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Review of Hotel Skeppsholmen

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Hotel Skeppsholmen
Ranked #3 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Curate's Egg”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel last week for our 44th anniversary and generally quite enjoyed it. However, there were some things which need work on:
- the wash basin in our bathroom (and I assume the others) was very stylish but unconventional. Water came out of a faucet and fell onto what I can only describe as a mushroom shaped (without the stalk) piece of porcelain resting on a flat surface which had a slight depression in it. If you removed the 'mushroom' it revealed a plug hole. If you then turned the 'mushroom' upside down and placed it in the depression, you got a bowl which you could use for wet shaving, rather than having the water run all the time. The staff didn't seem to know about this and so the underside of the 'mushroom' was very grubby, having never, if ever, been cleaned! Leaving the bowl in the shaving bowl position after shaving didn't work - it was just left dirty and put back in the original 'mushroom' position.
- whilst waiting to reserve a table for dinner on our anniversary, I could not help overhearing one, Mr Gary C from Ontario, Canada, try to get his reservation sorted out. Somehow, he had been entered on the system as a Mr Gary C (right surname) from somewhere in the USA. After something of a battle, it was eventually mostly sorted but Mr C morphed from being an American to a Canadian and then to a Swede - after 5 mins I escaped and made our reservation with another clerk.
- when we arrived for our supper, we found that our table had been given to someone else. We had asked for a specific table and the receptionist had checked it out as OK with the dining room staff - but something had fallen in between the cracks. We went elsewhere.
On the good to very good side, breakfast was excellent and consistently so. The hotel is well appointed and on a nice quiet island, with a nice terrace (if the sun is out) - the funfair across the water can be noisy but it didn't bother us.
The hotel is only a short walk - or bus or ferry ride - from the main parts of town and we enjoyed traveling by public transport. A 7 day SL public transport pass was a very useful and much used bargain!
All in all, the hotel was satisfactory - but it could be better in our view.
Rgds,
C&J
Cheshire, UK

Room Tip: Rooms on the south ground floor get the sun when there is some and have easy access to the terrace.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your feedback is important to us.
Glad to read you enjoyed your stay and our complimentary breakfast buffet.

Yes our famous... basins are stylish to look at but not the most practical. Our interior designers was inspired by a waterfall when they designed it and the stone are suppose to be in the basin and the water running over it.

Very sorry to read that we failed to give you the specific table you had reserved.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back soon again to our Eco Labeled hotel.

Best,

Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

I discovered the hotel while staying in Stockholm last year and knew I had to come back and stay here. I was not disappointed! This hotel is in a lovely historical building which has been converted into a stylish, comfortable and relaxing retreat while still retaining a sense of it's history. It is on the beautiful island of Skeppsholmen - an oasis of calm in the middle of Stockholm and a very easy walk, bus or ferry ride to all of the major sights (although you may not want to leave the hotel!). There are also some top galleries / museums on the island. Breakfast at the hotel is excellent and if you have good weather (which we did for 4 days!) you can take it on the terrace. We also had dinner at the hotel twice which was delicious. There are lovely gardens full of fruit trees to relax in where you can also enjoy a drink or afternoon tea from the bar (which we made sure we enjoyed every day). Our room, like the rest of the hotel, was stylish and comfortable. Very spacious (deluxe sea view) with lots of light and lovely views and I loved the shower! The staff here do a great job of looking afer you. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and the standard of service is high throughout the hotel but at the same time it maintains a relaxing and informal atmosphere. A special thank you to Marcus and Patricia for their great hospitality. This is a wonderful place to stay if you want a stylish, quality, quiet and relaxing retreat while staying in Stockholm. It is my favourite hotel and I cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and what a lovely one to receive.

Very glad to read you enjoyed everything from our location, our historical buildings, our restaurant and our amazing gardens.
Extra glad to read your kind words about our service and my colleagues.
Be assure I will inform then about your mail.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to Stockholm and Skeppsholmen in the near future.

Best from a sunny Stockholm,


Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Very peaceful hotel situated in Skeppsholmen, right off the fairy on the water. For context, Stockholm is NOT CHEAP! This hotel cost a lot of money for a little, teeny-tiny room. But the room was comfortable and clean. We had to request an extra blanket for the tiny bed (twin comforter on a queen bed?!), but the hotel was accommodating.

Hotel has a lot of history and used to house Swedish naval soldiers and later was a dorm for people suffering from the plague. Don't worry - it's completely renovated and a shining illustration of Swedish design!!!

