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Hotell Barken Viking
Ranked #15 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place to stay, wonderful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

We wanted something different than just another hotel--and this fit the bill! Reasonably priced, great location (easy walk from train station and great access to the rest of the city). The staff was terrific; very responsive and helpful. The rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant had already shut for the season (we were there in late August). Would highly recommend to anyone planning to visit Gothenburg

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our one night stay here. The room was bigger, and more luxuriously fitted out then we were expecting. The twin beds were exceptionally comfortable, and we had complementary bottled water and chocolates. Excellent location, a five minute walk from the huge shopping centre, a further short walk to bus/train/tram stations. Breakfast was included, very good quality and buffet selection. We booked months in advance and had a very good deal on the price. Highly recommend for the price!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Was looking forward to the experience of staying on a viking ship for the first time(!), and I was certainly not disappointed. Central location for railway station/city centre. Had a single room booked, and was delighted with the standard of accommodation on arrival in my cabin. Nicely decorated, with a spacious en-suite shower room attached. Comfortable night's sleep followed by an excellent buffet style breakfast the following morning. Reception also very helpful on arrival/departure. Will definitely stay again if I'm travelling this way in the future.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved staying in this hotel. Staff is very friendly, rooms are beautifully decorated and the location is perfect, within a walking distance from the city centre. I liked the warm bread rolls for breakfas. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice hotel with interesting atmosphere. Comfortable rooms with shower. Good options for dining on the outdoor deck. Very good location for the center and attractions in Gothenburg.
I can highly recommend this hotel and would book it again for a short stay in Gothenburg.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

It’s a couple of years ago since I first stayed at The Viking, and since then I have been there at least once a year. It’s a beautiful old ship moored at the River just beside a small square with cafés, ferries and pleasure boats and conveniently close to the city centre with shopping arcades etc. As an old seaman I especially like this old sailing vessel, the weather deck with, the still intact deck gear and the tall masts, and you have a spectacular view over the River and Port. The hotel itself is modern and the staff polite and professional. The rooms (cabins) are well equipped, and you really have a feeling being onboard a ship. In a way I would compare it with the “Queen Mary”, the old passenger liner converted to a hotell in the port of Long Beach California.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

A stay here is highly recommended if you like things nautical. The ship has been cleverly converted, retaining the ship's beauty but made very comfortable for landlubbers too! The cabins are comfortable for a couple of nights, spacious in the circumstances, although when we stayed, in very hot weather, we were extremely glad to find we could force the bathroom porthole open and prop it up with a water bottle for a bit of fresh air! Beds are slightly narrower than normal and rather soft. No air con (I imagine it's not usually needed in Sweden). The boat doesn't move from its position so all the plumbing is normal and you don't feel any motion on the water. Staff were helpful when you asked for help and left you to do your own thing - which I prefer to overly-attentive service. Breakfast was a good buffet and the coffee was lovely and strong. I loved sitting up on the deck with my book and a drink in the early evening and just watching harbour life down below - this is a big ship, about 100m long, so you are very high up. It was great to be slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of busy city streets, yet only a few minutes' walk to the shopping mall, tourist info and then into the centre.

The strange thing about our stay was the apparent disconnect between the hotel in the ship and the bar and restaurant up on deck. The girl at the bar told us they didn't really have anything to do with each other, and this was a shame because no-one paid much attention to the deck area until the evening. In fact in the morning it was roped off and the previous night's empty bottles and full ashtrays were still around. I am sure the hotel would give guests a better experience if they offered the option of breakfast up on deck, and perhaps served sandwiches and drinks up there throughout the day. Probably all a question of staffing costs, though. I believe the hotel has changed hands fairly recently so perhaps this is all work in progress. Similarly there were huge lower deck areas, presumably for conference guests, that were closed off.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotell Barken Viking
Address: 10 Lilla Bommens Torg, Gothenburg 411 04, Sweden (Formerly Hotell Liseberg Barken Viking)
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gothenburg
#10 Romantic Hotel in Gothenburg
#10 Family Hotel in Gothenburg
#16 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotell Barken Viking 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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