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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lydmar Hotel Stockholm