Review: Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping

Tested November 2017

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping

Where is it?

Elite Stora Hotellet is located right in the city centre just by the main square, Stora Torget. The location is about as central as you can get in the city with shops, restaurants and most places of interest just around the corner. The main railway station is about a 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

The arrival experience

The grand hotel building was inaugurated in 1852 and has a beautiful exterior in Gustavian style. It is one of the oldest city hotels in Sweden and definitely one of the oldest still is full operation as a hotel today. The hotel has seen many owners over the years and is now run by Elite Hotels.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
The beautiful hotel exterior

I arrived at the hotel at 6 pm and was immediately checked in by a very friendly and courteous young woman who also helped me register my frequent flyer card in the booking to earn points, as it was not possible to do this during the booking process. The check-in process was quick and efficient.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
One of the staircases

The room

There are 117 rooms in the hotel. I had booked a standard room for single occupancy and was assigned a room on the second floor. The room was fairly small and although it had everything needed with a bed, a desk and an armchair it did feel quite tiny.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
The standard room

Naturally this was a standard room for just one person and there are obviously larger rooms available including double rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. The room was nicely decorated though and in an excellent condition, but there should have been something more on the walls.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
A desk, bed and an armchair

The bathroom was also quite small with a toilet, sink and shower.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
The bathroom

There was a limited view of the large square, Stora Torget through the window but very little outside noise reached the room.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
One of the hotel corridors

Food and drinks

The hotel has a bar and a restaurant called Storan Restaurang & Bar located on the ground floor with a large veranda overlooking the square. The restaurant has a focus on traditional Swedish food. There is also a bar section.

There is also a cooperation with The Bishops Arms, a popular chain of pubs in Sweden. The pub is not actually located inside the hotel but a short walk away.

Other facilities

The hotel has a small gym on the top floor and also a mixed sauna in the same area.


The service was friendly throughout the stay with nothing to complain about. The same young woman who checked me in also checked me out the following day and remembered me well and also made sure I was happy with the stay.


The breakfast was served in the magnificent breakfast restaurant on the first floor. The buffet-style breakfast was quite decent with plenty of hot and cold options.

Elite Stora Hotellet, Linköping
The breakfast restaurant

Final impression

Although the standard room was quite small the rest of the stay was pleasant. The building from 1852 is really beautiful, the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was decent. Overall good value for money, especially with a weekend rate.

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