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Lord Nelson Hotel
Ranked #71 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Tokyo, Japan
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Right in the middle of everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Just like on a real ship, the rooms in this nautical-themed hotel are small. So what. Don't stay in the room when you're in Stockholm! Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was just OK. Best benefit is location. Less than two blocks from the palace and about five from the metro.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Edbo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Those of us who stay in a range of different hotels in different countries would probably struggle to remember details of them a few months down the line. I’m certain that one hotel everybody will remember will be this one – and in my case it will be for all the right reasons.

Those that stay there with an up-front idea of the size of the hotel will be pleasantly surprised. The key is the location – in what is possibly the busiest street in the city for the tourist trade. As well as all the attractions of Gamla Stan on your doorstep you are just a short walk from Slussen for the Djurgarden ferry, to the royal palace, or the highly efficient local “blue bus” – numbers 2 or 3.

I can imagine those from North America would find the rooms small – but unless you are claustrophobic you’ll find them to be “something different to the norm”. They still have a TV, decent sized shower and windows that open. I was in Stockholm in August during four or five days of unbroken sun, yet didn’t have an issue with the room getting too warm, as it is well shaded.

Breakfast can get a bit cramped at the weekend when it doesn’t start until 8am, but otherwise it is well managed with plenty on offer. The nautical theme was quirky but interesting, as was the information about the hotel, including the fact that at 6 metres wide it is the narrowest hotel in the City.

One of the highlights of the hotel, apart from the unique location, is the “poop deck”, where you can go up a few steps and onto the roof of the hotel, where there are tables and chairs to sit and admire the rooftops of the Swedish capital. On a calm evening you may see the regular hot-air balloon flights go past – on one evening they flew either side of the hotel, low enough so you could hear the burners being used.

The free wifi worked really well for me (on the third floor), with no issues of connectivity.
The staff at the hotel are exceptionally helpful too, and with a bargain rate on offer (accepting Stockholm is an expensive city for hotels), then all-in-all it was a most memorable experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WhiteAnt2008
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Sweden
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

A small hotell in the centre of Stokholms "Gamla Stan", the Old City. The central location is the only thing this hotel has going for it, besides that the rooms more resemble stuffy cabins and the extremly hard beds are mere bunks, not recomended for anybody over normal hight. Maybe OK as a cheap and central B&B, definitly not OK as a 150 + USD hotell.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GrunfSweden
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Munich, Germany
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2011

I think you either love or hate the Lord Nelson hotel. I found it charming, but the rooms are incredibly small - even for Stockholm standards. Mine didn't even fit a bedside table and it took me a few minutes to find the wardrobe. The bathroom was basic and so was breakfast. My window looked into some girl's kitchen, which was about 3 m away.

However, the location is unbeatable, particularly for sightseeing, the staff were friendly, and if you're into "charming", this is it. The whole place is packed with ship periphernalia, so if that's your thing, this place will be like heaven.

It was a nice stay, but I think I'm going to stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fritz188
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

Great location in the old town (Gamla Stan). Unlike some, we found the double room big enough. The breakfasts were varied and plentiful. The staff were all polite and helpful, especially when we were left stranded at the airport by BA on our journey home. Although they had no room for us, they found a room at their sister hotel, Lady Hamilton. I can recommend both hotels.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ized
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Berlin, Germany
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151 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

You cannot fault the location of the Lord Nelson Hotel, on Gamla Stan. However it is the tiniest, most cramped place I have stayed, and at the price, not really worth it. Rooms were miniscule and extremely stuffy; lots of naval guff everywhere; an extremely average breakfast, though the service was generally good. It's very old-school and old fashioned, but if you're willing to pay for the central location, you could do worse.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JamesJames1014
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Espoo, Finland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

The tiny room was a suprise but everything needed (bed, bathroom, tv) was available and the marine decoration theme in the hotel was very pleasant. The personnel was very friendly, breakfast delicious and the free sauna was a very enjoyable experience. The sounds of live music from the old town streets were entertaining:)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jaanairmeli
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Property: Lord Nelson Hotel
Address: 22 Vaesterlaanggatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lord Nelson Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lord Nelson Hotel is an intimate, friendly and pleasant hotel right in the heart of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. You find the hotel on the main street, close to the city centre and all the capital’s sights and attractions. But the hotel itself is also an attraction, as it contains a unique, private collection of maritime antiques – passionately gathered through the decades by the owner family Bengtsson. All rooms have been designed and decorated to resemble cabins on a ship. The building dates from the 17th century and at just under six metres wide, this property is undoubtedly Sweden’s narrowest hotel. In the Summer time the hotel guests can enjoy a Beautiful view on Poop Deck, the roof top terrace. The Continental Breakfast has an organic a fairtrade profile, and the hotel offers free coffe and tea service in the library on the first floor. ... more   less 
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