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Grand Central by Scandic
Ranked #47 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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165 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel was part of the Wind Starr package and we were staying for one night. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We ate at the hotel restaurant and we had to have the Swedish meatballs and they were terrific. Our room was on the small side but not based on European standards. The room was clean and comfortable. We were on the third floor and our room was a great distance from the elevator I would ask for a room close to the elevators. The hotel is near many of the sights and really in walking distance of most things you would want to do. Heading for the airport order a cab the night before. The cab will arrive and the cab driver will come into the hotel asking for you by room number, therefore you do not have to worry about all the others that are waiting for cabs. the airport is 30 to 40 minutes from the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the elevators.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ScandicGC S, Marketing Manager at Grand Central by Scandic, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Mr,

Thank you for taking your time writing a review of your stay at our hotel, your words are valuable for us.

We hope you’ll be coming back visit Stockholm and Scandic Grand Central.

Kind regards,
Azize Ayhan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We found the hotel very comfortable and clean. it had some of the old charm that modern hotels seem to lack a little. The lobby area is nicely set out with many comfy couches. We did however find that our room was quite a distance from the elevator and felt that we had almost walked in a circle by the time we reached it. The buffet breakfast has something for everyone as it is quite extensive with a warm atmosphere. We didn't eat dinner at the hotel restaurant as the prices were a little high for us and so we wandered out to the close by restaurants and cafés. We found the staff pleasant and helpful. Although it might seem a good idea to be in Stockholm for the Mid Summer Holidays please be warned that no shops are open for 2 full days. We visited the ABBA museum which was the highlight of our 2 days in Stockholm. It was quite chilly and windy everywhere on our morning city tour and this was the middle of summer. Not a place to visit in winter.

Room Tip: Best to ask for a room not too far from the elevator as some can be a long walk.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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ScandicGC S, Marketing Manager at Grand Central by Scandic, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Wendy,

We are grateful for your time leaving a review from your last stay. We are pleased that you did found the hotel very comfortable.
We hope our guests would like to stay at our hotel in winter time too. Stockholm can deliver a lot of snow and sunshine, Christmas markets, ice skating in town together with many nice restaurants and good shopping.

We hope you’ll come back to us.

Kind regards,
Azize Ayhan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This hotel was selected for passengers going on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager for a pre-cruise night. The location of the hotel is excellent. If the rating was based solely on location, it would easily receive a "5" rating. The room we were given was on the 3rd floor of the hotel. Although quite small, it was an adequate room for a 1 night stay. The bathroom was clean - the bed could use a new mattress. The biggest difficulty we had staying at the Scandic Grand was the noise from a band playing somewhere in the hotel that you could hear very clearly in our room. The hotel lobby was also very full and noisy. I suspect that this hotel is used a lot for people in transit.

We arrived at the hotel approximately 10:00 p.m. While we would normally have gone to the front desk and asked for a different room, our luggage was lost -- we had a long flight and just wanted to sleep.

The included breakfast in the morning was excellent with a lot of hot and cold choices for breakfast. I highly recommend their breakfast!

If you are staying for one or two nights and want a great location, I recommend this hotel. However, if you are staying in Stockholm for a longer period of time, you may want to look at a different hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floors will not hear the noise from the lounge/nightclub on the first floor (note: not 100...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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92 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I found this hotel delightful. Cheery, yet brooding. Efficient, yet without that lack of friendliness that comes with excess efficiency. The downstairs restaurant/bar complex has plenty of nice dark nooks and crannies to hide in with a loved one and a quiet tipple. The rooms are of a reasonable size with some wonderful tile work on the shower walls. Rooms were clean and tidy and felt a little more homely than some other Scandic Hotels I have stayed in. There is a 7/11 across the road (virtually the same for all hotels in Stockholm these days). Breakfast as per Scandic standard is free. Importantly they had a coffee machine which made espresso shots! A short 1 block from the Arlanda train station. If u have 2 or more of you it might be cheaper to get a taxi for approx 490 SEK fixed. I secured a room online for 795SEK and was happy with what I got. As a scandic hotel member, I also secured a 50SEK discount at the restaurant downstairs

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank DrAndyC
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ScandicGC S, Marketing Manager at Grand Central by Scandic, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Andy,

Thank you for leaving a review at Tripadvisor.
We’re glad you liked the hotel location, rooms and found it valuable.

Kind regards,
Azize Ayhan
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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a superior room which was surprisingly small. The bed was good, and we slept well. The cleaning of the room needs improvement: there was blood on the bathroom curtain, the yellow pillows on the bed were dirty, and the mugs were also dirty when we arrived. The breakfast was very good, and not too busy around 8 AM.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank AI80
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Bethesda, Maryland
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

I liked the Scandic Grand Central overall. The reception and concierge personnel were helpful and friendly. Because we were staying for a few days, we paid a reasonable surcharge to upgrade our room giving us a spacious sitting area. It was a short walk from the train station, and an easy walk to the main areas even though there were plenty of hotels even a bit closer. The standard buffet breakfast was very good with a wide variety of hot and cold items. The rooms had a high-tech feel to them with TV’s that seemed to be sort of smart TV’s. The decor was odd; the hallways had stenciled quotes or sayings. The rooms also had framed quotes and in ours, anyway, a framed picture of some man we didn’t recognize over the bed (not the author of the quote, which we recognized.) Call me crazy, but I really don’t like photos of men looking out at me over my bed lol!! In any case, a good, clean, full-service hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oulu, Finland
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112 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed in a family superior room and made an extra bed from the sofa for our teenager. When the bed was made, there wasn't a lot of room space left, but still we felt that the room was spacious enough. The room had a kettle but no tea or cocoa, only coffee. I had requested a silent room and that was exactly what we got. Of course, the view from the room was then very poor (to the inner yard) but you can't really have both. Wifi free and fast.
Breakfast an awful mess, not a pleasant start for your day unless you went before 8 o'clock. Reception crowded but the online checkout made it quick (we just had to leave our room keys to a box). Gym in a basement without any windows, saunas next to the gym. If you want to go jogging, just go across the bridge and you find a great path along the shore.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Grand Central by Scandic
Address: 70 Kungsgatan, Stockholm 111 22, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Stockholm
#33 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#34 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#35 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#41 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Central by Scandic 4*
Number of rooms: 391
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