Reviewed 20 July, 2021
Disappointed in the hotel staff capacity. Seems like the hotel was not ready for any guests. 30 min queue to check in. Self checkin did not work. The rooms were not made. Even at 10 PM we had no bedlinen. Breakfast was a chaos. 20 min queue just to get a table. And another 20 to get food.
Placed good in city center.
Seriously in need of management and staff
Reviewed 12 July, 2021
Firstly no parking available despite having booked my room well in advance. At the appointed check in time it was pure chaos. The automated booking system might have helped the seriously understaffed reception- except it couldn’t find my booking. Very small room, some heavy stain on the desk chair, of unknown origin but repulsive. Also someone forgot to clean the ledge above the bed, so when I put my glasses down the dust was all over. ( I also overheard a couple leaving- complaining heavily about the state of their room). When having breakfast most things that could go wrong - did. The scrambled eggs weren’t really scrambled they were barely even cooked. There was no milk, the bread was frozen and the jam had been left out for so long that it had a very thick, dried layer on top. When trying to call this to one servers attention not was clear their understanding of what was being sad was near to none. Also the server was alone for a full breakfast room. This just isn’t good enough Clarion
A classic hotel - a bit dated
Reviewed 23 June, 2021
Amaranten has been there forever and there are few other hotels nearby, so it serves people well who want to stay in this particular area of Kungsholmen. It's a good location, very close to the metro and to many nice restaurants. It's also near to key Stockholm locations as Norr Mälarstrand and Stadshuset.
The hotel rooms are small and a bit dated although they for sure have been renovated several times during the years. Sleeping comfort is high without noise from the corridor, the backyard or the AC. Good beds.
The breakfast is overall nice but the lack of porridge is obvious. It would also have been nice with other coffee than just bulk coffee.
great economy stay
Reviewed 13 June, 2021
great stay for a reasonable price!
I was upgraded to a nice room at 7:th floor with great sleep quality. I never used the breakfast so i can not include that in the review. Only bad thing was that i met am empty reception and had to check-in at the bar, that was also smooth and i guess also self check-in works great.
Amazing hotel and stay
Reviewed 18 October, 2020
One of our first choices in Stockholm. Reasonably priced for the category & situation, just 10 minutes walk from central station, and a subway station right in the corner of the same building. From time to time you can catch offers that makes it unbeatable (even more if you enroll in their loyalty program, like us this time, who were using an autumn weekend offer at 800 sek or so per night, a bargain in this city).
The breakfast is awesome, now with the pandemic you have to choose a time to avoid crowding (only in weekends) but other than that, it is nearly like before.
A suggestion about the breakfast is that the hotel could have the waffle machines back again, which have been removed in the new setup during the pandemic. There used to be 2 or 3 if a remember well, but many of us would be glad if you bring back at least one ;)
Another suggestion is to have Swedish meatballs for breakfast. A purely personal suggestion (that we've found in another hotels, even of the chain)
A great bar & restaurant where you can use your vouchers if, like us, you are a silver or upper member of their loyalty program. Now the bar is closed due to the pandemic but the staff make an excellent effort in offering a short selection of drinks and food that you can get at reception. On Sunday this is not available, maybe because is the day with less customers? We were allowed to use the voucher in the minibar of the room that day, instead ;)
We stayed in room 142 and let us say that this room shouldn't exist, it could be used it as storage or other, but not like a room. All rooms of this hotel have windows, but 142 is the first room of the floor, so the window gives to a tiny corridor that leads to a courtyard. This makes it virtually like a no-window room, since the natural light entering is minimal, and the "view" is a metal wall at 1.5m from the window. Other hotels (including this chain) have windowless rooms and you know it when booking, specially in the city centre where estate space is more scarce and pricey (I guess), but not this hotel.
We'll definitely keep coming back again, indeed we already have booked our next long weekend for November. Let's see if the waffle machine is back by then ;)
By the way, we felt more than safe as regards the hygienic measures taken at the premises, which are followed to the letter.