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“Nice Remodel and The Prices Remain A Good Value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Gustav Vasa

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Hotel Gustav Vasa
Ranked #134 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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105 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice Remodel and The Prices Remain A Good Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

On our 1st trip to Stockholm we booked the Gustav Vasa strictly for the modest price in a city noted for expensive hotels. It was modest in looks as well, with mismatched furniture, old wooden floors and a forgettable breakfast. When we planned our 2nd trip, 5 years later, we were amazed at how much higher in price the average hotel seemed, so we looked for it again and inquired at their old website only to receive no reply. Ibis has always been a good value in other cities, reliably clean and comfortable if a bit plain, so we checked hotels in Odenplan (3 subway stops for the city center) and found the Ibis at the same address as Gustav Vasa. It turns out the new affiliation with Ibis hotels has improved the Gustav Vasa immensely.

I'm happy to report that the remodel has been completed and although the new rooms on the top floor are smaller than those on lower floors, they are very comfortable with a clean modern design and nice amenities. I also stopped on a lower floor and noticed that those rooms have also been redone to a higher standard. The primary breakfast room has been set up in the basement, but overflow goes to the ground floor room facing the street. The breakfast is varied and plentiful.

The staff is still excellent and even managed to let us stay an extra day when my husband came down with the flu, quite a trick since the hotel was fully booked. Luckily there was a last minute cancellation and rooms were switched for incoming guests, so we could stay in the same room we had been occupying, which made things so much easier for my husband. The only problem was that it cost almost 60% more than our prebooked, non refundable rate, but was well worth the price for the convenience of staying. I highly recommend that you book well in advance for a remarkably good price. We will not be looking for another hotel on our next trip.

Room Tip: We were very satisfied with the newly built rooms on the top floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

I have stayed here a few times during the past year and seen the hotel change its face. It´s now a modern, but still with its oldfashioned atmosphere. No luxury, but prize worthy. Situated near Odenplan ca 5 min from city center and with metro near.

Room Tip: The cheaper rooms have bathroom and shower separate, but still only to the booked room. Quite ok.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Generally, It's quite a livable facility and much depends perhaps on the type of the room. The one I stayed in was unusually narrow, corridor-like chamber, so watching TV from the bed at some angle was a little bit unnatural experience as compared to standard-sized room. But all in all, it's fine for an ordinary traveller.

Room Tip: Some rooms are too rectangular.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

Hotel was in reconstruction during my stay, so little uncomfortable... small room and very small place for clothes, nice bathroom... good reception, no problem with internet connection, fine breakfasts, but little monotonous... good place - only 30 meters to supermarket and subway entry

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

The hotel has a new name. It is Ibis Style hotel now.
Not only the hotel is small but the rooms to. So if you need a dance floor next to your bed it is not your place. But how cares about the size of the room if the bed is perfect?
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Very good bed,
Good location,
Tunnelbana (metro) station is only 20 meters from the entrance.
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Boring and simple breakfast,

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

There were quite a few emails exchanged with the hotel throughout the months previous to our arrival due to an extra bed for our room. The staff replying was always very nice and helpful, but never, in any of the emails, have they mentioned the construction works taking place (according to previous reviews, taking place since 2010).
Noises of drills and other construction machines can be heard from as early as 6:30am, something you don't want to listen when on holidays and trying to sleep a bit more.
The room is nice, on the ground floor facing the backyard, but the windows cannot be opened and therefore it becomes to hot during the night, as there is no AC. The refills of such things as toilet paper, tissues or shampoo were only done upon complaints in the reception.
The breakfast is good, quite variable, but the staff is quite terrible, rude and uninterested. Not helpful at all and some of them barely spoke English! Sometimes you'd ask for more cold milk and they'd say there was any left, and 2min later another lady would come with more milk.
The reception staff is very nice and helpful and always attended any complaint.
The location is very good, only a few minutes away from the tube and lots of buses going towards the centre, and easy walk to the centre as well.
Still, was quite disappointing, as the images you see on their website doesn't match the reality.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Gustav Vasa
Address: 61 Vaestmannagatan, Stockholm 113 25, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Vasastan
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Ranked #134 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 41
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Gustav Vasa Hotel
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