REVIEW: Radisson Blu Royal Viking Stockholm Hotel

Club Carlson promotions this year have been move competitive than normal, and throughout the majority of the year it has been possible to earn at least double base points when staying at their hotels which include Radisson BluRadisson Blu EdwardianPark Plaza and Park Inn properties. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been focusing my hotel stays at a handful of hotels, with Club Carlson properties being one of them. Doing this not only helps to generate redemption nights quicker (due to not spreading the hotel points out as much), but also means that you can benefit more from these generous promotions. A few months ago I stayed at the Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo Hotel in Norway. This month I stayed at one of their hotels recently in Sweden, the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Stockholm Hotel – a property in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden.

If you’re arriving at the main international hub, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the easiest option is to jump on the Arlanda Express train direct to Stockholm city centre. The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs 280 Swedish Krona (around £25) if you don’t prebook. Tickets online can be purchased for around half that amount if booking 90 days in advance. From the train station it’s a 5 minute walk to the hotel. Another option is Uber (get £10 free credit if you’re new to Uber) which will take you direct to the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Stockholm Hotel.

Check in at the hotel was quick. The receptionist was super friendly despite it being almost midnight and quickly found the booking on the system. She noticed my Club Carlson Gold status and instantly upgraded the room from a Superior Room to a Business Class Room. The allocated room on the 17th floor and as you would expect was almost silent at night.

The hotel has many facilities to offer including several restaurants, a trendy roof bar and even a swimming pool – not bad for a city hotel. As I arrived late and was leaving early the next morning I didn’t explore any further. I took the lift to the 17th floor, walked to the room, and then hit the bed.

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Large reception area with ample check-in counters


Hallway on the 17th floor down to the Business Class room


Business Class room entrance with large wardrobes to left


Large king sized bed with 2 dressing gowns, seating area, desk and coffee machine


Seating and small table with welcome fruits and water in bay window area


Compact desk and television


Club Carlson Gold status welcome fruit and water with note from hotel


Double shower in bathroom


Business Class room bathroom with standard Radisson Blu toiletries and hair dryer


Street view from 17th floor

Overall I was extremely pleased with the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel in Stockholm, almost on par with my stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel. The Business Class Room was a good size, super quiet on the 17th floor, and offered everything you need for a one night stay – even a proper coffee machine. The hotel is well positioned as a city hotel and within walking distance to the Arlanda Express train station which has a direct link to Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Cash rates at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel in Stockholm start to around £150 per night if booked a few weeks in advance. Rooms can also be booked using Club Carlson points at 70,000 points per night.

Book a stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel.