Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... my left was Danny and he was the only player left in the hand. After giving it some thought, he called and turned over Ace-King. That left him with six 'outs' (the three remaining Aces and three remaining Kings), while I was ahead with a pair of Threes but only had two 'outs' (the remaining two Threes in the deck). The flop contained one Ace, while the turn card was another. We laughed at the cruelty of it and he gave me an apologetic pat on the arm. He dodged a Three on ...
... how Christina just doesn't 'fit' into its surroundings. Back in the day it was a military area.After the housing crisis people forced their way into this uninhabited area and built their own houses here. You can tell this by the mismatched random houses and wooden shacks. They say it's an arty hippy area with graffiti artwork everywhere but to me the best way to describe it is through the green light district. Although marijuana is illegal in Denmark it's ...
... that it was where many of the Royal family and noblemen were buried. We had been told about his church on our tour the previous day. It was remarkable & made sense of the history lesson that we had. Such a huge amount of Swedish history just a stones throw from our hotel. We absolutely adored the quaint little shops and restaurants, all built along tiny ancient streets and footpaths which were all made of square cobblestones. They are up hill ...
... it :) I went onto the couch surfing website and posted a request for Bergen. Got up this morning, and true to my word, I made them scrambled eggs and washed up again, they were saying I should stay and keep washing up their stuff lol. One guy was just finishing studying psychology behind product design and the other was working in bars and had been traveling lots all round the world. I went down to the train station and reserved my sets for the trains to ...
... public bathrooms. In addition to the regular sinks outside the bathroom stalls, there are small sinks inside each stall. Would it not be more efficient to just make room for an additional toilet? Perhaps there is some embarrassment associated with washing your hands in public, although it would seem to take away any level of accountability. There are no "I Have Clean Hands" stickers here. We had expected to take a taxi to our hotel but were met with a wonderful surprise ...
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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.