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Best Western Hotel Karlaplan

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I got this hotel through priceline and it was honestly a little further out than I would have liked. Everything was walkable, I just wouldn't recommend if you're traveling with children or seniors. The neighborhood was absolutely beautiful and close by was a grocery store. The hotel staff was very nice and there is an outdoor area in the back. It's not the most beautiful garden, but it was very peaceful to go outside and read a book. If you're looking to go to Stockholm but not be in the thick of it, I would recommend this hotel. The room was quite small, but we weren't in it very much so it wasn't an issue.

I really liked this hotel. I especially liked the location and the room. It was nice and quiet, but still close to the city. The beds were very comfortable too. As I had a run event in the early Sunday morning, I was very happy that breakfast was served from 7 to 11 o'clock. How amazing to run 10km, and then have delicious breakfast afterwards. I had read some reviews talking about a poor breakfast selection. I guess they have changed it, or that I am more easy to satisfy, because I thought the selection was great. The scrambled eggs were a bit too creamy for my own taste, but still good. And I loved that they had pancakes. If I have other events in this part of the town, I will definitely come back.

What was not successful with Hotel Karlaplan, room for 3 persons: - The bathroom's sink was slanting. You couldn't leave your toothbrush glass on the edge of the sink because of that. - There was very little any worktop in the big bathroom; you had to use the floor - The sewer didn't absorb water when you took a shower. There was a lot water all over on the bathroom floor after shower and there wasn't any floor squegees to get rid of the water - The main elevator kept terrible noise and was shaky. They told it would be repaired during this week. What was successful with Hotel Karlaplan: - The room was big enough for three persons - The bathroom was large - The breakfast was versatile and very good. There was a lot of options for people with milk allergies. There were lots of fruit, many kind of bread and cereals, pancakes in addition to normal traditional breakfast food.

Hotel has a very good location and friendly effective staff! Rooms are ok but nothing more; very dated for 2017 standards with some very "curious" tacky artwork. Plus for good beds. The public areas though, really needs to be refurbished; as it is looking worn out. The lift felt like a deathtrap as it was shaking, jumping, rumbling and making all sorts of noise as it was about to break down. Chose to use the stairs from the 8th floor during my stay. As it is common in these older buildings, there is no aircondition available. Paired with a warm summer, the room felt close to a sauna - making a good night's sleep impossible. Difficult to blame this on the hotel; but still my experience as a guest. Good breakfast with very friendly staff, dining area could really need some sprucing up to make it a more enjoyable experience. Overall experience is that the staff are the stars of the hotel - hope on their behalf that a upgrade project is in the works.

We loved everything about our 2 night stay here....great room,one of the best breakfasts we have come across in hotels,amazing service,the hotel staff were simply amazing,nothing was a problem to them,would highly recommend this spot..

Best Western Hotel Karlaplan is not really that bad, but there are plenty of better hotels at Östermalm within the same price range. Downsides of this hotel is that it never feels really clean, the breakfast room feels like a dining room at a school and if you get a room under the kitchen the fan going on and off will keep you awake. Also if you want to use the TV, forget it. The low quality of the TV's make them useless. There is not much noice from the outside, but the walls between the rooms are paper thin. This hotel is mostly used by government employees that not are allowed to chose hotel by themselves.

I stayed at the Best Western in a combination of business & pleasure. The location of the hotel is great, very central, close to shops + public transport. The hotel though - the hotel is very old, so there rooms, furniture is old. You can hardly stay in a room smaller than a King double because the regular Double and single rooms are SO small. There is a smell in the hotel rooms since the furniture, rugs are all fabric and old. Also, the hotel is owned by the Salvation army so there is no wine, beer and/or alcohol sold at the hotel. Just in case this is important to your stay, you can't get any food, drinks after breakfast. Breakfast buffet is good - Swedish traditional breakfast buffet.

I am sitting in what can only be described as one of the most tired and depressing hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. I can hear the faint dripping of the leaky toilet in the background am stone cold sober because the hotel isn't allowed to sell alcohol and have a musty smell filling my nostrils. To make things worse I have paid £370 for 2 nights here and feel a little bit ripped off seeing as trip advisor has just shown me I could have had the same room for only £80 per night... all in all a disappointing experience. On the plus side, it's in a reasonable location and the staff seem friendly enough. But unfortunately these 2 things will not be enough to tempt me back.

Got to this hotel just for one night. It is well located closer to the Olympic station and a few blocks from the Central Station and everything else Stockholm. Staff was nice, but the room, at the basement, was small, super small...barely walking on the sides of the bed, and no windows direct to the bed: in this case, was good since the earlier sunrise at this time, before 4AM, was barely noticeable.

Arrived late. No record of my booking. Grotty tiny 17th century rooms; understaffed by inadequately experienced staff. I stayed here before and at low rates this is reasonable. Gouging a late arriving guest and charging 6* prices for < 2* hovel horror is simply predatory and unacceptable behaviour. Don't stay here. It's a crappy little hotel.

Skeppargatan 82 Stockholm

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Vasa Museum and Royal Swedish Opera
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Central Stockholm, Best Western Hotel Karlaplan is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Berwald Hall and Royal Dramatic Theater. This 101-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Stockholm and also close to Stureplan and ABBA The Museum.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


All 101 recently renovated rooms feature coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel Karlaplan enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. Transportation is made easy with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking, No Windows

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Small double room)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

45% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 385 reviews