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Hotel Esplanade, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Ranked #67 of 155 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The reception was dark, dingy and cold. The room was dirty, the floors were almost black, the door knobs were broken, there was no escalator, the bathroom was the size of a coat closet, there was no separation between the shower and the rest of the bathroom so if you took a shower the water would wet the entire bathroom floor. To add insult to injury, the staff was unhelpful and rude... We had booked this hotel through our travel agency and it was paid for in full, but we could not even bear to stay one night. We just walked around town and found many options which were a thousand times better, at more or less the same price. We changed hotels immediately and saved our holiday. Avoid this hotel at ALL costs

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Aneela K
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

I booked this hotel through destination stockholm. It was a great experience. The hotel was perfectly situated on a canal within easy walking distance to sights. It was also easy to access by public transportation. The room was small, quaint and clean. The breakfast was very nice with special 'homemade' types of accompaniments and eggs and bacon. The staff was helpful and friendly.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Enormous bedroom (more than 60m²), a bit old-fashioned, but very clean.
Great views on canal and one of the better positions in Stockholm to stay. Nearby Vasa Museum, near metro, near ships, ...
Good breakfast, kind people, WIFI for free even in the rooms !!!
Great service, also PC available WITH printer for airline seat booking. Highly recommendable.

Room Tip: try to ask for rooms in the front or at the patio side.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank JohVan
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

A good city centre hotel that is close to a lot of attractions, but without being too noisy and cramped.The hotel has a good ambience, with some lovely common spaces and period decor. The (single) room I had was comfortable and clean but didn't have the same quality of furnishings as the common areas. Breakfast includes a variety of cereals, breads, cheese, meat etc with a limited hot selection. The reception staff are very efficient and helpful, and all speak good English.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank FGC
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed here as a family of four, (a 2-year old and a 5-year old child). We came early to the hotel but our room was ready for us with an extra bed and a great big crib for our youngest, waiting in our room. We got a BIG corner room.

Even though this is in the middle of Stockholm, the hotel is quite and we had two nights good rest in our room.

The location is one of the best in Stockholm! The hotel has a charming, swedish old decor. Great coffee, cappucino, caffee latte available all day in the dining room area.

Breakfast is good, not great but just enough to start the day on a full stomach. Fantastic bread!!!

I would recommend this to anyone!!!

It does state 4 star hotel at the entrance, but these star ratings are always difficult to use and compare between countries. In "my world" (I have travelled alot) it is a 4 star hotel, we loved our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank FamilyTravelerof4
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

After looking for along time for a suitable hotel for a 2 night stay just before Christmas, me and my husband chose this one. And it was a good choice. Location - very good, close to everything - museums, old town, metro, boat tours, really nice, on a main, grand street by the water. We got a courtyard view room, which was good as we avoided the traffic noise. Rooms are big, bathrooms very small and very cute, al you need is there and all to a nice standard. Bed wasn't actually queen sized but two beds put together, which is the only minus.

Breakfast was really nice, lots of choice, savoury. A small sauna next to our room was a nice option, and the day room upstairs with city views was just perfect for an evening rest with a book and some beer. All nicely decorated with floral patterns and lots of colour.

Would definitely recommend this hotel. Just wish the overall Sweded prices weren't that high!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AniaBeEdi
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

The hotel is well located in Central Stockholm in a beautiful building. The hotel is old fashioned with furniture original of the 20´......it is clean, but it look s a bit old and the restroom it is not new or nice.
When you arrive the check in is efficient but they will not welcome you with a smile........the breakfast is ok but not so much sweet stuff.....In general it may be better....

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Esplanade, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Address: 7A Strandvaegen, Stockholm 114 56, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Ostermalm
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#38 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#47 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range: £100 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Esplanade, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Esplanade, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, located on the fashionable Standvagen, an extraordinary 4 Star hotel that many call their second home. Within a comfortable walking distance from cultural attractions, shopping, first-class restaurants, the archipelago and round-trip boats, this beautiful boutique hotel stand with pride. ... more   less 
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