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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Borgen
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Adelsgatan 11, Visby, Gotland 62145, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Visby
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

I have been living and traveling in Sweden for a year now, so I have a realistic idea of the low expectations one needs to have about Swedish hotels. Even so, I was disappointed with the Villa Borgen. Our double room was relatively small and downright shabby--one of the blinds was broken, the drinking glass holder in the bathroom was so worn that some of the bare wood showed through (and you could still see the glue from sticker that must have been on it when it was new), there was dust on the top of the towel rack and some of the pictures, and there was a patch of
sticky goo on the window sill. Our single room was tiny, and the bathroom was so small that you actually had to pull out the sink to reveal the little shower behind it. The cleaning staff forgot to provide soap in the single. Reading lights were poor. The breakfast was ok, but not up to the standards of other hotels for which I've spent as much, e.g., no herring or salmon. I guess you are paying for the location and for the charm of Visby, which are substantial.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2005

Visited Villa Borgen in october 2003, low-tourist season.

From Adelsgatan, Villa Borgen seems to be just a small house with a miniature restaurant. But once you step inside the hotel door, you find a small but amazingly beautiful garden and several smaller buildings. There are most likely not two rooms that look the same, and some rooms are amazingly sweet.

I spent two nights at this hotel, and living in the middle of the city of Visby in such a beautiful and comfortable hotel as Villa Borgen was a very pleasant experience. A good advice is to rent a mountainbike from the hotel and bike your way through the many beautiful sights of Visby!

If I ever go back to Visby, I will be sure to go back to Villa Borgen as well.

Rating: 4 out of 5 points from my point of view. Don't expect any special luxury or overwhelming service, the historic enviroment is what really makes this hotel above average.

  • Stayed October 2004, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Adelsgatan 11, Visby, Gotland 62145, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Gotland > Visby
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Visby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Borgen 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our hotel, situated on the number one shopping street, Adelsgatan, in the Hanseatic parts of Visby. The hotel is a perfect choice for business travelers as well as families. Everything Visby has to offer is just around the corner, shops, restaurants, night clubs, beaches, medieval buildings, sights and much more. Our small garden is a well appreciated green oasis where you can relax, read a book or just sit in the sunshine. After noon tea is served every day 3-6 pm during the period May 1 to Sep 30. We offer some coffee, tea and some sweets in the main building. Free of charge of course. Welcome to Hotel Villa Borgen! ... more   less 
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