The Facts – Located on the trendy island of Södermalm, Hilton Stockholm Slussen features one of the best views of the Swedish capital.
In fact, one of the most well-known Swedish novels of all times, August Strindberg’s Röda rummet (The Red Room) takes off with a description of the same view: Stockholm, seen from the heights of Södermalm. Just across the water is Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town), with its charming buildings and narrow alleys.
Guests staying at Hilton Stockholm Slussen have much more than Gamla Stan to choose from, however. Södermalm itself is worth exploring, featuring many trendy shops and small restaurants.
The hotel itself is sleek and modern – and currently in the process of becoming even more modern. An ongoing renovation will be finished this upcoming fall. The accompanying pictures give an impression of Hilton Stockholm Slussen’s new style.
The central lobby is spacious, with views looking out on Gamla Stan. Hilton Stockholm Slussen has two restaurants, including an award-winning breakfast included in the room rate, and two bars, one overlooking the city.
Cozy Digs — Many of the rooms have large windows with views of the Old Town and Riddarfjärden’s calm waters.
Within the three broad categories are standard guest rooms that measure 150 square feet; suites, from 323 to 654 square feet; and Deluxe and Executive Rooms, at 172 square feet and with access to the Executive Lounge.
Final Word — Conveniently situated in the up-and-coming Södermalm neighborhood, Hilton Slussen is just across the water from Stockholm’s tourist and museum districts, which can be accessed easily by foot.
The property has all the amenities one would expect of a Hilton, including a full complement of business services, a fitness room, Jacuzzi and solarium, as well as cribs and babysitting service.
- Dry cleaning and express laundry service
- Irons, ironing board available upon request.
- Safe in room
- Wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
- Air Conditioning
- Health Club with gym and treatments
SAMPLE RATE Sample rate for June 8 – June 10, 2012, (two nights, two people) US$265 per night for Twin Deluxe Room with breakfast included.
CATEGORY***** 5 Stars
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Location, Location, Location
Hilton Stockholm Slussen is situated in trendy Södermalm, directly across a bridge from Stockholm’s Old Town. Södermalm, with its good shopping, bars and restaurants, is home to SoFo, so named because it is comprised of the streets south of Folkungagatan (get it? like Manhattan’s district south of Houston Street, Soho?). SoFo is young, hip and laid-back, with artists and designers adding their personal imprints to the shops, boutiques, bars, cafes and restaurants.