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Historical Traveler Reviews Scandic Kungsgatan Stockholm
Clean, convenient, a little bit cramped
This hotel was a very good deal. It was admittedly strange to be in a room with no windows and outside light; however, it was easy to get a lot of sleep as the room turns absolutely pitch black when you turn every light off. The room itself was small but adequate and very clean and furnished in a modern style. The hotel is located on the top floors of a department store and is accessible via stairs or an elevator; it is right in the middle of the major shopping district and next to a food hall and flower market so it is always bustling outside. The breakfast buffet was extensive and featured a variety of hot and cold foods. Overall, it was a decent place to stay.
Fantastic Hotel, Great Price
We got a very low rate on our room here, so low that we were afraid we wouldn't have a window--but we were in a corner room with windows in two directions. The Hotorget square is right outside, a produce market 6 days a week and a flea market on Sunday. Across the street from the square is a food court building, so inexpensive meals are close by. Gamla Stan is a 10 minute walk and the Stockholm equivalent of Stroget is Drottningaten, right outside the hotel, a pedestrian only street that leads down to Gamla Stan. Breakfast is good if a little crowded at times. There is no restaurant but you can buy limited food like tomato soup and pizza in the evening, prices seemed expensive, we didn't try. Another 10 minute walk to the bus/train station where you can catch the 20 minute train to the airport. We would definitely stay here again. Of the three countries we stayed in, our room here was the biggest.
Preiswert für Stockholm
Preiswertes Hotel - bekanntlich ist Stockholm teuer (basierend auf den Wert des australischen Dollars zumindest!). Das Hotel liegt im zentralen Einkaufszentrum, jedoch ist die Innenstadt so klein, so dass man mühelos zur Altstadt und die meisten anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten laufen kann. Das Zimmer hatte ein großes Fenster mit Blick zum Frucht- und Gemüsemarkt, was nett war. Morgens, beim Aufstellen des Marktes, war es dadurch etwas laut. Vielleicht sollte man in Stockholm ein fensterloses Zimmer bestellen, das im allgemeinen billiger ist. Mitte Mai wird es bereits um 4 Uhr morgens hell, was den Schlaf beeinträchtigen kann, falls man keine Verdunkelung an den Fenstern hat. Anderenfalls ist das Hotel gut, hat kleine Zimmer mit allen erforderlichen Notwendigkeiten. Das Badezimmer ist allerdings etwas eng. Ein ausgezeichnetes Frühstück ist im Preis enthalten, mit Käse, Schinken, verschiedene Brotsorten, Cereal und Trockenfrüchten. Es lohnt sich davon Gebrauch zu machen, da Lebensmittel hier teuer sind. Zum Beispiel zahlt man für eine Big-Mac-Mahlzeit ca. 60 Kronen und ein Bier kostet ca. 50 sowie ein großer Latte-Kaffee 35 Kronen. Das Hotel bietet freien Internet-Anschluss sowie eine Bar mit Getränken und belegtem Brot.
Wir hatten ein kleines Zimmer ohne Fenster, jedoch war es ausgesprochen sauber, nett möbliert mit hübschen sauberen Badezimmer und reichlich Handbüchern ausgestattet. Für ca. 55 £ per Nacht, einschließlich einem guten Frühstück, ist dieses Hotel ausgezeichnet. Die Lage allein ist den Preis wert. Es liegt direkt im Zentrum gegenüber dem Markt und in der Nähe der Kingshallen, wo man eine gute Auswahl an Gerichten zu ausgesprochen günstigen Preisen findet. Vielleicht ist es von Vorteil Zimmer mit Fenstern zu haben, jedoch wenn man berücksichtigt, dass man die meiste Tageszeit draußen ist, ist das keine Notwendigkeit. Im großen ganzen ist es eine ausgezeichnete Wahl und ich würde hier wieder zurückkehren. Das Personal war ebenfalls sehr nett, freundlich, zurückhaltend und hilfsbereit. A+++
Style on a budget
Stayed for 3 nights in May 2006. Opted for the cheaper single internal room (No window, no smoking - arghhh!) but thought the place was fantastic. The main reception is on the 4th floor, by elevator, and has a nice bar and seating area with television. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and have a left luggage room if you need one. The room was quite spacious and had a TV with pay movies (not that kind! Well, not that I could find anyway!), mini-bar and snacks layed out each day. Bathrooms were always clean and replenished. The best thing about this hotel is its location. Very easy to find from the train station (10 minutes walk at first) and, once I'd got used to the layout of the city I could get to Gamla Stam, old town, in about 10 minutes. Within 1 minutes walk from the place were restaurants of all standards/shapes/sizes and variety. From Chinese, Greek, Thai Noodle bars, Tacos & a McDonalds over the road this area has loads if you don't want to travel. The "Kungshallen" food mall has 2 floors of restaurants with lots to choose from and a nice bar with outdoor facilities on the side from where you can watch the world go by, handy for us smokers in the rain! The main shopping streets are seconds away, as is the tube station and a large cinema. Oh and there is a taxi rank right outside. The only reason it didn't get a 5 rating was that there were some odd noises (pipes? boiler?) after 3am but in future I would upgrade to a room with a window overlooking the market. Will definetly stay again especially as the price is great for Scandanavia.
