Scandic Foresta Hotel Lidingo
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Nice hotel but a too far from the city center May 15, 2012
I had been in Stockholm for a couple of days and I had the possibility to change hotel in order to get a cheaper hotel. I had stayed at the wonderful Berns Hotel that had been the only free room during the only week due to the world championship in icehockey. The hotel I went for was situated a bit outside the center of Stockholm on the island Lidingo.
Lidingo had a special meaning to me, as it was on this island I spent all my summers in my early youth but sadly I had no possibility to examine the island to see the development. I was my first time in the hotel, which in my youth had a spooky sound to it as there many years ago was found a suitcase with chopped up body parts in the water in front of the hotel. As a young kid that was a scary story. It was absolutely not as normal as today with all the freaks searching to make their own front-page stories.
I arrived at the hotel by taxi and boy the guy was talkative. It was an old guy that probably had driven taxi for the past 50 years and amongst the stories that I managed to receive was the story about the woman giving birth in his taxi and the work of cleaning it afterwards and what kind of perfume that would remove the smell. It was strange information to receive.
The hotel is located quite beautifully on the shore next to the water facing Stockholm and all the ferries leaving for Estonia, Finland or Aaland. The hotel had been refurbished and it was quiet bright. The entrance area of the hotel was large and so was the lounge. Behind the counter there was a fresh young guy with a service-minded attitude. He quickly found me in his systems and he started to find me a room.
I received a room on the second floor, which actually just was one stair up from the reception. The room was bright with huge windows that almost went from the floor to the ceiling. There was a nice double bed with nice madrasa’s. There were Danish PH designed lamps on the bed tables and a couple of red leather chairs and a small table in front of the windows and there were also a little table between them. The desk where the flat screen was stand had an okay size and it was feasible to work there. The Wi-Fi was free but you had to ask for it in the reception.
The hotel was really nice; there was loads of space in all the lounges and open areas. The best thing was the open area outside the hotel from where you can enjoy the view of the water and the bridge between Stockholm and Lidingo. There is an outside bar and my guess is that it is pretty popular place to hang out and enjoy the evening.
The hotel is outside the inner city so the price level is a bit lower, but not much. The hotel is a conference hotel and therefore you have a possibility to make good deal in the weekends.
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Scandic Foresta Hotel Lidingo Overview
A beautiful hotel located in a spectacular setting beside Millesgarden. Nearly every room offers a jaw-dropping view of Stockholm's wonderful skyline which makes this hotel extremely desirable for those wishing to escape the city but feel connected nonetheless to everything that the Swedish capital has to offer. Highly recommended. All standard rooms have recently been refurbished in a contemporary Scandinavian style using pale wood and natural materials. The rooms have spacious working areas, ambient lighting and large comfortable beds to make any length of stay enjoyable. The view from the bedroom window is either over the sculpture museum Millesgarden or the Varta port area, with the whole Stockholm skyline beyond. Each en-suite bathroom is fully tiled and stylishly designed. All rooms have complimentary wireless internet access. This property is located just a few kilometres from Stockholm city centre in the beautiful leafy island suburb of Lidingo. The hotel is perched high up on the cliff overlooking much of the cities skyline as such many of the rooms are afforded some amazing views. Next door is the old home and now museum of the sculpture Carl Miles called Millesgarden. The hotel is well known for its restaurants. The most renowned is situated in the old section of the hotel near the top of the building. Its lofty location allows it to offer stunning views over Stockholm while the al la carte menu of contemporary international cuisine ensures a unique dining experience. Breakfast meanwhile is served in a spacious dining room in the newer section of the hotel. A beautiful and grand granite stoned tower provides host to the original section of the hotel. It is an imposing building which from a distance appears fortified due to the turrets that rise from the top. The newer section is constructed from brick and glass. It is a low rise building with limited architectural features other than its functionality and simplicity, yet it fits surprisingly well with the old section of the hotel. A large sweeping space greets the guest on arrival. Both to the left and right of the entrance are seating areas consisting of comfortable sofas and glass-topped coffee tables. To the rear is a semi-circled reception desk constructed of light wood while linked to the left is the hotel's small lobby bar. To the far right is a wide corridor heading to the rooms and restaurants. Two computers provide complimentary internet access.
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