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Scandic Victoria Tower
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kista
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The reception staff are very helpful and the free breakfast is excellent with lots of selection. For the price, it seems to be not so good of a deal because there aren't really any attractions nearby as this is in the heart of the Swedish "Silicon Valley" (some Swedes from the north - Lulea - said that it's actually "Silicon Swamp"). The room feels a bit cheap because of the laminate flooring instead of carpet (I have never stayed in a hotel that has laminate flooring before!) Really convenient location if you're on business trip and want to be close to the "valley" but it takes a while to get to Stockholm central station.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The imposing tower is their biggest USP and a good business hotel for a very short stay.
I found it hard to spend 10 days there, with very small rooms. Lacking any natural ventilation, storage space and cramped bathrooms.

Yes ocourse the views are marvellous, with a great lighting all round as we have glass walls around. Great play of light during sunrise and sunset.

Room Tip: Top floors for the view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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ScandicVicTow, Chef at Scandic Victoria Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

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We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Scandic Victoria Tower! We hope you will come back to visit us again!
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is brilliant if you are travelling in business to Kista. The hotel is in the heart of the area, and I'd say most companies are in 5/10 minute walking distance. Mine certainly was.
The proximity to the Galleria shopping mall is also useful for any essential items you may have forgotten to bring.
The rooms are clean, bright and well maintained. Another post mentions small beds and sheets. I'm 6'6" and have to say I didn't have an issue with this.
The restaurant was good, with a good selection of beers/wines, however the food selection was not so great. If you're staying for several days you will definitely find it limiting.
The breakfast was a good selection of hot and cold food.

Overall, the hotel was suited very well to a business trip, and I'd definitely use it again for any short stopovers.

Stayed: July 2014
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ScandicVicTow, Chef at Scandic Victoria Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Dear guest,
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Scandic Victoria Tower! We hope you will come back to visit us again!
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed in the Victoria tower for 4 nights. Nice hotel and good service. Rooms are clean and comfortable, if a little 'IKEA'. No bath and rooms are quite small but that's fine for a business trip. Buffet breakfast was a little basic but included in the room rate. Lots of big companies based nearby so convenient for business. Plenty of options for lunch locally but rather quiet in the evening (really just the galleria).

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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ScandicVicTow, Chef at Scandic Victoria Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Dear guest,
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Scandic Victoria Tower! We hope you will come back to visit us again!
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

It is easy to find the imposing tower that dominates the landscape in Helenelund. The rooms are rather less imposing. They are small, no bathtub, no coffee/tea, no hair conditioner, only 4 coat hangers; sadly, the soap/shampoo containers have been replaced by reservoirs built into the wall. For me, the greatest con were the comforters, which were much too warm but could not be replaced with sheets/blankets; I tried to lower the room temp but could only go down to 18 deg C.

On the pro side, while the rooms are minimalist, what is there however is well-designed and functional. WiFi is fast. Breakfast is good. Staff is helpful. Lifts are fast. The view from the restaurant on the 34th floor is spectacular. It only takes ~15 min to reach downtown Stockholm by train.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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ScandicVicTow, Chef at Scandic Victoria Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

The hotel is ok'ish..... Rooms are basic, clean, but beds are small and covers are tiny... The breakfast spread is not impressive. The rooms are clean, but nothing fancy. Service is ok. Bathrooms ok...

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Scandic Hotels concept basically means offering a hostel experience for a 4 star price. Avoid if possible.

This hotel looks flashy from far away on the outside, but feels incredibly cheap inside, even though it is not. Even the entrance is oddly designed and not very welcoming. Simple materials and big, cold rooms. Large bathrooms with incredibly stupid design; using the shower will result in the whole bathroom floor being flooded. This needs to be fixed asap.

Very simple rooftop bar on the 34th floor that feels cheap. Nice view, but partly obstructed by the design of the building.

Uninterested staff and bland food. And don't expect any service.

Don't stay in this hotel unless you are doing business in the Kista area. There is nothing around, except for office buildings. The district itself is not particularly good either, and it can be dangerous. The 2013 Stockholm riots took place not to far from the hotel.

Ending on a positive note, however, this hotel does have potential as the building itself is quite spectacular. The problem is really the hotel operator, Scandic. Other chains could do so much more with it, if only the ambition was there.

Room Tip: Aim towards the higher floors if this hotel if you want anything positive out of this hotel.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 3A Arne Beurlings Torg, Kista 164 40, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Kista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kista
Price Range: £71 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Victoria Tower 4*
Number of rooms: 299
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