Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... During a walk on Norrmälarstrand we saw baby ducklings, on Hornsgatan a vintage Saab, the newest welcome to Stockholm campaign...did you know there are 1300 new residents in Stockholm each month...and I am one of them!!!
And of course there are thousands of visitors as well, especially at the height of the tourist season. ...
... shop and we enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. No one speaks English at the restaurant & we place our order by pointing to items on the menu. (Must. Learn. Another. Language.) The food was fabulous and I enjoyed Dave & Casey's company at lunch (vs. eating alone ). :) From here we head north to check out the northern part of the Schoneberg neighborhood. Love the lack of tourists! But makes it hard to find the ...
... t make the tight connection. We filed a claim with SAS and received their very nice amenity kits, and then caught the Flygbuss to city center and our hotel.
After a 3 hour nap at the hotel, we roused the kids and had a lovely walk in the mild (50 degreesF?) evening sun around some of the historic areas of downtown Stockholm. We grabbed a kebab wrap and spent a long time in the courtyard of the gorgeous ...
... whereas cash games are a much more complex game, a game of patience and skill. Patience and skill that I don't appear to possess.
Still, I bought in for the maximum 1000 Swedish Kr. (£100) to give myself the most leverage against shorter-stacked players. I made a bad call against an all-in bet and found myself with just 150 of my original 1000 buy-in. I tightened up, focused and had built back up to 475 when I ended up all-in against a bloke sitting opposite me. I had ...
... Was still feeling run down so I ended up in the hostel all day sorting out laundry and making use of the first decent internet connection to catch up on all the things I've put off for the last five weeks.
Unfortunately the Swedish rail site is down so having trouble booking a ticket to Copenhagen where I'm meant to catch up with Arved ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Victory Hotel Stockholm
It was OK, but I had expected 'Great'.
The location of this hotel really is excellent, however as a hotel it didn't stand out. The reception staff were helpful. the room was smaller than we expected and 2 beds in a double room in a 5 star hotel was unusual to say the least. The beds were comfortable however as the room was located over the bar it was a little noisy.
The room was clean, and the decor was unique and interesting, each room is themed. Molton Brown toiletries were a nice touch.
Overall i'd say it was 'OK' but for the price I expected 'Great'
Charm is in the details...
This is hotel is really charming from the outside with lots of fabulous touches inside. I particularily loved the stair cases which were crammed with lots of cool pieces, that gave the hotel a really sense of charm. The rooms have a really cool cabin style feel, gorgeous bathrooms and fabulous hastens beds. I was however quite disappointed with the standard of cleanliness in my room and throughout the hallways etc. It looked like it hadn't been vacummed in a while. Overall I enjoyed my brief stay here, Its location is fantastic and the staff are very pleasant. But I couldn't help feeling that it lacked something for its rating...
El encanto está en los detalles...
Este hotel es realmente encantador ya desde fuera, con montones de toques fabulosos dentro. Me encantó especialmente la escalera, que tenía montones de detalles geniales, lo que daba al hotel una sensación de encanto. Las habitaciones tienen un toque que da la sensación de estar en una cabaña, los baños son magníficos y unas camas de Hastens fabulosas. Sin embargo, me decepcionó el nivel de limpieza de mi habitación y los pasillos, etc. Parecía como si no hubieran pasado el aspirador desde hacía tiempo. En general, disfruté de mi breve estancia. La ubicación es fantástica y el personal es muy agradable. Pero no puedo evitar sentir que le faltaba algo, para las estrellas que tenía...
Ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt!
Das Victory Hotel ist wirklich eines der schönsten Hotels, dass ich in meinen jungen Jahren kennen gelernt habe! Es ist eher ein kleines, exklusives Hotel, mit einer gemütlichen Atmosphäre und sehr aufmerksamen Angestellten. Das Zimmer was ich bekam lag nach vorne hinaus und war im nautischen Stil eingerichtet (wie fasst alles im Hotel). Im Bad gab es sogar einen Whirlpool und im Zimmer Hi-Fi-Geräte von Bang & Olufsen! Es liegt ideal im Herzen der Altstadt und kann es jedem, der Stockholm besuchen möchte, empfehlen! Ohne Zweifel ein 5 Sterne Haus!
