Hotell Riddargatan – a pleasant stay!
Purpose for staying at Hotell Riddargatan: Romantic getaway
Price: approximately 2500 SEK (290 USD)
Stars of the hotel: 4,5
One Saturday, we sat at home in front of the TV, knowing that the Swedish Eurovision finals was about to start in a few hours we felt the urge to get out of the house, to do something out of the ordinary for once. We live in Stockholm, Sweden, just a couple of kilometers from Hotell Riddargatan actually, but how often do you just out of the blue book a one night stay at a hotell, just to spice things up? Not very often unfortunately.
We looked around for different hotel rooms on short notice, the time was about 17.00 (5 pm) when we started looking, and even tho we found quite a few rooms at other hotels at a better price, the suite at Hotel Riddargatan caught our eye because it had a jacuzzi in it. Said and done, we booked the suite, packed an overnight bag and called a cab. We were at the hotel just past 18.00 (6 pm). Check out the video of our room below
Our first impressions of our suite at Hotell Riddargatan was one of the best we’ve ever had, the front desk was very nice and helpful and explained everything we needed to know. Where the breakfast was, the bar, elevator, stairs etc. We felt very welcomed. The room itself was a very pleasant surprise, we did not expect it to be so big and spacious, almost bigger then our apartment we live in. The room was bright, clean and had all these extra little things as books, magazines, two TV’s, a balcony and the best of all, a jacuzzi.
The suite/room was very clean and fresh, not a speck of dust anywhere, no forgotten socks under the sheets or furniture, no left behind trash, everything was in perfect condition. The amount of books and magazines were a really nice touch and a welcomed feature of the room. It being March in Sweden, we couldn’t use the balcony due to the cold weather, but standing there a few minutes in the middle of the night, seeing people walk past below, doing their stuff, it was soothing, and hearing the bustling city getting ready to party.
We went out to eat dinner, but instead of going to a fancy restaurant, we ended up at Mc Donalds, we wanted something fast and easy, and then head back to the room to enjoy it. As I wrote before, we live in Stockholm, so the nightlife or sights did not interest us this night, it was all about just being in the now and enjoy a relaxing night at a hotel.
One thing that was really nice, was the slippers and bathrobe, as soon as we got back from our meal, we put them on, and I don’t think we took them off until heading down to breakfast the next morning.
The beds/linnen at Hotel Riddargatan was in tip top shape, smelling fresh and clean. Not a single thing to complain about and it was well worth the money. The breakfast was one of the best hotel breakfasts we’ve had, there were fruits, vegetables, eggs, bacon, scrambled eggs, beans, sandwiches, sausages, meatballs and many different kinds of cold cuts. We’ve stayed at other hotels, but few have had this kind of breakfast.
We really enjoyed our stay and we hope to go back some day, maybe for a longer stay. And if you want to read more about the hotel, click here!