I stayed here for 5 days in the cheapest room (economy single, shared bathroom) while on business. The whole experience was a pleasant surprise. Sandviken is an expensive place to stay, and this hotel is about as good as you can do without spending (IMO) excessively.
Hotel is a basic, clean, and comfortable hotel located on the outskirts of Gavle. If you are staying at the hotel without a vehicle there is an easy to use bus stop with transfers to/from the city center and train station. No issues with getting a taxi from the hotel but it is a decent ways from the city center. For a basic comfort hotel, there were a decent selection of TV channels. Internet was reliable and free of charge. The rooms are not spacious by US standards but were well set up. The single size bed in the room was surprisingly comfortable. Hotel restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Snacks, sandwiches, drinks, fruit, and basic toiletries are available in a small 24 hour store next to reception. A bit of noise could come in from adjoining rooms but overall was a quiet hotel which was again a surprise with many families and younger guests. I stayed during a busy weekend and was satisfied with the service and staff. Staff was great with suggestions, maps, etc. all useful for an out of town traveler. I came in with rather low expectations but left with a very positive opinion of the hotel. Thanks to the staff for their assistance with my day to day planning. Again, not a luxury hotel but for a hotel in its category is well run and maintained.
My only criticism of this good-value and clean hotel was its being unattended after 10pm: arriving after a ten-hour international trip to find an unstaffed, locked building in a strange town is dispiriting. Yes, there was a phone number on the door which produced a helpful voice giving me a code (which apparently should have been Emailed), but not everyone travels with a mobile phone or a computer, and this trend to automated check-in is not welcome; without a functioning phone I would have been stuck. My visit coincided with a major refurbishment of the ground floor, which will no doubt make for attractive street-level restaurant facilities but which of course involved some short-term noise disruption. The room was basic but comfortable, and cleanliness seemed a top priority. The breakfast was the usual varied spread, and the tea/coffee remained there through the day, though losing heat the while since the water was unplugged! The friendly staff were always helpful and my stay was strikingly cheap for its central location in this delightful town.
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The hotel was perfectly situated in the middle of the city. It was clean and the staff was extremely helpful and professional. The room was a good size and the beds were very very comfortable. The only negative would be lack of storage space for clothing.
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I was looking for a decent hotel, in town, that offered a good price and comfortable accommodations. I must say I found it at the Gavle Hotel. The hotel is an easy 4-block walk from the central train station and to downtown. The staff where friendly and helpful. The rooms basic but clean. The bathroom was on smaller side for sure but served needs. They have an excellent breakfast with eggs, bacon, etc along with other typical Scandinavia servings. Noise from outside or in hotel never a problem during my stay. My suggestion: I visited in July and there is no AC in the hotel. My room temperature averaged a constant 77F. I always bring a travel fan with me and I would suggest same. Overall, I would defiantly stay again.
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