Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... s monarchy and saw the Crown Jewels (not as spectacular as Great Britain's but I wouldn't mind owning a crown or two). We then headed (as in walked about 2 miles) to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa is a 1628 wooden war ship that sank in Stockholm harbor about 1 mile into her maiden voyage. After 333 years undersea, it was found again in 1959 and raised in 1961. It took nearly 50 years to restore the ship, ...
Today was our first full day in Sweden. After eating brunch and meeting the rest of Samantha's family, we all headed to downtown Stockholm to explore. We saw the royal palace, the parliament, the main shopping street and the old town. After stopping for drinks we headed back to Annette's apartment for a spaghetti dinner. Stockholm is such a beautiful city and we are excited to see more of it ...
... a snack of fresh soft pretzels from the baker.
I was waiting for the kids to crash at any moment since we had pretty much just skipped nap and played hard all day long. Indeed, as soon as we started walking, C fell asleep in the stroller. D agreed to sit on the front of the stroller (a sure sign that he was pooped), and he actually fell asleep sitting up, and ended up slumped forward over his own legs. I laughed SO hard, ...
"What the hell? I thought. Buy the ticket, take the ride."
Gonzo Papers Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed
Hunter S. Thompson
Tuesday 17th September 2013
I've been wrangling over budget calculations so much recently they've begun to intrusively get on my tits. For all of the remaining travels between Australia and my eventual return to the UK, I set an average budget of £40 a day. In Asia and throughout the few bits of Africa that I saw I destroyed ...
... s Pussi portion and Goteborg rape. As time went on I spotted a few more youths without cabins who were changing position to a kid boredom, looking like they were lapping the ship with all their worldly goods. The English posh boys would have been sad to see them, their youth giving the lie to the idea that the poshos are 'a bit young' to spend three weeks in Europe. I suspect they'll stay ill informed giving undue credence to what posh dad told them, rather than learn that ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stallmastaregarden Hotel Stockholm
Excellent hotel for both business and leisrue
We held a business meeting here and using the Tillahuset (I think that was the name) - what a wonderful place for btoh a meeting and for a wedding. Excellent service and really good food.
The rooms are excelletn and the beds very comfortable.
For an excellent night out in the summer, you can take a boat out into the inlet and there are islands there that have wonderful restaurants on them.
My wife and I spent 3 days at the Stallmastaregarden Hotel in June 2006. I agree with most of the previous reviews: beatiful hotel, a little far from the city center but well connected by bus (15 min). Good connection with the airport by coach. Good breakfast. The room was a little bit small but it was nice, confortable and clean. We would stay at this hotel again.
We'd like to add two pieces of information/advice:
1) Ask for a room with views to the yard. Many rooms have views to a highway and, there, the stay is less charming.
2) If you take the airport bus (the company is flygbussarna:[--] ) you should get off at "Haga Forum" stop. The hotel is 50 meters from this stop (walk in the same direction than the bus followed before stopping).
One of the best place we stayed
This hotel is well located in the northen part of the city. It is in front of a beautifull lake. The road along the hotel doesn't alter the quietness of the surroundings.
We had a room facing the road. It was not loudy at all. The room is fully equipped, very very clean (as often in Sweden), a large bathroom and a confortable queen size bed.
The food served at the restaurant is great and the breakfast buffet is very complete to start the day.
For the price we paid, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!
There is a bus stop (public transportation) to the city center located 100m away.
Wonderful Weekend in a cosy hotel
My wife and I stayed in this hotel for one weekend in January.
Arriving from the busy main street(s) right in front of this hotel we were in doubt with our choice at first. Yet - the hotel itself proved really charming (!!), with a wonderful interieur. We felt very comfortable right away and were pleased about the free upgrade to a better room type. The rooms (standard as well as deluxe) aren't big - be aware of that, but again with a very special taste to our fullest satisfaction and prove - for Stockholm - a good value for money. If not facing the street, the rooms are satisfactory quiet - except for minor to moderate corridor noise from time to time.
The breakfast was really good with a variation of continental, english and swedish style breakfast.
With public transport it takes little more than 10 minutes to the center. The bus (and airport bus) stop is right next to the hotel.
And last but not least - while the roadfront is fairly joyless, the back of the hotel faces a lake and is beautyful again. It is this view you have when beeing in the restaurant for breakfast.
In conclusion: We had a wonderful stay and despite of some - to us minor - cons would definitely come here again!!
Stylish Seventeenth Century Inn: Regal Splendor, Set on a Lake
When you step into the hotel lobby, with its log fire, low level lighting, and candles everywhere, you immediately feel as if you've arrived somewhere special. How often does one get to spend the night in a beautifully converted seventeenth century inn?
