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Best Western Hotel Gamla Teatern

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I always stay at this hotel when I go home to visit my relatives. It is not overly expensive and it has a special charm which I find attractive. The location is perfect. One thing to remember when booking: Do not reserve a room in the basement unless you don't like windows.

If you want to save the town theatre from being demolished and replaced by an office block this is how to do it. The Old Tiown Theatre has been converted into a Hotel by using theb rooms that were originally used by the travelling theatre companies when visiting the theatre. At the heart of the hotel the theatre remains and is still used for theatrical and cabaret performances. Breakfast is taken in what was/is the crush bar to the theatre BY is an amazing experience and the breakfast is very good as well! If we had a complaint our room was over furnished with period furnishings but it was still very comfortable.

The hotel hosted two events during the weekend we stayed there. Arriving to a rock consent with drunken visitors spilling their drinks and smoking indoors is not impressive. The breakfast lacked of freshness. In addition there was no gluten free or lactose free options. The manager explained that he has prioritised the two events before allergies. I was chocked over how inconsiderate and sexist he was. I will never return there rather pay double the price somewhere else than go back to that hotel and that kind of mindset!

This is a nice hotel located in an old theatre The service is good and the breakfast is nice. It is i the heart of the city centre of Östersund. I could recomend this for both business and pleasure. In the basement there is a really nice spa.

Pleasant hotel in old cultural building, mainly the old Theatre. The original interior is enhanced in a time typical manner. At first I was offered a boring room without a window, in the basement, but it was no problem to change to a nicer room. Fairly small room. Deficit of space put things on: The small desk was covered with hotel stuff. Comfortable bed but no soft pillows. Quiet. Breakfast buffé with hot and cold dishes, was OK. Breakfast understaffed, hard to find a person when coffe needed to be refilled. Unpleasant front desk officer at check out was a drawback.

I booked the Gamla Teatern a few hours before arriving in Ostersund, and suspect I got the last room in town, given that it was their annual music festival. The building is old, stuffy and tired, and had an all-permeating smell of fish for the duration of our stay. The room was small, quite stuffy, and had a mixed bag of furniture of various ages. However, the welcome was friendly, the staff keen to please, and the room was spotlessly clean. If the price of the room was a bit more like a UK hotel then I'd give it a fourth star, but something about Swedish hotel prices grates a little (I ended up paying nearly £200 for the night). And at a lower price I would stay again.

The hotel was once a theatre so had an old world atmosphere. The dinner was by candlelight in the theatre but the service was extremely slow. Breakfast next morning, in a lounge area, was also by candlelight which was not appropriate at 6.30 a.m. There was no fridge in the room. The curtains did not fit close to the windows so it was difficult to make the room dark.

We were taking our yearly family trip to Sweden with our two 20-something children and their friends (a total of six of us which included four 20-somethings). We stayed in Stockholm for six nights then started heading up north via car. We stayed overnight in Ostersund because there is a Boda Borg in town and we wanted to take our children's friends since they had never been to a Boda Borg. We looked for a hotel that was a little out of the ordinary and we were not disappointed with BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern. We had three rooms and while they were on the small side, we have no complaints. All of the rooms were uniquely decorated and had everything we needed. Breakfast is included and it is definitely one of the best hotel breakfasts we have had. I wish I would have taken more pictures inside the hotel. If we travel through Ostersund again, we won't hesitate to stay at BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern.

Housed in a completely refurbished former theatre, the decor is more Victorian than anything velvet seating and chandeliers in the inside dining room. My room was comfortable, furnished in old world style, and clean. The hotel is located in the center of the city, just a short walk from the pedestrianised main street. Breakfast was complete with hot and cold offerings. For me, the hotel did not represent either old world or modern Scandinavia, and I would probably chose to stay elsewhere on a return visit.

Me as an actor:o) just love this place!!! It was an old theatre turned in to a hotel. They kept the style!!! Rooms are small, clean. My room is with windows to main street, yes I do hear cars passing by but for me it's not a problem. Locations is really good. For example last week I was staying in 4stars hotel in Zagreb and this one here I like more. So if you like some stay with style -go for it :)

Thomeegrand 20 Ostersund

Located in Odenslund, Best Western Hotel Gamla Teatern is adjacent to Ostersund Town Hall and within a 5-minute walk of Stadsmuseum. This 64-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Ostersund, the hotel is also a short walk from Mid Sweden University and Badhusparken.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Teatergrillen, which specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 64 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Best Western Hotel Gamla Teatern offers a 24-hour fitness center, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking, No Windows

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

48% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 138 reviews