We visited Stockholm just before Christmas. This was our first trip, and we selected the Grand based largely on assurances that the location is perfect for exploring the city. The assurances are spot on, the location is.absoluty fantastic. Great views over the water to the Royal Palace, easy walk to the Old Town and metres away from sightseeing buses and boats.
Very professional and friendly welcome from the doormen and bellboys. We were escorted to the reception area where we were quickly checked in and assigned our room in the annex. The lobby was very busy with people milling about ahead of a function. The annex is a fair walk away, and as other reviewers have noted this means having to weave through crowds outside the function rooms.
Our room was in a 6th floor corner overlooking the front of the hotel and harbour. Fabulous views both during the day and at night when the Christmas lights sparkle.
The room was very spacious with separate sleeping, sitting, dining and study areas. There was a large panelled separate walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom was very big with standalone shower and bathtub, and toilet n a separate room.
Whilst certainly luxurious, the decor verges on the bland. Could do with some splashes of colour. Large comfy bed and sofa. With the curtains drawn, the radiators were rendered less effective and the room cooled down significantly.
We had the famous smorgasbord breakfast on both mornings. Great window table the first day, but we had to queue for 15 minutes or so on the Sunday. The buffet itself was plentiful with loads of choice. Very good service and plates cleared away promptly. We were not at all impressed by the more casual of the two Matthias Dahlgren restaurants, but have left that for a separate review in te restaurant section.
We made sure to visit the spa and really enjoyed it. Very luxuriously appointed, warm and relaxing. Excellent policy of not allowing under 16's outside of certain times.
We found all hotel staff very friendly, professional and helpful throughout our stay.
We thoroughly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From its 1874 opening, Grand Hotel Stockholm has been one of Sweden' s leading hotels. Royalty, heads of state, celebrities and Nobel laureates make themselves at home in refined waterfront surroundings near the Royal Palace. Old Town, Stockholm City Hall, Vasa Museum, Millesgarden and the Museum of National Antiquities are nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stockholm Grand Hotel
- Intercontinental Stockholm