Clarion Hotel Stockholm
What We Love
- A sleek stay in Stockholm's fashionable Södermalm with breakfast - Christmas market availability
- Floating your cares away in the spa's stunning swimming pool
- Staying in fashionable Södermalm, amongst Stockholm's creatives
- Waking up to a delicious buffet breakfast each morning of your stay
- Basking in festive cheer at Stockholm's magical Christmas markets
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- This property is popular with business travelers
- There’s an on-site restaurant and bar as well as 24-hour room service
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Clarion Hotel Stockholm is centrally located in Stockholm, walking distance from Eriksdalsbadet and close to Medborgarplatsen. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Soderhallarna and Bruno Galleria.
Make yourself at home in one of the 532 guestrooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a sauna and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
First it is important to know that we develop and manage hotels and restaurants as our main profession and thus may look at things a little differently than the ordinary traveler.
We came to Stockholm for a meeting and stayed a few days to explore the city as it was our first time to Sweden.
First the positive:
The hotel is located in a fantastic location, easy accessible from the city and airport by Taxi or public transportation. The employees we encountered were always friendly and forthcoming. We also enjoyed the gym.
As developers the way a hotel is built is one of the first things we look at. For a hotel with over 500 rooms the reception area was way too small and understaffed which led to cues every time you wanted something from them. Also when we called the reception (dialed 9) from our room it happened several times that no one picked up.
The room we had was generally spacious but has a few disturbing flaws. 1) the bed is so soft I ended up sleeping on the floor with the topper they had. 2) they use carpet in the rooms but in my entire 6 nights I have never seen a vacuum machine, not even when I was in the room and they cleaned. Leaves me wondering how it is cleaned. 3) a lot of surfaces are black, which is the worst choice for any hotel design as dust becomes a serious nightmare for housekeeping, which was made worse by having carpet. 4) the RITUALS shower amenities were a nice touch but they were glued or stuck on surfaces and didn't hold up the pressure of pumping. Ours actually fell off on the third day and was not fixed back on the mirror (see image). What also bothered us was the fact that the pool was offered to guests at a surcharge. I don't agree with this, although it appears to become more common in Europe while in Asia more and more is given for free to compete. Lastly, the food experience. Unfortunately breakfast, a time we normally enjoy, was made somewhat of a war battle experience with 200+ people stuffed into a canteen-like dining hall. I felt like back at university and not at a 4 star hotel. This was made worse by the fact that all these people had to get their breakfast from only one area. It would have been wise to alocate the buffet to different areas to get a better flow, rather than having people bump into each other. Food on buffets would then also look less like it was thrown around the hall. We also had dinner at the Mexican place, which was very tasty. Unfortunately on our last day when having a beer I had observed the kitchen team for a good hour. The open kitchen is a nice feature to a fine dining restaurant or a burger joint, BUT difficult to control for management. The chef handling cold kitchen was not wearing gloves and kept touching his hair during food prep (see image). A big no go. I get it that gloves sometimes are inconvenient but then he should have worn a hat as not to touch his hair, the downside of an open kitchen.
Generally I think the hotel has a good chance to be an outstanding property but needs a closer look at management and its procedures. With just a few twists things could look much better. I am sure they will be able ro improve.
Great hotel nice room a bit warm and unable to open window good bathroom very clean breakfast good . 3 km from centre of Stockholm but right next to metro so very easy staff helpful bar very pleasant would use again
Great hotel, good service, near enough to the night life, close to the Ericsson Arena and really close to the tube link. Definitely would return. Stayed in a suite and had an amazing view over Stockholm.
Rooms are good. Breakfast very nice. Reception bit strange. Boring beer in bar only Carlsberg and some strange homemade on tap. Stockholm is expensive sometimes hard to get rooms near city. Nice crew kind.
Lovely hotel. Nice modern design and a room with everything you need. An excellent breakfast buffet. Very efficient yet service minded staff. The gym was in a nice location with large windows overseeing a park. A few treadmills, some machines, dumbbells and an area for body weight work out. I would definitely stay again if I am in that area of Stockholm