The hotel is centrally located right in the heart of the city. It is only 2 minutes walk to the Central Station and the airport buses, walking distance to shopping, restaurants, museums, and many of Stockholm’s' must see sights. It offered views over Lake Malaren, City Hall, and Gamla Stan (Old Town).
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.