General Impression: Very comfortable hotel. The lobby is spacious with sitting areas to relax, complimentary coffee and cookies, and restaurant/bar. The wi-fi is strong, fast, and reliable. I was able to watch Netflix in my room and do all my office work easily (which requires a steady internet connection).
Location: Excellent. It's located right next to a subway station (about a 30 second walk) so you can get to and from the airport very easily. There is a "hop on hop off " bus stop very close as well. You can walk to the main shopping drag in about 10-12 mins. You can walk to the old town in about 20-25 mins. There is a Coop supermarket directly across the street.
Service. Outstanding. The hotel staff are super-friendly and will see to your every need. I was really impressed by their professionalism.
Food: Very tasty. The breakfast buffet is extensive. The bacon is out of this world. There is all kinds of cheese, bread, fruits, etc. Importantly, there is smoked salmon from Monday to Friday.
Room: This is the only thing that was a little disappointing. They are small and seem in need of a renovation. They contrast sharply with the swankiness of the lobby and other areas. I'm not sure if this applies to every room, but my room was super small, with very little walking area. It was so small that it made for awkward furniture placement. The bed was pressed into one corner of the room and there was no sitting table or arm chair. There was a writing desk and chair but that was it. It was hard to enjoy a glass of wine because there was no where relaxing to sit. There was no fridge (not because they couldn't afford it, but because there's really no space for one.) The one good thing was that it overlooked the street and had a nice view. (Maybe all the rooms in Sweden are this small?)
I would certainly stay here again but would make sure that I got a bigger room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clarion Hotel Amaranten is located on Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. With only 700 meters from Stockholm's city center and 10 minutes walk to Central Station, the hotel is easily accessible and close to most attractions in Stockholm.Kungsholmen has a great variety of restaurants and has a charming nightlife, ranging from casual outdoor cafes to nightclubs. Near the hotel is also the City Hall and Town Hall, two of Stockholm's most famous silhouettes. At the hotel, we offer a gym, sauna and spa (the indoor pool is temporarily closed for renovations). If you book well in advance is also a personal trainer available. The hotel restaurant Kitchen & Table serves a combination of the best flavors of multicultural Manhattan with local ingredients from the region around one of Stockholm's most beautiful islands -Kungsholmen. The result is a culinary experience with ridiculously good dishes and mixed, maxed tastes. All served with lots of love. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1st Hotel Amaranten
- First Hotel Stockholm