Great breakfast buffet, good location
13/09/2018 Michael_Spencer_12, General Santos City
We arrived at 9 AM after leaving our cruise ship for good at the port. Then we left our luggage in their storage room (unsurprisingly our room wasn't ready so early), and used the opportunity in the h... more
We arrived at 9 AM after leaving our cruise ship for good at the port. Then we left our luggage in their storage room (unsurprisingly our room wasn't ready so early), and used the opportunity in the hours before we could go into our room to see Stockholm. A few minutes walk away is Sveavagen street, a pedestrian street that goes through the heart of Stockholm, ending on Gamla Stan island, a long street which is like an endless mall of stores and restaurants. This gave us a good experience of Stockholm (besides the 4-hour tour of the city we told the day before). My wife and I very much enjoyed our hours of walking this street. We had lunch in a McDonald's restaurant, and bought some things at its shops. By noon this street became much crowded, showing that it enjoys great popularity among the people of Stockholm. We saw several quite colorful characters there, including a gay queen in a cute skirt, a burly man with a beard.
The buffet breakfast provided without charge to customers was great, loaded up with foods. By 8 or 9 AM guests nearly filled the rooms of the place, not passing up their opportunity of going to this worthwhile feast. I thought this buffet, and its location near Sveavage the outstanding features of this hotel,
Otherwise, this was an averagely-good, satisfactory hotel.
I was surprised that others here reported they found they had bunk beds when they arrived. In fact, in our case, perhaps because we had to wait so long for our room, our room was upgraded from what it would have been, and we had a large room that was fine.
When I asked the woman who worked at the reception desk what the word KOM in the name of their hotel meant, she said it meant "man and women." --If she wasn't putting me on. less
Kit F, Web and Social Media Manager at Best Western Kom Hotel Stockholm, responded to this review
This is indeed a city of colorful characters! We're very glad you enjoyed being guests with us and the city in itself. Thank you for writing this review and hope to see you in Stockholm again.
By the way, the front desk woman wasn't putting you on. It's an acronym for "`Kvinnor och Män" which literally translates to "Women and Men" – so except that she said it the wrong way around it was absolutely correct. And that's because the hotel was built and is owned by a local YWCA-YMCA chapter.
BW Kom Hotel Stockholm