Nordic Sea Hotel

, Stockholm, Sweden
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Nordic Sea Hotel

, Stockholm
4 star

Rooms: 367

Vasaplan - Stockholm - 10137 - Sweden Hotel Website | | 8-50 56 30 00
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Amazing Ice Bar
Submitted by: Jayne in 19/03/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Wow what a great hotel, close to train and coach stations. Doesn't look spactacular from the outside but as you walk through the entrance thats a different story. The Absolut Ice Bar to the right reception to the left and a huge aquarium straight in front with a fantastic cocktail bar behind. Its certainly different to anything I've ever experienced, staff are very helpful, rooms are very modern and clean, slightly smaller than would have imagined for a suite though. Breakfast was the best I've had in a european hotel a huge selection of almost anything you can imagine. By far the best thing for us was the Ice Bar what an experience, which is hard to explain, my only problem is the fact you have to pay the same price for the experience as people not staying at the hotel, approx £10 each including 1st drink. Also to avoid disapointment be sure to book the bar in advance, it always seems to be full and lots were turned away. Would definately go back!
Exchange rate problems
Submitted by: Ray Sexton in 01/06/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
My stay was fine, I will stay again, food was good and location was perfect as a travelling base in and around Stockholm. Unfortunately I was charged for both my colleague and myself. Obviously I was refunded the costs but due to exchange fluctuations I lost out on £22 GBP through no fault of my own. Technically my VISA card was credited the correct amount of Swedish kroner but when converted to Pounds Sterling the refunded amount was £22 less than expected. I was further disappointed that I received no response from the hotel when I queried this.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Nordic Sea Hotel

A fair experience only! Feb 2005

from A TripAdvisor Member
Location - very central, beside train station (airport express)

Check in: Swift - Friendly

Rooms: Poor standard combined with poor planning. Be warned: HOTEL ROOMS WITH THE DOOR OPENING OUT ONTO THE CORRIDOR - IS A BIG WARNING SIGN ! Hence Room was very small, especially as the hotel purporting to be 4 Star - Poor quality beds, with paper thin mattresses.

Room Hygiene; Cleaning very poor (used cups not washed, floors uncleaned, room not tidied

Bathroom: Bath water too cool to bathe, insufficient water pressure for shower ... need i go on!)

Breakfast: Decent selection - though reminescent of feeding at the animal trough - food areas too small - considering the number of people using the hotel over the weekend.

Bar: Modern with smoking & non- smoking areas.

Overall Impression: Fancy wrapper, buts that's all. Inside not as good as one would expect considering the hotel rating & price. Would i stay again? NO. There is better quality accommadation & services for equal or less money.

Extremely disappointing !

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed three nights at the Nordic Sea Hotel. There are several points I would like to underline:
- no service at all at breakfast, you have to pick up your own plates, cups and find a clean table !
- no bell boy to bring up your lugages (we were with one kid and an infant and they offered no help)
- impossible to get a Baby sitter when we wanted to go out on a saturday night
- extremely short room service menu
- the sauna is not even in the hotel, you have to cross the street to the Nordic light hotel or walk through the parking !
- last, the door handle was broken and it took them three days to repair it
You do not expect this quality of service in a hotel of this standard.

One of the best

from cootes_paradise
Location: excellent. Right beside the Arlanda Express. I believe this is a building that was converted into a hotel...It is tucked away half a block of the main street. Metro at your doorstep. Close to Gamla Stan and downtown shopping and the Drottingham (sp/name) pedestrian street.

Rooms: Great. It was the best sleep I've had in ages. Great duvets and pillows. Very clean daily. Toiletries, towels, etc great. Wood floor so felt cleaner than the usual hotel carpeting. My view was of the inner courtyard which is fine.

Breakfast: Included in price. Great breakfast, varied, perfect faire for those who like breakfast. Fill up well and you won't be hungry until dinner.

Staff: Helpful and nice. For a "trendy" "boutique" hotel, I found the staff helpful and pleasant.

Design: cool aquatic design. Almost like being on a cruise ship. Great fish tank. Ice Bar in hotel is a must. Try the Aurora Borealis.

I travel alot for pleasure and found this one of the best hotels for it's price category.

Nice hotel

from lovethecold
We stayed here on 31st Dec on our way back from Jamtland for one night before taking the Arlanda Express to catch our plane home.

The lobby was bright and modern, the rooms were clean and comfy and the bathroom was lovely. Really nice smellies!!

The breakfast buffet was delicious and if you were staying for a few days I would recommend really filling up on it as eating out can be pricey.

