4.5
Very Good 471 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Romantic coverted manor house on the banks of Sweden's Lake Mälaren, with a locavore restaurant and outdoor activities galore

The Lowdown

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

Görvälns Slott
Gorvalnsvagen
Jarfalla, 17546 Sweden

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 471 Reviews
Casual Friday at Görväln Castle
Reviewed 2 months ago

Had the pleasure to book an amazing thing everyone that can should try. Casual Friday at Görväln Castle. You arrive after 17.00 and you have a very smooth and welcoming check -in. You get your room that is very comfortable in the renovated facilities of this castell that have a lot of history. Very Boutique hotel decorated with the crown of everything is the Mille Notti bed and the bed linen that can not be described but have to be experienced. Kicked of the shoes and enjoyed some champagne in the room and just relaxed and got into weekend mood.
Then at 20.00 we had a reservation in the restaurant where there is a pre-booked fixed menu for Casual Friday guests, very high-end food and their amazing Sommelier had prepared a fantastic wine package to accommodate the 4 dishes. Job well done, could have been a bit more wine in the glasses but it was very interesting and complementing wines. After these 4 amazing dishes served and explained by the chef himself.
You where invited to the second floor for relaxing and enjoying a drink after dinner, we choose a traditional Gin & Tonic, but the young apprentice Adam made it into a very special drink with cucumber and black pepper in a very balanced and great way.
After an amazing sleep in the beautiful room it was time for breakfast and a very relaxed and smooth start of the Saturday. Left relaxed and pampered with an amazing start of the weekend.
If you get the chance, please try this! We are so glad we did.

Great food, kids not welcome
Reviewed 3 months ago

I stayed for a business lunch, and wanted to come back with the family over a weekend. Now I'm torn between a five for the great location and food, and a zero because kids are not welcome! From 16 years only - first time ever this happens to us in 20 years. We moved to Sweden because it's ingrained here to combine adults' and children's lives... I'm sure it's a nice spot for an adult wedding or weekend, but Görvälns is not our place - now not for business either.

Amazing quality of service and food
Reviewed 3 months ago

Amazing experience from the minute we arrived! Despite checking in late in the evening, restaurant made extra steps to make our stay as perfect as possible. Even the ice bucket was offered for wine:)Rooms are cute, bed very soft, surroundings very calm and relaxing. Breakfast selection and taste exceeded everything I've witnessed last two years. Usually you don't get tasty scrambled eggs from the hotels, plus it does not fill your stomach, this time it was tasty&fulfilling:)We arrived 15 minutes before the end of breakfast and staff still agreed to prep extra eggs for us, thank you for that kind gesture:)Would definately want to go back and stay for longer

Boutique bliss
Reviewed 5 months ago

My wife and I recently stayed at the Gorvalns Slott for three nights and have nothing but fond feelings about the hotel. It's out in the countryside, beside the beautiful Slott (lake). The main building houses the bar, restaurant and reception areas, with guests staying in one of several smaller buildings along a path that runs alongside the lake. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, with modern fittings and traditionally styled furnishings. Breakfast was included, with plenty of choice from an excellent kitchen. We also enjoyed a fabulous evening meal, prepared to the highest standards by their team of top quality chefs. The staff all speak English, which is very helpful as my Swedish is non-existent. Special thanks to manageress Anna, who was professional, courteous, helpful and genuinely friendly throughout our stay. We couldn't have asked for any more from our enjoyable experience.

Wedding celebration
Reviewed 7 months ago

This hotel will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Despite a bumpy start the hotel went over and above to make sure our wedding weekend was beautiful and as perfect as it could be.
The food was lovely , the hotel went over and above to accommodate us and the rooms were beautiful.
I cannot say thank you enough to this hotel and the staff who made a modest wedding celebration into the most beautiful day of our lives. Cannot fault a single thing. So magficent.