Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... on a hill. Going inside we found a stark difference to everything we had seen in orthodox Russia: this Lutheran church was spartan by comparison, with no paintings or gilding on walls or ceiling, just a huge painting of Jesus above the altar and enormous, gorgeous chandeliers. Around noontime we took a bus back to the Helsinki airport and killed a little time waiting for the flight to Stockholm. We we surprised to see no plane at the gate, but soon enough ...
... were on display along with some traditional buildings and a bit of a zoo including reindeer, bears and other cool ****. After that we walked back towards the train and came across a really cool exhibit of photos taken of European nature. Here is the link to the website, it is worth checking out (http://www.wild-wonders.com). A bit of a gathering down by the lake for the evening and a quiet night ended our Stockholm ...
We were so lucky to have access to Stockholm's City Bikes fleet through our hostel reservation. For three days we were able to scan our City Bike loan cards to pick up and drop off bicycles between the city's many kiosks. Exploring a new city by bicycle gave us the obvious benefit of covering more ground than we would have been able to on foot. And when you're covering more ground, at the end of the day you feel as though you happened ...
Our last full day on this visit has been filled will lots of good things.
First we had a chance to meet Birgitta (Lars' sister) for fika (coffee) in Gamla Stan. Then we walked through the city eventually having lunch at Opera Källaren Bakfickan. It is a small restaurant...actually Bakfickan means "back pocket" and this lovely establishment is just that, a small space at the back of the Stockholm Royal Opera building.
After lunch as we ...
... porters in the morning, Andrea realized she was so jet lagged she couldn't make any decisions and she surrendered and went to bed. This morning we went to the included breakfast buffet in the hotel, where Ms. Lach indulged in her favorite breakfast, tomatoes and pickles We are now anticipating catching the bus to the boat and meeting our butler! I am sending some pictures with these blog entries, more may be downloaded later, when I have a faster internet ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
My wife and I stayed in this hotel for one weekend in January.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.