I didn’t expect to like the BW Time as much as I did. In fact, I was sad to depart after our two night visit.
The pictures online make it look somewhat hipster, but also sterile. We primarily chose it based on price and the good reviews. We weren’t prepared to warm up to it.
Sure, there are some oddball modern touches and sculptures in the lobby, and it lacks the charm of a boutique hotel. But the staff and the efforts they go to make this a great place.
They literally had the red carpet rolled out at the front door. The reception staff were all approachable, helpful, and friendly. They even went to the trouble, in celebration of Halloween, to include guests in the fun and have hidden bats throughout the hotel. Finding one was rewarded with a prize! Glad to say, after some scouring, I found two. It was a cute, whimsical touch.
The room itself was clean, average sized, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The wooden doors and room numbering looked sheek.
Breakfast was impressive. So much selection and choice. There was a combination of fruits, pastries, cheeses, breads, hot items and meats, and even the most delicious crepes. There was no excuse to leave hungry. I was so disappointed that we had to check-out before it was served on our last morning, as they don’t start serving until 7:30am on the weekends. It’s my only quibble. But the staff does organise a packed sandwich and snacks for early check-outs.
The location is away from the attractions, and the lower price reflected that. It’s in a quiet neighbourhood that was safe and an easy 30 minute walk from the city centre. The Odenplan station was about a ten minute walk as well, and two shorts from Central.
Overall, we were impressed and loved the Time’s staff, details, and breakfast. less