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“Captain's cabin”
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Victory Hotel
Ranked #10 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Captain's cabin”
Reviewed 10 September 2007

Victory is placed in a quiet side street in the old-town (Gamla Stan) a stone throw from the busier tourist shopping attraction, short walk from the Royal Palace and onwards to the Parliament building and new-town.

Friendly and efficient service, Hotel and rooms are themed around old ships and rooms akin to captains' cabins etc - nicely done. Reasonably sized room, large bathroom with jacuzzi. Modern, light and airy it is not.

It is 5 star and priced accordingly.

  • Liked — Atmosphere
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
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Dublin
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Reviewed 4 September 2007

I'm just back from a weekend in Stockholm. The Vicory Hotel is in a perfect location in the old town, walking distance from most attractions. The hotel is decorated on a ship's theme but the single rooms were ideal. Furnished like a ship's cabin, the attention to detail was wonderful and although small had a really comfortable bed and duvet. Ensuite had excellent shower and heated floor. Molton Brown tolietries made a nice extra touch.
The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make restuarant bookings, check locations, etc. I will return.

  • Liked — the quirkiness of the rooms
  • Disliked — teh small size of the rooms
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2007

I checked into the Victory Hotel last weekend with my wife, mother-in-law and baby. The hotel is situated in Old Town, and it can be a quaint part of the city during the quiet months of fall, spring, and winter or it can be analogous to a boardwalk on a crowded beach in the summer with numerous tourists congesting the narrow passageways and small streets. I had reserved two rooms - a suite -- and a single. I came by taxi in the rain, and nobody offered to help me with my bags until I was standing in front of reception. The staff on the phone prior to my arrival was quite helpful, and I must remark
before my check-in, they were very attentive via a few phone conversations. The lobby was cluttered with nautical artifacts that one may find to be "cute" or (cl) utterly annoying. I was an observer of the latter. Should you be a bit claustrophobic or taller than average height, this is where the angst begins, and it shall continue in the elevator, hallways leading to the room, and in the room itself. The single that I had arranged for my mother-in-law was no more than a broom closet with a small bed along side the wall.
The lift taking us to her floor had larger floor space. The other room, the "suite" was similar to the common areas, and it was unmindfully decorated with more oceanic pictures, cheesy antiques, and boat models. It was two small rooms stuck together totaling no more than 30 m2. I have stayed on seafaring vessels with more living space. Everything about this hotel is miniature, including the TV that sat on the desk facing the bed that lay inches away from one's feet while lying on the bed. The toilet and shower were in separate rooms; the toilet room did not allow for one to move in any particular direction other than down, to the seat. The shower room had two normal sized sinks and a large mirror but the shower itself did not allow enough headroom for me to stand and take a shower. The beds and linen were comfortable but nothing special. So in short (no pun intended), this hotel is way overrated as a “five-star” accommodation, and I don’t know how the hotel manages to maintain this distinction. It is a “three-star” at best. I left a day early and checked into the Rival Hotel which was much more to my family’s liking, and about one-third less the cost. Try Sturehof for lunch and
Wedholms Fisk for dinner, exellent sole and turbot.

  • Liked — Checking Out
  • Disliked — Rooms are too small for comfort
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2007

I stayed here for one night (which subsequently turned into two because I was loving Stockholm so much) last week.

LOCATION

The hotel is in the heart of the old town (Gamla Stan). It's an easy ten minute walk from the (very impressive) Arlanda Express train. Just take a right out the station and head to the water, cross the first bridge and you're there).

It's tucked on the corner of Gamla Stan in a lovely quiet and cute street. It's 30 seconds away from Gamla Stan tube station. I can't stress how beautiful the old town is, sure a couple of streets are a bit touristy, but it oozes charm, character and history. Americans would call it 'cute'. It's also slap bang central, so if you want to head to some cool bars it's only a ten minute walk to areas like Södermalm which offer great night life.


GENERAL APPEARANCE AND ROOM

The hotel itself is beautiful outside - in. The front desk is very swanky. Outside each room there is a picture of an old sea fairing Swede and their boat, which I thought was a fun touch.

I was in a smoking room on the second floor. My room was really rather small, but that didn't bother me. It had a little old TV which showed the usual English channels. Mini bar. Nice furniture. Comfy bed. Quiet. The room was cleaned to a high standard. My view was nice, overlooking a courtyard.

The bathroom was exceptional. Really nice fittings and very tasteful. The shower was big, not awfully strong, but better than most hotel showers.

