Stockholm Hotel Review – Comfort Inn www.nordichotelsservices
Kungsbron 1, 111 22 stockholm
Price I paid – £60 per night Stayed 11th July – 17th July 2016
Ranked #40 of 160 on TripAdvisor when I booked (I apologise for lack of photographs for this review)
I was in room 344, it wasn’t very big but I was informed that most hotel rooms in Stockholm are quite small. But this room didn’t even have any storage space and since I was staying here for a week I was getting myself in quite a mess. There is no wardrobe but two hooks and three hangers, no drawers, although I did find a storage box under the bed on the last day so maybe that’s for putting your things in. There was a ledge which I guess was supposed to be used as a table but no chair as it wouldn’t have fitted in the room anyway. I didn’t like not being able to get some of my things out of the case and just felt so unorganised. It would be better for a short break definitely not a long term stay.
There is heated floor in the bathroom which was a little surprising on the first night as I wasn’t expecting it. The bathroom was a great size, shower was good and hot water available when I wanted it. Also had complimentary shower gel and shampoo.
There was a large TV with English speaking channel which had Swedish subtitles.
I had a double bed and it was really comfortable. It was however right next to the wall so if there were two people staying in this room one would have had to climb over the other. There were only two small thin pillows but when I asked for extra they gave me two more although it did take me two times of asking before they handed them over. The room has air-conditioning but I didn’t use it as it was just the right temperature.
It doesn’t have blackout curtains and as Stockholm seems to have lots of day light during the summer I thought this would have been standard although I did sleep well.
The breakfast was good there was lots of choice it’s a self-service buffet. They had scrambled eggs, bacon, smoked sausages, smoked cold meats, cheese, bread, fruit, cereals, cucumber, tomatoes, orange juice, apple juice, tea and coffee. The dining room is quite large but the tables are large so you will probably be sitting with others during peak times.
The receptionist was very friendly, when I arrived I had a problem with all of my credit cards as my bank had decided to block them as I hadn’t informed them I was going to Sweden. They humoured me and tried all my cards and then let me place a euro cash deposit whilst I went and sorted it out. They let me check in and I managed to pay later in the evening.
There is a small bar and the drinks seemed quite reasonably priced for Sweden. There were booths you could sit in the reception area. Coffee and tea was available 24 hours in reception in paper cups, it would have been a good idea for some sort of cup holder as it burnt my fingers, I however used two cups at a time and it insulated the heat a little so my fingers were saved.
This hotel was in the perfect location for me. It is by the bus station and I got the bus to and from the airport. It was literally just around the corner so brilliant. Also it is by the Arlanda express which is another airport transport link. I had a conference at the convention centre which was less than 10 minutes’ walk away plus this is where the main train station is. It’s by a metro stop, bus stop and also the hop on bus stop which is great as I always do these. It was around the corner from the Ice bar at the Nordic Hotel, other restaurants and bars were in close proximity and it was about a 10-minute walk to the main shopping centre.
If I was to return to Stockholm again I would definitely stay here and would recommend to anyone.