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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I was very excited to be staying in a converted jail and hence was extremely disappointed by my experience. Firstly, I wasn't staying in an actual converted cell. This may also be my fault for not checking properly, I had a single room with a shared bath, so if you do want to stay in cell make sure you ask....

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Although a good walk from the station it is ideally situated for sight-seeing. It was formerly a prison and the cells are small but quite interesting . Only 8 cells I think but it was full. Breakfast is served in two sittings but that was fine. Directly opposite the Cathedral and on a square with many bars,restaurants . It was...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a centuries-old converted building; if you want a modern five-star place rather than a typical older European hotel, look elsewhere. If you want something a little different, consider this. Anita accommodated our late arrival with a smile. Though we were the only guests our first night, she laid on a full breakfast buffet (see photo) and offered us...

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Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited Ribe on our way back from Copenhagen to Germany. We found the town lovely and really enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately, the two nights we stayed at Gamle Arrest were a real low point. For the high price, we found the bathrooms well below standard and rather dirty. Also the quality of breakfast and the ambience of the breakfast...

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1Thank MVK95
Marlboro, NJ
Reviewed August 21, 2009

The owner greeted us with a lecture about the town. She would not accept our quetions until she finished. She would not recommend a restaurant, just walk around and see what you like. She also got a little huffy when I asked for extra towels. The hair blower had to be attached to two extension cords so it could be...

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6Thank cbass60668
Halifax, England
Reviewed May 29, 2008

I have mixed feelings about this hotel, which is situated in the old town jail, where the owner also runs a boutique. We arrived without a booking and I asked if we could see the rooms before deciding whether to stay. There were basically two different types; old cells on the first (second if you're American) floor which had been...

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4Thank Valleygirl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 4, 2007

We stayed at the Arrest for just one night because it sounded like a really interesting idea. I was hoping for a number of interesting little things that could have been done to the place, but was disappointed. The owner/proprietor was not really interested in our custom and there was no brochure or explanation of the place - just a...

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Reviewed May 8, 2006

The hotel is a converted old prison, which we thought was quite interesting. The rooms were a bit small though and split into two mini floors, the top 'deck' having a small table and 2 chairs. the room had a sink but you had to go to the end of the corridor for the showers and didn't have any hot...

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Additional Information about Den Gamle Arrest

Address: Torvet 11, Ribe, Esbjerg 6760, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Jutland > South Jutland > Esbjerg > Ribe
Price Range: $103 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Den Gamle Arrest 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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