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“Pretty hotel, but not really focused on the overnight guests” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lydmar Hotel
Ranked #1 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pretty hotel, but not really focused on the overnight guests”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

Riding up to the Lydmar, it's really unclear how to get in. There's a pretty patio facing the water with lots of people hanging out and enjoying the view and some coffee or wine. Really inconvenient and uncomfortable having to drag luggage through that area.

And, frankly, that's a theme at the Lydmar. It's very pretty and very well located, but the focus is *clearly* on the bar and restaurant guests that aren't staying at the hotel. In the evenings the place is overrun with late-twenties-ish partiers, which wouldn't be a huge deal if it wasn't so small. Everything sort of gets choked up with bar customers.

Let's be clear, though - the bar is good and the vibe very cool. That patio out front is one of the prettiest places in the world. There's just no way to escape the party once it cranks up. A better hotel would figure out how to handle this better.

Service is pretty good. Again, they get distracted by the bar and restaurant, but they seem smart and genuinely want to be helpful. Rooms are nice and have a ton of character, but they're all very different, and I think a lot depends on which particular room you've been given. The bathrooms are *stunning* for Europe. Location is great. Easy to get to everything, and the views in most directions are fantastic.

This is the Stockholm hotel to pick if you're looking for a fun, good quality place that's not at all stuffy. There are ways to improve it, but overall it delivers what it promises.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank JeremyZNYC
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Alora, Spain
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

One of my favorite hotels of all time - couldn't be better! Yes, it is a bit expensive, but it's absolutely worth it. The service is great, and the hotel is perfectly located. I loved the room, and the bed was wonderful! Had the most beautiful view of all times!

Breakfast was a bit disappointing, but not a big deal. The restaurant food, on the other hand, was GREAT!

Would without doubt go back - anytime!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MieMieMieMie
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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

I live in Stockholm, but have lived at Lydmar and other hotels during fall 2010 in Stockholm. Lydmar is the best hotel right now in Stockholm. This is off course a high end place and expensive, but if you look in this range in Stockholm there is no other way to go. (Grand Hotel who is the oldest five star one who also like Lydmar have a view over the castle is in need of renovation and just deliver what it should do, nothing more, today helped by Mathias Dahlgrens matsal.) Lydmar only have double rooms in three categories S M L. The beds are super comfy and the rooms a silent, so even when a party is going on at the terrace you wont hear a thing. Breakfast is served in the light dining room which is furnished as a living room with view to the water and the National Museum. Treat yourself to Lydmar next time in Stockholm! Downside - they don't have spa or gym in the house, and parking is very expensive!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Lugageboy
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Skelleftea, Sweden
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41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2010

Stylish and comfortable room. Nice breakfast where you order from a menu and the dining area feels like your in someones living room.

The service was great and a perfect relocation, approx 5 min walk to shopping.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gabby2009
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NYC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

My wife and I were traveling with our 1.5year old toddler and were not sure what to expect from the high end boutique hotel. After spending 5 days here and enjoying Stockholm, we were so impressed and had such an amazing time that we extended our stay another few days. The hotel staff (reception and restaurant) were incredible, they consisntently went above and beyond what they were expected to do and made us feel relaxed, well taken care of and the entire experience had the feel of a true high end boutique hotel. The room was exceptional, much much better than the grand or similar boutique hotels we have stayed at.
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel wether traveling alone and want to enjoy the party scene, with a spouse or even with a small child, as it catered to all. A truly exception time, that was made possible by the excellent staff.

Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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6 Thank aloucopo
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Cologne, Germany
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

The Lydmar is beautifully located in the centre of Stockholm - but, as is often the case with trendy or designhotels, it has a poor service culture and does certainly not justify charging the rates the hotel is charging. The rooms can vary greatly (it might help to break their medium room category in two). They are beautifully decorated, however, beds are certainly not the best. Charging the rates the Lydmar is charging (more than the Grand Hotel next door, one would expect a high-end bed like Hästens or Duxiana - but none of that). Bed linnen also very average - great disappointment. In the summer, any rooms facing their restaurant terrace means no sleep until 1am - when they stop the extremly loud music. Loud music and noise a generally a bad habit of the Lydmar. Dinner in their restaurant is extremely noisy - not just because of the loud music but also because the restaurant is open plan, i. e. putting dirty dishes in the service lift creates extra noise levels that are truly annoying. Otherwise, the food is pleasant but nothing to write home about. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful - but a little lost, both at the restaurant and reception. So: choose your room wisely and lower your expectations. It's 5 star plus prices for 3 star service...

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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10 Thank sebastianluxe
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London
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2010

I've stayed at the Lydmar a number of times for business. It's a great hotel, cool and funky. The staff at the front desk are without fail helpful. My only criticism of the place is that the staff in the restaurant aren't very efficient. It always takes forever to get served there, to the point that it can be a bit embarrassing if you're hosting friends or a meeting. You're often left with unfilled glasses, waiting for someone to bother coming around to take your order and the like. It's a shame because if they could sort this out, it would truly be a great hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank expatinlondon17
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Property: Lydmar Hotel
Address: 2 Soedra Blasieholmshamnen | PO Box 161 96, Stockholm 111 48, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Stockholm
#1 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#1 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Family Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Lydmar Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms are individually furnished and no rooms are alike. On the 5th floor you can enjoy the feeling of a penthouse with wooden beams in the sloping ceiling. The furnishing is meant to give you that homey feeling, with furniture in different styles. The rooms have different views such as street, park and waterfront. ... more   less 
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