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Hotel Ruth

Surbrunnsgatan 38 Dobelnsgatan 81, Stockholm 113 52 Sweden
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Swedish
Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Breakfast buffet
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Surbrunnsgatan 38 Dobelnsgatan 81, Stockholm 113 52 Sweden
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Marco M wrote a review Nov 2022
Gothenburg, Sweden386 contributions151 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The breakfast was really high quality, everything from the scrambled eggs to the pastries - absolutely above what you would normally find at most hotels. Lovely with Parmigiano, and very good juices. The place is obviously appreciated also by people getting in to have just the breakfast or for a drink late afternoon, the cozy and a bit special lounge being possibly one reason. The location is a few minutes off the area where you probably want to walk but you can still reach Strandvägen in half an hour and the center in even shorter time by leisure walking, and the underground is minutes away, so do not let the map scare you. Quite a few nice places for the evening in the vicinity. The street is very quiet at night. The ventilation system in the room is perfectly silent as well, which is not a given. The personnel is invariably very kind. It is an hotel where you feel at home. The room at the fifth floor was not the most charmful notwithstanding the wooden beams, at least when compared to the rooms in the picture. I will pick another room next time.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Emil Hamrin, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review Marco! We´re thrilled to hear that you felt at home at Ruth! Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Emil with team
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RobinClapp wrote a review Jun 2023
malmö Skåne Län, Sweden55 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Hotel Ruth for one night in June 2023, traveling for business. I found the staff to be attentive and professional, which is important when unexpected things happen. For example, when my key card stopped working, staff reacted quickly and sympathetically and fixed the problem.
My room was a double on the 5th floor. Being in the 'attic' of the hotel provided charm, if not high ceilings. The room size was OK by Stockholm standards, where rooms tend to be very small. I found it comfortable for one person, but it would have been tight for two people on a longer stay; in that case, a larger double would be reccomendable. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and sleep quality was therefore excellent. There were good blackout curtains on the window, which is important in Sweden during the summer months.
Being on the 5th floor meant the room was quiet. The view was nothing special because the rather small window was placed high up (remember this is an attic room) and therefore not a noticeable feature. Nevertheless, the room was not dark. There was airconditioning which was a definite benefit being on such a high floor during an unusually hot spell of summer weather.
The hotel has a lot of character, mixing traditional design with modern comfort. The overall style gives a sense of Paris in the 1930s or something along those lines. The style, choice of colours and decor create a sense of comfort and coziness.
The breakfast was excellent, with lots of fresh fruit, good coffee, pastries, cereal, meats and cheeses, yogurt, etc - in other words anything you might want. I did not notice whether or not a British style cooked breakfast was available, however, for those who prefer that option.
The location of the hotel is ideal in so far as it is on a side street to two of the main boulevards in Stockholm, near public transport and also within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and attractions.
Given all of the above, I would definitely return to Hotel Ruth and would recommend it highly.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you are traveling alone, consider booking a double room anyway.
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Response from Emil Hamrin, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 4 Jul 2023
Wow! Thank you so much for your extensive review! We´re looking forward to welcome you back to Ruth! Kind regards, Emil with team
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grandgigi wrote a review Oct 2021
Venice, Italy5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very happy staying at Hotel Ruth for two weeks. We felt very much at home there. Every member of the staff was friendly and helpful. The lobby and dining/bar area are very attractive and well maintained. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and excellent quality. Our room was very clean and pleasant. Our only quibble is that it would have been helpful to have a dresser for our clothes, or at least luggage racks, for our long stay. The bathroom was modern with two sinks and plenty of space for all our stuff. Our room had a very deep tub (deeper than an American claw foot tub) with a shower head but no shower curtain. Those with mobility problems or short legs would probably want a room with a shower instead, such as those in the photos. The location seems safe for walking at night, there are lots of restaurants and shops within an easy walking distance of the hotel, and the location is convenient to public transportation. We'd gladly stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Alice Andersson, Gästservice/reception at Hotel Ruth
Responded 5 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're looking forward to get to welcome you again! Best regards, Emil with team
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Norman Vickers wrote a review May 2022
Trollhattan, Sweden18 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely hotel in Stockholm for business or pleasure! The newly renovated rooms are tastefully done with exposed hardwood floors and gorgeous tile work in the bathrooms. The lobby / dining area has a very cool, edgy vibe. The breakfast is excellent with creative dishes and a wide variety. As a frequent business traveler Ruth is now at the top of my list along with Hotel Franz! Kudos to the Pettersson family!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Alice Andersson, Gästservice/reception at Hotel Ruth
Responded 8 May 2022
Thank you so much for your nice review Norman! We are so happy to hear that you like Ruth as much as Frantz. We are looking forward to welcome you back again soon. All the best, Alice with team
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Noelle P wrote a review Aug 2022
38 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
To start with the good: the breakfast in this hotel is wonderful! Tasty food with an excellent variety of warm and cold dishes. We especially liked the smoothie shots and cake and pastry buffet.