Good value for stockholm
Good value hotel - but beware stockholm is expensive ( on the Australian dollar anyway!) The hotel is located in the shopping district but the central capital area is so small you can easily walk to the Old Town and most other places. The hotel room had a large window looking out to the square and fruit and veg market which was nice but a bit noisy whilst they set up every morning. One thing to consider in Stockholm is rooms without windows (which are usually cheaper) because its mid May now and daylight starts about 4am which unless you have blockout curtains can affect your sleep!! Otherwise hotel is fine, smallish room but has eveything although bathhroom is a bit in the airline style. Excellent breakfast is included with many cheeses, hams, bread types, cereals and dried fruits - worth stocking up as food is expense here. EG Big Mac Meal is about 60 kroner and a beer is about 50, Large Latte coffe about 35KR. Hotel has free internet and also a bar for drinks and a sandwich.
Nice for the price
We had a small room without a window, but the room was extremely clean, nicely furnished and lovely clean bathroom and supply of towels. For around £55 a night per room including a really nice breakfast, this hotel is excellent.
The location alone is worthwhile, it literally is in the centre of the main drag of Stockholm right opposite the market and also nearby Kingshallen which serves a variety of foods at really good prices.
The rooms with windows are dearer but let's face it, you don't really need a window as you're probably out sight seeing most of the day.
All in all excellent and I would go back again.
The staff were also really nice, freindly, chilled out and very helpful.
I need light!
I have just returned from a night at the Rica City Hotel Kungsgatan. I was only here because the hotel I had booked, the Rica City Hotel Stockholm was oversold, and they moved me here.
The hotel is in a great location, near shopping, dining and movies. It's a 10 minute walk to the Central Train Station and about 15 minutes to Old Town.
The lobby is stylish and functional. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Because the city was in a sold out situation due to a marathon, I was given the last room in the hotel...a comfortable double on the 7th floor with NO WINDOWS! I knew this going into the situation, but what could I do? At least it was quiet...too quiet!
The bathroom was adequate with a hairdryer and heated towel rack. The room was small and nicely furnished with very comfortable beds, but I didn't find the room to be as clean as at the sister property.
For the same price, I would recommend the other location, Rica City Hotel Stockholm, just down the block, over this one.
In the heart of it all
Just got home from Sweden. I was at the Rica City on Kungsgatan for 1 week. The hotel was great! In the heart of the city. The view from our window was awesome. It was of the Hortorget (Hay Market), where vendors come every morning to set up a "farmer's market". The train was less than a block away and very easy to navigate. And what could be better than having the hotel ON TOP of a department store.
The staff was knowledgable and kind. All in all, a wonderful hotel.
My only caution is do not touch anything in the minibar unless you want to purchase it. There are sensors hooked up to the shelves so it automatically gets put on your bill if you disturb any of the products.
Worth Every Dollar/Kronor!!
I stayed here for four nights on my last visit to Stockholm. This place is right in the middle of it all. It is located in the HUB shopping mall (where Greta Garbo has her first job). It's is really nice place.
clean, staff is very nice to us "Americans". The palace is a short walk .5 kilometers away. Great shopping along the way. All the good clubs and bars are within walking distance. You can even walk to Central station, about .3 kilometers to catch the bus to go to Arlanda, I did.
The rooms are a little small but extermely nice and quiet. This is probably the best hotel for the monet in Stockholm. I have been to Stockholm 9 times in the last 5 years. I have stayed at a couple of other hotels, the Radisson Strand, nice place a little more money and the Sheraton. Really nice but have a lot of room on your credit card it will cost you an arm and a leg and you will not as centrally located as RICA.
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