The hotel room was well designed for busy tourists : a safe for valuables; sufficient space to hang clothes; well-lit shower/toilet; a quiet, sunny courtyard view. The staff was always very pleasant helpful at all hours.. A week there was just wonderful..
We stayed here for an extra long weekend getaway and enjoyed the hotel. Check in could have been a little smoother as they had some difficulty with our third party (ie. Expedia) booking. However, the staff figured it out and all went well. We booked a Deluxe room which was overlooking the beautiful park. The room was a little "small" (by my standards), but was very functional. Breakfast was awesome! Great selection of hot and cold plates. The "blueberry soup" was delicious. Wifi worked well. The room was quiet except for the occasional door slam that could be heard in the room.
I would definitely book here again.
We had a WONDERFUL stay at the Esplanade! We LOVED the location in that you can walk anywhere from here. The breakfast buffet was fantastic and plentiful, with a cappuccino machine available 24/7. The staff was exceedingly helpful in any request. It is definitely old style Swedish charm. The CONS: you should know THERE IS NO ELEVATOR! Yes, I had a couple super heavy bags to lug up the stairs, but wasn't horrible! But if you have issues with stairs, you should know this in advance for sure. Also, the room was nice and spacious, but we were on the 2nd floor facing a very noisy side street. No AC, so you have to have the windows open int he summertime. Again, not horrible, but a bit noticeable. Finally, the bed mattress was really soft and mushy - I prefer harder mattresses, so for someone else this might be fine. Overall I really enjoyed our stay, but these little things might make a different to someone else.
Traveller from New York, NY
Hotel Esplanade is a personal friendly family hotel. Well kept art noveau style from the year 1910 when it was originally …More
The basement room was absolutely fine (especially in summer when the light makes it difficult to sleep). Much better ventilation than other basement rooms I have stayed in. The staff are helpful and friendly, and breakfast excellent. Would recommend.
Loved this hotel and would return. Friendly, helpful staff; clean, lovely quiet room was just large enough and had a large bathroom with shower by European standards. Great smorgasbord-type breakfast included. In the heart of the young, trendy area with old world charm also, 1 subway stop away from Central Train/Bus station and 2 away from Old Town, the tourist center.
TIP - We bought a 72 hour subway pass for each of us and used it frequently, well worth it in 2.5 days.