So you’re going abroad, you’ve chosen your destination Stockholm and now you have to pick a hotel. Ten years ago, you probably would have visited your local travel agent, and trusted the face-to-face advice you were given by him or her. But the way to select your hotel in the 21st Century is of course on the Internet.

But how do you sift through the all of the amazing choices Stockholm has to offer when it comes to hotels? One of the best tools to help you is an online hotel guide, like the one on Stockholm.com for example. By using a guide you get up-to-date information that really matters. Here are some of the key facts you should bear in mind when making a choice:

1. Location

If it matters that your hotel is, for example, close to the archipelago, close to the amusement park Gröna Lund, or convenient for the airport Arlanda, then location is paramount. Any decent directory should offer a location map of the hotel and its surroundings.

2. Style

It is important to choose a hotel that makes you feel comfortable – contemporary or traditional furnishings, local decor or international, formal or relaxed. The ideal hotel directory should let you know of the options available.

3. Restaurants, Cafes and Bars

Local color is great but the hotel’s own restaurants and bars can play an important part in your stay. You should be aware of choice, style and whether or not they are smart or informal. A good hotel guide should tell you this, and particularly about breakfast facilities.

4. Bedroom Facilities

You should always consider carefully the type of facilities you need from your bedroom, and find the hotel that has those you consider important. The hotel directory website should elaborate on matters such as: bed size, Internet Access (its cost, whether there is WIFI or wired broadband connection), complimentary amenities, if there is a minibar, views from the room, and other luxury offerings.

5. Children’s’ Facilities

This is, of course, more important to the family traveler than the business traveler. If you travel with kids you should find out just how child friendly the hotel is from the directory and make your decision from there. One thing worth looking for is whether the hotel offers a baby sitters service. For the business traveler wishing to escape children this is of course very relevant too – perhaps a hotel that is not child friendly would be something more appropriate!

6. Leisure Facilities

The hotel guide should offer a detailed analysis of leisure services within the hotel – spa, pool, gym, and sauna – as well as details of any other facilities nearby such as golf courses.

7. Special Needs

The hotel directory site should advise the visitor of each hotel’s special needs services and accessibility policy. Whilst again this does not apply to every visitor, it is absolutely vital to some. Follow these advices (the ones that apply to you) and you will be in a great position to find the right hotel for you.

We wish you a great stay in Stockholm!