Scandic Gamla Stan

Lilla Nygatan 25, Stockholm, Stockholm, 11128, Sweden | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Södermalm area of Stockholm, is near Gamla Stan, Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), Ostermalm, and Royal Treasury (Skattkammaren).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Scandic Gamla Stan Stockholm

    Super Stockholm

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    Just returned from a four day city break to Stockholm. We chose the Rica Hotel Gamla Stan for two reasons. One the hotel is very old, some of it dating back to 1650 and second we wanted a hotel in the Old Town (Gamla Stan) so that we were central. The hotel staff were welcoming and helpful. Our room was small but well appointed, and decorated in very much a Swedish style. The breakfast is very good with a wide selection of hot and cold food and drinks. The breakfast room is small and sometimes becomes very busy. Go to breakfast early is a good recommendation!

    Stockholm is a walking city and there is lots to do. A must is a boat trip which can last between 1-2 hours visiting various places depending on the trip length. Other musts are the big shopping streets and a fabulous food market just to the east of City. Its in all the guide books.

    We will certainly come back to Stockholm and would stay again at the Rica Hotel. The Old town is magical, not to large, and a very good place to base yourself for easy access to all that Stockholm has to offer .

    Some good, some not so good rooms

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    We booked our room through Destination Stockholm. The desk clerk was very efficient at check in and said we had a room on the "courtyard." We opened our room door to find the bleakest, tiniest hotel room I can remember in all our travels. The furniture wasn't up to garage sale standards! And worst of all, the courtyard was actually a roof with plastic chairs, and our only window could have served as a door to anyone in the "courtyard." We would have had to keep the window closed or had no privacy or safety. And it was almost 80 degrees and warm in the room.

    I've learned to never accept a bad room so I returned to the desk and was immediately given a key to a lovely room on a higher floor. The difference in rooms was night and day. Our second room looked like the photos on the website, had the promised Gustavian furniture, etc. My husband said our first room had looked like some room from a "spy novel."

    The remainder of our stay was fine. The breakfast room was pretty, and the breakfasts were quite nice. The front desk personnel were helpful in giving directions, and we enjoyed the area. The roof terrace is a lovely spot.

    There were two minuses. One, other reviews have said the hotel is on a quiet street. In general, that is true, but Friday night revelers managed to howl and hoot until about 3 in the morning.

    Second, I overheard the desk clerk tell a man that no smoking rooms were available, but that she'd give him a non smoking room and would bring him ashtrays. I object to this practice and feel it is deceptive to label a room nonsmoking and then give guests permission to smoke in it.

    Charming and Beautiful

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    First off I must address the ignorance of the travellers complaining that the rooms at the Rica Gamla Stan are small. Yes, they aren't as big as your average Ramada in the United States, but this hotel occupies a building dating from the 1600's! What do you expect?

    I stayed here with my girlfriend and the room was definitely adequate in size for 2 people. Our room was located on the top floor near to the roof terrace which was perfectly lovely. The bathroom was only equipped with a walk in shower, but was certainly nice and had a great showerhead. As far as decor, the rooms are decorated in a fresh, old-world Scandinavian style and are very charming. The beds are also very comfortable, but I've noticed that is the case in most Scandinavian hotels...

    In addition, the staff are very friendly, the breakfast exceptional and there is free internet in the lobby.

    As far as location goes- for the first time visitor it couldn't be better- smack in the middle of the beautiful, historic Old Town. As I've been to Stockholm a number of times it wasn't the ideal location for me because it isn't exactly in the center of the major buzz of the city, ie shopping, nightlife, and restaurants, but still all that is only a 15 minute walk (a scenic one at that) away.

    All in all I would highly recommend this hotel and I actually got a very reasonable rate through the Stockholm Tourist Board. (---)

    Sehr zufrieden

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    Die Zimmer waren sehr klein, aber für Europa dann auch wieder nicht zu klein. Sehr schön eingerichtet. Das Hotel ist sehr sauber und das Personal sehr hilfsbereit. Die Lage in der Altstadt könnte nicht besser sein. Sehr zu empfehlen.

    Es ist überhaupt nicht so

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    Nachdem ich einige positive Kritiken über dieses Hotel gelesen hatte, beschloss ich, dort ein Zimmer zu buchen. Aber ich wurde enttäuscht. Das Hotel hat eine tolle Lage in Gamla Stan, aber das Zimmer war winzig, genauso wie das Badezimmer (es gab auch nur eine Dusche und keine Badewanne). Das Bett war viel zu weich, hat fast überhaupt keinen Widerstand geleistet. Und das Zimmer wirkte dunkel, auch wenn es zur Straße hin war und zwei Fenster hatte. Vielleicht würden einige es "charmant" oder "urig" nennen, aber für 200 Euro/Nacht hatte ich etwas schöneres erwartet. In meinen Augen ist es ein 3-Sterne-Hotel, wenn überhaupt.

    It's not all that

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    After reading some positive reviews on this hotel, I booked a room, but was disappointed with my choice. It is in a great location in Gamla Stan. But the room was tiny, as was the bathroom (which had only a shower and not a tub). The bed was way too soft, with virtually no support at all. And the room seemed dark, even though it faced the street and had two windows. I guess you could say it was "charming" or "quaint," but at over $250 dollars per night, I was expecting nicer. I would classify it as a 3-star hotel, at best.

    Lovely hotel in a fab location

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    I stayed at this hotel a few years ago but it still sticks in my mind because of (a) the location and (b) the breakfast! The hotel is a block from the main shopping and dining streets of Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and the Royal Palace, and walking distance from the more modern parts of central Stockholm. Gamla Stan itself is simply beautiful, and as a woman travelling alone the location was perfect, as it was no distance from the restaurants of the old town back to the hotel, and I felt totally safe walking back at 10pm on a light summer's evening. The rooms are elegant and nicely presented, and although I had a single room and it wasn't big, it was totally adequate for my needs as I wasn't spending much time there anyway! And the breakfast was just magnificent, with everything from cereal, yoghurt, ham and cheese, bread rolls and hot foods through to pancakes with whipped cream! The breakfast really sets you up for the day and the variety was the best I've seen. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.

    (I booked through Destination Stockholm and got a bargain package with a cheap rate + Stockholm Card thrown in! Worth a look...).

    Very Happy

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    The rooms are rather small but not for Europe. Nicely appointed. The hotel is very clean and the staff is very helpful. The location to old town couldn't be better. Highly recommend.

    Nice Hotel with good breakfast

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    Although not very appealing from the exterior, the interior reveals a clean hotel with old style decoration. The room was good and comfortable and the breakfast with variety and delicious pancakes.

    Good location , tiny rooms

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    Superb location, but the rooms are really small. My single room was maximum 8 square meters big and it was supposed to be one of the larger rooms. I heard other guests constantly complaining about the size of the rooms. Nice breakefast , hotel neatly kept, but the 4 stars -title is certainly overrated.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Scandic Gamla Stan Stockholm

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