How to Find and Book the Best Accommodations in Sweden

The accommodation that you choose when traveling can make or break your entire trip. If you are in Sweden, there are many accommodation options that you can explore.

The challenge is always how to secure the best place to stay for yourself. Some of the things you can do to help narrow down your options include the following:

Read Reviews

As tempting as it is to just click the “Book Now” button when you see beautiful images of a hotel or bed-and-breakfast, you should not be so hasty. Not everything you see on the internet turns out the way you had hoped.

There are plenty of horror stories about would-be guests who were lured by what appeared online to be well-watered lawns and spacious rooms, only to arrive and find the exact opposite.

With this in mind, take your time and go through as many reviews as you possibly can, so that you can make an informed decision.

Confirm the Amenities

What makes a place a good accommodation choice is whether it has the right amenities. Things like stable internet connections are important, especially if you want to keep up to date on the news and social media during your stay.

Look at the dining facilities and be sure to check what is on their menu. Swedish cuisine is very rich and diverse, so you don’t have to worry about what you will eat while you’re there.

Other amenities should include things like gyms, saunas, means of transport, hygienic items, and others. Do your best to confirm beforehand that the hotel has all the amenities and facilities you require.

Consider Your Budget

There are different types of accommodation in Sweden, and the amount of money you plan to spend will determine the kind of accommodation you get.

If you are doing leisure travel, put things into perspective. You don’t want to spend all your money on accommodations and miss out on other things, such as picking up a nice camera with which to document your adventures.

Also be sure to ask the hotel beforehand whether there will be any other additional charges that you may not have been aware of.

Use a Travel Agent

If you are looking for a good deal, or if you are looking for accommodation at very short notice and are feeling overwhelmed, it is time that you consider asking for help.

Why not reach out to an experienced travel agent and ask them for assistance? Sweden has many professional and fully-licensed travel agents.

They will not only help you find and book the right accommodation, they may even end up helping you set your itinerary, if you are open to it.

But be prepared to do your due diligence in order to get a travel agent who is experienced and legit. If you cannot afford to hire an agent, you should think of using social-media sites.

Through blogs, Facebook, and Instagram, you can find people who love to travel (or have lived in Sweden for a long time) and ask them for their suggestions and recommendations.

Start Early

The mistake most people make is to wait until the last minute before finding and booking their accommodation. This inevitably leads to chaos and disappointment.

In Sweden, things always get very busy in summer due to the warm weather and the fact that most schools are closed, so people are on holiday.

What this means is that most accommodations will be booked. If you are lucky enough to find one that is available, chances are that the prices will be inflated.

The secret is to make your reservations and bookings well in advance.

Try Their Customer Care

From the moment you make that call to ask a question, or send that email, you can understand the quality of customer-care services at a hotel or bed and breakfast.

If it takes them a long time to respond to your questions, or if they come off as rude or flippant, this is probably a sign that you need to look elsewhere.

There is nothing as frustrating as checking into a hotel with poor customer-care services. This can throw a wet blanket over your entire stay, and turn an otherwise excellent trip into a poor one.