My wife and I stayed at Skiven Guesthouse for 5 nights. I had a conference at the close by Hotel Grand Terminus (which was expensive and also booked up) so this location was suitable for us.
There was only 1 English review and just a few photos of the property, so I was a bit nervous about staying at this location, but it was a pleasant surprise. The house is on a hillside, and the view from our window was wonderful. We could see the other beautiful houses in the area and the mountains in the background. There are 4 rooms on the main floor with a bathroom/shower and another bathroom, and a small kitchen. The hosts live upstairs. The beds were comfortable and everything was above all, very clean. The host cleans each room every day and makes sure the showers and kitchen are clean and tidy. We enjoyed the heated floor in the shower area. There was never a wait for the shower while we were there. There is a small grocery store in town, about 15 min walk from the house. The closest café would be near the train station, again approx 15 min walk away.
The host (I think her name was Elizabeth) was kind enough to wash a pair of jeans that I had spilled something on at no charge.
I would make two small suggestions for the owners, the first would be to place a heavier blind in the window, as we had a difficult time adjusting to the 20+ hours of daylight in the summer, and add a hook or two in the shower room for guests to use while showering.
Wireless internet is provided at no charge and there was an ethernet cable in our room, which was nice because we brought a laptop.
We were in room 2, which had a window facing out over the hill. This provided a nice view, but there is a path just below this window that is used by many people in the neighborhood, and almost each night I was awakened by drunk kids shouting and talking very loudly just below the window. So I might suggest closing the window.
As for the location, it was good for me, but you should consider that it is about a 15 min walk from the city center. This was no problem for us as we enjoyed walking along the beautiful brick streets and old houses. Also, there are many paths and stairways that are for public use behind the guest house. We found several paths up that eventually led us to join the main path leading to the top of the funicular station. These stairways and paths were one of the most enjoyable parts of our stay and I encourage you to explore the neighborhood using them.
This was one of my first stays at a guest house. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend this one. If we were to stay again, I might look for one with more of a communal space for visiting with other guests, as this is part of the fun of staying in a B&B or guest house.
Room 2 has a view, rooms 1 and 4 face the street.
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