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Review: Hilton Stockholm Executive King
How did I end up in Stockholm when I’d taken a trip to England for a Christening? Discount Business Class. It’s not that I haven’t been keen on seeing Stockholm for quite some time, but the lure of discount business class ultimately got me to the city. Instead of flying in from England early in the day only to start my journey back, I made an excuse to create a romantic night away with my lady. I’d read Bald Thoughts review of the Hilton Stockholm last year and had a grip of Hilton Honors points so thought it’d be a perfect place to spend a night. AND PERFECT IT WAS.
- When : May 2017
- Where: Stockholm
- Loyalty: Hilton Honors
- Status: Diamond
- Upgrade: Executive King
- Benefits: Free Breakfast, Club access
- Rate: 40k points
The Hilton Stockholm is ideally located in the Södermalm area of Stockholm and QUICK walk to the old town – which is outstanding. Think OLD EUROPE with cobbled streets, twisty/turny walkways, and fabulous bars and restaurants. Can you tell I was a little obsessed?
I knew I’d been upgraded to a King Executive Room because I’d checked my reservation in the Hilton App. If you haven’t downloaded it, you should, it’s a great way to earn bonus hilton points. My upgrade was confirmed at check-in. The room wasn’t the fanciest, nor the biggest I’ve ever stayed in, but it’s one of the most memorable.
Look at this room. The windows. The view. The light. I MEAN! You have to take into consideration these pics were taken at 8pm. Loved the long days.
The only thing that I’d never seen before…One big King bed, but two duvets.
Let me tell you this. The 25 line is where you want to be. These rooms have outstanding views and considerable space.
Bathroom? Quite white, but I liked it.
That was the only thing that was potentially awkward was the bathroom window. It DIRECTLY overlooked a small beer garden and walkway. HELLO PEEple 😉
Not going to lie. It’s small, but has great views if you land a seat by the windows. We arrived late, during the cocktail hour, but after surveying the food and knowing we had limited time to spend in the city, we opted to just bounce.
Diamonds can either have breakfast in the lounge or the restaurant. It’s one level below the lobby and has a nice selection of hot and cold dishes. Unfortunately, I was on some cold meds that was messing with my taste buds and I wasn’t craving my normal Lox and Bagel. Man…I love a good lox and bagel hotel breakfast. It makes me feel like I’m on vacay. Next time…
The Hilton Stockholm is ideally located for getting out and seeing the city on foot. Interested in taking the Metro? Only a 5 minute walk and you’re on it. If you’re looking at ways to get to the hotel from the airport these is an express train that will drop you off within a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel called the Arlanda express. It takes roughly 20 minutes. I’m looking forward to visiting Stockholm again and will certainly put the Hilton at the top of my list.
A pic from the old town. Love, love, love.
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