Travel Blogs from Stockholm
Gleich nach Ankunft am internationalen Flughafen Arlanda, besorgen wir uns im Informations-Center Tickets für den "Arlanda Express", ein Zug der den Stockholmer Hauptbahnhof mit dem Flughafen verbindet. Dies ist die schnellste Art, in die im 40 Kilometer entfernte Hauptstadt Schwedens zu gelangen - ganze 20 Minuten dauert's, der Zug donnert mit …
... or not…before the airport train miraculously appeared. We hopped on and were whisked to the airport. Though we did arrive just 75 minutes before the flight, rather than the 3 hours we’d planned for, all was well that ended well.
When we landed in Stockholm at 11 pm, the cab driver was waiting for us with a sign and got us to the airport quickly and easily. The hotel was wonderful and a soft bed was exactly what we needed after the anxiety of the previous few ...
Yesterday I registered for SFI classes...you know, the ones where they teach you to speak the lingo (as Lars would say).
The registration office is very near our home so we were able to easily walk there before their 10:30 opening time. When we arrived there was already a line of almost a dozen individuals also enrolling. I scanned the crowd noting that I was the oldest one there. I also guessed that most were from the middle east. I was definitely ...
... of Swedish culture that went through many aspects of Swedish life from clothing to interior design to customs and traditions through the year. My favourite section was the history of jewellery! The inside of the building was amazing with a gigantic central hall.
Stop Two: Vasa Museet
This will be a highlight of our Stockholm trip for me. This gigantic fifteenth century ship took more than two years to build and was one ...
... fantastic, with Aunty Sue and I bopping away and singing to the music. I have bought myself an ABBA gold CD, so I am hoping that at least Little Charley will be convinced of their greatness and drive with me in the car listening and bopping away as she does now with Queen. The other two may be past this style of music.
We went in to the Tivoli Gardens for lunch, for one of our diet specialties that we share, a ‘burger and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Scandic Klara Stockholm
Great hotel, central location, nice staff
Stayed in the Rica City Hotel for 2 nights. Got a good deal by booking on Expedia. Hotel was 10 minute walk from the bus/train central station. Central location for sightseeing. Also close to a few good restaurants and small bars. Hotel is very clean and rooms were in excellent condition. Rooms and bathroom are small but it wasn't a problem. Nice strong and hot shower. No iron in room but there's an ironing room on 7th floor. Computer in lobby with a free internet connection also. Safe in room. Staff was very friendly and helpful finding places to eat etc. Breakfast buffet was good - large selection of different foods. I would highly recommend!
Clean and comfortable
Booked this over the internet at destination-stockholm for a one night stopover. I wanted something central and resonably priced. The deal included a Stockholm card too.
The hotel is a short work from the central station. That makes it easy to take the airport bus or the express train, so you don't need a taxi.
My room was small, but quite adequate. Everything was in good shape.
The wireless internet didn't extend to my room, and there is an additional charge for it even if it did. The analog lines in my room required a phone adaptor which I didn't have and the hotel could not provide.
There is a free public internet terminal in the lobby which is OK for a quick email check.
Breakfast was the usual assortment of cereal, cheese, bread, fruit, etc.
Nothing to do with the hotel, but just a note that there are not many tourist attactions open on a Monday in April. Many attactions are closed on Mondays and others are closed in the off-season.
Overall, I'd have no problem staying there again.
Wasn't sure about this hotel when we booked over the internet. But on arrival it was in an old building, on entry to our room we were surprised how nice it was. It was very clean had nice complementary products in the bathroom, comfortable beds.
Note: The buffet was very nice at breakfast (just watch out there is horse meat [not salami]).
Would stay there again.
Central ,friendly and very clean
We were with my wife first time in Stockholm and found this very centrally located hotel the ideal place for sightseeing and shopping within walking distance.The staff was very friendly and helpful,though almost every day there was some meeting or conference.The whole hotel was very clean.The only disadvantage are the small rooms,so the minisafe in our room was located in a dimmly lit wardrobe making easy to fail the proper digits.Surely we would stay there again.
