For our family's one-night layover in Stockholm I decided to indulge in a night in the cockpit suite. On the positive side is the fabulous novelty and relative spaciousness of this suite, which includes the cockpit itself (outfitted with a queen size mattress from wall to wall), a very nicely appointed private bathroom with shower, the first-class lounge, and a private outdoor terrace with views of the airport. It's also super convenient to the city -- you can just hop a shuttle to the terminal for the high speed train into Stockholm which takes you into town in 20 minutes.
On the down-side is the feeling that you're sleeping in .. well, an old plane. When in bed, there are broken wires hanging down from the cockpit ceiling just above your head and the foam mattress, though serviceable for a night, has breaks in the center through which you can feel some kind of hardware.
The first-class lounge could really be better furnished. Rather than set up as a living room area, it is lined on either side with old, broken looking, decommissioned airplane seats. My daughter actually opted to sleep in one of those rather than the roll-out cot the hostel supplied. And though the suite is equipped with a space heater, it was a bit cold and drafty.
All in all, I don't regret our stay. For a special overnight, this is a really neat location with a great WOW factor -- especially if you have a younger child, or in my case a husband, who loves machines and transportation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the only hotel located inside a real authentic Boeing 747, Jumbojet. The aircraft was first flewn in 1976. Last journey was from Dublin to Stockholm in 2002. We have a nice wing walk / terrasse on the left wing, perfect for plane spotting. Our bar and cafe are open for everyone all days in the week. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jumbo Stay Hotel Stockholm