An art-nouveau monolith, built in 1912 for the Stockholm Olympics, this hotel has been completely and tastefully modernized. It's on the water across from the Royal Dramatic Theater, only a short walk from the Old Town and the museums on Skeppsholmen. No two rooms are alike, but all are furnished with simple and elegant furniture, offset by white woodwork and hues of moss green and cocoa brown. The Strand restaurant feels sharp and urban, with a cool color scheme of stone,
earth-brown, and natural greens.
Apr 8, 2006
I enjoyed the hotel's location and friendly service. I thought it was a little bit overpriced, though I was on the business trip and did not care about the bill too much. If you take daily standing showers - you might find them a little bit tricky in the bath tub without complete enclosure. Generally, my bathroom was a little bit too small and did not have a place for my grooming kit, so I had to keep it in the closet (which was arm-length away from
the bath door). Wireless connection got knocked out one night for about 14 hours, so part of my travel plan did not get completed while in Sweden. I think I got spoiled with European recently updated high-effeciency hotels that my travel agent usually books me into. Radisson Strand was not one of them. But - it's within 15 minutes walking distance from almost all the local museums in the cities, its shopping district and night life. For charm, helpfull staff and location- go for it by all means.
Jul 12, 2004
My stay at this hotel made my first trip to Stockholm extremely enjoyable and memorable. The hotel is very centrally located to many attractions, including Gamla Stan (Old Town), Djurgarden (museums) and Stureplan (nightlife). With a very boutique feel and friendly staff, the Strand is a great value. Although I didn't get to see the range of available rooms, I do believe that travelers should attempt an upgrade. Our upgraded room was still a bit small,
but had a lovely view. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family and am planning another stay during my next visit to Stockholm.
Aug 10, 2002
This is a great hotel in a great area, just down the street from the Grand, and across the water from the Diplomat. Easy walk to Gamla Stan. We had a great deal with the Radisson Summer Magic program, which allegedly allows children to stay free in the parent's room. Caveat: This is an older hotel, and their "standard" rooms are about the size of a postage stamp. Squeezing 2 people and luggage into the room involves knocking your spouse onto the
bed to use the bathroom. Adding a kid? Well, the double size bed doesn't allow for that, nor does the minute walkway permit a cot. The young staff, however, were extremely understanding and helpful, and for an extra 200 kr. a night (i.e. $20), we were upgraded to business class room, which was an extended suite consisting of 2 rooms, 2 t.v.'s, and a large bathroom. The rooms overlooked the harbor and worth every penny. The buffet breakfast was magnificant.