Unfortunately, other aspects of the hotel don't match the high quality of the breakfast. We were staying for several nights so we had booked a suite, thinking it would have separate sleeping areas for parents and kid, but the sleeping area was one large room, then there was an entrance room with a full bathtub in it (looks very elegant but is impractical if you're traveling as a family) and a separate room with a toilet and shower. However, the biggest problem with the room was the heat. The weather was actually perfect - not too hot and cool at night, but we couldn't have the windows open at night because the street noise is so loud. We had a corner room on the first floor, and since the hotel is right at an intersection, we could hear every car and motorcycle driving by, even with the windows closed. We had a fan (no a/c in the hotel) which helped if the windows were open, but as soon as we closed them, the room would begin to heat up - even at night. We never figured out the source of the heat, since the radiators didn't seem to be turned on, but perhaps there was heat from the kitchen and restaurant below us. We had difficulty sleeping almost every night. Maybe this hotel is very cozy in the winter, but in the summer it is uncomfortable, as other reviews here also mention.

To the hotel's credit, they did help address some other complaints we had and they fixed what they could in a timely and helpful way, but some things are beyond their control, and unfortunately that makes it uncomfortable if you are trying to sleep there.

Generally, the service was friendly, though the quality in the breakfast room varied widely (taking plates and half-full coffee mugs away before we were finished, for example) and sometimes it seemed like they lacked experience or training.

The neighborhood is not touristy but has many excellent restaurants as well as good access to public transportation nearby.

