While this hotel is wonderfully themed as a former prison, the service is good and its amenities are all covered, its one and only setback is location.
Indeed, Långholmen Hotell offers a very nice time while you're checked in. Breakfast is very varied and tasty, they have a nice terrace where you can eat it. Rooms are small, tiny, even, but don't let that worry you, even in a double room with bunk beds it is perfectly comfortable (I for once had fun sleeping on the top bunk). Wi-Fi is very good.
Now, regarding location, this hotel is as far from Gamla Stan, Norrmalm, Östermalm and Djurgården as it gets for any hotel hoping to cater to tourists. Far, however is not a bad thing in Stockholm. The Hornstull metro station is indeed a 10 min walk away, and getting to Gamla Stan or Norrmalm is quite easy. Depending on your visit, you might want to get a Stockholm card for unlimited public transport and many museum entrances.
And then there's Långholmen itself, the island is a beautiful city park with its own tiny beach and walking paths. The setting doesn't get any better.
One slight detail are the windows and the black-outs. They are cumbersome at times and don't entirely do what they're meant for. If you *really* need absolute darkness to sleep, keep this in mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Långholmen Hotell is housed in a 19th century prison building on Långholmen Island in Stockholm. It offers free parking and unique prison cell rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi access.The modern rooms at Hotell Långholmen retain many authentic features. All have parquet floors and are equipped with a laptop safe and a work desk.An attractive atrium gallery dating from 1866 is situated in the middle of the complex. Stockholm's most captivating prison museum is open daily, and guided tours are given at weekends. The hotel is located in a relaxing park environment with jogging tracks.Långholmen Wärdshus Restaurant offers contemporary Swedish cuisine. The old prison entrance hall now houses a 24 hour cafeteria. Drinks are available at Finkan Bar.Hornstull, with its bars, restaurants and metro station, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. A beach is located 100 metres from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotell Langholmen Stockholm