Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... craziest room was the gold room! the entire room, every inch of wall and ceiling is covered in an intricate mosaic depicting swedish history and government. At city hall we also, of course, climb the bell tower to see the views from above. This was much better than the one in Copenhagen because the halls ways were not a narrow and there was order. Only thirty people up at a time which made the experiences much more enjoyable! Afterwards we raced over to meet our walking ...
... on which Stockholm is located. We also discovered that there are a series of locks around the city. Apparently some of the waterways are freshwater and some are salt water and clearly at different levels, hence the locks.
Around the old town centre and in fact the city itself, there are many old and beautiful buildings, mostly made from stone or brick which tends to make them look older in my opinion.
We cruised past the Vasa Museum ...
... an hour or so before we are supposed to be at the gate. I have tax refund paperwork but this time the refund desk is before you enter security. You never know which country will have the desk before security and some will have it after security. The tax refund desk is by one of the security gates and there is a queue of about 15 people and only 2 people working the desk so I know I don’t have time to do there ...
... left the church we walked toward the Drottningholm Golfklub. There was a bus stop at the entrance and we paused to check the schedule. At that ...
... with arm holes and being tangled like strait jackets, the coats kept us pretty warm, but it was a bit uncomfortable to hold the drinks after a while. It was a fun experience, but I don't think I'd want to be in there for more than 45 minutes (the full-sized hotel actually has sleeping rooms made of ice). We noticed they played Niki Minaj the whole time, probably because they don't want people getting too relaxed because then they'd be cold, so they stuck with the dance ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
More great choices in Stockholm
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Stockholm
TravelPod Member ReviewsRadisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
We booked the hotel on the sight Booking.com and the hotel was rated with 5 stars, it felt more like 3 star hotel the standard was a little bit bad. The good things about the hotel is its location and the bed felt very comfi. The bad things is the lack of maintain, crowded and noisy dinning envoirment and poor and bad room utilities.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Lovely modern hotel
When we got out of the train station we took a bus right to the hotel. We had to wait a long time to be able check in but that was okay. The rooms are big a beds comfortable. The breakfast is great!
I would definatly recomand staying here.
Acceptable but nothing special
Stayed here for one night on business trip.
I arrived very late, check in was efficient.
Room had a very strange layout, and was rather small, the decor was tired and very bland.
Breakfast was acceptable.
The decor in public areas was generally very 80s.
Quite expensive for the standard of accommodation, perhaps the price reflects the excellent central location (you can walk off the Arlanda Express train at the central station, straight into the hotel).
I would try somewhere else next time, but this place is OK.
The best thing about the SAS Royal Viking is the convenient location next door to the Central Train Station. My husband and I stayed here in October 2004, one of 3 hotels we stayed in during a trip to Stockholm.
Location was not central to anything but the train station. The rooms looked like they were last decorated in 1950! Very small and had the feel of a cheesy cabin of a cruise ship. The hotel staff was less then helpful. We had to upgrade to a suite because the rooms were so small and had to pay extra. However the breakfast was nice, but had to pay extra for that too!
I travel to Stockholm a lot on business. This hotel is ideally situated for that, being right next to the station where the train from Arlanda airport arrives. This also means there are a wealth of taxis available. The hotel is also pretty well situated for the leisure traveller. This hotel is a touch above the basic business hotel such as the Scandic or the Park Inn. The rooms have a hint of the Scandinavian about them. Of particular note is the Sky Bar on the top floor. There is a pool (which is decent) and a gym (which has limited equipment and space). The restaurant (Stockholm fisk) is outstanding but not cheap. I would, and do, stay here on business. If travelling for pleasure (and if I wasn't in such a hurry and didn't really need the convinience) I would perhaps look for something with a little more character.
This is just a great great hotel. Rooms are small but beautifully decorated and very cozy. The location is excellent, close to all attractions and transportation. Service is very good as well as amenities. Highly recommended.
We stayed at the SAS June 2004. It is easy to get to as it is right next door to the train station. The room was very nice and the hotel was quiet at night. We were able to find a good rate on the Internet and found the staff at the hotel very helpful. We even dropped luggage there for them to hold for a few days before we checked in and they were more than happy to do this for us. We will probably stay here again on our next visit to Stockholm.
I recently spent three nights at the Royal Viking in central Stockholm. The hotel has a terrific location: next to the central station, two minutes walk from the Arlanda Express (high-speed train from the airport), and less than ten minutes walk from the Old Town with restaurants, shops, and the royal castle.
Worst Customer Service Ever
Don't be duped by the hip looking lobby or the hotel brochure (or the four star rating), if you're booking a standard room, just be sure to expect a Motel 6 look-alike and you'll be fine. As for myself, I checked-out after complaining about the room and receiving a "SO WHAT'S YOUR POINT?" attitude from the front desk. Really a disappointing welcome to Stockholm.....
Stayed at this hotel whilst in Stockholm on businesss. Room was nice, clean and typical Scandinavian. Good location, right beside the bus station and train station. The pool area is nice and has a good poolside bar. Dont miss the Sky bar on the top floor of the hotel for great views. Id recommend this hotel if staying in Stockholm on business but if on leisure time it might be nicer to stay in one of the hotels by the waterfront.