Our First Foray into Radisson Blus, Tempted by Points, Rewarding Regardless

By Lakshmi:

Our travels to date have never taken us to Radisson Blus.  In fact, it was just recently that I became aware of this brand as we were considering it for a business trip to Chicago.

Fast forward to our recent trip to Sweden and news of a Club Carlson promotion, and all of a sudden trying out a Radisson Blu escalated to the top of our priorities.

First, Siddhi and I registered for the 50,000 bonus point giveaway promotion at Club Carlson, which after just one night at a Radission property would give you enough points to stay a night at some of their priciest properties for free!

Next, since I was headed to Stockholm, I made a reservation at the Radisson Blue Royal Viking Hotel at the train station.  And since our last night was to be in Gothenburg, Siddhi made a reservation to stay at the Radisson Blu property across the train station in Gothenburg.

From the beginning, our experience was lovely.  I asked if I could leave my luggage in Gothenburg before heading to Stockholm, and that went seamlessly.  In Stockholm, the hotel’s location was so convenient that right after arriving by train from Gothenburg, I checked in, left my backpack, and within ten minutes was strolling the streets of Gamla Stan.  The front desk receptionist cum conceierge handed me a map to aid my travels, asking me to be a little cautious since it was a holiday and the streets were quiet.

The next morning after breakfast, the nice guy at the front desk gave me an orientation to the city, granted my 2:00 pm late check out with a smile, and asked me to make the most of my stay (which I did).

When I returned to Gothenburg, Siddhi had already checked into the property, aided by the fact that all she had to do was walk across from the station.  I retrieved my luggage and off we went exploring Gothenburg for the last time prior to our departure.

With an early morning flight, and little local cash in hand, we asked if they would charge the taxi to the room…a request again handled efficiently with a smile.

I really loved the fact that the staff at both locations were so “no nonsense”.  They listed to my requests, handled them promptly, did not fawn over with fake enthusiasm, but enabled us in our pursuits.

We are eagerly looking forward to staying at more Radisson Blus, especially now that we have points to fund our stay.

To learn more about the properties we stayed at, click below:

 http://www.radissonblu.com/royalvikinghotel-stockholm

http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-gothenburg

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