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by Willie Wandrag
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
August 30, 2008
From journal Stockholm -- Sheraton Hotel
November 6, 2003
The hotel has over 400 very spacious rooms by Stockholm standard, junior suites and executive rooms, the beds were comfortable with lots of pillows. If you must connect with someone while you are on your pleasure trip bring your laptop as I did, rooms are equipped with high-speed internet connection and cable TV. If you get a room away from the bank of elevators, it is quite a walk down the hallway especially if you have stopped by the crystal shop at the lobby to load up on your Orrefors collection. There was a bowl of fresh apples replenished often just outside the elevators. And, because it is just across the train station, you hear the continuous drone of the traffic when the windows are open. However, the windows are soundproof and large, so if a little noise bothers you just keep them close.
The staff at the front desk was very efficient and very attentive. The rooms have minibars, but beware: the contents were as usual, very pricey. Because we were staying for two weeks, we needed a small refrigerator to store drinks and snacks for our 8-year-old son. Obviously, they do not have over 400 refs in stock, so make a request as soon as you can. When I first made the request, they were out. However, they really made an effort to get me one. The concierge at the lobby was very helpful and armed with various brochures, maps and literature of the city. The lobby is very typical of a big five star chain hotel, lots of marble, huge vases with beautiful fresh flowers every few days, a cozy lobby bar with leather upholstered seats for a late night cap.
There were two restaurants: Liberty Kitchen and Die Ecke. For breakfast, we went to Liberty Kitchen where they offered a buffet with selections that included 3 types of pickled herring and accompaniments. If you have never tried it before, now would be a good time. If breakfast is not included in your room rate, the cost was approximately $22/person, with no child discount. Liberty To Go is the deli part of Liberty Kitchen where you can order food to go. Die Ecke served authentic German homely fare. Down the street or around the corner there were many restaurants that offered meals for a lot less. Also around the corner across from the central station, there was a money exchange -- the rate was higher than what you would get at the hotel lobby.
From journal Heat Wave in Stockholm
October 22, 2000
This property has 9 floors, with guest rooms and suites on floors 3-9. The ground floor has check-in/out, a large bar and lounge (called The Lobby Bar), a German-style pub called Die Ecke, a large restaurant with open kitchen and dining room called The Liberty Kitchen, and three small shops where you can buy Swedish crystal and knitted clothing. The shop prices are as good as you will find in town, but don't let that stop from looking around.
The second floor (under renovation) contains meeting facilities.
There are five small elevators that are very efficient. There is always one there when needed...an important attribute of a hotel where guests constantly parcel around luggage or purchases. There are very helpful bellman/porters that handle all luggage going up and down.
The Lobby Bar is a large and open lounge with lots of inviting sofas and large chairs. A large square fireplace provides a focal point in the center of the lounge. It is gas-fired and glass-enclosed. A fireplace is always nice in Stockholm winters. At night, they have a piano-vocalist, and off to the side, they have a small casino, but they have rules that favor the house so beware. The Lobby Bar is a great meeting place to join friends and colleagues.
Since breakfast is included in the room rate, check out The Liberty Kitchen. They have a large breakfast buffet with eggs, hot and cold meats, breads, cold cereals, fresh fruit, and more. You can also get newspapers. In all my stays here, I have only had breakfast here. For dinner, they have soups, and vegetable, seafood and meat appetizers (70-130 SEK or $7-$13). Entrees (135-295 SEK or $14-$30) include steaks, veal, seafoods, and more.
The hotel is built around a courtyard that appears to have ancient ruins (an old arch). Surprisingly, no one could tell me anything about it, other than the hotel was built over a horse stable.
The rooms are comfortable and well-furnished. They have Pergo wood floors, TV, phones, and ISDN (high-speed internet) jacks in the walls. The five elevators are all right next to each other (as opposed to spread out), so you may have a bit of a walk from your room to/from the elevators. I would rather walk than hear people arriving and departing to/from time zones all over the world.
They have always had a room ready for me, even though the international flights get me there before 9am local time. After the long flight(s) over, I am always more than ready to set my bags down and freshen up.
The Sheraton is right across the street from the Central Train station (called 'T-Centralen'), and 2-3 blocks from shopping areas with large department stores and many restaurants.
Old Town Stockholm ('Gamla Stan') is only one stop away by subway.
From journal Stockholm
by Globaltrotter world
June 28, 2009