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Scandic Gamla Stan

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Bengaluru, India
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123 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place to feel the history, tectonically drifted waterways, town planning, lifestyle, clean and solid building with alleys connected to the waterfront, eateries, and many more attractions you will be tired off walking. We had witnessed nice police band also with amazing colors and very smart and beautifully decorated police personnel. Well connected through Bus and Tramways... More 

Thank Nima-Anand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat the location of this hotel and when you combine it with the great service, it's a certain won for anyone wishing to stay here. Keep in mind that this is not a place for someone in need of pampering but for someone wishing to have a room that'll allow you to enjoy the city. I will absolutely... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

For 1400 SEK inclusive a 20% discount you get a dark 13 m2 room a bit worm and with no bed lamps - all abit like the usual 2-Star hotels in Paris. Small can be good but then it has to be well designed and functional. Not worth the money. It is more a hostel than a hotel.

Thank ChristianR153
ScandicMalmenSthlm, Guest Relations Manager at Scandic Gamla Stan, responded to this review

Dear ChristianR153, Thank you for this review. We are sorry that the room didn't fullfill your expectations this time. Next time, please let us know if there is anything you're not happy with and we will do our best to meet your wishes. We hope to see you again. Welcome back! Regards, Ted Andersson Scandic Gamla Stan More 

Staffordshire England
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed here for one night on a business trip. Very central location, walking distance to old town and to many bars and restaurants. Unusually taxi drivers don't seem to know its location. Stayed at a number of Scandic hotels in Stockholm - this one is quite different as it has a lot more character. Bedroom was quaint rather than the... More 

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Kokkedal, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We just stayed at this lovely little hotel in Gamla Stan. The location was perfect! We could easily reach most parts on foot. The hotel it self is clean and cosy. The rooms were neat but small (we actually found everything in Gamla Stan really small) and the bed was great. The breakfast was really good with a lot of... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The best and the most cozy hotel in Scandic chain! i really loved it - and i could not find any negative or bad or even improvamble things! i liked: * the location - it's in the middle of Stockholm's heart * staff - i felt like visiting in the queen's appartment or mini family run hotel * cozyness of... More 

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Akersberga, Sweden
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Small but welcome entre and friendly staff with "no problem" attitude. The room was nice in old stile and nice beds (we has a double bed). The only thing was that the bathroom was a little small. Nice and small breakfast room with homemade meatballs and the food was nice plated. If you like to stay in the middle of... More 

Thank MatsH1971
Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This hotel is well situated in Gamla Stan and provides easy access to the busy streets and tourist attractions. Rooms are small but clean. Avoid rooms at front of hotel because of street noise. Breakfasts were excellent.Easy walk to harbor to get boats to tour the city islands.

Thank Frank K
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Small but clean room, great breakfast buffet, located in the old town, very close to stores, restaurants and bars. 15 minute walk from Stockholm Central and very close to the subway station Gamla Stan.

Thank Corinne K
Naperville, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I booked a single twin room in this hotel and it turned out to essentially be in the lobby, at slightly below street level. It was boiling hot. No way to keep a window open due to safety concerns and the noisy revelers in the street. The room was oddly configured with the twin bed in a loft space that... More 

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ScandicMalmenSthlm, Kundansvarig at Scandic Gamla Stan, responded to this review

Dear K B, Thank you for the review. We are truly sorry that the room didn't meet your expectations this time. We have fans to lend in the reception, ask us and we can help you with requests. We hope you come back again, welcome! Best regards, Ted Andersson Scandic Gamla Stan More 

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Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest and cosiest district. Hotel Scandic Gamla Stan is located in a charming 17th century building with a medieval atmosphere. Within walking distance of most of what Stockholm has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Gamla Stan

Address: 25 Lilla Nygatan, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel Gamla Stan)
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Price Range: ₹ 9,031 - ₹ 17,646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Gamla Stan 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Rica Hotel Stockholm
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#31 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#41 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#45 Business Hotel in Stockholm
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