Kind stuff and a really nice hotel with fair prices but location is good for a teenage horror film. It's a kilometer through horror surroundings before closest bus that will take you to train station that will take you to Stockholm.
- Free Wifi
I spent four nights at this hotel as I couldn't get any of the more central hotels at a reasonable rate. I was a bit concerned about the location and the state of the hotel given some of the reviews. I was pleasantly surprised, Its a basic business hotel, not really suited to tourists but my room no 612 was clean and adequately equipped there was a small gym and sauna that met my needs. Breakfast is good, but the evening meal choice is very limited. It is a 20-25 minute walk to the nearest train/bus/tram station if you are comfortable with walking through an industrial estate it is OK. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Public transport is cheap if you get an SL card (recommned you buy and credit before travel to hotel), Taxis are very expensive and would soon remove the cost benefit of the hotel if used frequently. Wifi was free and worked well in my room. Has BBC news and discovery channel in English on the TV.
If you are looking to sleep soundly on a panty liner, your cerebellum resting squarely on a tic tac while listening to the sparrow like chirping of commercial trucks backing up... New World Hotel is the place for you! Throw in a Luke warm shower inside a plastic time capsule lined with green fur and it's a vacation to remember. And the views rival those seen from any crack den in Newark NJ... All this for a mere $200 a night.
We were booked here by the work coordinator and the location was terrible. We were attending a conference at Stockhomsmassen centre and we either had to catch a cab or cross the highway/walk through the truck yard to get to the footpath to walk there. Any possible saving is spent on cabs as it is fine to walk during the day but not a well lit path at night. There is no reason a tourist should ever select this location.
Hotel appears worn and could do with new carpet and room furniture. Mine smelt slightly musty and I wasn't confident about the cleanliness of the matthess and pillows. Windows either open in the central enclosed atrium/breakfast area or direct on to the road so its difficult to get fresh air, and the rooms have no aircon (heating for winter but no cooling in summer).
Agreed with other reviews on this one but unfortunately we had no choice with the work booking.
Awful!! This hotel is very far from central Stockholm. You have to walk 15 minutes through an industrial site (very unsafe) to get to the bus stop to take to the train station and then take a train to get to Gamla Stan. Not only is it very far away from the tourist areas but the food stinks and you have to pay $3 per cup of coffee. The staff is not very friendly either. The rooms are very plain, nothing but basic bed and pillow and are very hot. Do yourself a favor a spend a little more on a better hotel. This place was not worth what I thought I would be saving by going cheap. With the money I spent on transportation back and forth from this dump I could have stayed at a 5 star hotel.
I booked accommodation for 6 nights in the New World Hotel in Stockholm on the Internet, paying attention to the rate (very reasonable) and the provision of a shuttle service to Stockholmmassan, the convention, or congress, centre in Alvsjo. I misread this service as being free: in reality it is a low priced taxi ride, available when events are on in the congress centre, at very particular times. The approach on foot to the hotel is surreal: walking through a series of warehouse parks, past blinking and bleeping parked trucks. The first message that the receptionist will have is that "the restaurant is closed in July". She will ring the take away service, which, worryingly, seems to provide American, Italian, Greek, Chinese and Thai dishes... However, beggars can't be choosers, you might say! We got used to the weird location (the tourist ladies in Arlanda Airport raised their eyebrows in disbelief). However, unless you have a travel card from the moment you land, be aware that you will not be able to buy a bus ticket for miles around. Not even the petrol station 20 minutes away sells tickets and YOU CANNOT buy them on the bus. The walk to Alvsjo takes at least 35 minutes for a reasonably fit person. The nr 68 bus in the direction of the hotel stops running before 10, so be mindful of the nr 34 bus from Arstaberg, which usually departs at 43 minutes past the hour, or 13 minutes and 43 minutes past the hour earlier in the day. The reception staff do try to be helpful. Provisions in the room are minimal: liquid soap is the sum total of bathroom supplies, apart from loo paper and a hair dryer. No shampoo, no showercap (ever tried knotting a plastic bag around your hair?). No kettle in the room. No supermarket nearby for reasonably priced supplies. The breakfast is ok, especially the bread. The fruit juice may not pass the trade description act, but there is herbal tea. And the price is ok... So, go prepared!