Review: Story Hotel Signalfabriken (Family Duplex)

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Nightly rate3,500 points (worth US$53)
(2,489 points with Hyatt’s promo)
Length of stay3 nights
Date of stayApril 2022
Membership levelGlobalist
(World of Hyatt)

What benefits to expect when you stay at Story Hotel Signalfabriken as a World of Hyatt Globalist member?

Story Hotel Signalfabriken opened in 2014 with a total of 83 rooms.

This is currently a Category 1 World of Hyatt property requiring 3,500 to 6,500 points per night. Staying in this property is one of the best ways to redeem your Hyatt points.

Related: Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem World of Hyatt points

If you do not have Hyatt points, you’ll be happy to know that purchasing the points is cheaper than paying the usual cash rate, regardless of membership status!

Aim for “off-peak” nights to stay in this property for just 3,500 points. The easiest way to find those off-peak nights is by looking at the points calendar.

Location

The hotel is located Sundbyberg, Sweden and is well-connected to Stockholm by train.

The Arlanda Express train ticket from Stockholm city centre to the airport is very expensive at SEK 299 (US$31) per person. My partner and I travelled by Uber from the hotel to the airport for SEK 393 (US$41). Uber is easily the better option if you are not travelling alone.

There were 4 supermarkets within walking distance and some restaurants in the area.

  • 6 mins walk to Sundbyberg train station
  • 12 mins train to Stockholm city centre
  • 25 mins drive to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)
  • 1 hr 15 mins to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)
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Arrival

I had booked the base room on points and as a Globalist member recognition, I was upgraded to the one and only Family Duplex room 2 days before arrival! It was a lovely surprise considering there is only 1 Family Duplex in the property and my stay was 3 nights long.

Building of Story Hotel Signalfabriken
Entrance to the hotel
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Lobby

Family Duplex

Room 406 is 43sqm / 463sqft in size.

There is only 1 room of this category in the hotel and like the other Story hotel in Malmo, the room had industrial-style design.

Check out the video tour of this room on our Instagram page.

Living and dining area
Stairs to the upper floor
Bed on the lower floor
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TV near the bed
View from the suite
Beverage area
Complimentary coffee and tea
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Complimentary bottles of water
Welcome amenity
Clothing rack
Bathroom
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Bath products
Upper floor
Reversed angle of the upper floor
View of the lower floor
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Floor plan of level 4

Breakfast

Breakfast is complimentary for Globalist members and was served at Phil’s Burger.

As you would expect, there’s nothing exciting about “Continental” breakfasts that are served in most European hotels. I felt that the staff did not pay enough attention to maintain presentation and freshness of the food in the buffet area.

You would probably be happier spending on a Subway sandwich just across the road!

Bar area and entrance to Phil’s Burger
Phil’s Burger
Cold cuts and pastries
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Juices
Beverage area
Hot food area
Our picks
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View of Phil’s Burger from the outside

Globalist welcome gift

Globalist members receive a SEK 100 (US$10) F&B voucher per stay. I spent it on a couple of drinks at the bar.

F&B voucher for Globalist members

Other facilities

The hotel does not have a swimming pool or a gym. However, guests can get a complimentary pass to a nearby public gym from the reception.

Gym vouchers
Entrance to SATS gym
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SATS gym
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My ratings

This is how I am rating my stay, after considering the hotel’s usual nightly rate (in points):

Breakfast6/10
Service9/10
Location7/10
Room furnishing9/10
View
(from the room)
9/10
Peace & quiet10/10
Facilities7/10
Elite member recognition10/10
Value10/10

Bottom line

Considering other accommodation prices in Stockholm, this was a high-value stay and a fantastic use of Hyatt points. Getting this kind of upgrade is a great sign that the hotel will always try their best to upgrade Globalist members, even if this particular room is not available.

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