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Best Western Arena Hotell

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Perfect location and excellent Bistro. The food is great. Nice we didn´ty have to go outside during the rain and thunder. Good size bar. The staff is friendly and we feelt at home. We would love to return and stay here again.

Clean room, butikken quite small. It was impossible to shower without getting water all over the bathroom. Okay breakfast. Nice and quiet area. Not too far to walk to the city center for dinner. Nice staff.

I have stayed at this hotel twice when my son has competed in swim meets in nearby Uddevalla. Vanersborg is a really nice little town right on the very large lake Vanern. The hotel is basic. Nothing fancy. OK breakfast. OK rooms. Nice staff. Don't expect anything special here but the price is really good when you book a while in advance. So, I recommend this hotel for all you budget travelers out there.

Nice hotel and Surround, but some rooms have no daylight and windows.Breakfast good, friendly reception. good restaurants near by. Average and good for night stay. Nice and cosy lobby. Not the best of "Best Western" !!

Basic hotel which was clean with friendly staff, rooms large and surroundings quiet. Convenient to walk into Vanesborg, only 5-10 minutes on foot. Breakfast was pleasant with a good choice of bread, cereals, yoghurt etc.

We searched the Internet for hotels in Vänersborg, and found the cheapest hotel to be Best Western Arena Hotell. Also, we had been recommended this hotel from friends. When we arrived, we had not ordered a room online, but asked in the reseption. There we was told that a room was close to 1000 Swedish kroner. I told the rude female bejind the desk that the rooms could be bought for kr. 691 online, and was told that this was a lie! I then told her that I did not lie, and she then said she couldn't answer for what "someone" wrote on the web. They had never, ever sold a room for that price. I then said I could book the room online, and then through the Best Western system - since it was Best Western itself that did have the best price (also it was 6 or 7 other companies like hotels.com who offered prices below 700 Swedish kroner). I was then told that I could do so, but would not get a rom to that price no matter what - simply because they sold the rooms for close to 1000 kroner! One thing is certain. People like this something in the reception does not make people want to come back. We simply left the place, and bought a room a few hundred meters away by a competing hotel, where we also will buy a room the next time we go there!

The hotel appears quiet old. When you walk in the front door, it is a bit confusing as it looks like you might be walking into a restaurant. The reception area is shared with the breakfast room and bistro. Our room, 208, was clean. The room is small, but the wi fi worked well (a big plus with us). We had a most pleasant light dinner in the lobby. They have a bistro menu from 1800-2000. There is a special of the day and several other entrees. We had paninis (chicken/bacon and ham/cheese) which were served with a salad. Wine, beer, and other drinks are available. There is patio seating as well as pleasant seating by the windows. The breakfast was good. Serving starts at 0630 on weekdays. I was especially impressed by the boiled eggs which were artfully done (topped with shrimp and a tiny sprig of dill). The hotel was a bit out of our route, but was an excellent choice as we were still a bit fatigued from our trip and needed a quiet place to decompress.

A good hotel, value for money, with a good breakfast. The rooms were quite average and the beds comfortable. The wifi worked well. The breakfast was good and tasty with a lot of variety. Unfortunately the gym was being refurbished whilst we were there so was not able to use it. Also, the ventilation in the rooms is not so good, especially when you take a shower the windows needs to be opened to take out the moisture.

This is a basic hotel, rooms ok, breakfast basic but ok, restaurant very basic, better go to the city, but friendly staff, lots of free parking, free wifi, so a reasonnable hotel for this area. No scandic but good

Stayed two nights here on my own. Room was clean and functional, it is like a ten minute walk to central Vanersborg and the trainstation, bed was comfy, free parking and good wifi internet connection. Nice staff.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

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

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

50% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 56 reviews