Ariston Hotell3.0 out of 5.0
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Ariston Hotel on the island Lidingö, Stockholm is not luxury, not fancy, not designed, not fashionable and many other nots but it doesn't really matter. Because me and my family spend a lovely weekend at the place and were treated like VIP's by a very friendly staff, solid breakfast and a fantastic nature. Just plain and simple fantastic. Believe it or not !?
I would really give this place 2.5 circles if possible. I stayed here for 8 days in May and if there were any other options with parking we'd have booked them. The rooms are classic European - very small with small bathrooms. This particular property doesn't look anything like the hotel-supplied photos - those must be from many years ago when the paint, rugs and furniture were new. Our room had 2 uncomfortable twin beds and 2 uncomfortable wicker chairs. There was a very small room refrigerator but it didn't cool very well and pumped a lot of heat into an already hot (no A/C) room. There is one window (unless you get one of the three balcony rooms that over look the alley in the back of the building) and the room got very hot/stuff. I imagine it would be cold in the winter. There are very few electrical outlets so we went to the hardware store around the corner and picked up an extension plug strip. There is a kitchen/conference room that people can use to cook; we ate some carry-out Japanese food there one night; it's pretty much the only common space in the hotel. The downside was that on several nights someone cooked food heavy with onions and cabbage and the entire floor was full of that unpleasant odor. The room was supposed to be cleaned every day and bed linens changed every 3 days but I know for a fact that our beds were never changed and the towels were maybe changed once. We ran out of toilet paper (attendant forgot to leave more) and there was no one at the desk to help us get more. The front desk is only manned a few hours each day; I'm not sure what you are supposed to do if you arrive at a time when it's not open. Breakfast is included and consists of the usual European fare; it was fresh and plentiful. The coffee was terrible, though, so go for tea instead. The fitness center is a separate facility next door and I'm told you get a discounted rate there - we didn't have time to try it but it was very busy with non-hotel members. The key Pro to this hotel is the location. There is a bus stop about 50 meters away that can take you to Lidingo Centrum or all the way to the Ropsten subway station and into Stockholm. The street is pretty quiet and it's a short walk to the Centrum for shopping and a couple of places to eat.
Not recommended at all. Nasty cheap old furniture.(Wicker chairs and coat hooks plus polyester curtains straight out of 80s in a bad way) . Bathroom quite large... seems to have been redone but no floor tiles (cheap non slip kind of lino on floor) and cleanliness could have been better. Room definitely needs a renovation. Poor quality fixtures and furnishings generally: wood-work and door, super thin mattress, poor lighting and poor quality pillows. Heating only just sufficient. Normally super warm husband had to sleep with a long sleeve thermal shirt under his thick warm pj's. Photos and description didn't match room given at all. No hot or cold drinks available (as reception was closed). Needed two mobile phone calls to get in. Customer service zero: no receptionist after 12 midday at weekends(Saturday) until 8am following day. Then told to submit complaint to website where booked. Old furniture left outside door and in hallway. Crate of dirty laundry (?) and a full, large black bin bag in seating area near entrance. Breakfast poor : canned fruit salad , dried up oranges and well past their prime pears and disgusting watered down orange juice were the healthy choices..... Only cold milk (so if you want to add milk to the filter coffee that's cold too). Herbal teabags and toast ok. But we aware of the black bits in the "butter". Only hot choices tiny processed sausages or meatballs. Oh...and hard-ish boiled eggs. No scrambled eggs, pancakes or bacon. Everything seemed low quality. My advice would be to go somewhere else. Strange atmosphere too: the only guests we saw were middle aged males who seemed to be foreign labourers. To be honest I wouldn't have felt that safe if I had stayed there alone. Definitely not recommended if you are travelling by yourself or without a car. Positives: you can park outside and not too far away from central Stockholm in a car. WiFi seemed fine. TV also flatscreen but limited choice of TV channels. No nightlife near (unless you could count the gym next door??!!) No sauna (as included in the description I had) or microwave or fridge in room. Was told on checking out that there was a microwave in the conference room on the upper floor but wasn't told this when I enquired on arriving at 6pm and phoned via the phone available in reception once you are able to get into the building. No view of the park as advertised: just a road with a few buses No lift . Life is too short: go somewhere else. Was supposedly on offer but is like a depressing student flat from the 80s including the wall to wall red carpet in the rooms.
No air conditioning so the room was way too hot. Ice cube tray was moldy. Breakfast was mediocre, and even though we asked for the breakfast to go for our departure morning as was advertised for early departures, it was not there.
I've been out backpacking for 9 months and I've had my fair share of tasteless hotels. But when I pay 1100 swedish kronor I expect a form for standard. Maybe I didn't look closely enough at the pictures from booking.com but when we arrived, boy did we get dissapointed. The room had red floor carpet that didn't look it had been changed since the sixties, ugly flowery bedspread, bamboo chairs and a minifridge that was empty. The bathroom probably were clean but it had a time worn look and didn't feel inviting. We had a wedding to attend so we didn't have the time or interest to make a conflict out of it. The breakfast were better than expected. It had yogurt, cerial of different kinds, seeds, raisins, conserved fruit, toast (two different kinds), buns and some different kinds of toppings, boiled eggs and some thawed meatballs and sausages. The juice was a joke, don't bother, ok tea, I don't drink coffe so I can't say anything about that. So all in all its a place too sleep but do not what so ever expect any form of class, stylesense or freshness from Ariston Hotel. I would pay a little bit more and end up alot better somewhere else. We will not return to this hotel again and I don't recommend it to travelers. Lidingö isn't that far from Stockholm town, just find something there instead!
Excellent Hotel in a nice location. They have a common kitchen and Laundry. Friendly front office. Nice place to stay. 15 mins from city central. Frequent bus service. Huge open parking area. Overall value for money.
This is really value for money; situated about 8 kilometers from the centre of Stockholm. Very pleasant staff who takes care of you in a most friendly manner and and a good breakfast is served in the morning. I have stayed here several times and I have always been very pleased.
Former transport garage conversion offers comfortable rooms that are spotlessly clean and have very comfortable beds. Shops and a classic Swedish food Kiosk-Cafe are just up the hill with countryside no ore than a 10minute stroll down the hill.
This small hotel was built into a former tram garage and offers a few very nice, clean and tidy rooms for a reasonable price. There is breakfast in the morning, but the hotel does not have a restaurant. But there are a few places just a short walk away from the hotel. And there's a kitchen, too, but I haven't seen it. You should enquire about using it for cooking your own meal during a long term stay. The hotel offers everything you need for a stay in Stockholm as you'll probably be out on your feet exploring the city anyway. Don't be put off by the location: You are just about 20 to 30 minutes away from Stockholm city centre (T-Centralen, Stockholm's main railway and underground station). Busses run every few minutes towards T Ropsten and once you have crossed the bridge you take the underground from there. As common in Sweden, if you arrive late, you will need a code to enter the hotel as the reception is closed. You'll find you key in a safe, that opens with a code as well, and you can just let yourself into your room. There's a phone for emergencies. If you arrive by taxi, make sure you have the right address. There are at least five streets in the greater Stockholm area and this on is on the island of Lidingö.
Stayed for 3 nights with friends. Though Location is bit far from the center of Stockholm, is advantageous for having calm environment around. Breakfast is simple and okay. Clean rooms and pleasant surroundings. Have not been able to explore much of the surrio
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Fitness center
Ariston Hotell places you 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Millesgarden. This 3-star hotel has 27 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Magasin III and Frihamnen.
Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay.
The 27 accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Rooms also include desks.
At Ariston Hotell, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room and free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
63% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 34 reviews