Stockholm is a great city, with wide main roads and wonderful small alley
streets. Admittedly quite cold in the Winter months (well what did you expect?)
but the remaining months are usually very pleasant. You must try and visit the
old town and have a good walk around.
- Eriks Bafticka, Fredrikhovsgagtan
4, 115 23 Stockholm (T: +46 8 660 1599). This is an *excellent* traditional
restaurant. Its in a residential part of town and the clientele is very well
to do and from the local area. The chef is a well known celebrity and the
restaurant, while not huge, is cosy and friendly. Booking is essential here.
upd: Nov 2004)
- Ulla Winbladh, Wardshuset Ulla Windbladh, Rosendalsvagen 8, 115
21 Stockholm (T:+46 8 663 0571, F: +46 8 663 0573). This is a wonderful
restaurant on an island in Stockholm. The food and service were both
excellent and I recommend you try some of the chefs specials.
- Restaurang Prinsen,
Mäster Samuelsgatan 4, Stockholm (T: 08-611 13 31;
Wonderful restaurant with excellent service and better food. The house
specials are highly recommended - both the crayfish-stuffed potato croquets
and the Break Roe started were universally acclaimed by our dinner group and
the filet steak main course was had by all to much delight. Very highly
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- Grill Ruby, Österlånggatan 14, Stockholm. This is a very
nice steak house in the old town, with very good quality meat and burgers.
Its a little walk to get there but quite worth it. They also sell Samuel
Adams Boston beer (at a premium) which is a plus!
upd: Nov 2002)
Note that nearly all the hotels in Sweden have some form of wireless access
using the Telia Home Run network which will also continue to work in the Airport
in case you are sitting around.
- SAS Royal Viking, Vasagatan 1,
Box 234, Stockholm, S-10124 (T: 46 8 5065 4000). This is one of my favourite
hotels in Stockholm. Its very central and easy to find and is next door to
the central train station that can get you to the airport in 20 minutes
flat. The rooms are nice enough and large (in proportion to Scandinavian
upd: Nov 2002)
- Sheraton Stockholm Hotel and Towers,
Tegelbacken 6, Box 195 Stockholm, Sweden S-101 23 (Tel: +46 (8) 4123 400; Fax: +46 (8) 4123 409).
Average standard Sheraton hotel. In the town centre and close enough to the
central train station.
(last upd: Oct 2002)
- Mornington Hotel (Best Western),
Nybrogatan 53, Stockholm,
102 44 Sweden (Tel: +46 8
5073 3000, Fax: +46 8 5073 3039).
Good middle-range hotel. Standard Scandic hotel though with good rooms and
service and wonderful live Jazz band during the evenings. Not to crowded,
reasonable close to everything in the town centre. Room was very functional,
comfortable and clean.
(last upd: Sept 2004)