We have one night in Stockholm after our cruise next summer. I am considering the above hotel. Has anyone stayed there? If so what did you like vs dislike about it? Also Expedia lists several big modern hotels near the area that appear to be in the same price range. Any hotel suggestions would be appreciated. I always look at Expedia but book directly with the hotel. Thanks
I've actually stayed there for one night and it was more or less as I expected. Scandic is a pretty good mid range hotel chain in the Nordics. Their hotels are not amazing and you will not get an abundance of luxury, but they are (in my opinion) good at what they do and good value for money. But even if it occupies one of the newer buildings in Gamla stan (built after the fire of 1625) it is not a modern building and the rooms can be small and there are a lot of narrow staircases.
It is close to the metro though which is a great advantage.
I have stayed at the Scandic Central, located directly across the street from Stockholm's central station. We had a bargain rate of around $80 per night for two, breakfast included for our stay in July, 2017. Turns out, had inadvertently booked an interior room....no windows. Not the worst thing to happen in a city with 20 hours of mid-summer daylight.
The location is very convenient to many excellent attractions.
I stayed in one in Bergen, Norway. Good 1-2 night hotel. The one in Bergen had an excellent breakfast buffet, but now not sure what the chain is doing.
We stayed at ScandicHasselbacken, onDjurgarden Is where the museums are located. Nice enough hotel, great breakfasts. Our Swedish friends from Stockholm recommended it to us. There is a little ferry out front of hotel that goes over to Gamla Stan.
Stockholm deserves much more time than one night. I encourage you to add at least two more nights.
About 3 years ago, I stayed 3 or 4 nights In Stockholm at the Scandic Kungsgatan on the plaza across from the Concert Hall, a short block from Hötorget T- bana station. This was around .5 miles (slightly uphill) from the central train and bus stations, a two-stop metro ride to Gamla Stan. I also had an interior room, which worked out fine, as I was out and about almost all the time. The breakfast buffet was excellent, as was the small bar.
There was a cruise/tour group forming up while I was there.
I didn’t see the Scandic on Gamla Stan, but I saw a similar one near Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. There are lots of them. I would call them comfortable and unremarkable.
Hope this helps,
Scandic are the Scandinavian equivalent of a Hilton.