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“Great Hotel in Garmla Stan (Old Town)”
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Scandic Gamla Stan
Ranked #44 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Perth, Australia
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“Great Hotel in Garmla Stan (Old Town)”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Nice rooms, good service, fantastic location, great breakfast. A little noisy but hey, it's in an area with everything you could ask for with hundreds of restaurants and bars. Very good free WIFI and helpful staff

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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London England
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

I took three rooms for three nights for a family visit to Stockholm; the whole party was impressed by the welcoming character of the hotel as well as its location. We requested rooms at the back of the hotel having read other reviews, but in reality I don't believe that ones at the front would have been noisy for a city centry hotel - the road isn't that busy.
The hotel is attractively decorated and has a welcoming ambience. The standard rooms are not large but are big enough, with soft beds.
The only niggle was a lack of fruit in an otherwise excellent breakfast.
Overall, the hotel can be highly recommended and we would definitely return.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This hotel is just lovely. On the outer streets of Gamla Stan, so really well situated. I stayed on the fourth floor in late August 2013. It is exceptionally clean and the staff are really nice. The breakfasts are good and the room, I had a single room, is really well sized and equipt. It was a little noisy as expected and a bit warm one night but just get yourself some ear plugs or better yet noise cancelling head phones and that is solved. Put simply, it's just so nice, it's been appointed and decorated nicely and it enhances your experience of staying right in the old town. The staff tell me the building was originally 1600's so it's really impressive. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Stockholm and I am recommending to family too.

Room Tip: I don't know how you could go wrong. It's so nice. If staying in middle summer maybe ask to...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

A bit noisy yes, but you cannot beat the convenience of this place. A very easy walk to great restaurants, tourist sights, boat docks, the T Bahna (Metro) etc. Maid service was the only thing that let the hotel down, lots of nagging of desk staff to replenish room tea stocks etc. Great breakfasts as well. The staff were really helpful.

Room Tip: If you like tea bring your own the Swedes have yet to discover great tea - Dilmah is really cheap an...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Upon our arrival, we were unable to check in because the room wasn't available until 3pm (check out is 12pm and it had to be cleaned, so I guess it's understandable- be aware of this if your flight arrives early in the morning. If your room isn't available you won't be able to check in). Luckily, the friendly staff directed us to the baggage room, and we were able to leave our bags in there for the time being. When we were finally able to check in, we were pleasantly surprised with the charm and size of our room. It was clean, and a small cot was aside for our 7 yr old. Being on the 4th floor, it was quite stuffy so we needed to open our windows (no air conditioning). Unfortunately, due to the loud noise outside of our window (screaming, drunken people...till 3am...every night) & lack of air conditioning, we had a couple of rough nights.
Breakfast was great, but the dining area was crowded. We had to sit in the lobby area one morning.
The rooftop patio was beautiful and was definitely the highlight of this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Very friendly staff, comfortable hotel in the old city or gamla stan. Very old building converted very tastefully. Small and compact but ideally situated for the old town and the ferries which are great for island hopping. Bedrooms excellant decor, but only a small wardrobe. Beds very comfortable. Amazing old lift- only takes a max of 3 people at a time! Good breakfasts plenty to choose but the same each day, some traditional Swedish fare available.
Overall a very good hotel, we enjoyed our stay at the end of July

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Fairfax, VA
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I had a single room which had recently been renovated. For a tiny, tiny room, it had all of the amenities needed. My only complaint was the matress. Possibly the worst I have slept on, I would have preferred the floor if there had been space to lay down. The location was fantastic, breakfast very nice and the staff welcoming. Would definitely recommend this hotel, just not the beds!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: 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:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#31 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#31 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#45 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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