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Pensionat Styrso Skaret
Ranked #46 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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“Dreadful hotel no longer fit for purpose.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

dreadful hotel, no longer fit for purpose

despite the willing young staff, this hotel is truely dreadul. I am writing this in our room, on a hot evening at 10.45 p.m. There is no aircon, of course, so the windows have to be open. There has been incessant noise for the last three hours from 4 racing motorbikes speeding round and round the road in front of us, and then over the nearby bridge and back again. This with the traffic to the recycle dump along the road and the industrial site on the island in the middle of the inlet together with noise from neighbouring rooms make the noise levels intolerable in what is marketed as an idyllic peaceful location.  Management explains that the racing happens regularly and they complain to the police, but nothing happens. Their solution - offer the guests, paying £160 per night, earplugs!!! This on top of being told, when booking 5 months in advance, that we had the owners 'absolute favourite room' for my wife's 65th birthday, and finding, on arrival, a dingy, small, substandard room and miserable bathroom which she immediately rejected. we were then offered another slightly more acceptable room but told yesterday that we had to quit it as some regulars wanted to take it!!! We have at least found out they will do some washing for us, as there are no facilities at all for guests to use themselves, but that is hardly compensation for this hopeless set up. This hotel is well past its useful life. it is not fit for purpose. It should be closed down.

  • Stayed June 2012
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

This is a worn, overpriced, basic -no more than two star - hotel asking four star prices. A friend booked us in here while we are visiting the islands on the basis of her recollections some years ago of good food and a pretty dining room. However, on arrival we were all disappointed to find the rooms have worn lino floors, sagging matresses, scuffed paint, poor showers, worn and dirty chair covers and there are no room facitilies, not even bottled water, let alone staff to ask for help in the. evenings as they seem to abandon the guests and leave each evening on the last ferry back to the mainland. The breakfast is no more than average while the restaurant evening meals, while decent, dont merit the hefty prices charged. We had expected to stay a week, but the facilties are quite inadequate to sustain a lengthy stay - there is no hotel laundry service, but there is also no iron, the sink is too tiny even to wash your smalls, and there is not even a wardrobe to hang up your clothes. Best viewed as a restaurant with a few low-grade rooms for people to stay overnight if they miss the last ferry back to Gothenburg, at £160 just for room and breakfast, not dinner, that's a pretty expensive last drink. One other disappointment. The hotel is close to the road serving the Skaret quay and the road bridge to Donnso island. While it is true there are no cars on the island, what they dont say is that there are lots and lots of very noisy motorbikes and two-stroke three wheel vehicles, so dont expect peace and quiet.

Room Tip: sea view doesnt mean quiet. if you want to sleep, ask for a rear room
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

This Inn is special. Housed in a former "hospital" for tuberculosis patients from the 19th century when people travelled to the archipelago for the air, they have decorated every room individually. This is a remit place, but close to amazing walks and the quaint village of Donsö, just across the bridge.

The real attraction is the food. If you like fresh fish or seafood this will be your heaven! They also serve one of the best Xmas buffets in West Sweden!

  • Stayed December 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

We spent one night there. It takes a bit to get out there, but it is all public transportation and the tram ticket (line 11) is good for the boat ride as well.
We booked the Friday Gourmet Dinner with one night accommodation. The four course dinner was outstanding in a very nice atmosphere (newly built veranda) with good service. One could tell that the owners have a great love for good food with an focus on near produced and ecological ingredients. In the lobby there is a nice open fire where you can sit and relax afterwards. The rooms are simple, but clean.
We will definitely be back in summer when the island has also more to offer.

  • Stayed February 2011
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2004

We stayed at Pensionat Styrso Skaret for one night in early April 04 (as the hotel we were staying in Gothenburg had double booked us..)

The hotel is on a very quiet island part of the archipelago off Gothenburg, and to reach it involves a tram ride to Salthomen and short ferry
ride to the small island of Styrso.

It's a very pretty island, which is very tranquil (and quiet). We borrowed a couple of bikes from the hotel which was a great way to see the island, which is quite small.

With this in mind, the hotel is very quiet, and there are no TV's. So you do have to make your own entertainment.

You also need to advise the hotel in advance (when you book) if you want dinner, or even a snack.

Nevertheless the hotel is charming, very clean, but very quiet. Our ensuite room was also very comfortable with lovely antique furniture,
although the blinds on our east facing room had a few gaps in, so we were woken early by the sun!! Nothing that a couple of strategically placed
books couldn't sort out!

Price wise we found it quite expensive, so be warned.

Be sure to leave plenty of time to catch the departing ferry too, as they won't wait for you. We just missed our intended ferry from the jetty nearest the hotel (a 5 minute walk) and very fortunately managed to grab a lift with a passing
van (a rare sight!) to the other side of the island where the ferry also lands and departs, but only just made it!! If we hadn't we would have
been stranded!

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Property: Pensionat Styrso Skaret
Address: Skaretvagen 53 | Styrsö, Gothenburg 430 84, Sweden
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensionat Styrso Skaret 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You can still discover genuine, unspoilt places. It takes just 15 minutes on the ferry from Saltholmen in Gothenburg to arrive at an island without cars. An island with boat huts, shoreline meadows and old-fashioned houses. Incredibly close to the metropolis, yet secluded enough to be completely different. Our guest house on Styrsö is open all year round and guests are always given a warm welcome. ... more   less 
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