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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for the weekend at this nice hotel which is located about 10 minutes walk from the port and a few minutes walk from the city centre. The hotel is old, and charming.The room was comfortable and the wardrobe had enough space for clothes. The bathroom was well equiped, but missed bathroom amenities like shower cap, hand soap and body lotion.

The restaurant and bar is at the lobby and atrium level has a good selection and reasonable prices.
The breakfast was perfect, it has all tou would like to ask.

Overall a good budget hotel at a great location.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank dinsya
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Monica H, Receptionschef at Best Western Strand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hi,

Thank you so much for your kind comments. All kinds of bathrrom amenities are avaliable to get in the reception. The reason for that we do not have them in the room is because we are an ecolablled hotel.

We hope to see you here soon again.

Best regards
Receptionist
Strand Hotel

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The hotel is dated and certainly not luxurious but it serves the purpose of a good budget hotel, located in the centre of the town and great as a base for exploring Visby. You certainly wouldn't want to spend much longer there than was necessary.
We received no help with our luggage up 2 flights of steep stairs as the lift was broken and when we entered our room the windows were smashed which the reception claimed they already knew about. Apparently it's a common occurence after a weekend in the summer. We were offered two rooms miles away from eachother which was not suitable at all. Rooms were absolutely boiling as there was no air-conditioning but understable for a country where high temperatures are the exception rather than the rule.
Breakfast was extensive but staff were low on the ground so you had to wait a long time for anyone to assist you when things inevitably ran out. Coffee was from a machine but I suppose it all tastes similar.
The pool was very small but clean and functional.
The bathroom was a bit of a state with somebody else's hair on the floor and could do with a deep clean on the grouting but it was okay if you kept your flip flops on. Bed was comfortable and adaptable too which was novel.

Room tip: The suite is very large but with no character and more like a studio than a room
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank racheljune
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We stayed for the weekend at this nice hotel in the middle of the Old Town. When booking our stay, we asked for a room with the seeview, but we got a room facing a neighbours terrace, which we didn’t like. The friendly staff made us move to a room with better view, as all rooms with the sea view were already occupied.
The room was comfortable and the wardrobe had enough space for clothes. The bathroom was well equiped, but bathroom amenities like shower cap, hand soap and body lotion were missing.
The breakfast buffet was perfect, there was everything you could ask for.
We did enjoy our stay and we can recommend the Strand Hotel to other Visby visitors.

Room tip: Ask for a room at the 4th floor
Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank mahenew
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Monica H, Front Office Manager at Best Western Strand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Dear Mahanew,
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we are sorry that you missed out on the sea view.
We are also sorry to hear that you missed some of the bathroom amenities, we have every product available for free in the reception but the information might not be the clearest.

We hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the bigger hotels in the medieval town of Visby, on Sweden's biggest island Gotland, is the Best Western Strand hotel. The hotel is located about 10 minutes ride from the airport and a few minutes walk from the city centre. The hotel is old, charming and quirky and spans several buildings making it a little different to navigate sometimes but it is all part the charm. The room size varies as it is different buildings but they are normally a good size and so are the bathrooms. The layout is normally good but decor is a little dated and could do with an update. However there are normally power sockets around the bed which is great. The gym is located in the basement and is quite small but has both machines and equipment to suit most people. The restaurant and bar is at the lobby and atrium level as has a good selection and reasonable prices. Overall a good budget hotel at a great location.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank MrPhileasF
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Monica H, Front Office Manager at Best Western Strand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear MrPhileasF,

thank you so much for your thoroughgoing review.
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we also thank you on your feedback regarding the decor. All your opinions are important to us so that we can work on improvement!

We hope to see you soon again.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

With views of both the sea and the medieval town from their rooftop and within walking distance of...well....everything this hotel is a great spot to start out from. We arrived late in the evening and were met by the loveliest of receptionists who made us feel very welcome and we hit the sauna and steam room immediately. As it was a few days before christmas and a thursday we almost had the run of the place so didn't hesitate to have a good natter in their plunge pool between sauna-ing (is that a verb? who knows)

The rooms a bit dated and remind me a bit of my childhood charter holidays but the common areas can not be beat with limestone archways, lots of glass in black metal framing....all the things I love. If you could get the same feel and updating in the rooms this would be a true world destination hotel.

I would highly recommend this place and can not wait to come back in the summer for a cold drink on the roofterrace watching the sun set over the water and the famous magic light hit the old stone town.

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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    • Service
Thank Yohanna J
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Monica H, Front Office Manager at Best Western Strand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Yohanna,
Thank you so much for your lovely review!
We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with your visit and that you appreciate our location.

You are more than welcome to visit us again in the summer!

Best Regards
Monica Hagström
Front Office Manager

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