Inside Hasselbacken - A Historic Hotel Located In Stockholm
During my time in Stockholm, Sweden I stayed at Hasselbacken on Djurgarden and thought I would review my stay there. This review takes into account the breakfast, room, atmosphere/environment, entertainment facilities and location. I will be scoring each category out of 5 based on my experience. For me this hotel was the perfect decision to stay at, as I had a really nice stay. I hope I can sway you into making a booking, once you've finished reading.
Room - 4/5
The room was furnished in a way that was simple but effective. The room was a few shades of grey, but the rooms vary in colour. My only fault with the room is that it could do with more floor space however this didn't impact my time spent there. For my next stay at Hasselbacken, I would definitely upgrade to a bigger room.
The bathroom is lovely and modern, the marble tiles are placed all around the room. It features a giant mirror and good lighting which is the ideal bathroom set-up. The best part is they provide full-size products. Your room features the typical amenities, a tv, safe, iron and ironing board.
Breakfast - 2.5/5
Breakfast was the only let down of my stay at the hotel due it to being mainly cold food. This consisted of bread, cold meats and cheeses. There are also the cereal options and yoghurt. Luckily there was some hot food, however it is repetitive and very minimal in choices. Egg and bacon are basically all you can guarantee, on a lucky day you might find sausage. There's also a small range of fruit but nothing to get excited about.
Entertainment/facilities/amenities - 5/5
Although I didn't use them all, it was well thought out to have a number of games that you could play especially if you visit in a group. There is something for everyone from snooker, table tennis, connect four and more. You also have access to a gym for those who want to maintain their fitness goals even whilst away, as well as that there is a sauna.
Location - 4/5
This would definitely have been a 5 however due to the time of year (October) I visited, the theme park was closed. It is also a relatively quiet location as this is possibly the only hotel in this part of city. So this can be to people's likings or not. For me after being out in the busiest parts of the city, it was nice to come back to somewhere less populated. Despite its quietness, the area boasts a lot of things to do. Right on your doorstep, you have Abba the museum and the Skansen outdoor museum. Outside the hotel are a bus and tram stop. Just a two minute walk past the theme park is a ferry port. You are a 15 minute walk from the centre. A five minute walk from the hotel is the Viking museum and Nordic museum.
Overall experience - 4/5
From the first moment I saw the hotel, I was blown away from the attention to detail that went into decorating the outside. This made it so welcoming and instagrammable. It is definitely an ideal location for weddings, in warmer months definitely. The exterior was complemented by the interior, from the furniture to the colour scheme and textures, a lot of thought went into making the hotel special. The staff were all friendly and helpful you felt welcome right from the beginning of your stay to the end.
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