Vadstena Klosterhotel

Vadstena Klosterhotel

Lasarettsgatan 5 Klosterområdet, Vadstena 592 30 Sweden
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Välkommen till Vadstena Klosterhotel! Bo som Heliga Birgitta i medeltidsstaden som andas mytomspunnen svensk historia, ät middag i munkarnas gamla sovsalar eller avnjut en heldag i Klosterspa där du omfamnas av värme och sinnesro. De tjocka väggarna, stengolven och de höga kryssvalven skymtar om hur livet en gång var i klostret. Restaurant Munkklostret inrymmer en förstklassig ’à la carte restaurang och en av Sveriges främsta vinkällare. Restaurangen är listad Star Winelist. Klosterspa är en oss i stillhet med spa, upplevelserik med olika typer av ljusterapi, gym & café. Spat är i en egen byggnad på Torggatan5, och kan besökas både om man bor på hotellet - och för Dagspagäster som endast besöker spat under en dag. Klostercafet är ett populärt café vid Vätterns strand och är öppet under helgerna from påsk - för att sedan ha öppet alla dagar under sommaren. Efter sommarsäsongen stänger cafet för vintern.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Mini golf
Fishing
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
VIP room facilities
Iron
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Business
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swedish

Location

Lasarettsgatan 5 Klosterområdet, Vadstena 592 30 Sweden
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Somewhat walkable
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Linkoping Airport
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Sanna R wrote a review Feb 2020
Orebro, Sweden35 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Vadstena Klosterhotel for 1 night in February. Our room was located in Klostergården 2, with jacuzzi and sauna in our own bathroom. The main building, restaurant and breakfast was just a couple of minutes away. The spa was not so big, but really relaxing. It has several pools, saunas, resting rooms and one outdoor jacuzzi. Thanks to the booking system there is a limit of visitors at the same time, so it can't be too crowded. The dinner at Munkarestaurangen was delicious! Don't miss the 2nd floor in the main building, it's interior is fantastic and you can really feel the history sweep you away.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose Klostergården 2 (room 115) for a lovely stay!
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Response from Klosterhotell, Kundansvarig at Vadstena Klosterhotel
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your room, dinner and SPA!
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mojo794267 wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you really want to step back in time to a quiet historic town - this is the place to visit. You only really need 2 days here to visit the area and take it in. August is off peak season if you prefer less crowds (there were none).
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Date of stay: August 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sofia Lindholm, Marknadsföring at Vadstena Klosterhotel
Responded 27 Dec 2023
Thank you for your kind review! You are most welcome back to us soon again!
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Harri K wrote a review Jul 2023
Espoo, Finland212 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Interesting historic surroundings and small old village by the lake. Our room was at Nunnaklostret which is I think as cool building as the main building almost next to it. Old church is between these two buildings. There are also other accomadations so make sure you know what you book to avoid disappointment. Our room was spacious, as was the bathroom, the other room our group had wasnt as big. Hotel has nice summer terrace in front of it that serves drinks and something smaller I think to eat. Service was friendly everywhere. Breakfast quite good but not extraordinary. Clean premises, free parking (with given permit).
Aircon…dont know actually if it exists, our room had pleasant temp durin of our stay (not a hot summer day). ”View to lake”, not really important, since windows very small in rooms, but otherwise nice that hotel is by the lake, and there’s small park between the hotel and the lake.

All in all, not the cheapest way to spend the night, but worth it.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sofia Lindholm, Marknadsföring at Vadstena Klosterhotel
Responded 27 Dec 2023
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Anthony B wrote a review Jul 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel claims to be much better than it actually is.
The rooms are very small and dated with worn furniture and patched up wallpaper.
Bathroom was also small and low standard.
The pictures shown on various booking sites are not representative to the actual rooms at the hotel.
The hotel does not offer queen- or king size beds, but only two singles pushed together.
Despite stating it when booking, the rooms does not have ironing boards or irons available.
The beds are very uncomfortable with lumpy cheap pillows and thin duvets.
There are also a lot of noice from the hallways and you can hear EVERYTHING other guests are doing in their rooms.
At breakfast they urge you to sanitize your hands befor entering, due to the Corona-virus, but then the buffet are all set on open tables with guests talking, coughing and touching over everything.
This could be a very nice hotel, considering the beautiful surroundings, but it needs a big update.
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Date of stay: July 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Elie wrote a review Sept 2020
Sweden1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Have visited Vadstena klosterhotel at several occasions. We even had our wedding reception there many years ago. Sad to say we’ve had a terrible experience with bookings the last couple of times, when encountering the managing director and owner on the phone trying to book dinner at the restaurant. She’s so incredibly rude and dismissive as soon as she realizes your not booking a whole stay. Unfortunately we can’t complain to anyone since she sets the standard herself of what’s accepted customer care/service. Very dissapointing.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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kangdamz wrote a review Jul 2021
Stockholm, Sweden331 contributions113 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Vadstena in spring and stayed at this historic place. The location is great, the hotel building is unique and beautiful, however the room that we had is small and dated. As it is an old building, you can hear noises from the hallway and your neighbors. The breakfast was okay and the dinner was very good.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jani T wrote a review May 2020
36 contributions25 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome hotel, the food was excellent. Place is pretty darn expensive, but we wanted some luxury. Views are just great, weather is good. Rooms are in great shape, personal are helpfull. Spa was worth visiting too.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sofia Lindholm, Marknadsföring at Vadstena Klosterhotel
Responded 22 Jun 2020
Thank you for a great review! We are happy that you loved your visit, and hope to see you soon again! Have a wonderful summer
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Johann&Sandra wrote a review Jun 2012
8,277 contributions1,950 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
AMBIENCE - Originally built in the mid-1200s by Birger Jarl, Vadstena Klosterhotel evolved into an abbey and monastery, founded in 1384 by St. Birgitta. It housed both nuns and monks in its heyday, which lasted until the late 1500s until Duke Karl shut it down. It served various purposes over the next 400 years, including housing soldier's families, a hospital for venereal diseases, a mental hospital, and a prison before returning to an abbey in 1935. The abbey has been fully restored and gives the hotel a very romantic and historical feeling. It is rated as a 4-star hotel.

