Best Western Strand Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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This is not a hotel I would recommend. Normally I stay at Wisby hotel but it was booked. The hotel is a little bit further away, it's rather dark inside the bar and restaurant are not nicely decorated and the room looked like something decorated in the 1970's. Overall the staff were very nice, but it felt like the hotel needed a full makeover.
We stayed in the Strand Hotel for the second time and it is still charming and has a friendly atmosphere. No frills but very nice. The room was good and bright. The hotel is very close to the sea and we always go down to smell the salty breeze. It is also in the middle of the old interesting inner city of Visby. If you visit go for a walk. And do not forget to go up to the rooftop terrace.
The room we had was very old, with carpet floor. it was small and old. on the carpet and the curtains were big stains. the bed linen smelled bad and the bed was not very comfortable. The bathroom was very small and it was not possible to take a shower without having the bathroom floor wet, because there is no separation between shower and the rest of the floor. breakfast was ok but I had better ones in cheaper hotels. There is a little "Wellness-Area", a tiny pool, a sauna and a steam room. These facilites are very clean and good to use.
Excellent location, and easily walkable from the port. The hotel is large, reasonably priced and includes a good breakfast. Local beers are served in the bar. Sauna and small pool available. A good experience.
Helpful staff, and perfect location inside the city walls, and near the sea. And you can rent a parking space! The rooms are all different sizes and have different views, it is in an old series of buildings. So that is a bit luck of the draw there.
Had our room been nicer I would have written a better review. Our room was not the best. It was on the ground floor, our windows opening right to the street. No air conditioning, so we couldn't get any cool air. We asked for a fan, but got a small desk type noisy fan. Small bathroom, shower box was leaking water to flood the bathroom floor. There was no minibar fridge in the room to keep our medicines from the heat. There was no safe in the room for our valuables. The breakfast was standard. Service was average. This can not be a 4 star hotel.
Me, my girlfriend and our 8 month baby booked a 2 night stay here to have time to explore Visby. The check in scared us a bit, took 20 minutes before we could see any staff at all. But when we finally got to our room at wing 4** there was nothing to really complain about. The room was really clean and quite ok in standard. Only downside was the sofa that was not comfy at all to sit in. Breakfast and staff service when we asked for help with fixing with food for our little boy was excellent! Only reason I'm giving it 3 instead of 4 stars is the sofa and the long check in time.
This rambling hotel is close to everything in medieval Visby- the museum, the defense wall, the marketplace. It has good wifi and free buffet breakfast with lots of good things to choose from. They can do laundry for you in their washer for a reasonable fee. The old buildings that have been turned into hotel rooms are charming, but may not be relaxing for some. Our double bed had 2 duvets that affected getting a good nights rest. The shower was pretty small, the room temperature was warm and couldn't be adjusted on the thermostat. The windows could be opened to cool off the room, but 2 of the 4 hinges were broken. Sometimes there was a long wait at the front desk.
The location of this hotel is perfect and is within walking distance of all the beauty of old town Visby. It's also a quiet location, even during the Swedish Political Week festivities. Visby is a charming, historical place and this hotel offers a good home base. The breakfast buffet is very large and there are tons of choices. Unfortunately, our room was rough. It was clean, but it was up many flights of stairs that we had to haul our suitcases up. It was on the top floor and the rooms actually had exterior doors. The rooms were very warm since it was warm outside. There was no AC and a window that barely opened. Also, the shades for the windows did not block much light which makes it hard to sleep when the sun is up for 18 hours a day. When we asked for a fan, the front desk staff gave us attitude, but eventually found a really small and very loud desk fan to offer us. Front desk staff also do not speak English very well. I will come back to Visby again and want to see more of the island of Gotland, but would not pay such huge prices for a small, uncomfortable room.
I stayed at this hotel in Visby on my recent business trip to attend a conference there and it was most spectacular. The hotel is relatively centrally located very close to the ocean front and it has a gym, sauna, steam room and small pool on site which makes it a perfect place to stay whether in winter or summer. They have a real elaborate breakfast buffet but there is no resturant on site. A few cold sandwiches and drinks are on sale in the lobby. The rooms are just average but they are kept pretty neat and clean. I liked the simple decor. A typical small conference hotel but nice to stay at even when on holiday. I do recommend it strongly.
Gotlands Art Museum is within a 5-minute walk of Best Western Strand Hotel while other popular sites like DBW's Botanical Garden are within a 15-minute stroll. This 124-room, 4-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Centrally located in Visby, the hotel is also a short walk from Almedalen and Saint Karins Ruins.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 11 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
The 124 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including electric kettles, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with digital channels. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers.
At Best Western Strand Hotel, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. Self parking is available for SEK 95 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.
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65% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 153 reviews