When we first drove up, I was a little worried when I saw the old-fashioned 'Hotel Bode' sign and the street-side entrance. To enter, you needed to hit a buzzer at the door, and then walk up a couple flights of stairs, which included entrances to some other private apartments. However, once we met the staff and were into our room, we were incredibly happy! Once you check in, your room key will open the front door, so access later at any time is no problem. Later I laughed at my first reaction. Don't jump to the wrong conclusion - this is a lovely place.
Room 7 was awesome! It was fresh, clean, modern and with incredibly comfortable beds and our own modern toilet/shower. Wonderful thick towels too. The artwork and furnishings were unique and made us feel very comfortable.
The lady who checked us in around 6:30pm spoke English and answered all our questions, including arrangements for my son's gluten free breakfast. Later in the evening, we walked down the street for a delicious meal at the restaurant Kopmannagarden (at Drottninggatan 88), and returned to Hotel Bode to be greeted by a sweet older couple, who made us feel welcome and happy, and with smiles, gestures and a few English words confirmed the breakfast arrangements. The gentleman even went downstairs to double check we were in the right parking. The lovely couple greeted us again in the morning and showed us the absolutely wonderful breakfast room, with so many offerings on the buffet.
My 2 sons and I were on our way from Kalmar to Copenhagen, so we only could stay for one night, but we wished we could stay for many more.