LOCATION - The hotel stretches out over much of the village of Vadstena, being various outbuildings in addition to the main building. Our room, for example, was about a 10 minute walk from the main building. The main building is located across the street from Lake Vättern, Sweden's second largest lake. This is very pleasant on a warm summers day, but can be bitterly cold if the weather isn't great as the wind rips off the water. One thing we thought was strange is that the liquor store was closer to our room than the hotel bar, so of course we never visited the bar. I wonder if it ever makes any money? The hotel is walking distance to pretty much the entire village of Vadstena and all the various historical attractions like the castle, other abbeys, museums, etc.

ACCESSIBILITY - The lodge is 3 floors with no elevator and no bell staff available, so be prepared to haul your luggage if you don't ask for a ground floor room. There are no wheelchair ramps except for a couple inside the breakfast area, though you have to go up a couple stairs to reach them so that's strange. The outbuildings are only 2 floors, but also a couple steps up to get inside those. OK for those with limited mobility but not for anyone who is immobilized. The only access to the wine cellar is down dozens of steps, and the only access to the restaurant or reception is up about a half-dozen steps.

ROOMS - Most of the rooms are in the main hall, but there are ten other outbuildings that are also considered part of the hotel. Make sure you know what you're getting into because most of the outbuildings are literally across town from the hotel - but that's only about a 10 minute walk. 10 minutes seems like a lot when that wind is ripping off the lake though.

We stayed in Lilla Slottsvillan, which had 4 rooms (2 upstairs and 2 downstairs). This outbuilding is next to Vadstena Castle and Vadstena Church, one block from Systembolaget and across the street from a grocery store, about 10 minutes walk from the main building and breakfast. Built in 1843 for Baron Vult von Steijern, it was first a private residence, then housed doctors and served as a schoolhouse. The decor and ambience remains mid-1800s with antique furniture and even soldier's hats and ladies clothes hanging in the closet from that era. It has a very historical feeling to it, yet the rooms have been modernized for hotel use.

We had the suite upstairs, which had a separate sitting room with a table and small tv. Weird layout actually, I doubt anyone actually watches that TV. The main room has two single beds pushed together forming a faux-double bed. The only true double bed is in one of the rooms downstairs. The room is dimly lit, which actually kind of adds to the ambience. There is an old-fashioned desk where you can use the free wi-fi (which worked well) through Telia's Homerun network. There are old-fashioned dressers too.

The bathroom is modern, with heated floors and a jacuzzi tub, which seems like a good idea until you realize there is no shower - just a hand-shower in the tub with no shower curtain and a ceiling so low you can't stand up in the tub anyway, so you'd best like baths if you choose the suite. The other three rooms had only showers, no tubs. The floors squeak like an old house would, and the decor makes a nice ambience. As a hotel room it was not huge but not uncomfortable (except the tub), stay downstairs if you have mobility issues though.

FOOD - The breakfast is one of the best I've seen in Sweden - quite a large buffet with plenty of options - waffles, eggs, bacon, cold items, breads, etc. Good coffee too. They stop serving at 10:00 AM so no sleeping in. The dinner is in the monk's sleeping quarters, which was good in theory, but the gothic acoustical design makes it so loud in there that you can't hear yourself think. Mostly frequented by conference groups and tour groups too, so it's really really loud - not romantic at all - if you are a couple, you're best to just go to one of the other nearby restaurants. The food is only set menu and was mediocre at best - overcooked duck tasted like roast beef, fish was cooked well but tasteless. Wine pairings were terrible. The service was worse. Felt like any other tour group restaurant, not nice at all despite the interesting locale. There is a wine cellar where they do expensive group wine tastings - interesting to see, but the talk is only in Swedish and the one wine you taste is not great. Plus the ceiling is so low I couldn't drink it anyway because I had to hunch over. Give it a pass.

