Frey's hotel has a great staff and a wonderfully convenient location. Attached to a restaurant and bar, breakfasts were close and delicious. My only 'complaint' - if you would even call it that - is that my expectation of the rooms was to be more
updated, and I felt it was much more dated and not as aesthetic as I had assumed by looking at the pictures before our arrival. Besides the restaurant next door there wasn't much space to spend time in the hotel, which is fine really because who wants to go to Stockholm and stay in the hotel all day? I would stay there again!
It's only 1 long block to the central train station, which is terrific given that Stockholm is a public transportation and walking city.
The room I had faced an alley with loud activities (emptying dumpster, guys working) but other than that it
was fine. Staff were pleasant and helpful.
Breakfast was excellent.
Good location close to Central Station and with ready access to Gamla Stan and other areas close to old Stockholm. Easy access to lots of mass transit and museums as well. Staff is helpful and speak English.
The rooms are pretty basic though. An
old, lumpy bed. No forced air AC or fans. A tiny bathroom in which the "shower" is 2 plastic panels that fold out from the wall. If you are on the significantly larger size, I honestly don't think you will fit.
Noise from the hall and neighboring rooms could be much less, but overall wasn't too bad.
To sum up, location is great, value is good, but the room quality may be a bit low for people who used to nicer business hotels or accommodations.
I liked the comfortable bed, but I felt the room was too small. I felt like, from the room, they were trying to sell me extra things. For example, there is a teddy bear on the bed you can buy, umbrella, a book, shampoo, body lotion, etc.
The location couldn't be better, visible the moment you get outside the Arlanda Express station and just a minute or two from T-Centralen (the hub of the underground system). The room was comfortable, quiet, staff were polite, and breakfast was
good if not exceptional. A shame I was not there long enough to try out the Belgian Beer Bar which looked promising - next time. Oh - my room had no bath, just a slightly underpowered shower, but it did the job.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Buying an Arlanda Express ticket in advance online saved maybe 10% - no need even to print anything out, just ensure you have the same card with you. The Flygbus is cheaper still, but significantly slower.
Hotels are expensive in Stockholm, but the value varies greatly. Frey's is weak in value. My room was incredibly small and had a view of the delivery area. The breakfast was excellent, and the hotel is 1/2 block from the airport train... so good
location. I later stayed at the Queens Hotel, where for about the same price, the room was twice the size and had an ok view of a roof top garden. Breakfast was less robust at Queens, but still good. Queen's is clearly the better value of the two.
Freys in Stockholm is a traditional European hotel with a great location -1 block from the central train and bus stations, and right across the street from the airport bullet train. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable, and the staff
helpful. You can easily walk to a pedestrian shopping area, or hop on the metro to see more of the city.