I wanted to give the Clarion Hotel 5 stars but there were two negatives:
1. The bed was soft and not the most relaxing to sleep on (almost every bed I have slept in across Scandinavia has been soft so maybe that is just the way they like their beds).
2. Our room had a "Hong Kong" view, i.e. we had a view of a blank wall 2 meters from our window - the only way we could see the sky was a small chink of light when stood by the window (our room 584 seemed to be the only one to suffer from this).
Onto the good stuff:
1. The breakfast was the best we have had on our travels across Scandinavia - a nice mix of Swedish options and wider European foods.
2. The restaurant area is very cool and funky - it is a real destination which you wouldn't mind visiting specifically for the décor
3. The bedroom is clean and functional. Each floor has a different Scandinavian/Nordic theme (Finnish, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish - not sure about Icelandic).
The location is ok - next to the central station. Stockholm's Old Town is a bit of a hike but is still walk-able. Everything is reasonably close.
In short - I would definitely stay at the Clarion if I was in Stockholm again - but I would make sure I got another room, one with some daylight!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Clarion Hotel Stockholm guests can enjoy a modern hotel with art and music and design as part of its integral character. Be inspired and enjoy the hotel's unique pulse and surroundings with our restaurant Eatery Social and our heavenly Ayurveda-inspired Elements Spa. It is not however just about fantastic food, spectacular art displays, great music or mingling. Our passion and focus is on providing you with a wonderful night's sleep and increasing your quality of life. Choose from our 532 rooms and luxurious suites that best suit your needs. We look forward to welcoming you and giving you a stay to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Stockholm
- Stockholm Clarion