It is a luxurious experience: my single room had a large, comfortable bed and was decorated in a tasteful mix of period pieces and modernism (check out the headboards: modern, brightly colored renditions of old masters' paintings). There is a lovely, stylish lounge area (with a communal computer and some super stylish arm chairs), and the restaurant and bar are incredibly charming and atmospheric, especially at night with all the candles everywhere. The inn is set on a lake, which you can see while you dine.
There is free high speed internet access in the rooms, and free wireless in all the communal areas.
Breakfasts were impressive: fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, sausages, meat balls, dark Swedish breads, and (of course) reindeer and herrings.
Overall, a superb stay. A hidden gem, off the beaten track.
Is there anything bad at all to say about the place? Well, the only thing I can think of is that the hotel seems under-staffed, so you may have a little wait before someone appears at the front desk when you ring the bell. But this is a minor point.
Peaceful Retreat in Convenient Urban Location
We recently spent three lovely nights at the Stallmastaregarden Hotel in Stockholm. This hotel sits within eye and earshot of the interstate but maintains a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The rooms are not large but are more than adequate with creative use of space. The bathrooms are very nice with large tub/showers. A refrigerator/mini-bar is also provided with each room and the beds are large and comfortable. Although we tried to avoid the temptation, there is a community computer with internet access. Since we were travelling with our one-year old daughter, we were pleased that this hotel had a crib waiting for us in our room when we arrived and always had plenty of high chairs in the restaurant. Finally, after shopping for an excellent rate all over the internet, we found a real bargain on a Swedish tourist organization's website that allowed us to book for around $150 per night...for the quality of this hotel, that is a steal!
As for location, this hotel is right next to a bus stop and airport shuttle stop and is only a ten minute walk from the Odenplan Tunnelbahn (Metro) terminal. In addition to the Metro terminal, Odenplan has numerous good restaurants and shops.
The only reason I gave this hotel four stars instead of five is because of the restaurant. Though beautifully decorated and easy to access, breakfasts were inconsistent for quality and quantity. For the most part, only traditional Swedish sandwich ingredients were served...for me, a piece of bread with salami, cheese, pickled herring, and sliced red pepper is not very appetizing in the morning. They did try to provide scrambled eggs and bacon a couple of mornings, but these dishes were just plain bad. In addition, whether there were three tables or fifteen, there always seemed to be a shortage of food on the buffet. So, most mornings, we had an early lunch or a late breakfast on the street.
Overall, this is a great hotel that is one of the better bargains we've ever booked in Europe. I would highly recommend it to singles, couples, or even couples with children because they can handle any of the three. If breakfast is on par, this place is unparalleled.
Wonderful Experience! Would definitely recommend!!
My wife and I stayed at the Stallmastergarden for three nights and we thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. The rooms were stylish and well decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, providing maps of central stockholm as well as directions to public transport.
The hotel is outside the city center, but we didn't find this to be a problem at all. The bus, which stopped 50 meters from the hotel gates, took us directly to the city center within 15 minutes.
The complementary buffet breakfast was great, make sure you try the reindeer cold cuts... very tasty.
The hotel also offers free internet access via a PC located in the common area... this was very convenient for sending/receiving email. .
All in all, we were very pleased with this hotel and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Stayed in that hotel for a weekend...Nice rooms, very, very friendly staff...Stop for the airport bus is just outside...Late check-out on sunday (6pm) was granted with a smile...Would go there again.
one of the best hotels i've been!...very clean,nice location (outside city center) and good and friendly service (only the guys at the bar we're not that smart). i did get an upgrade and stayed in a junior suite, which was a really comfortable experience!breakfast was very good...all in all i can recommend this hotel to everyone, who likes lifestyle.
Great place on Stockholm outskirts
This is my favorite of the many Stockholm hotels I've stayed inover the years. I stayed here in November 2000 (watched the Bush-Gore election results on CNN) and really loved it. The hotel is connected to ahistoric inn, but the hotel part is new. The restaurant has a reallystunning view overlooking Lake Malaren, running paths outside, etc. Therooms are good-sized by Swedish standards. There is some noise from thehallways, but none from the outside. Be aware that this hotel is outsidethe central city, but easily accessible to the center by bus or subway. TheArlanda Fyggbus to the Airport stops only 50 yards away. If you are willing to put up with a staff that is not totally with it (I left on a weekend,and there was noone who could divide the bill between the part that I was to pay and the part that was being paid by my employer), and a little distance from restaurants and the delights of central Stockholm, this is agreat choice.