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Hotel Kung Carl, BW Premier Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotels interior and decor in the rooms and public areas are really nice, honouring the long history of the hotel. Breakfast has a great range and good quality. Hotels own restaurant can also be recommended, really tasty food and good atmosphere.

Stayed overnight and while the beds were very comfortable, the room was tiny and decor dated. In order to unload our bags and find a park we had to drive around blocks and blocks for over an hour - asking at reception was no help as they said "if you don't speak Swedish we can't help - it's to hard to explain". Ended up paying a fortune for parking when locals later told us that parking after 7pm was free on a nearby street. Frustrating and expensive considering the location, and assistance.

I stayed with my family (2 kids, 13 and 6 years old) in a family room for one night. The room was newly renovated in an old fashioned and nice style. Bunk bed for the kids. Comfortable and nice beds. The bathroom maybe on the small side, but that really did't matter. Nice breakfast with lots of things to choose from. Staff very friendly and helped out with tips on what to see and do. Great location close to everything. All in all great hotel!

Small but nice looking room, with earplugs as a courtesy on the bed. We thought it was for the traffic until we sat on the bed. It is the most loud sqeeky sounding bed Ive ever heard (and the I include beds you hear in comedy movies!) in my life! It needs a gallon of oil and a screwdriver to be well again.

This is an unusual hotel, well located in the centre of the city within easy reach of the major attractions. There is a nice relaxed feel to the hotel with the staff very friendly and proficient in speaking English. A good breakfast is included in the price. The rooms are very small; we were encouraged to upgrade our room to a larger one but this room was still relatively small but cosy!

A wonderful experience with every need attended to by the staff. The location is also excellent in downtown Stockholm. Meals in the restaurant are also a treat. When traveling to Stockholm, King Carl should be our hotel list.

We didn't get off to a good start. First our room key didn't function and that's not good when you are tired after travelling. Then the safe didn't work, nor the light by the door. The receptionist put new batteries in the safe, which still didn't work, and said she would get the light seen to. A day later nothing had changed so we complained to a different receptionist who got things fixed by the time we returned later in the day. We had to ask for the cups in our room to be washed and for the teabags to be replenished. If we didn't ask if didn't happen - not good in a hotel of this supposed quality. We also felt that the general standard of the room did not match up to the supposed 'superior room' standard. However, the general atmosphere and decoration were very good - distinctive and unusual. The breakfast was excellent. I agree with a previous reviewer that it was the same every day, but there was a huge variety on offer and the standard was high. The location is excellent for sight-seeing, being on a classy street and within easy reach of the metro. We had a very enjoyable holiday and loved Stockholm.

The lounge and reception area is very nice and the service at the reception is forthcoming and very high quality. The breakfast is fine normal type of Swedish breakfast with a fine selection. I had booked a room for one night and I am happy that I did not have to stay longer. The room generally need to get a bite of refurbishment - I love old classy hotels - but here the rooms looked tired. The room had the smallest toilet/bathroom with a very little shower. The rest of the room was equally small with no proper table and almost no floor space. The worst part of the stay was the noice from what I think was the ventilation. I am normally not bothered by noice and can sleep most places - but this was exceptional and really annoying - and prevented me from sleeping. Overall I would stay somewhere else the next time - like the haymarket

This was my second visit at Kung Karl; the first dated back in 1987! A lot of things had changed and the hotel was very cosy and stylishly renovated. The breakfast was one of the best with excellent selection of bread and cheese. I will definitely come again!

I stayed here over the first May bank holiday weekend with my husband and parents & think it's easier to break it down into pros and cons... Pros: Location - located on Stureplan, it's so easy to see the beautiful city of Stockholm from here and you're in spitting distance of plenty of shops, restaurants, etc. Staff - the reception staff were very friendly & helpful, particularly the young guy who worked on the Sunday and who arranged a room change for me and my husband and kindly manned the bar for us when we wanted to have a drink when the bar was closed... Decor - interesting decor. I particularly liked the clocks dotted around the place. Cons: The rooms - my husband and I were initially given a room on the 4th floor which didn't contain a safe, wardrobe, mirror...basic things a room usually contains even in a Travelodge(!) & so we were allocated a new room on the 6th floor. Apparently this was an "executive" room but it was dark, small & instead of there being a window there was a round hole like being on a did have an iron which the previous room didn't, so that was a bonus and appreciated. Towels were threadbare and absolutely tiny - I'm not large and it barely covered me, so my husband had no chance. The breakfast - very limited choice & the eggs were abysmal. Virtually no fruit, no opportunity for any coffee other than filter or espresso. No staff. Overcrowded. I only bothered twice out of four mornings. Cleaning - I never saw any cleaners and only the bare minimum was cleaned in the room. My husband forgot to take the "do not disturb" sign off on one morning and in every other hotel I have ever stayed in this sign gets ignored at some point as cleaners come back around to check the rooms they didn't clean earlier but there was no chance of that happening here. Glasses were not cleaned or replaced and things were not removed. Bar - a gorgeous area but it was closed two out of four evenings. Rooftop space - this is partly a pro as it was lovely but it isn't publicised anywhere and we only found it because we moved to the 6th floor. It's small but it's also a lovely sun-trap. The only issue is that you're. It allowed to drink your own drinks - the bar is on the ground floor (and was closed for two nights) and the lift takes forever anyway...however a bar man came up when we were sitting outside and told us off. We didn't even know the bar was open on the Tuesday as it hadn't been on Sunday or Monday! That wasn't very nice. Room service - there is none. Staff - there aren't any, anywhere! Apart from whoever the poor person is manning reception, there are no staff to be found anywhere. My family and I had a fabulous time in Stockholm but I would find it highly unlikely I would stay here again. It's not the worst hotel and there are positives but you really feel like you're getting very little for your money & I would rather pay more and receive a better service.

Birger Jarlsgatan 21 Stockholm

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Swedish Opera and National Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Central Stockholm, Hotel Kung Carl, BW Premier Collection is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Royal Swedish Opera and National Museum. This 4-star hotel has 143 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Stockholm and also close to Museum of Medieval Stockholm and Stockholm Palace.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 143 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes.

Property features

Hotel Kung Carl, BW Premier Collection offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for SEK 395 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, Non Smoking (1 Queen or 2 Single beds)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Multiple Beds,Max 2 Adults+2 Children)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 671 reviews