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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strandgatan 34, Visby, Gotland SE-62156, Sweden
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Ranked #6 of 13 hotels in Visby
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed by our stay here. Hotel and rooms are dated. Seems like nothing has changed in 25 years. Bath room is simple. No mini bar in the room. No safe deposit box either. Service was poor and not at the level one could expect. Breakfast was ok, but without any service. Stay away!

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Andrea_Kahlstrom, Reception at BEST WESTERN Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us your view of the visit at our hotel. With out pointers from our guests we can’t get better. It’s always very disappointing for us when our guests are not satisfied by their stay at our hotel. Design and taste is in the eye of the beholder so it’s not an easy task to fulfill everyone.... More

Geneva, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is is quite interesting. The lobby is quite welcoming with the tree right in the middle. There are many things from newspapers to souvenirs to soft drinks and even fruit place all about for sale. At times you wonder if you are in a hotel or a convenience store. I had a room on the third floor and... More

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Andrea_Kahlstrom, Reception at BEST WESTERN Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us your view of the visit at our hotel. We have forwarded your very important point regarding the doors to the right department. They are going to check the doors so this doesn’t happen again in the future. We are here to make your visit to the island filled with positive memories so if you have... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The hotel have good location in the city close to everything but far away enough to be a calm and relax area. The rooms are modern and well clean. Many different tv channels with English spoken programs. The hotel is offering free coffee, tea and cookies. The breakfast is average Swedish standard. The hotel have bar and good areas so... More

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Andrea_Kahlstrom, Receptionist at BEST WESTERN Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us your view of the visit at our hotel. We have forwarded your points regarding the curtains to the right department. I really hope that you during your stay went and talked to the receptionists about the warm and stuffy air in your room so they could give you a fan or offer you the possibility... More

Stockholm, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is very nice and the fact that it is dog friendly made it even easier for us to bring along our four legged friend. We had breakfast buffet everyday and enjoyed their homemade blackberry jam and fresh produce and baked bread. The service was very friendly and each room was unique. Driving into the hotel might be a... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed in Best Western Strand Visby for 3 nights in late June as a couple with a child. It’s at a nice location about 1 Km from the ferry terminal inside the old wall. Despite the warning sign outside the wall entrance, you can drive in if you are booked in the hotel. The town square and the church... More

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a totally charming hotel. The location, for me could not be better, near the waterfront park and only a few blocks from both the harbor and town square. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and breakfast was very good. I have done a great deal of traveling and have never stayed in... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed here for a night with friends. It's a great location in the middle of the beautiful town of Visby. We had booked a family room for four people. On arrival, we were shown to one the smallest, pokiest rooms I have ever seen which contained 3 single ( US twin size) beds. It was completely absurd. After some... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions during Visby's Medieval Week - either with my boyfriend or the rest of my family. The hotel has the best location in Visby in my opinion being inside the historical part of town (within the medieval walls) and yet close to the beach offering the most beautiful seafront esplanade. The interior... More

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I was completely taken by the surreal medieval charm of this town, and this hotel was very much part of it. We were out of season and on business , so I did not pay directly, but this was one of the most charming and memorable places I have visited. The room was comfortable and unique, and the food fantastic... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This hotel is really charming and used to be a brewery, so the layout is very odd, but unique. No two rooms are the same, but the plus is that most of the rooms are huge! My parent-in-laws stayed in a regular room and we were in a suite, but both were very roomy! However, since it is quite hilly... More

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Address: Strandgatan 34, Visby, Gotland SE-62156, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Gotland > Visby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Strand Hotel 4*
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Best Western Visby
Visby Best Western
BEST WESTERN Strand Hotel Visby, Sweden - Gotland

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A first class hotel with a service minded staff and environmental certification. The hotel is located in the middle of the town, near the sea inside the city wall of the World Heritage Town of Visby. Beautiful medieval houses and alleys in Visby surround the hotel.Best Western Strand Hotel is the old Visby Brewery that became a hotel in 1982. From a family owned hotel with 13 rooms to one of the largest hotels in Visby today with 110 rooms and suites and member of the international hotel chain Best Western. ... more   less 
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