, was lost and it lay forgotten for over 300 years.
In the mid-1900s a Swedish historian began to research the wreck in an effort to find its location and was able to do just that. This began an unprecedented and massive effort to raise the ship and to preserve it. As a result of the cold, relatively salt and ...
... and poor design that led to the disaster. Apparently, the King of Sweden had a direct hand in the design and demanded and extra gun deck be added. The dang thing was top heavy! Two gusts of wind in the harbor and the lower gun ports were under water. The Vasa went to the bottom taking about 25 souls with her. An inquiry at the time couldn't come to a conclusion as to responsibility for the tragedy...politics don't change ...
... there in record time. We ran like the wind out of the "hotell" not looking back. Leandra had to stop the bus from leaving without me as I had to pay the "hotell", worst investment ever! Got to the train station and climbed on the train, found our seats and didn't move for the next 4 hours. People spoke to us but we didn't hear a word, we were so wrecked. The only movement that was made was when I got up and bought some cheap coffee and Swedish chocolate. We were so relieved to ...
... spot). We live on Skvinnarviksringen next to Skvinnarviksberget, the name originates from the areas' past as the working place for leather tanners. The park here is literally in our back yard and last night many New Year Eve revelers joined us to watch the fireworks on the mountain overlooking Lake Mälaren.
Södermalm was once consider a working class area but recently it is home to ...
... ferry fine and onboard and I am blatantly the only non Russian on board! Everything is written in Russian as well so havent a clue what I'm doing at all but sure I'll muddle through. It's been funny sitting watching the Russian TV station they have onboard as its all old school propaganda style television. Showing old Russian ice hockey matches where they beat Canada and the USA, old clips of American ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nordic Light Hotel Stockholm
Value for money garanteed
We stayed at the Nordic Light 11th-15th November 2004. The Hotel is very well situated, near the Arlanda Express, bus and train station. The best in the hotel is the sound isolation. You don't have any noises from the roads or railways. The worst for me was the ongoing air circulation in the room that could not be shut off (at night for instance).
As you can read in other reviews the (standard) rooms are small but modernly decorated. There is no bathtub, which was also for me a little disappointing. If you want to use the sauna you have to search a bit, because it is situated between the Nordic Light and Nordic Sea hotel, but it's well worth it. The sauna is big (the men's a bit bigger than the woman's). The breakfast is better than good.
The location is ideal for visiting Stockholm, the view however is just not existing.
Conclusion : very good value for money and well located if you really want to visit the city and not stay in your room all day.
Found the light disappointing.
The location of the hotel is very good, next to the railway station where the airport buses arrive. But beware - you have to go down 2 levels from the bus terminal to the street where the hotel is located.
The rooms are comfortable and very clean though ours was rather small plus we had no bathtub, just a wet room - maybe we should have gone for a superior room. The buffet breakfast was excellent, hot and cold selections and loads of fresh fruit.
However the minimalist decor is very drab and the light effects disappointing. We visited in Sept 2004 when the weather was good, but it must seem a bit cold in winter.
Excellent Location but.... not what we expected!
My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Nordic Light in May 2004 as part of our honeymoon! The strong points of the hotel are the superb location right at the city centre, near metro,bus and train stations as well as the fantastic breakfast buffet.
On the other hand the staff was not at all helpfull or polite, the rooms were tiny eventhough we had requested a superior room with king size bed and the lightning was nothing special. Great dissapointment for honeymooners from a starwood hotel!
The 'mood rooms' are little more that minimalist cubes with unimpressive coloured lights set in a headboard box. These rooms lack CD players, so in case you want mood music to match the lighting be warned! The hotel won't provide one when requested.
This hotel looks much better on the Web then in real life, and the vibe fails to match that of an Ian Schrager Hotel or a well-managed Starwood W Hotel.
The concierge Paulo failed to meet my basic expectations. I rang up a few days before I arrived to ask for help selecting the best clubs for Friday and Saturday evenings, and to request event tickets for Stockholm Pride that July weekend.
