Stockholm summarises Sweden, like no other Swedish city. While we had great fun exploring the Vasa Ship Museum, Royal Palace, and the Globen Arena, it’s our hotel which brought us immense pleasure. Once a Hilton, today, Scandic Infra City is a pet-friendly establishment owned by the Scandic hotels. We chose to stay here so that we could recreate a luxe experience, imbued in the Nordic luxuries. But, we were offered much more, than what we had in mind.
At first glimpse, Scandic Infra City took us by a surprise with, its mesmerising high-rise glass construction, followed by, Scandinavia’s largest-indoor tropical garden. Yes! You heard that right, with a compact-indoor pond and ceiling-touching palm trees, Scandic Infra City is undoubtedly an extraordinary property to walk in. It’s almost hard to believe the interiors when you cut across the contemporary and shine back glassy exteriors.
Of, all the comforts, Scandic Infra City provides the best indeed, is its close proximity to the Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Central Stockholm, is not too far either! It took us not more than 30-minutes to get to the downtown.
By and large, Scandic Infra City is an enormous hotel featuring 320 non-smoking rooms, impressive restaurants, and a refreshing tropical bar. Inside our room, we had access to free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, a phone, work desk, minibar, and an electronic safe. Additionally, the room sports, an en-suite washroom with premium toiletries, towels, and a hairdryer.
Even though, the best part of staying at Scandic infra City is its lavish breakfast with an organic spread. During our 2-day stay, we noticed something very ‘sweet’ about this hotel. Each one, of the young guests, received a welcome gift as a token of love.
We will never figure out what’s inside, unless, we travel with a kid. However, from what we could tell from the smiles, those small packages must contain a lot of love. (They even have an adorable playroom for the kids) Adults can have as much fun, by either renting a bicycle for free or, by availing the meeting room to host that important business meeting.
If you have time on hand, then venture out to explore the indoor pool, gym, Spa, or the sauna, for a leisurely planned indulgence. We spent more time wining and dining at the restaurant, the heart of the open atrium courtyard. Built in a fashion to bring alive the essence of Nordic tropical gardens, lined with tall palm trees, and embedded with a fish pond and waterfall to make it appear more real. That paired with a fantastic well-prepared classic cuisine!
You cannot leave Scandic Infra City before trying their hamburger and fries, Steak Café de Paris, and chocolate trifle. Whatever you choose to eat, it will be under an open-sky ceiling and an utmost relaxing atmosphere. Note, that the restaurant does not accept cash payments, but, it’s cool as long as, you are carrying a VISA or a MasterCard.
Scandic hotels are a luxurious chain of luxe accommodation. However, if they could also provide water bottles and a tea-coffee maker inside the room, it will be awesome.
Check In Time: 2 PM | Room Rate: Starts from EUR 100 (INR 8000) onwards
1. The English-speaking reception-staff is very helpful and is available 24-hours to answer your queries.
2. Right opposite the reception is, a vending machine where you can get tea or coffee. Although, this is a payable offering and you will have to first pay at the reception.
3. Right next to the vending machine is a small bookstore where you can buy both books and souvenirs.