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Best Western Solhem Hotel
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Visby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Good clean and nice room. Nice lobby to sit in and good breakfast in am. Location is great. Can walk to old town very easily. Visby is old well preserved medieval town. Very Swedish feel despite the tourists. Most tourists seem to be Swedish both in town and at hotel Things and meals expensive in city. Hotel was perfect place to explore from.

Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

I would highly recommend the Best Western Solhem to anyone looking to stay overnight on Gotland Island. When selecting a hotel for my stay in Visby I sought a place that was in the center of the old town, but that was also easily reached by road and with good parking as I would have a rental car. Solhem was perfectly located just steps outside the medieval wall on the south side of the old city and a short easy drive from the car rental office at the ferry dock. Streets within the old city itself are a maze of narrow lanes so I was happy to just walk rather than navigate a car through them. If you are arriving on foot, you may want to consider taking a taxi from the ferry terminal to the hotel as it’s a short but fairly steep uphill walk through a park from the main road leading out of the ferry terminal.

I booked my single room through the Gotland Ferry website at the same time I booked my passage and got a better rate than was available elsewhere including the hotel’s website. I was given room #320 located just off the lobby and had a nice view of the old city wall as well as a peak-a-boo view of the water. The room had two very comfortable twin beds, two armchairs, a coffee table, two bedside tables, and a desk. The television offered BBC News and three local movie channels with movies often in English. My only complaint—scratchy toilet paper.

The front desk staff was terrific. They provided recommendations of places to eat in town and loaned me a knife and fork when I brought in take-out one evening. My take-out came from a large supermarket with ATM in the Soder Centrum that is a five-minute walk from the hotel. In the lobby is a small bar which offers some simple food items. The breakfast buffet was fantastic with six kinds of cereals, fresh berries, several breads, assorted cold items as well as scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. There was a machine that provided coffee, cappuccino, cocoa, etc.

Room Tip: Ask for view of old town or the harbor.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank comcox
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We had the chance to try two rooms: one very spacious with sea view and a nice balcony, whereas the second was smaller with the window overlooking Solhem street. Both were comfy and clean, but the first was definitely better. Breakfast includes a wide selection of hot food, fresh fruit, jams, cereals, biscuits, local cheese and jams. For tea lovers, there was also a good selection of loose teas.
It is located just outside the city walls, so it is very close to shops, restaurants and the Visby historical center. It is also a 5 min-walk away from the bus station and from the port.
The hotel serves snacks and a small selection of hot food for lunch and dinner. Guests are provided with free parking and wi-fi connection. Recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Comfortable rooms, clean, good breakfast buffée, close to city - situated by the great wall, close to many good restaurants, friendly staff.
- bad parking possibilities.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

Decent hotel with helpful staff in à good location just outside the wall. The only negative thing is the internet connection through cable instead of WiFi. The connection did not workshops but the helpful staff got us a new and better room instead.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

Small hotell with a quiet location just beside the "innerstad" wall. Stayed with a couple of dogs in hotels separate building which has only 3 rooms. WC/shower permises at excellent condition, clean & well maintained. The buildings are old, so don't expect too much. Breakfast excellent! Kind of 3 star average hotel in general.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Solhem Hotel

Address: Solhemsgatan 3, Visby, Gotland 621 58, Sweden (Formerly BEST WESTERN Solhem Hotel)
Location: Sweden > Gotland > Visby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Visby
Price Range: $120 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Solhem Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Next to Visby's well preserved city wall, you find Best Western Solhem Hotel. Beautifully situated next to the Palisad Park, just around the corner from the city centre.Best Western Solhem Hotel offers quiet and peaceful accommodation, despite it's nearness to the city center. The hotel continues to develop, and undergoes constant renovation. ... more   less 
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Best Western Solhem Hotel Visby, Sweden - Gotland

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