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.
- Also Known As:
- Gustav Vasa Hotel
- Gustav Vasa Stockholm