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“Bad service, small room but well situated”

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Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The rooms were really small and uncomfortable but the boat/hotel is well situated. The service was not good at all, for instance one of us forgot our Iphone at the hotel, called immediately from the airport and was very bad treated. We managed to get help at last after almost two weeks of calls to different staff members, including the CEO. The breakfast was ok and you sat in a nice surrounding.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

This is a very interesting hotel. It's sparsely, but neatly decorated throughout. The rooms are not as small as you would imagine, good bathroom, tv and wifi (if you can get a signal). Staff are helpful and courteous, the entire hotel is very clean. Hot breakfast was much more than I expected, and the early morning or late night view from the dining room is just lovely.

Downsides are - wifi could use a boost (at least in the bottom level rooms), walls are thin (bring ear plugs just in case you have rowdy neighbours).

The hotel is about 10-15min walk to the central train station. It's walking distance to all the Gamla Stan sights, and honestly within walking distance to most things you'll want to check out in the city - could be Stockholm is just a very walkable city.

Back to the hotel - I recommend this to anyone looking for a non-boring/conventional hotel - it's a must-see even if you don't stay here.

Room Tip: If you're looking for a good wifi connection, rooms on the bottom are probably not your best bet...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

What a great place to stay! The location is probably the best in Stockholm and great views across the water. The room was small but enough space for me and my bags - the charm and character of the room and the boat more than makes up for the small space. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the dining area was another great elegant space on the boat. 5 minute walk and you are in Gamla Stan with many restaurants and bars and shops. Also easy 5min walk to the Metro station. Great deal for Stockholm as well; I was in town for work and everyone else I know paid $30-$50 more than I did for my room (in USD) and all were jealous after seeing the pictures my hotel/boat. I wouldn't stay anywhere else on future trips to Stockholm - will be back.

Room Tip: The rooms are small. If you are worried about this, book somewhere else instead of booking here, fin...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

the yatch hotel is highly overpriced and you get nothing in return. the location is good if you see the day and dark in the night with no restaurants etc nearby.first the room that was given did not have wifi, so the lady at reception said that you can use it at the reception. i had to scold her that i did not pay so much to use internet at reception then my room was changed. then in the new room there was electricity running on the metal doors and the handles which the receptionist refused explaining that in sweden everything is insulated. madame, even i come from a country where everything is insulated but not our brains. after that when i returned in the evening, there were about 50 people gathered at the recption with no place to walk and were have a drinks party.common u should use th bar or the restaurant for that. why causing inconvenience to the people? i would say a big NO to this place. there are better places at lower prices than this over rated place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Staying on this yacht makes you feel like you're in an glamourous movie from back in the day. The maritime setup is very charming. The reception staff is very helpful. The hotel is in a GREAT location. The room, though small, was very comfortable. The fact that they have a sauna is a HUGE PLUS!!! I'd definitely recommend staying here. I'll be back!

Room Tip: Floors below main deck have poor wifi reception. I was moved to a higher floor.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Really unusual place to stay compared to the usual hotels. We booked a 1st officers cabin, very warm & cosy. Ensuite facilities, good shower. The boat is full of character & little nooks to enjoy a quiet drink, I would definitely stay again. Great location within walking distance of most the main attractions

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Our stay at Mälardrottningen was really enjoyable. The atmosphere at the yacht was amazing. Everything from service to the condition of the cabin was excellent. The location is amazing; you can reach all important places by walking. We also enjoyed the breakfast. Only negative point was that we were staying at Purser's cabin which didn't include double bed. The bunk beds were bigger than bunks usually but still small and not so comfortable. Still this was just a minor flaw. Overall experience was excellent and will definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant

Address: Riddarholmen, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden (Formerly Malardrottningen Hotel and Restaurant)
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Stockholm
#23 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#44 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range: £76 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malardrottningen or that the ship is really called: Lady Hutton, began its journey in 1924 and no one knows where or when it ends. With its amazing history, she has managed to take care of Barbara Hutton, the British Navy, traveled around the world and since 1982 moored at Riddarholms Quay. The Yacht has 61 cabins, sauna, restaurant and is perhaps best known for the latter. The restaurant with the beautiful view of Malaren, serves Scandinavian dishes using only the best ingredients. ... more   less 
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