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“Delightful One Night Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Gl. Skovridergaard
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marienlundsvej 36, Silkeborg 8600, Denmark   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Silkeborg
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Delightful One Night Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My husband and I just stayed one night at the Gammel Skovridergaard. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, they made us relax as soon as we arrived after a very long day... Although we checked in at 9:15 PM, they kept the restaurant "Orangerie" open for us so we could have dinner. And we were so happy, as the food was delicious and very interesting. We really enjoyed the herbs gathered from the neighboring woods! We were the only people in the restaurant, so it could have been a little strange, but the staff made us feel so welcomed, and they were glad to take care of us. We never felt hurried or pressed to finish our meal...
The room was well appointed and very clean. The blankets (duvets comforters) were a little too heavy for us, but that is our personal taste... The bathroom is basic, not many amenities (just soap and shampoo) but plenty of towels. Breakfast was exceptional, a truly amazing spread of great items ranging from the traditional cereals, to homemade yogurts and jams, to pancakes and eggs, to ham and cheeses, to fresh juices and super fresh breads. Everything fabulous! We did not have the time to visit the gardens of the hotel, but from the windows, they seemed wonderful. Highly recommended, and for the quality and service: an excellent value!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We had a 3 day slot just before ending our summer holiday in Denmark, last year. We decided to book this place as we wanted to explore Silkeborg. It was the best choice!!!! The surrounding is close to a small forest, and not far from fresh water lake. Price could be a little pricey, but the experience is simply priceless.
When we were there, surprisingly there were not many guests. So we kinda had the whole place to ourselves!!!! We sat out in the garden having a small picnic. And we were blessed with beautiful summer weather too!!! <3<3<3
We sailed on one of the oldest sailboat along the river, we went hiking, we cycled to the lake nearby and swam there. The lake is among the favourite spot during summer. Place where you can go for sun tanning and swim in the cool water. And one of the best sceneries!!!! And all these are conveniently short distance from the hotel!!!
We are thinking of coming back but this time during winter!!! It would be another tremendous experience!!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

The only down side of this place is the name which a foreigner can hardly say. The charme of this hotel is the close connection to nature which is perfectly kept and heart opening. The food is not only tasting well but also healthy and fresh. One could say that a good tradition of offering a place for health an wellbeing is kept and accomplished by adding options to learn and meet.Seldom one can find art deco elements well combined with modern elements of living. The new owner shows taste and style.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

This hotel is primarily a conference and training center and is owned by Jyske Bank, which is headquartered nearby, also in Silkeborg. The facility is quite old (pre-WWII) but has been well-maintained throughout the years and is in good - if somewhat dated - shape. The grounds of the hotel are very nice with benches and other quiet areas to sit placed throughout, and the hotel is on a very quiet street so there is no issue with noise in the area. The hotel also offers blankets for use while sitting outside as, even in the summer, it can get to be quite chilly in the evenings.

The rooms are comfortable and fairly large by European standards. My specific room consisted of a king sized bed (I believe it was actually two single beds pushed together), a desk, a small refrigerator and an oversized window-sill which served as a large shelf good for luggage storage. The room also featured a modestly sized flat screen TV (19 inch widescreen at guess but not sure). The bathroom was smallish but still adequate featuring a small but serviceable sink and a shower that was a little awkward due to its slanted ceiling.

The rooms do not feature air conditioning (which I'm told is the norm in Denmark) but despite being there in June this proved to be no issue whatsoever. Even when the room had warmed from the sunlight, opening the windows in the evening was more than sufficient to cool the room effectively.

The biggest issue that I had was that the curtains on the windows were not sufficient to keep out the sun in the morning, and given that Denmark gets something like 18 hours of sunlight per day in the summer, it was quite frequent that the sun was waking me up at 3:30-4:00 in the morning as the curtains failed to keep it out.

The hotel also contains a restaurant on-site. The breakfast offers a good selection of the standard breakfast items and everything seemed fresh and well-prepared. The dinners are served in a fixed course menu which I did not try for a couple of reasons 1) Serving mostly dishes that I did not like and 2) Appeared to be somewhat over-priced. We were also reprimanded for wanting to eat dinner in the lobby of the hotel. I was traveling with a group of co-workers and we had brought pizza from a nearby pizzeria and were told that we could not eat it in the lobby since we were competing with the restaurant in the hotel (even though that did not serve pizza). As such we were forced to sit outside and eat, which we found somewhat annoying.

On the whole the hotel is adequate though nothing spectacular (as would be expected from a conference center). It is very near the aquarium, though the aquarium hours are limited so I was not able to visit, and just a short drive from a variety of food options.

I would likely recommend other hotels over this (specifically the Radisson) but would certainly recommend this over other hotels (the Dania most notably).

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Dublin, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

This hotel is mostly used as a conference centre so is often full. I had a room in a separate annex to the hotel and it was really nice. The hotel had free wireless internet access and breakfast was good (the usual ham, eggs, cheese, etc). The hotel is a short drive from the town centre. In the evenings, it offers a set 3-course dinner. I don't remember if it had room service - I don't think it did.

The staff were friendly - I forgot my phone charger and they gave me several to try.

  • Liked — Free, wireless internet
  • Disliked — nothing in particular - solo travellers could be put off since a lot of groups
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Marienlundsvej 36, Silkeborg 8600, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Jutland > East Jutland > Silkeborg
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Silkeborg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gl. Skovridergaard 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemplation and wellbeing.At Gl. Skovridergaard you can completely unwind.Formerly a health resort the hotel still entices us with its peaceful and informal atmosphere to reenergize mentally and physically. Gl. Skovridergaard is situated by 224 km2 of unique countryside, ranging from towering Douglas Pines to deciduous woods, hills and dales, lakes and streams, springs with some of Denmark’s best drinking water and a rich and varied fauna and flora. Gl. Skovridergaard’s kitchen is renowned for its culinary zest, creating food that is modern, light and energizingWe look forward to welcome you! ... more   less 
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