The hotel is excellently located and full of friendly staff. Service was a little slow in their dining options, but generally it was very good. Nice little gym on the 2nd floor too with all you need for a good workout.
- Free Wifi
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in June 2014. If this was a house, the decor would be contemporary. While the lobby is fine, the hallways wide--the rooms are small considering the price one pays. The rooms have a sliding door separating it from the bathroom/toilet and if you are traveling with a companion and are averse to listening to the sounds of ablution, turn the TV on every time your companion visits the bathroom. Also, we had to hold the sliding door closed, as it had a tendency to slide open all the time. I did complain about this and hopefully they have fixed the problem. There are no toiletries provided--liquid soap dispensers are attached to the wall and double for both soap and shampoo.
A double bed meant two single beds side-by-side with separate mattresses and comforters. No coffee or tea in the room--there is no room for a coffee machine! On the plus side, there is a small fridge in the room. Ask for a fan if you are traveling in summer. Other negatives---it is not in the "vibrant" part of downtown, though it is only a short Metro ride away from it. Prices for coffee and food in the hotel are Scandinavian, which means expensive!
The hotel staff were nice and helpful. The breakfast in the morning is great, though I would advise you to stay away from scrambled eggs. The made-to-order omelette is great as are the cold cuts and the bread. Pickled and mustard herrings for breakfast were good too.
Wi-fi sign on and password changes every day and every time you power up your device, it requires validation, which is a nuisance since the sign-on and passwords are both alpha numeric and long!
It is perhaps good for business stay but I had my wife traveling with me and it is definitely not a couples hotel (see the sliding bathroom door above!)
If I were to visit Stockholm again, I would probably not stay at this hotel again.
The hotel staff were very helpful and any issues were actioned pretty much straight away. The size of the room was very small. In fact it was the smallest room i have ever stayed in in Europe.
The beds were comfortable as were all the other Scandinavian hotels that i stayed in.
I stayed here for several nights on business. The room was compact, but comfortable and clean. I had one of the smaller rooms and there is no separate closet storage (just hooks). But there was a workspace and a mini-fridge, which I appreciated. My only suggestion for improvement would be to add a kettle/coffee-making equipment.
The hotel seemed very busy and crowded, which does create a positive energy, though may be overwhelming for some. I appreciated the gym facilities, which I used several times during my stay. The wi-fi also worked well and came with my room. The hotel bar was a convenient place to gather after a day's meeting and there are snacks available for purchase even early in the morning. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was great for a conference hotel of this sort. (I'm never really sure why people have such high expectations for hotel breakfasts.)
Finally, I loved the location. No, it is not near the main tourist attractions. But it is very near many great sodermalm neighborhoods, with plenty of fantastic cafes, restaurants, and bars nearby. There is a grocery store across the street for self-catering. The T-bana stop is also across the street, for easy access to the rest of the city.
- nicely designed
- very clean
- large breakfast
- very friendly staff!
- good gym
- located right by tube stop
- good value for money (comparatively, hotels in Stockholm are EXPENSIVE)
- can feel a bit industrial/ anonymous - quite large hotel
- not able to open the windows in the bedrooms, which feels a bit claustrophobic
Clarion Hotel really is a perfect place to start in Stockholm. First you get a very big breakfast, after that, you go out the hotel, start walking around or take the metro to the rest of the city! I somewhat disliked the soft beds, but that's all the bad I can think about..