What We Love
- They pride themselves on having Sweden's comfiest beds with down mattresses and duvets
- Getting close to nature thanks to the lakeside location, arboretum and hiking trails
- Five-course Saturday dinners are a foodie favorite
What To Know
- Children under 8 are not allowed in the Manor House building (including the restaurant)
- The complex is made up of five renovated buildings, and each room is decorated differently
- The reception and restaurant are in the Manor House—other rooms are more secluded, and there's no room service
- Check in ends at 7 pm — contact the hotel for late check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Staying in this 38-room boutique hotel is like being a guest at an estate for a weekend—borrow a bicycle and ride around the lake, lounge by the bar in the 1679 Manor House, gossip about the other guests while sinking into a grand antique bed. But instead of eating whatever your hostess serves, there’s a decadent spread of fanciful pastries, tasting menu dinners of seasonal, local fare and elegant takes on hearty country breakfasts. Fresh off a renovation, there’s a whimsical Downtown Abbey-meets-Alice in Wonderland design with gilded headboards and Louis IX chairs aside furry lampshades.
In the Area
The local train station is a 7-minute cab ride away, and, from there it’s an 18 minute ride to Stockholm. But it’s tempting to ignore the lovely capital altogether and stay on the property, biking, hiking the lake, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, running or, come winter, cross-country skiing. If you can manage to drag yourself away from “home,” a short drive from the property you’ll find the Viksjo Golf Club for putting, and the Stockholm Quality Outlet Barkarby, for shopping.
How to Get There
Me and my girl friend had a perfect night here. The food was excellent and the staff did a really good job as well. We also enjoyed the nice nature close to the castle. We are already planning to go back.
Great location with very nice surroundings, located slightly to the side of things but well worth a visit. The staff was very friendly and service overall was great. You can borrow a bicycle and enjoy the scenic landscape around the hotel. The restaurant was great but it´s a fine dining establishment and while the food was excellent, the price level is a bit high for business travellers. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. There is no A/C so in the summer it probably gets very warm but you can open the windows for ventilation. Breakfast deserves a special mention, with local ingredients and home-baked bread - delicious. Will definitely stay again.
Gjörvälns slott is at a wonderful location by Mälaren. We were served excellent dinner and breakfast and wow, the room was just wonderful. Nickeltest devotares with a large super comfortable bed. Maybe a bit warm in the room but also the temperature outside was 28 degression. We will go back this autumn
Gorvalns markets themselves as a calm get away for grownups, and presents the castle as, well, a castle. To me that implies that the area is somewhat isolated and private. It is not.
The buildings appear to be owned by the city, and the area is open to anyone - it is essentially a public park, with public swimming in the lake etc. So while the hotel doesn’t accept minors, you can easily have a family with kids having a picnic ten yards away from where you are having a drink.
The hotel staff do not live up to four star service, more an average three star. That said, the venue is beautiful and the surrounding forests are nice for a walk. We were lucky that the outside visitors that visited the surroundings of the hotel were well behaved and didn’t disturb us too much, but be prepared that it could happen. Overall, the clientele wasn’t what we expected. The hotel website sells it as something exclusive, which it clearly isn’t. A nice place I’d recommend, but be aware that it’s not what it’s marketed as.
The restaurant and serving staff were excellent - see separate review.
The location is great, near both Arlanda airport and Stockholm, and with fantastic surroundings by the lake Mälaren. The rooms are dispersed at several buildings. The room was nicely decorated and the bed was comfy. The staff was helpful and friendly but the checkout organization is understaffed with long waiting time. The quality control is subpar demonstrated by the mixup of bills for one person in our group. The food was good although bland. The disaster happened day 2 when the whole group became food poisoned from the lunch. Terrible story, you don't want any details...