A "queen size" prebooked room was sold on Venere.com to us. When we got there, we were told it was a "small" queen and that for 'only' a 20 euro a night upgrade we'd get a better room. It made no sense - when we saw the size of the bed in the queen size room, it was not for two people, and definitely not for two average or above average tall people. The receptionist kept insisting it was a queen size and kept arguing with us. Finally, we spoke to someone who was able to give us a decent sized room with twin beds. This whole fiasco took about 40 minutes.
The hotel is central to hip and cool Sodermalm spots, to Gamla Stan and a movie theatre is close by (for those cold dark Sundays where everything else is shut). It is also above a T-bana station and other places are easy to get to. This makes it a very popular mid-range tourist hotel. So it's packed on the weekends.
Its bar is noisy and overflowing on the weekends too. If you're looking for a quiet place, or some romance, this is not the hotel to I'd choose.
Our room was not clean. We stayed for three nights and noticed that the floor had not been vacuumed in those four days, only the towels were changed. I don't think the housekeeping even bothered to change our sheets.
What this hotel has going for it are its excellent location and it's more than ample breakfast. Other than that, it's forgettable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Scandic Malmen - town life, musical experiences and a feeling of home in the heart of Södermalm.Here you can dine, drink, meet and sleep. And loads of other fun things, such as enjoying free concerts for example. When you stay with us in one of our 332 rooms, you will live in a 50th century building in the middle of the metropolitan pulse. You will also have great access to other parts of the city by metro, train, boat or bus. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scandic Malmen Stockholm
- Scandic Malmen Hotel Stockholm