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Scandic Gamla Stan
Ranked #49 of 155 Hotels in Stockholm
Reviewed 6 May 2011

Perfect for what I was after. Close to everything. Rooms were small but very comfy, great breakfast included with the cost of room. Very friendly staff. A little bit pricey, but nice.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

The hotel is a small hotel in the Old City in Stockholm. It has everything you need. A clean room (we had the standard room) which is spacy enough, nice personnel, very good location (walking distance to a lot of parts of Stockholm), very good beds, etc. What you do not get compared to a more pricy, more stars hotel is the spacy lobby.

If you need to park your car, they have a pick up service - very convenient. Goof breakfast which was included in the price.

The only negative thing was that it was a bit noisy (not much, just a couple of short times during the night) when party people were passing by outside the hotel. Not a problem really.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

The rooms in this hotel are of the typical small size you find in older central city European hotel buildings, but big enough for a few days. Perfectly clean, nice ensuite bathroom (modern tiling & fittings), modern flat screen TV & wifi included. Room was facing on to the street, no problems with noise (I am a light sleeper).

The hotel style is quite charming, lots of mirrors, stone steps, various bits of antique furniture around. Very helpful staff.

Excellent breakfast - probably goes close to what you can find in a large Scandic hotel. The location is southern (Slussen) end of Gamla Stan, so you can get to Sodermalm, Gamla Stan and the city very easily on foot (or on T bahn if you want). Usually I have stayed a the other Rica (which is perfectly good but not 'interesting') - this one is more fun.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

This hotel was a fantastic choice of place to stay for our short visit to Stockholm. It couldn't have been more convenient for many of the major sights in Stockholm city centre. We were able to walk everywhere. The room itself, although small, was an adequate size for two people to spend 4 nights comfortably. The bathroom was lovely and the beds comfortable. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The choice at breakfast was unbelievable and very tasty!

I would definitely recommend a stay at this Rica hotel as long as you don't mind spending a bit extra on a superb location. Although if you are visiting Stockholm, scrimping and saving is not really going to happen anyway!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

Gamla Stan is the ideal location to stay in Stockholm if you’re looking for old school charm & romanticism. Rica Hotel offers you the perfect location without a huge price tag.

The rooms were clean & comfortable with nice decor.

Staff were pleasant and helpful without being overbearing, the hotel had the peaceful, personal charm of a much smaller hotel.

The breakfast is superb with a wide selection to suit all including traditional Swedish fare, enough to fill you up for the day.

If I were to visit Stockholm again I would stay here.

Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

This charming hotel was in the perfect location to easily explore Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan. It is only a few short blocks from the metro station, so you can have the charm of the old city and easily be connected to the rest of Stockholm. The hotel rooms were unique and furnished with everything you needed for a comfortable stay. As a family with two teenagers, we booked two rooms. I read many comments that the rooms in this hotel were small, and that is true, but I found them to be thoughfully furnished- both rooms had chairs for reading and a small desk. While in Europe I am rarely in my room anyway, so it was more important to me that the hotel was quiet ( I never heard anyone else in the hall), that the rooms were comfortable ( we all slept well both nights), that the breakfast was good ( the charming breakfast room served an extensive breakfast buffet) and that the desk staff could help with directions and reservations (they were very efficient). I would recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates a unique hotel. There are many restaurants nearby and Gamla Stan is a wonderful part of Stockholm.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

The Rica Hotel is a charming hotel located in one edge of Gamla Stan, the old city of Stockholm. I would call this hotel comfortable. The rooms were fine, but we really did enjoy the breakfast, as one day it included Swedish pancakes. They don't have them every day, though, so you might have to ask. It was only a very short walk to the main streets of Gamla Stan, and the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The only problem we had was that it was very hot when we were there, so we had our window open. There was some young woman who had a little bit to drink who was singing along the walkway past the hotel, and I could hear her singing for quite a while. Also I didn't realize how close we were to the subway, or that it was aboveground at that point. But overall we enjoyed it, and thought they did a very nice job.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Scandic Gamla Stan

Address: 25 Lilla Nygatan, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Gamla Stan)
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#35 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#45 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range: £99 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Gamla Stan 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest and cosiest district. Hotel Scandic Gamla Stan is located in a charming 17th century building with a medieval atmosphere. Within walking distance of most of what Stockholm has to offer. ... more   less 
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