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“Terrible food and poor service”
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Grinda Wardshus
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vaxholm
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Wonderful location, but sadly the food is terrible and the service completely lacking.
Food is prefab and warmed on order and the staff consist of youngsters who are there to party.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

I was here for one night in July 2011. We were surprised that the 'hotel' room we booked was not actually in the hotel, but in a group of cabins behind the hotel.
The room was ok, but not 1800 sek/night standard.
Breakfast was disappointing, not much to choose from and no (!) hot dishes at all, not even eggs and bacon.
Staff was not really friendly.
The checkout is at 11 am, we asked for a later checkout, but was told there was no possibility.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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2  Thank puffis24
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Depleted menu, exorbitant prices for most everything, food is at best mediocre, and staff not at par w/ the (purported?) level of service advertized. Stay away from the chocolate cake -- 25 dollars for a 1.5 square inch piece of something that tastes and feels like a slice off a frozen Mars Bar w/ a teaspoon scoop of microwave thawed frozen raspberries.

I suppose if you've been out sailing and arrive at the island then sitting down at a restaurant might be nice. But this certainly isn't an island to set sail for w/ intent to eat at this faux upscale dive -- unless some other sucker is picking up the tab.

BTW,a room at the hotel for a family of 4 ('hotel' only has double-bed rooms -- they roll in refugee camp cots for the kids) costs 400+ dollars (incl breakfast).The joint is staffed and equipped like a better youth hostel. Sad.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

Went with a group of about 30 last summer to grinda wardshus. We stayed in the cabins in the woods. Very basic but all you need. We all gathered our tables together to eat meals we had prepared in our kitchen every night outside. The main building has a lovely pub and restaurant and they tend to put on evening entertainment. I would definitely reccomend the waterside bar on grinda to watch a sunset(though you may not get many in june as it never really gets dark which is also amazing-you can find yourself at 4 in the morning with good wine and conversation not realizing just how late its gotten!).
The water around grinda is gorgeous to swim in and i would say to hire a row boat and go round the island which just takes a couple of hours at a leisurely pace!
Do remember to do some shopping before you go as there is only one small store on grinda and as in everywhere in sweden you can only get beer or cider up to 3.5% so if you dont want to spend all your money in the bars pop into a system bolaget before you leave stockholm!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

We stayed at Grinda Wardhus for 3 nights in July 2010 with a large group for a wedding party. We knew in advance that there were no telephones or tv in the rooms and this was fine as we wanted to spend our time outdoors. The island of Grinda is beautiful and great if your kids are happy to get outside and explore. We walked/hiked around the island. The beach is small and stays shallow for a long way making it very safe for kids. The food in the restaurant was delicious but there isn't much choice for children. The food down in the bar by the Marina was great as well. Overall, this is a good location if you're looking to chill out and spend time outdoors. The rooms are perfectly functional and clean but not necessarily luxurious.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank tink944
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Reviewed August 22, 2009

The location is quite nice and Wardshus is the only Inn on the island (hence there is quiet and peace in the evening).
Unfortunately, given the price we paid (standard rate) we expected there to be at least something exceptional (except for the price!).
Breakfast and dinner, although OK, could not be said to be either especially good or romantic or anything else....

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2009

We stayed for one night on my anniversary. On the phone they said the rooms were "very high standard". Well, they're not. The shower was broken and the rude receptionist told us that it was because it was an "item you they have to order". Instead of fixing it they removed the showerholder so the floor would'nt get so wet. For 1800 kr/night you expect more.

The restaurant was overpriced and the food cold.

Don't go here!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sodra Bryggan Grinda | Grinda, Vaxholm 185 99, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Vaxholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vaxholm
Price Range: $70 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grinda Wardshus 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visiting Grinda is like coming to a place where the world stands still.Located just one hour from central Stockholm, you’ll find yourself as far as possible from the madding crowd.Only one thing exists here. The greatest peace and quiet.Henrik Santesson first discovered this tranquillity. The first director of the Nobel Committee bought the island in 1906 and built a summer house for the pleasure of his family.It took two years to build the art-deco building, which today is the beautiful inn, Grinda Wärdshus.As our guest, we offer you the same hospitality as Henrik Santesson offered his – fine dining, beautiful ambience and a good night’s sleep in the heart of the archipelago.Spring and autumn, summer and winter. Welcome! ... more   less 
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Grinda Wardshus Hotel Vaxholm
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