2.5 stars but rounded up to 3 because of the breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Emil Hamrin, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 17 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leaving a review! I want to apologize on behalf of the entire team for not exceeding your expectations. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Kind regards, Emil with team
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Laura V wrote a review Jun 2022
Milan, Italy44 contributions32 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the outside it seems very unassuming but inside you discover a lot of attention to design and color. The staff are extremely helpful and eager to please. The neighbourhood is very convenient and residential so you don't feel like a tourist. But there is a lot to explore and some excellent restaurants close by. Only a ten minute bus ride to Old Town and beyond.
The rooms are very clean and nicely designed with optimal use of space. If you want large and roomy go for the King room. The Small Queen is small but cozy and very clean. You get a closet with lots of hangers but no drawers and just a couple of shelves. It's a minimalist design and even in the bathroom you have hooks but no shelves.
But the absolute best part of this hotel is the breakfast!! It's basically a plentiful brunch with everything (from cakes and champagne to waffles, cheeses and cold cuts to fresh yogurt and marmalades and fruit to scrambled eggs and bacon) to keep you happy and full until dinner time.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Emil Hamrin, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 5 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review Laura! We´re thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us that much. We hope to get to welcome you back to Ruth soon again. Kind regards, Emil with team
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Lene R wrote a review Aug 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark770 contributions223 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful ambiance and colorful instagram-friendly decor throughout. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and one of the best we ever had! The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood in walking distance from the city center. Our room on first floor faced the street but we did not hear any noise from the street. Indoor parking spaces are available for 400 SEK per day which is a fair price in the city. Our only query is that wifi was slow and unstable. We told the staff who promised to look into it.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Emil Hamrin, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 22 Aug 2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we're so glad to get to know the different aspects of your stay that you enjoyed the most. We would be very happy to welcome you back to Ruth whenever you're in Stockholm again! Kind regards, Petra with team
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jonbob83 wrote a review May 2022
Stockholm County, Sweden141 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was lovely and the man who welcomed us at reception was incredibly service minded and friendly. The room was nice, clean, light and airy. The plug wasn’t working in the sink, but we managed to fix it by other selves. The shower water kept on covering the bathroom floor, so we had to use the floor towel to mop it all up so we could continue to use the bathroom the rest of the evening. A little annoying. Unfortunately the bed was far too soft for us and we both woke up feeling tried and achy. It’s an old building so we expected to hear other guests etc so that wasn’t an issue. Overall a nice stay with a generous choice for breakfast in the morning. We would recommend, but wouldn’t return personally simply because of the bed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Emil Hamrin, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 19 Jun 2022
Thank you for your review Jonathan! I´m sorry that the bed didn´t suit your preferences, but I´m glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and that our staff took good care of you! Kind regards, Emil with team
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Ad Astra wrote a review Apr 2022
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently spent 5 nights at the Hotel Ruth with my son and daughter. It was one of the most pleasant hotel experiences in memory. The staff were all exceptionally kind (particularly Nicolas and his colleague from Gotland who serves as front of house) and took a genuine interest in our stay and our itinerary in Stockholm and the surrounding area. The breakfast also deserves special mention: it is truly unique in its size and quality. The hotel is located in an area that is central to transport links but on a quiet street. As for the rooms, they are certainly large by European standards and in excellent condition. Simply put, we have found our new base for travel in Sweden!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Alice Andersson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 21 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your nice review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that my colleagues took well care of you. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Stockholm and Hotel Ruth again soon. All the best, Alice with team
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Espen wrote a review Mar 2022
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I rarely write reviews but this really was the perfect experience. Room was spacious and tidy, staff super friendly, and the general feeling of the hotel was world class. Very quiet despite being in the middle of the city, much thanks to the location in a quiet neighborhood. Don’t know if all rooms are on the courtyard-side of the building, but mine was and this meant literally zero noise from outside. Never slept better!

The breakfast had everything and they even gave me a late checkout for free just because I wanted to go for a run before leaving. Amazing service!

All-in-all, this is the kind of boutique hotel you’d expect to find in NYC, Paris, or Milan, but so rare in Stockholm.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Have a drink in the bar! It’s super cozy!
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Response from Alice Andersson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Ruth
Responded 24 Mar 2022
WOW! Thank you so much for your nice review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Ruth. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Alice with team
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Kenzzzoo wrote a tip Jan 2024
Durham, North Carolina148 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to have breakfast, it’s delicious and lovely setting."
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CatG wrote a tip Jul 2023
Fontenay-le-Fleury7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a normal size room. Ours was tiny, except for our last night."
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FellowTraveler796120 wrote a tip Jul 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"May not be the best option for elderly or mobility challenged individuals as our room had small "lips" in the floor. Best to check. "
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RobinClapp wrote a tip Jun 2023
malmö Skåne Län, Sweden55 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are traveling alone, consider booking a double room anyway."
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impgreene wrote a tip Jul 2022
Sevenoaks87 contributions56 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay on the 5th floor, the rooms are dated and noisy and there is no aircon."
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£114 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
62
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ruth
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ruth?
Nearby attractions include Amazing Escape (0.1 miles), Hard Rock Cafe (0.1 miles), and Observatorielunden (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ruth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ruth?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ruth?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ruth?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Nombre, Masala Masala, and Meno Male Vasastan.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Ruth?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ruth?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ruth?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kungliga Djurgården (2.4 miles), Skogskyrkogården (4.8 miles), and Storkyrkan (1.5 miles).
Does Hotel Ruth have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.