As the 2004 Stockholm Pride host hotel I wanted help making my weekend extra-special! Paulo promised to get us on guest lists at a couple clubs and have event tickets ready for us when we arrived.
Instead of a helpful concierge staff that one expects at a good design hotel, no one was available to help us find a club on Friday night.
After laboriously studying an events guide in Swedish, we spent twenty minutes lost with the desk clerk's bad directions.
The next morning I was told that no tickets have been secured for the Pride Festival and Paulo had rang in sick! My partner and I spent nearly an hour waiting at a ticket booth later that day, and got turned away from one club Saturday night because it was too full and we were not on the guest list!
This hotel gives the Design Hotels membership group a bad name, and the service is lacklustre. Many of the staff, like much of Sweden, are quite attractive. Sadly their attitude towards service lacks the charm and helpfulness that everyone else I met that weekend in Stockholm offers.
Based on the user reviews displayed in this very page, I chose a superior room in this hotel for my 5-night stay in Stockholm. Neither me nor my wife were let down. Even though prepared to meet perfection, I have to admit that we were amazed with the hotel.
Clean as can be, perfectly located, and unexpectedly quiet. Staff very friendly and efficient. Room large & almost perfectly equipped (my wife considered it should have a bathtub).
Cosy L-bar on the ground floor. Unusual illumination will definitely steal your attention.
If you visit Stockholm and want a central hotel, it's highly recommended...!
My hubby and I stayed at this hotel in early July 2004. We arrived at Stockholm by plane and took the Arlanda Express to get to the city. I was suprised by the close proximity between the hotel and the Arlanda Express terminal. Very wonderful.
The hotel room is medium in size and has large window that can be open. Everything is very modern and in a black and white setting.
The scenic spot can be reached within a short walk from the hotel. We definitely would stay at this hotel the next time in Stockholm.
The Nordic Light hotel is absolutely the second coolest place to stay in Stockholm. (The coolest place is the Icebar in the Nordic Sea hotel, which is just across the street, where the temperature is
-6 celsius). Especially for young people, the hotel is great. The members of the staff are all young and trendy, but also very friendly en professional.
The rooms are spacy and clean. The lighteffects in the room create a very special atmosphere.
In the lobby you will also find some very special lighteffects and they play great lounge-music! For all this. the hotel has a light- and musicmanager. And wait till you see the Breakfast buffet.
Don't forget to visit the Icebar at the Nordic Sea Hotel...a typical Swedish experience.
the Nordic light is the more modern sister hotel to the Nordic Sea, which is across the street.
The hotel was very very cool. The decor was funky and fun, the rooms were very spacious and comfortable. Although it is just across the street from T-Centrallen, the hotel was very quiet. There is an entrance to the subway right out the front door and Gamlestan is only a few minutes walk.
This was a WONDERFUL hotel, the staff is very helpful and professional. The morning breakfast buffet was lovely and the Harley Davidson in the lobby just added to the "coolness" of the hotel.
Would stay here again in a minute!
This is a fantastic hotel, clean, warm with excellent facilities. AND it is 100 yards from the railway station! Excellent! Walking distance from most attractions, and a nice cosy bar when walking in from the cold!
Love The Nordic Light Hotel
While riding a train to Stockholm, Sweden, we were asking the porter where there was a good hotel at and she said the Nordic Hotels. They are across the street from each other. They are called the Nordic Ice and Nordic Light. The one we stayed at was the Nordic Light. It was SUPER! They had clean robes daily in the room. The staff at the desk was more then super. They went over and above their jobs for us. Breakfast!! What can I say about it. Well it was a buffet with all the trimmings. It was included in the cost of the room and well worth it. We went out the second day we were there and when we came back the chef had delivered a very large plate of chocolates that he had made, to our room! I have NEVER tasted anything like these anywhere before. They were FANTASTIC! The really good thing about this hotel was, the fact that the first state runned casino had just opened up a week before we got there and was only 1 block away! So, for a really GREAT hotel with all the extras I would recommend this one to everyone!! Try it, you'll LOVE it!