Hotel Review: Scandic Anglais, Stockholm

Located in the middle of upscale Östermalm, near ‘the happening” square Stureplan, The Scandic Anglais is moderately priced, clean, and trendy.  Situated directly across from the Kungliga Biblioteket (The Royal Library) in Humlegården, a popular recreational area for locals; this hotel is the perfect base from which to start your daily visits around Stockholm.  It’s near major attractions: Gamla Stan, Kungsträdgården, The Royal Palace, and the Tunnelbana (Subway Stop: Östermalmstorg ) is nearby, connecting you to Stockholm’s extensive public transportation network.

We made this hotel our home for our 6 night stay in Stockholm.  Our room was a King room (2 twin beds placed directly beside each other) with a balcony, and a marble tiled bathroom with an extra deep tub.  The espresso colored furniture was modern and attractive.  There was a comfortable chaise lounge that also turned into a sleeper.  The service throughout our stay was without complaint.  Breakfast, which is included in the room rate, had a few organic items, along with fresh squeezed orange juice, and was plentiful. Early into our stay I ran out of battery power  for my computer and had not yet purchased an adapter.  After a few failed attempts in locating one,  we went to the front desk clerk again for help.  And, after finding out that I had a Mac, front desk clerk stated he had a Mac as well, and that I could use his cord to charge my battery.  This was above and beyond the call of duty.  But, this is the level of service I found throughout my entire stay.  Our room was cleaned everyday.  It seemed as soon as we left, when we got back it was clean, even if we had only left for an hour or two.  The bar (Bar101) is a local hangout, which is nice for a change.  Typically you only find fellow travelers in the hotel bar.

The only complaint I have about this hotel is the noise level.  The hotel is located in an area noisy from traffic and nightlife.  At times it feels as if there isn’t any insulation whatsoever, as the noise feels like it’s right outside your window.  The wood flooring is attractive, however, again, the noise level from the floor above can be distracting, and the thin walls allowed me to hear my upstairs neighbors and their sexcapades.  Other than this….I loved this hotel.  And, I would consider staying here again upon my next visit to Stockholm.

I went on a great little walking tour from the hotel.  You can follow my steps here:  Stockholm Walking Tour 1




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About Terri Lundberg

Terri Lundberg is an American expat currently residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia, but she calls Seattle and San Diego home. She’s a travel writer, an avid photographer and is a resource and cross cultural trainer to expats relocating to Saudi Arabia. She's been to 100 destinations, 30 countries, and counting.