The Arlanda Express leaves every 15 minutes and is literally a 2 minute walk away. That was very welcome after a 6 and a half hour train journey the day before!

The staff were very freindly and helpful.

One tip - in the minibar in the room there was a price list but on checking out we were told it was all free???!!! Worth checking if you do stay there!

All in all top marks.

Good and bad points.....

from Ian_Grace
I stayed there with my wife the weekend before Christmas 2004. The ice bar in the lobby was fun but very expensive and 30 minutes there was probably enough. It would be a shame to stay here and not visit it though as it looked good, even the glasses were made of ice and the cocktails were very good. Not quite as cold as I'd expected but it was definitely feeling cold after 30 minutes.

Very convenient for the Arlanda Express airport train which is right next door but the general area is rather ugly and mostly concrete and although it felt safe there are much more attractive areas to stay. On the plus side it didn't take long to walk to other areas.

The room was a decent size but smelt a little (possibly the result of it being a smokers room although the smell didn't seem like stale smoke). The view was of the train platform just a few yards away and was depressing. The room wasn't cleaned at all for the three nights we were there which was mildly irritating but not a major issue. Bathroom was of a decent size and clean.

Breakfast was very good-buffet style and although it was very crowded it was tasty and there was a wide choice for meat eaters and veggies.

The bar / communal areas are smart, attractive and modern. Drinks are expensive but that seemed to be the case generally in the city. Service was friendly and relaxed.

Rooms with no windows

from A TripAdvisor Member
Be careful of the "cabin rooms". During check-in a member of our group requested a room with a nice view of the city and was surprised to learn that the "cabin rooms" do not have any windows. As with many European hotels the rooms are small but with no windows I felt like I was staying in a closet. The size of the room was almost comical. While I did not measure it my guess it was only 6x10.

The Hotel had several above average features. Excellent Bed, great breakfast and cool Ice Bar. While I found the hotel to be OK, next time I am in town for business I plan to try one of the other hotels (Sheraton or Radisson SAS)

Very Nice!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent location. Nice comfortable rooms. Great aquarium in lobby with interesting and colourful fish. The Ice Bar is just at the hotel entrance! Excellent full breakfast buffet. No room service for dining other than breakfast though. Would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great location - walk out of the Arlanda Express terminal and into the Nordic Sea - next door! Only a short walk to Gamla Stan.
Very modern, clean and nice. We had their "medium" size room, which is a bit on the small side, but adequate. The included breakfast was quite good. If/when I retuen to Stockholm I WILL stay here again.

Good location, friendly staff and good value

from rannyw
Stayed 3 nights at Nordic Sea Hotel at the end of June 2004. This hotel is literally a stone throw from the Arlanda Express station which makes it a very convenient location if you arrive by air. It is also only a 10-15 mins walk to the old town. The hotel really honored my reservation request: "high floor and away from the elevator" and I got a room on the top floor and the last room in the hall way! :) The room was comfortable, clean and modern. The bathroom shower design is a bit poor (it looks good though) but the half glass door does not keep water spilling on the floor. Water pressure on the top floor was a bit low. Good breakfast buffet and overall a very good value hotel and friendly staff.

Clean, friendly and a good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent 3 nights at the Nordic Sea Hotel over the mid summers festival (25 - 26 June). The hotel is in a great location, literally right next to the train station which has a direct line to Arlanda Airport (takes 20 mins and leaves every 15 mins).
Reception staff were excellent and helped us plan our sight seeing. We spent most of our time in the Old Town which is only 10 mins walk down the road. Breakfast was included as was very good. The ice bar is quite fun and a drink is included in the cover charge. Our room was a modern and good size and the bathroom was bigger than expected. Would definitely stay there again!

Top Local Tips for Stockholm

Bus tickets It took us a while to find out how to get tickets for the bus which stopped nearby, as they are not sold on the buses (!). Individual tickets and I believe the "strips" of 10 tickets can be bought from some shops i.e. Seven 11, of which there was one just along the road, where one could even pay by Visa card. Stockholm was smaller than we imagined (after London, Paris and even Amsterdam) and we were at our destination in 8 mins., so it was easy once we'd found out how.

Fjäderholmarna - A lovely island just 20-30 mins away Go to Fjäderholmarna an island in the Archipelago that is 20-30 mins away from the port and cost 95 SEK. Its a beautiful island with little cafes and craft shops.

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Other names for Nordic Sea Hotel

  • nordic sea stockholm
  • nordic sea hotel
  • hotel nordic sea
  • Address: Vasaplan - Stockholm - 10137 - Sweden
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