I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed by the rooms at the Pop House Hotel.
As you pull up outside the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, there’s a buzz and excitement that place is unique and different.
Check-in is interesting as you use the same entrance to the restaurant and museum. It can be busy, naturally. Once you get to your room reality kicks in.
This is basically your bog-standard Best Western hotel. There is nothing ‘premier’ about this room. For £155 it’s quite frankly disappointing…
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Located a 15 minutes drive or 40 minute walk from the train station / centre of Stockholm, this Best Western hotel feels tired.
The ‘ABBA Hotel’ is in the same building as ‘The ABBA Museum’ and seconds away from the fabulous ‘Mamma Mia! The Party‘.
You arrive at the ABBA Museum and use the same entrance for the gift shop. It’s busy!
There is a check-in desk for the hotel so you shouldn’t have to wait in line. Thankfully the rooms are very quiet despite the property featuring a restaurant, cafe, museum and gift shop being busy.
There’s no luxury in the room whatsoever, although the bathrooms feel much more modern.
You don’t get tea, coffee, dressing gown or slippers but you do pay £150+ a night to stay here.
There’s not even an iron – come on it’s 2019!
If this was a £60-£80 Premier Inn, you would be very satisfied.
There’s a gym on the first floor which is small. It’s perfect if you’re the only one in it.
As mentioned, the bathroom is lovely with a bath/shower that is impeccably clean.
There’s large bottles of hand gel, shampoo and conditioner and enough towels for your stay.
The bathrooms are tiny but adequate…
I was thrilled to visit the GOLD ROOM. I’m told this goes between £1500-£2000.
This leaves me speechless! It’s a very small suite, even by London’s standards. Two people would struggle to cope in this room let alone the occupants of the 6 chairs around the table.
However, the gold discs on the wall are thrilling if you’re a huge ABBA fan…
This hotel is a £20-£25 cab ride from the city centre – this town ain’t cheap!
If your only purpose for visiting Stockholm is the ABBA attractions this is perfect, however, if not I would stay in town and get the tram – they come right outside the hotel/museum.
Breakfast was pleasant from 7-10am…
Breakfast was a simple affair but very good quality. Again, incomparable to a Hilton or Radisson breakfast. The charcuterie and bread was lovely though.
Over all this hotel was a disappointment. I guess I was expecting more from ABBA & for the price.
Some you win….
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 11th April 2019.