An OK hotel
Have stayed there twice, it is fine, clean and precise without fuss. The rooms are small but ok. It has wireless internet at a price 140Skr per night in some rooms and broadband in other rooms for slightly less. One could sit and work quite happily with a laptop. No nonslip flooring in hte bath/shower which might be an issue if you are infirm.
Breakfast is fine but on Saturday there were no tables left and I had to stand for eight or so minutes before one was free.
Conference rates are lower than quoted in your reviews. 485 Skr single
Comfortable beds in a great location
I have just returned from Sweden and a 4 night stay at the Rica City Hotel Stockholm. The trip was planned very last minute and I spent a lot of time trying to find a decent hotel at a reasonable rate. This hotel was not my first choice, but when I discovered that there were few choices available, I booked it based on other reviews here. I was not disappointed and would recommend this hotel to others traveling to Stockholm.
I was with my 7 year old daughter and I wanted something convenient to the Central Station as we were transiting though there a number of times in our comings and goings. Also, I wanted to be close to the sites. The location was perfect. A 10 minute walk from the station and perhaps 15 to old town. The 47 bus bus stops nearby and was quite convenient for us, as well as the metro line, with two stops within blocks. Great shopping, a lot of places to eat and a movie theater were all within blocks as well.
The lobby was a bit strange - small and dark, and this made me a little nervous about the room. But it was bright, extremely clean, and well appointed, with mini bar, in room safe, hairdryer, and REALLY comfortable beds. True, it was a little small, but we didn't mind.
I would recommend requesting a room away from the street, since the exit from the movie theater is literally across the street (which was good for us when we saw a movie that went a little late for my daughter!) but this creates a lot of noise late at night. Also deliveries in the morning were loud.
We had one problem, we returned for one night before leaving Sweden and the hotel was oversold (in fact the entire city was sold out, due to a marathon) They found a room right down the street at their sister property the Rica City Hotel Kungsgatan, which I will also review. They were very appologetic for the inconvenience and made it up to me wih the offer of an open mini bar and a light meal.
Very well located hotel, good breakfast and rooms, with air conditioned.
Very good value for money. Hard to get better in Stockholm, except luxury.
Stayed there just a few days ago.
Stayed at the Rica City from 24/12/03 - 27/12/03. The location was great for getting out & exploring Stockholm. The hotel was clean & comfortable & we were able to book exclusive use of the sauna which was a nice touch. The room was small & basic but fine for a sightseeing base to go back to & crash out. It was quite pricey at over Â£100 a night but given that it was xmas it is only to be expected. The breakfast was a bit dissapointing & the bar & restaurant were closed while we were there but its just a couple of minutes away from the main streets of Stockholm so you dont have to go too far for anything.
Stockholm a la carte
Using stockholm a la carte, we received very good rates to stay here.
It is central, right in the middle of the shopping district, cinemas and a short walk to the old town. Breakfast was good, rooms are a bit small but very well equipped and quiet, if you request a room on the inner courtyard side.
Good, reasonably priced hotel for business traveler
I stayed at the Rica City Hotel for six days in May 2002. It is extremely convenient--just a few steps from Hotorget and within two blocks of major department stores, right in the middle of the central business district. I originally asked for an inside room because I wanted quiet, and was told that the only available room facing the atrium was very hot. I decided to try it, and immediately decided they were right. They immediately offered another room, putting me in an upper floor room facing the (dead-end) street. I found that it was plenty quiet, even for a light sleeper like myself. The breakfast served in the atrium restaurant was temendous--my only problem was exercising restraint from gorging myself. The rooms were small by American standards and not particularly charming but perfectly adequate, clean, modern etc. I was able to set up my laptop and work there in perfect comfort, didn't worry about security etc. I would definitely be happy to stay there again, but would suggest trying the other Rica hotel around the corner--built in a converted 19th century department store-- first. It looks a lot more charming, but was fully booked when I was there.