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“Good location with small rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scandic Klara
Ranked #69 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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“Good location with small rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Rica hotel is very well located in the center of Stockholm. It is a short walking distance from it to Gamla Stan, the city hall and other attractions. It is also close enough to the train/bus station to be able to walk.

The room I was in was a single one and it was extremely small. There are double rooms which are slightly more spacious but in comparison to other hotel this was even a bit claustrophobic.

Other than this point the hotel had a few more pluses. The breakfast was very good and with a big selection. Free internet was available in all the rooms. The people at the reception we friendly and helpful.

A few non-related tips:
1. Tap water in Sweden are very good, don't waste your money, buy a bottle and refill in the sink.
2. Order train tickets to the city online, they cost triple in the airport. If not take the bus it is a bit slower but much cheaper.
3. If you like Asian food there are a few all-you-can-eat buffets all around the city. So you can eat plenty for a lower cost (this country is extremely expensive)
4. Use this trip to detox from alcohol, it is so expensive in Stockholm that you are better off drinking water

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Halmstad, Sweden
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Small rooms .. Very expensive to park your car 400SEK. Breakfast is ok. Good location in the center.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Good four star hotel with great breakfast and perfect location

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

excellent hotel, service, breakfast and near the city centre

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

I've stayed twice this hotel and I like it. It is nothing extraordinary, fancy or modern but is's cosy and clean. Location is of course very good too. Rooms might feel a bit small for some people but for me they have been adequate. Breakfast is very good with lots of variety. It gets busy so don't expect to sit on your own. Staff is friendly and polite. I might not choose this hotel if traveling with kids.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lauchringen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

We stayed five nights at the Rica Hotel Stockholm and found it to be very comfortable. The location is very good, because it is right in the city center and just a short walk from the railway station (and the Arlanda Express). The rooms are comfortable, clean and surprisingly quiet - but somewhat on the small side. The staff are helpful and friendly, even though they are often extremely busy, especially with the many tour groups that stay at this place. The breakfast was really good. In the evening, the hotel restaurant caters mainly to tour groups and the food is not so impressive. But there are many recommendable restaurants in the vicinity.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I stayed at the Rica Hotel Stockholm in early January 2012 while on a business trip. I stayed for one night only.

The location of the hotel is terrific. It's about two blocks away from where the Arlanda Express train terminates (the hotel even has a TV screen with the departure times for the train) and it's right near Hötorget and there are many restaurants and shops in the vicinity.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and check-in was a breeze, as was being seated for breakfast in the morning.

The room itself was small, but very neat and clean. The amenities were not overwhelming, but adequate. There was an ironing room on the 7th floor, where you had to go to get your shirt ironed ahead of next morning's meeting. Not ideal, but workable, and it wouldn't really be a huge problem if you're on holiday.

The breakfast buffet was very good. Lots to choose from and the food was of good quality. There was ample table space, so the breakfast room (the hotel's Winter Garden) wasn't too crowded.

To summarise:

Liked: Location, breakfast, staff.
Disliked: Small rooms.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Scandic Klara
Address: Slojdgatan 7, Stockholm 111 57, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Stockholm)
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Stockholm
#48 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Klara 4*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at Scandic Klara, and enjoy central Stockholm at its best city location. Our hotel is a popular meeting place with a newly renovated restaurant, meeting facilities and modern hotel rooms. ... more   less 
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