Located in Bromma, a suburb of Stockholm, the Flyghotellet was our home for five nights during the first half of our time in Sweden. Although conveniently located to bus stops/tube station, the Flyghotellet is far enough away from the center of Stockholm ( about thirty minutes), that it's really not a hotel for tourists. We picked it for its close proximity to where my step-children live. It was easy for us to visit them every day, the primary purpose of our trip.
As you might have guessed from its name, Flyghotellet means "Flight Hotel" and the lobby is decked out in an aeronautical theme.
It was a basic hotel and our room was a little small, but I was impressed with the thoughtfulness that the owners and staff gave to making the most out of their property. Everyone was very friendly and the little touches went a long way. The lobby had a coffee machine and light snacks that were available twenty-four hours. There was a little computer center.
There was a roof top patio with deck chairs and views of the neighborhood.
The elevator (or Hiss) was covered with all types of announcements. We were never bothered by the "renewing", but I love the word choice. It sounds so much more positive than remodeling.
The room was small and basic, but it really had everything that we required. Unfortunately, the picture that I took of the bed didn't turn out, because I wanted to show the reading lights. I really appreciated having individual reading lights, but the one problem, was that the lights were mounted too low and both of us kept bashing our heads! We had two big chairs in the corner, which we used as a charging station for all of our electronics. Between the two of us, we have a lot of gadgets that all came along on vacation. I can't remember what Dan brought, but I had two Kindles, a Laptop, iPad, iPhone and a digital camera. That charging station may have been the most important area of our room!
There was a unusual heat wave going on during our visit, making everyone miserable. Hot, humid and sticky. Since they generally don't need it, our hotel didn't have air conditioning. On the second night of our stay, we returned to our room to find a fan had been set up for us. I was impressed that they had gone ahead and anticipated our needs, before us asking for a fan. Not only did they give us a fan, but they already had it set up and running, so that the room was cool when we arrived.
Breakfast was included in our stay. It was a unmanned buffet in the basement of the hotel. Most mornings, we were the only people at breakfast. It was quiet and we caught up on current events, as they always had the BBC News running.
The breakfast included a good variety of breads, cereals, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, meats and cheeses. There was a children's play area off to the side of the breakfast room, which was another thoughtful touch.
The Flyghotellet might not be a fancy hotel, but they definitely try hard to make guests happy. It's a decent place to stay if you are in the Bromma area and I imagine that we will return there on future trips to visit the kids.