SERVICE - The service is really poor. We were frankly astounded by how poor. Nobody ever answers the phone - I tried calling for a week straight and never got through to anyone. Just rang and rang. I emailed them, no response. The service at the restaurant was slow and poorly trained, then they kicked us out at 10:00 PM when the dining hall was still half-full, in the middle of a birthday celebration. Literally told us they were closed and asked us to leave. Bizarre. They didn't turn on the heat in the rooms even though it was near freezing temps outside, and we tried many times to call the reception but of course nobody answers. We requested flowers, chocolates and champagne be left in the room while we were at dinner that night as a surprise, but instead someone showed up in the middle of the day and literally handed them to the recipient - "here" they said. When we returned to the rooms in the late afternoon they hadn't been cleaned. Very poorly run hotel in a lovely medieval setting.

AMENITIES - Other than the restaurant, there were none really. Supposedly a lounge and spa but given the overall level of service, I wouldn't risk the very expensive spa. The advertised pool has to be paid for and booked in advance. There was free wi-fi in our room.

OVERALL - Very nice historical ambience in a nice lakeside setting. As a hotel it's pretty poor, but as a historical "something different" attraction, it's nice and the town is too. I would only come here in mid-summer though - you lose so much ambience the rest of the year. Well, I suppose if there was snow on the ground it would have a certain feeling too. If I had it to do over, I'm not sure we'd stay here - for sure we wouldn't have eaten here or done the wine tasting. Kind of interesting to stay though, so maybe. I just wish they'd get their act together a bit.
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Date of stay: June 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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AnthonyIG wrote a review Sept 2019
London, UK251 contributions260 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for two nights in order to attend a concert at the adjacent Klosterkyrka. The day of arrival saw the Vadstena triathlon take place and there was a real buzz throughout the town. Helpful and friendly reception staff took care of everything. The hotel even phoned me in England to check whether I required a restaurant reservation for the first night and to advise that the restaurant would be closed on the second evening of my visit. Rooms are spread across several buildings in the town - some close, some further afield. I stayed in the main hotel building and had a lake view. Rooms are old fashioned but very atmospheric with many antiques scattered throughout the common parts and even the bedrooms. Excellent en suite bathroom with very good shower. Lighting is not very strong but perfectly adequate. There is no elevator but the rooms are easy to access and the stairs are not steep. It would appear to be difficult regarding wheelchair access.
An extensive buffet breakfast is included in the room rate but beware that this closes at 9am on weekdays. This is located in a beautiful old building across the courtyard.
The restaurant in the same building as the reception desk serves very good food and reservations are strongly advised.
I was travelling by public transport and on the day of departure, the hotel kindly drove me to the nearest bus stop which was much appreciated. There is ample parking at the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor of the main hotel building with lake view are highly recommended.
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Margherita298 wrote a review May 2017
Malta20 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived at Klosterhotel on Easter Saturday in the evening - as planned - looking forward to a magical stay in this historical monastery-hotel. The receptionist informed me that the Easter package I had booked and received confirmation for was not applicable! She added that the reception would close at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday! Indeed, the hotel stayed closed until Tuesday as did the hotel restaurant.
What a surprise to spend a lovely Easter in a closed empty hotel, where guests are obliged to fast and make penance for their sins.
The whole town was closed for Easter Sunday and Monday except for a pizzeria!
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Date of stay: April 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: View of the lake.
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Sweden01 asked a question Nov 2014
Taby, Sweden68 contributions2 helpful votes
Vad är hotelets kapacität - menar antalet gäster/rum? Kommer i augusti, egen bus, ca 40 personer 0 sekunder sedan Svara
Answer from Niclas S
Bankeryd, Sweden240 contributions68 helpful votes
Måste tyvärr hänvisa till hotellet direkt.
Tom wrote a tip Sept 2021
Siuntio, Finland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The small annex hotel buildings offers privacy and quiet environment."
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Sanna R wrote a tip Feb 2020
Orebro, Sweden35 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose Klostergården 2 (room 115) for a lovely stay!"
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AnthonyIG wrote a tip Sept 2019
London, UK251 contributions260 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the top floor of the main hotel building with lake view are highly recommended."
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peter miller wrote a tip Jul 2019
Andover, Minnesota7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to get a room facing the Lake, but beware of the ;lack of a lift,"
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eileen s wrote a tip Sept 2018
Saratoga Springs, New York235 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Know which building you are booking since they are spread out"
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S$201 - S$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vadstena Klosterhotel
Which popular attractions are close to Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Nearby attractions include Vadstena Klosterkyrka (0.00 km), Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum (0.06 km), and Liljeqvist Design & Konst (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Resturang Hornet, Restaurang Bakgatan, and Mat fran KOKET.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Vadstena Klosterhotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Vadstena.
Are pets allowed at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vadstena Klosterhotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Vadstena Klosterhotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vadstena Klosterkyrka (0.00 km).
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