Sheraton Stockholm


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jeffrey on October 22, 2000

Convenient and well-managed property in downtown Stockholm, close to subway and the Central hub of trains and subways.

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.

Sheraton Stockholm
Tegelbacken 6
Stockholm, Sweden
08 412 34 00

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