Oh, and the room came with slippers \o/


RECEPTION AND STAFF

The staff were lovely. I mean really lovely. I mean really, really lovely. I received a genuinely warm welcome in beautifully spoken English accompanied by real smiles. I was really enamored by the beautiful blond girl (in my attached photo), who is as lovely as she looks. She was very helpful when I was asking for maps and things.

There was also a young lad with short hair who was equally as helpful and friendly, and of massive assistance and efficiency when I extended my stay for a second night (because I was having such a good time in Stockholm).


OTHER STUFF

The breakfast was nice. Big spread catering for all preferences; the scrambled eggs being surprisingly nice. The bar and restaurant were being renovated when I was there so I can't say what they were like.

All in all, it was a bit on the pricey side for me, but the character, location and staff made for a very pleasant stay and I'd go back, no question.

Also - Stockholm is a truly great city which offers something for everyone - and more importantly the Swedish people are so friendly and good natured, they really made my stay.

  • Liked — The location. The staff. The general air of quality.
  • Disliked — Leaving.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled solo
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4 Thank Keir
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Toronto
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2007

We had the great pleasure of staying at the Victory in late May. The room was excellent -- not huge, but well designed and very comfortable. Breakfasts too were very good. But what was truly outstanding was the staff, both sympathetic and very helpful when we were afflicted by one of SAS's periodic strikes. Their assistance and experience in dealing with SAS, and in providing us with up to date information, saved what could have been a most unpleasant end to our trip.

  • Liked — Excellent and friendly hotel staff.
  • Disliked — Would have appreciated fresh orange juice -- a rarity in Scandinavia.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank winston_7
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2007

Spent 2 nights at the Hotel Victory in Gamla Stan earlier this year. I wouldn't normally choose Sweden in February but this was a great hotel with a very relaxed feel and in a perfect location. Dining area was polished Scandinavian with some great unique touches you would not find elsewhere. Staff were highly efficient and friendly. My room was well laid out and homely with some great nautical themes on the landings and stairwells. Stockholm is a maritime city so this shouldn't be too surprising but even so it was a refreshing change from the usual corporate gloss of the hotel chains. Oh and the old town is a great hideaway but still close enough to the city to be within walking distance if you need to be there. 15 minutes walk to central station and then 20 minutes to Arlanda on the express train.
Reasonable price for the stay and overall it was well worth it.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
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7 Thank smartcat64
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Cambridge, MA
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2007

I was at the Victory Hotel for three nights, flying solo, in late March 2007. At first, I had heard good things, but I really wasn't looking for very much (I tend to be pretty low-maintenance in terms of what I am looking for in a hotel). To say the least, I was thoroughly impressed and my expectations were vastly exceeded from start to finish. The staff was always very courteous and helpful, and at all times of the day and night (I had to leave very early in the morning, but that was totally no problem thanks to arrangements the staff made for me). The entrance areas, hallways, and room I stayed in were all kept spotlessly clean. On the whole, it was very comfortable and pleasant, and even though the cost was a little steep for me and my student budget, I felt like it was well worth it.

Attention to detail is another real forte at this hotel. It's named after the HMS Victory, and there are nautical decorations throughout,
but not in a tacky sense. It's not over-the-top, either (except maybe
in the lobby, but that's another story)..everything is in its rightful place. And in another nice touch, all the rooms are named after sea captains. So if you're into that kind of stuff, this could be just the place you're looking for.

Swedish language skills not so good? No trouble there, either - my Swedish is limited, but practically every staff member I spoke with was able to speak to me in fluent English. Of course, their Swedish is pretty solid, too, so if you would prefer to converse in Swedish then I am sure they wouldn't mind that...

To sum it all up, if you're looking for a cozy getaway in a centralized location yet somewhere you can feel free to chill out, then the Victory Hotel will probably live up to its name for you!

  • Liked — Cozy, centralized, very helpful and attentive staff
  • Disliked — A little dark on the inside, and in a part of town that can be overrun with tourists/more expensive
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled solo
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13 Thank Squeegie
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Property: Victory Hotel
Address: 5 Lilla Nygatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Victory Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Victory Hotel is a welcoming and exclusive hotel with a personal atmosphere in a perfect location in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s charming Old Town. The fact is that the hotel is a tourist attraction in itself. It contains a unique, private collection of maritime antiques, passionately selected by the collector himself, the hotel's founder Gunnar Bengtsson. There are three restaurants and one bar in the hotel; Djuret (The Whole Beast), Omakase, The Burgundy and The Comfortable Bar Tweed. The breakfast has a selection of cold cuts and hot items and is served in the downstairs dining room, which also has the remnants of a defence tower from the medival city wall on display. The hotel serves complimentary coffe and tea to all their guests and to unwind you can use the Sauna and Relax area exclusively, and free of charge. ... more   less 
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