Was a bit of a hike from the main attractions, but accessible by fairy before 8:00 p.m. Would stay again if I were trying to get away, but for site seeing and exploring, would stay closer to either old town or museum district.

Room Tip: WiFi access in our room was non-existent, due to heavy, old metal doors. Also, our room was on the f...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and glad to read you enjoyed your stay.

Our rates are during high season on the higher scale but please remember that in our room rates: VAT, service charges, wireless Internet and breakfast are inclusive.

I assume that you stayed in our standard room, I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back and then I recommend a Superior XL or a Deluxe Sea and Garden room who are spacious and have a king/twin bed.

I am sorry that you felt being away from museum and Old Town, our closest neighbours are the Modern Museum and the Architect Museum and to the amazing Vasa or the new fun Abba museum it's just 2 minutes ride with the charming ferry and the same ferry takes you to the Old Town in 5 minutes.

Best from a sunny Stockholm,

Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We spent 2 nights in this hotel in late August on a family vacation. It was a great experience. The island setting was serene yet close to the center of Stockholm. The service was friendly but professional. The rooms were well planned and although compact had everything you needed. The breakfast was very good with a large selection and of excellent quality. We enjoyed sitting outside each morning for breakfast. I had lunch there also one day and the meatballs were tasty.
And I loved the stone sink in the bathroom --it did not splash all over as some others have said.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It is expensive but most places in Stockholm are!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this lovely review.
My team and I are very glad to read you enjoyed everything from our location, our complimentary breakfast, the service from my team to our famous... sink.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to our historical buildings next time you visit Stockholm,

Best,

Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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Bergen, Norway
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125 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had a Nice long weekend in Stockholm, with our stay at this hotel. They have a Nice breakfast with all you wish for. Its on a smal Island connected by a bridge to the main city center. We rented bicycles for three days which was a good way to explore the beautiful city of Stockholm. There is also a smal ferry just outside the hotel which brings you to djurgården where the Abba en vasa museums are, and a lot more ;-)
Now about the hotel, Nice quiet and laidback atmosfere. Very Nice people working there.
The rooms are what they call designer. For me that was the only minus here, They should have had the bed a little bigger, and the shower needs a shower curtain. Every time you take a shower the whole bathroomfloor gets wet.
I Would easily stay again if in Stockholm in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this nice review!
Very glad to read you enjoyed your stay with us and I agree, to bicycle is a great way to explore our capital.

We have some practical issues to work on in the bathrooms.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back soon again.

Best,

Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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Manchester
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256 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Unobtrusive yet stylish. Relaxed and friendly. Quiet and just off the beaten track but in the heart of Stockholm. The service is excellent. The food is lovely. Breakfast should be savoured. The rooms are well designed, compact but very nice. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Thank PhilipJepson
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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review.
Very glad to read you enjoyed our relaxed and friendly service.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back soon again to our Eco Labeled Hotel.

Best,

Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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park city, utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We just returned home after spending several days at this hotel. We just loved the place. It is located on a beautiful island very close walking sistance to other sites in Stockholm.
The food was especially good, from the large delicious breakfast to the lunch and dinner selections. It was so nice to just walk 50yards to the harbor or just relax at the end of the day with a drink at one of the many outdoor tables. Rooms were great and the sink in the bathroom just needs to be used with a little lower pressure and it's fine Beds were very comfortable.
We will definately stay here again on our next trip to our favorite city.

Room Tip: we had 222 as an upgrade and it was very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Thank dan84098
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Joachim08, General Manager at Hotel Skeppsholmen, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this lovely review.
My team and I are very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to Skeppsholmen next time you visit our capital.

Best,

Joachim Olausson
Managing Director
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Property: Hotel Skeppsholmen
Address: Grona gangen 1 | Box 1616, Stockholm 111 86, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Skeppsholmen 4*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a green/Eco labeled boutique hotel, an oasis with a genuine feeling and charming, warm and caring personality. Hotel Skeppsholmen offers an inspirational mix of a unique 1700's historical building with stylish and modern Stockholm boutique hotel design by Claesson Koivisto Rune. A placid and beautiful location in the middle of vibrant Stockholm city, in its stimulating artistic centre with celebrated neighbours such as the Modern Museum and the Architect and Design Centre. Our restaurant Långa Raden with our Head Chef Magnus Johansson serves a Swedish cuisine. During spring and summer you can sit on our terrace and in our garden and enjoy your food and drinks. We offer free wireless Internet and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Hotel Skeppsholmen is a member of Design Hotels. ... more   less 
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