Since the start of the pandemic, many Swedes have chosen to get a dog. This, combined with home beaching, means that more hotels that welcome pets are now seeing an increased demand for pet-friendly rooms. Although the hotel industry has been offered few flashes of light during the pandemic, there are some that have done reasonably well – the part of the activities that welcome animals.
Home work and restrictions have meant that many Swedes have invested in acquiring pets. Nearly 10,000 pets have stayed at Scandic’s Swedish hotels this summer, a record increase of 84% compared to the summer of 2020.
To meet new travel habits and the dominant trend of flexible domestic travel, for example, Scandic increased the number of animal rooms and offered guides for the best dog walks at hotels and “doggybags”. It was a welcome message for many holidaymakers and during the summer, almost 10,000 pets have stayed at one of Scandic’s 86 hotels in Sweden.
Is it allowed with pets in all hotels?
Basically, it is the owner of the business who must allow it. Common to all hotels that accept dogs is that there are certain rooms in the hotel where dogs are allowed. These rooms can thus run out and it is important to reserve just one dog room. Many hotels charge an extra fee for the dog, normally about SEK 250.
The hotel room often, but not always, has some type of “skin equipment”. For example, a dog bed and the dog school. At Storforsen we also got a small bag of dog candy and a poop bag.
Examples of pet-friendly hotels around Sweden:
Lydmar Hotel Stockholm
Elite Stora Hotel Linköping
Scandic Europa Gothenburg