Ein Juwel in einer schlachten Gegend
Wir hatten uns mit einer Suite verwöhnt, die wunderschön, ruhig und kühl war. Die Angestellten sprachen perfektes Englisch und waren bei der Tischreservierung in Restaurants sehr hilfsbereit. Das Frühstücksbuffet war sehr groß und man konnte sich sogar warme Speisen wie Haferflocken oder Rührei bestellen (hab ich aber nicht ausprobiert). Das Restaurant im Haus war wegen der Sommerferien geschlossen, deshalb konnten wir es nicht ausprobieren. Das Hotel liegt im ältesten Teil der Stadt, Gamla Stan, was leider u einem Touristenmagneten mit Pizzerien und T-Shirt Ständen geworden ist. Ich mochte das Hotel, werde beim nächsten Mal aber in einer weniger belebten Gegend wohnen.
Jewel in a tacky neighborhood
We splurged on a suite, which was beautiful, cool, quiet. The staff had perfect English and was very helpful in getting dinner reservations. The breakfast buffet was large and one could also order hot items such as oatmeal and scrambled eggs with pickles (I did not try the latter item). There is a restaurant in the building, but it was closed for summer vacation so we could not try it.
The hotel is in the oldest part of town, Gamla Stan,which has unfortunately become T shirt and pizza joint touristy. I liked the hotel but I will stay in a less tacky area when I return to Stockholm
I stayed in the Victory Hotel in December 2005 and had a fabulous time. I was travelling to Stockholm for the first time and on my own so obviously i wanted a nice, safe, friendly and recommended hotel. I'm really glad i chose the Victory! The reception staff were all really nice and friendly and spoke perfect English - my limited Swedish didnt stretch that far - and able to give me lots of advice on where to shop, etc. My single room was pretty tiny, right up on the top floor in the eaves, fairly cramped for space, but not so much so that it was annoying in any way, if you're on your own you dont need acres of space. The quality of the fittings certaintly didnt suffer because of the size of room. The decent bathroom was divided off from the bedroom by a curtain which was a bit weird but i certaintly didnt feel hard done by at all, i had great views, it was a really nice little room and totally spotless. All very Swedish Ikea but with nice historical touches. Double rooms are much much bigger i understand. The hotel itself was really good, a great old building dead central in the right district - Gamla Stan - making everything in easy reach. The breakfast had to be paid for seperately and they dont really do evening meals, but do at their sister hotel Nelson. This was no problem at all as there are more than enough places to eat. When you do pay for breakfast the choice is absolutely vast, and itll keep you going for hours. The sauna was nice after a really cold day. i thoroughly enjoyed the place and would definantly go again without hesitation. Oh and try to find time to have afternoon tea in the Hotel its rather lovely.
A wonderful stay!
The Victory Hotel is really one of the most beatiful hotels I visited up so far in my young life! It's rather a small boutique hotel, with a cosy atmosphere & very attentive staff. The room I got was one at the front side of the hotel decorated in a nautical style (as most of the hotel is). There was even a whirlpool in the bathroom and a Bang & Olufsen hifi!
Ideally located in the heart of the Old Town, I can recommend it to everyone that wants to visit Stockholm! A true 5* hotel without pretention!
Gem of an hotel in the charming Old Town
I decided to spend my 30th anniversary with my wife in Stockholm...we wanted a really nice hotel and Victory hotel was simply fabulous, we were so happy! I was suprised to read the other review as the hotel is really beautiful and charming...The hotel is in a lovely part of old the town which is near to anything a toursit has to see!The staff made our stay the best possible with all sort of tips (it was our first time in Stockholm)!
We'll definetly go back!
ops! And we got served some delicious wine in the rooftop courtyard and! Indeed very nice!
We stayed at the Victory for four nights in early August. We found it disappointing considering it cost over $350 a night. The location was very good and some of the hotel staff were very helpful. However, our room was extremely small and dark, overlooking a narrow, alley-like street. Not only was the room small, but the shower was tiny. We requested another room and were given a larger one with a good sized bath fronting the main street. If you stay here, be aware that the hotel is located near a very busy and noisey highway. Although the rooms are quite enough with the windows closed, there is no airconditioning making it necessary to keep the windows open in the summer. One morning, we were woken by shouting on the street around 5:00 a.m. Although breakfast was included in the price, we were not advised by the staff that it would not be available until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday (the day we checked out). If you have to depart before 8:00 (as we did), you can't get breakfast. We expected much better from a Relais & Chateaux property.