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Parlan Hotell
Ranked #103 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great B&B whether on a budget or not”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

We stayed at the Parlan for 10 days in two rooms in June 2012. The owners are wonderful and the hotel is lovely. It's situated in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Stockholm [Hillary Clinton was having dinner in the area which detoured us one night] and is central to all. The rooms are nice and clean, and fairly large by European standards. And, it was the most reasonable B&B I could find ~ and we consider it truly a find! Don't worry about the owners not being there in the evening ~ a lot of people arrive outside of their hours. Get the door code beforehand and, if something happens where you need the owners [one of our party lost herr room key], call them ~ their contact info is easy to find, and they are very responsive. The only suggestion I'd make is for them to add black out curtains for the midnight sun ~ but my husband used eyeshades, which I can't stand, so I used a towel so it isn't the end of the world [and far outweighed by the other great things]. Breakfasts are nice as well [admitedly a little boring after 10 days, but ...] and the owners very considerately make sandwiches with any extra meat and cheese and leave them in the frig if you get the munchies later. We can't recommend the Parlan highly enough!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodhull,IL
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90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

We spent 3 nights here. I was glad that I had the email with the code for the hotel. I don't know what we would have done. We really needed some help when we arrived with trying to return our rental car, but the desk was not staffed. Another guest offered her phone and we were able to figure everything out. Until the end of August, the Arlanda Express is offering a 2 for $280(?) Kroner one way ticket and this is the best way to get to/from the airport. The train leaves every 10 minutes and is 20 minutes airport to central station, Stockholm. We walked from Central Station to the Parlan. It was about a 25 minute walk. When we got back to the hotel, we had not eaten supper, but we had put a couple of beers in the refrigerator and we saw a sign by some sandwiches that said "free sandwiches." They were our supper and really hit the spot! That was very nice and there were some other items in the refrigerator for sale. Our room was the first off of the kitchen/dining area and right behind the reception desk, but it was not noisy from the hotel. The street noises, however, were very loud. Street cleaners, cars, people were around all night. As we found with other hotels, the room is warm enough you want the windows open, yet with the windows open, the noise makes sleep difficult. I loved our BIG room, but I would suggest that unless you have children and need the space, I would ask for a room on the courtyard side of the hotel for better sleep. This is not the hotel's fault. In the morning we met Ellen. She said Gustav was on vacation so she was there every day. Ellen was extremely nice and very helpful whenever we had a question. The breakfast was nice but not quite what I had anticipated from the reviews. It was a standard Scandinavian breakfast. There were breads, cheese, cold cuts and a few vegetables, two herrings, boiled eggs, yogurt with granola and dried fruits. There were some apples out as well as fruit juices and coffee and tea. This hotel was very charming in the decor and the elevator is very old time with the gates and door. You can see out as you go up and down. If you want a full service hotel, this is not it. However, it is a very nice place to stay and is definitely run on the honor system. There are umbrellas in a container and the food purchases are by a money container in the fridge. The second day we were there, our room did not get cleaned and Ellen apologized. From what we could see, I think they had been full the night before and she had many rooms to make up. It really didn't bother us and we said so. The next day it was done. When we needed to print our boarding passes, Ellen again was very helpful and quit what she was doing to help us with the computer and the language. Stockholm is a very expensive city and hotels are high. The Parlan was nice, convenient and more reasonable than most hotels. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: To avoid street noise, I would ask for a room on the courtyard side.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kim D
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights during a visit to Stockholm. The location of the hotel is super with all the major attractions and the best shop no nearby. Compared with other "major" hotels nearby, this is a low cost hotel is difficult to beat, fresh and clean, breakfast and service is high. As others have said, you can not beat the location or the price! I hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonas A
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Eugene, Oregon
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167 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

Everything about our stay here exceeded our expectations. The owners are most helpful and kind and the breakfast is really good as are the accomodations. Can't beat the location or the price; highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank blacklab1601
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Very good boutique hotel right in the centre of Stockholm. Offers the basic facilities (bed & breakfast), bright , clean and very friendly. Barely 5 minutes walk to the Royal Palace and the Old Town.
Not an expensive hotel for Stockholm City centre. No hesitation in recommending it. In fact I'll use it again next time.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank artifex1954
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Gjovik, Norway
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Parlan hotel is perfectly situated in the eastern city centre. It is very small, but this is also what makes it so special. It feels like coming home. Very different from the big hotels in every positive way. If you don't need a fitness centre and pool, that is. There's no bar or restaurant in the hotel, but several of both just outside the doorstep. The rooms are nice and clean. And very quiet. Exellent sleep quality. Very friendly and helpfull staff. We will definately come back to Parlan hotel

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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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1 Thank Mona009
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

The Parlan hotel has a number of great points but number one has got to be its location. It's close to everything! the subway is only a 5min walk away and from here you can reach all of Stockholm (for approx £35 you get unlimited access of the subway for 7days).The hotel is kept clean and tidy with a good breakfast. I stayed in a single bedroom which was spacious and well kept, I did see some of the other rooms which were more modern and even bigger. The Parlan does not serve food but on the same street is a great thai restaurant and in the kitchen there is a fridge with snacks, drinks and beer you can buy. Some of the other reviews have commented about the towels being old and very used, but the ones in my room were in good condition. The only thing about the Parlan is that it is not a tradtional hotel but more of a BnB with extras, there is nobody on the desk after 4pm but the hotel has a few areas for guests to relax and has a great atmosphere. I would recomend the Parlan to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Parlan Hotell
Address: 27 Skeppargatan, Stockholm 114 52, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Ostermalm
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #103 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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Hotel Class:3 star — Parlan Hotell 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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