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“Very cosy and fresh hotel”
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Scandic Gamla Stan
Ranked #48 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Situated in the Old City in central Stockholm. It is fresh and has chrystal chandeliers "everywhere". Fresh room and WC.
Really nice breakfast, both the contents and the room. It feels like being in a nice mansion out in the countryside...

I'd go there again if I have a chance.
This hotel chain (Rica) is about to be incorporated into the Scandic hotels chain. I hope they keep the "air" of this cosy hotel!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank frequent2010
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

The location could have been better, we had to walk quite a while to get to the main attractions. But this is a very charming neighbourhood and likewise charming hotel! Not exactly dreaming of coming back, but we had a nice time here, it had most of what we needed.
Allthough, I don't think I would recommend it for young people visiting Stockholm!

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
5  Thank TPnerd
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I liked this hotel. Stayed 4 days. Close to everything incl the subway. Lovely breakfast. Loved the shower. Clean and well managed. Don t stay on the first floor. Noise from the street can affect your sleep. I will come back.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank BjornvE
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This is a charming little hotel in the old town. Rooms are generous and the bathrooms are clean and modern if a bit tight on space. The breakfast room is very pretty with an amazing array on offer, even a choice of store bought or squeezed fresh OJ. We didn't use the library but it offered tea and coffee and sweet treats around the click. Access is easy with a tube station just around the corner but everywhere is close to walk to around the old town and waterfront.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Celeste M
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Location is perfect for old town exploring and for the Gamla Stan T-banan stop and the street Lilla Nygatan was nice and quiet.

The hotel is atmospheric, traditional and cosy.

Our single rooms were compact, nicely furnished in traditional style, and the clean modern shower room (no bathtub) was well appointed. However, my ground floor room was a little noisy during the night as the sound of people coming in travelled up the corridor.

The breakfast bord was generous and adequate, with fresh oranges and electronic juicer a nice touch, and a decent selection of hot and cold items in a cute breakfast room.

The young fella at reception was polite, helpful and patient with my attempt to speak in bad Swedish!

There isn't much to the hotel itself - a very small reception area and no bar that we noticed, but it makes a well placed and quirky place to stop in the lovely old town and at SEK 895- per single room including the breakfast it seemed very reasonably priced for Stockholm.

I couldn't get the wifi working but don't know if that was the hotel's fault or not.

I would definitely stay here again on my next trip, and would ask for an upper floor room.

Room Tip: My ground floor room was a little noisy and I will ask for an upper floor next time.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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4  Thank deeboy
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

The hotel perfectly first with its surroundings in the Old Town. It is as if you walk into a movie scene when you enter the Old Town and if you´re up for that, this hotel is definitely your place. The inside has the look & feel of the Old Town, but it is all crisp and clean. The furniture and building on the inside is very nice. The reception staff is very friendly and warned me for the taxi rip offs, so ordered me trustworthy taxis.
The rooms are in a grand old style, but great quality and very comfortable. The beds was fantastic and the room had a perfect bathroom.
The breakfast is amazing in a lovely old style decorated breakfast room, with a huge variety of breads, meats, cheeses, eggs and even the Swedish herrings and salmon. You can taste the great care which goes into this meal.
The location is really good, within a few steps you can enjoy the amazing Old Town with many restaurants around you.
So if you like a small, typical Old Town hotel, go here. I would, if I would come back to Stockholm.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Floor W
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We have stayed here many times and really enjoy this hotel . The staff are friendly, the rooms traditional (with small bathrooms) but comfortable. The breakfast is excellent. Over the years we have noticed how the prices have risen but to get the best deal come at the week-end. The location for the old town is wonderful but it's very easy to walk in to the more modern part of Stockholm . A great location.

Room Tip: We recommend the fourth floor, which is top floor. Rooms 402-404 are the best.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank judiko
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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 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#31 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#33 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#45 Business Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range: £111 - £224 (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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