Best Western Plus Vasterviks Stadshotell4.0 out of 5.0
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We arrived by car and the hotel was easy to find thanks to the specific driving directions that we found in advance on the hotel’s web page. We didn’t use the hotel’s parking garage as there was a cheaper public parking area just opposite the hotel, which cost 100 SEK/day. When we arrived around lunch time our room was not ready so we left our luggage in the hotel’s storage room for a few hours. When we came back to check in the receptionist was nice and explained to us about the hotel, for example regarding the spa area and the gym. There was coffee, tea and biscuits in the lounge beside the reception, which was free for hotel guests. We asked about the menu in the Ekobar (the restaurant on the top floor) as we hadn’t found that menu on their web page and wondered if we could have dinner there or if they only served light snacks, but the receptionist wasn’t sure. A short while after we came up to our room, the receptionist knocked on the door and gave us a menu for the Ekobar that she had found. That was very helpful and we appreciated the service. The room was quite large and in addition to the desk there was also a sofa with a small table. The beds were quite comfortable, but the quilt was too thick and warm as the room was quite warm. The bathroom had a bathtub with a shower and a proper sliding partition wall to prevent the water from splashing on the floor. There was a large area beside the wash basin to put your things on. Wifi worked well. The gym was very small with only a few multifunction strength training machines, which I didn’t find very good, and there were also a few cardio machines. Beside the gym there was a pool but it was very small. After walking through the changing rooms there was a spa area with a warm Jacuzzi, a sauna and a small relax area with a few chairs and this spa area was nice despite the small size. We had dinner one evening in the restaurant on the ground floor, the Black Rock Grill, where we had a great meal (I have written a separate review on that). The other evening we had dinner in the Ekobar on the top floor, where there was seating both indoors and outdoors on a narrow balcony. It was more casual than the restaurant on the ground floor, but the food was good. The breakfast buffet was very good, although the buffet area felt a bit crowded at moments when there were a lot of people. There was good bread and also homemade crisp bread (one of the staff mentioned it was homemade), cold cut meat, different types of cheese, marmalade, vegetables, fresh fruit, juice, yoghurt, cereal, nuts and even cakes and croissants. There was also a hot section with eggs, bacon and pancakes with jam and nutella.
Lovely hotel close to the water, restaurants, bars and shops. Quiet area but also close enough to the bars etc along the cobbled street. Nice rooms with plenty of space and large bathroom. We didn't eat at the hotel as it was cheaper to eat elsewhere. There is a nice central area at reception that's brilliant for meeting with family and friends and the hotel bar close by too.
Two professional sommeliérs from best Western Hotel Västervik led a competition between French and american chardonnays, pinot noirs and Zinfandels. Informative, and pleasant not to forget the masterpiece from the kitchen: barbeque/colaglazed sirloin steak.
Västervik isn't a large city and this hotel is consequently well-located nearby the harbour area and the pedestrian shopping streets. The hotel seems mainly focused on conference guests, providing meeting rooms and a relax/sauna/gym/pool area. It also has a restaurant. The layout of the hotel is not the usual one; the lobby is e.g. co-located with the large breakfast room and 20-30 steps into the building, behind the restaurant. The ceiling height in the hotel is generally very low which adds to the feeling that the hotel is not very modern. It's kept very clean, though. Our room was a family room that could sleep 4 in two rooms, sharing one bathroom. Much space - except for the bathroom which was of normal size for a double room. Also here, very clean. The bathroom had been renovated later than the rest of the room. The beds were soft and not very comfortable - especially not the two "kids" beds that were very narrow. Wi-Fi works well. The breakfast had highs and lows. Missing oat meal. Some of the hot choices (meat balls, sausages) were prefabricated which signals low quality. In contrast, the breakfast did offer some very good things (e.g. smoothies and small cold cuts) unique to the hotel. Long distances between tables and the food - which is also spread out over a large area; somewhat confusing to e.g. have to walk over a corridor to find coffee and tea. One would expect a lower price in a small city a regular winter weekend - so the value was overall so-so. Guess competition is not that fierce in Västervik. Friendly staff at the reception, but both times we used it, it took the staff 2-4 minutes to come. Parking in the street - the hotel also offers parking, but the fee is unnecessary hefty.
Rooms are nice, and with good standard. The bed i liked, also there is a kettle in the room a small detail that I really appreciate. Also visited the restaurant and to my satisfaktion there where several non meat options. They have a fitnes and spa, but i had no time to use it on this trip. Not the cheapest, but OK value for money.
on our south Sweden trip we stayed here. this is a nice place by a small harbor. it has a small terras overlooking the harbor, and a small restaurant. we did not have dinner here so i cannot comment. breakfast was OK, standard i will say. service is good and friendly. if we go back we will stay again.
We stayed at this hotel one night in July 2016. Friendly, efficient staff at the reception. The room was quiet and spacious, the bathroom seemed fairly new. The window could not be opened, but efficient aircon provided very nice and fresh air. Comfy beds! The only thing that needs improvement is the closing mechanism of the doors. Every time a door in the corridor was closed the walls were shaking, and the mirror banged against the wall. The breakfast buffet was okay, but it was too tight in the buffet area. Convenient parking in the basement with elevator. All in all: We absolutely recommend this hotel.
Clean and quiet room. Great breakfest buffé...even if it was little to narrow between the buffé tables. Grill restaurant was great with really nice staff. Short walk to harbour area and remains of the fortress ++ location and staff + room - N/A
Great hotel, great breakfast, great location. Staff were very friendly and efficient. We ate in the Black Rock restaurant one night which again was excellent. All round very good and will stay again one day. Thanks.
A nice hotel in center of town. Rooms are ok and they have free wi-FI. We did not try the restaurant but breakfast was excellent with plenty to choose from! Walking distance to a number of decent places to eat at! The hotel provides parking at a charge!
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Best Western Plus Vasterviks Stadshotell places you within a 10-minute stroll of St. Gertrude's Church and St. Petri Church. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 101 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Vastervik, the hotel is also a short walk from Västerviks Museum.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
The 101 accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, safes, and phones are also standard.
Best Western Plus Vasterviks Stadshotell features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is offered for SEK 130 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 146 reviews