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“Brand new hotel but poor location for tourists” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Quality Hotel Friends
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Solna
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Brand new hotel but poor location for tourists”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The hotel is located quite some distance from Stockholm city centre and if you are visiting Stockholm for tourism, a more centrally located hotel would be a better choice. Moreover, in the whole surrounding area construction activity is going on and on one side are the railway lines....one does not feel one is in Stockholm at all. There are no shops or any other entertainment options nearby as yet, so there is nothing to do once you return to the hotel after your day out. The hotel building is imposing and very modern. The rooms are also modern, with white and black/grey decor and really good, the circular windows adding to the ambience. The bathroom with a closed shower cabin is also modern and good. I wish there was a closed cupboard in the room, sometimes one would just like to stuff things in and not want clothes to be on display. There is no coffee/ tea making provision in the room. The breakfast did not have the wide variety we had found in other hotels in Scandinavia. There was a long queue at the small waffle counter where the quests had to make their own waffles. The annoying feature was that the seating area was some distance away from the food counters and each time you need to refill your plate or get something else it involves a long walk. The gym/relax rooms were supposedly in the basement but when we went to explore we found only closed doors and an eerie silence! The reception area is well designed and so is the library area and lounge.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sumita62
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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146 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

The hotel is good. The rooms are nice with wooden flooring. It is brand new and there is still construction going on around the hotel and the way to the hotel is not ready yet, but you can reach it easily. The rooms were clean. It has a little touch of Ikea, but still it is comfortable and nice. Breakfast was included and good, although it was cantine style.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jbps
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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Landskrona, Sweden
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Since it's a newly built hotel, of course its clean and fresh. I love the round windows and the view is stunning (even if its a construction area at the moment). Perfect located for my meetings etc. but quite easy to take the train to downtown Stockholm as well (takes about 10 minutes).

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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Sandane, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The staff was wery friendly.The security-guard was the first person we met by check-in,and he met us with a smile and a welcome.A wery friendly and professional guy.The location to Friends Arena is perfect,the room was wery good,and the breakfast suberb!.I will recommend everyone to stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Geir Y
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
224 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The hotel is situated in Arenastaden in Solna (Commuter train to Uppsala/Märsta/Upplands Väsby) and quite a bit outside the city. And it is also a long walk from the station in Solna. The area is under construction and they build the biggest shopping mall in Scandinavia and also Friends Arena is next to the hotel.

It is very new and open last year, very fresh rooms and interior and the view is very nice. The breakfast was big and not so noisy that big hotels usally are. A lot to choose and eat.

The staff is friendly and helpfull, when the mall opens this hotel will be even better!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank LittleALJO
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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Selfoss, Arnessysla, Iceland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

A very good hotel with a superb restautant. Nice lounge and I specially liked the library. Only problem is that it takes a bit of travelling to Stockholm center but when the mall next door will open I guess down town will have to fight.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank JonasYngvi
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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London
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We got a great deal on this hotel, and were really happy with what we got.

Positives:
- Very good breakfast offering - huge variety
- Super stylish design in every way
- Good standard rooms, with unique round windows and powerful, hot shower
- Currently a great price while the surrounding area is still under construction

Negatives:
- Reception desk a little chaotic: Under-staffed; room key cards not working for a few guests - but still friendly.
- Distance: You do have to walk a good 10mins to the nearest train station, and then a little under 10mins journey to Stockholm. This may well put some people off. You do have to time your return in the evening as trains get less frequent form around 9pm.
- The area genuinely is under-construction!
- Cold eggs and bacon in the hot breakfast buffet

How you feel about this hotel depends entirely on your priorities. If you do not mind the travel, then you get a really great deal at the moment, for a very stunning hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Rebecca M
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Viktoria A, Hotel Manager at Quality Hotel Friends, responded to this review, 20 July 2016
Dear guest, thank you for your excellent review. Your comment is much appreciated. Your comments in regards to the facilities are noted and shared with the concerned. It is, however, great that you enjoyed the services provided. The team and I would like to thank you once again for your detailed review.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Andersson
Quality Hotel Friends
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Additional Information about Quality Hotel Friends

Property: Quality Hotel Friends
Address: 1 Raasta Strandvaeg, Solna 169 56, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Solna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Solna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Quality Hotel Friends 4*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in August 2013, this modern hotel is next to Friends Arena in Solna, an 8-minute train ride from Stockholm city. It offers a 25th-floor restaurant, a gym and steam sauna. Wi-Fi is free. Flat-screen TVs, minibars and designer décor are standard at Quality Hotel Friends. All rooms feature circular windows and a private bathroom with a shower. Most of the well-equipped rooms come with stunning views over the city. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a 30-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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