BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern,  Ostersund

3.5/5  - based on 124 guest reviews.
Thomeegrand 20, 831 34, Ostersund, Sweden - See map
+46 63 511600 +46 63 131499

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The BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern is located in the center of the city were 'The Old Theatre' invites you to live in one of Europes oldest wooden buildings. Staying with us means having 100 years of history looking over your shoulder. Remodeled in 1992 into a 64 room, four star hotel with a conference and banquet capacity for up to 490 guests, the BEST WESTERN Gamla Teatern invites you to have your banquet or conference in our ballroom with the five meter chandalier or stay in one of the hotel rooms where there is no other like it. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern,Ostersund
  • 5
    « Perfectly located in the middle of the town!! »

    I always stay at this hotel when I go home to visit my relatives. It is not overly expensive and it has a special charm which I find attractive. The location is perfect. One thing to remember when booking: Do not reserve a room in the basement unless you don't like windows.

    5
    « Ultimate Building Conservation! »

    If you want to save the town theatre from being demolished and replaced by an office block this is how to do it. The Old Tiown Theatre has been converted into a Hotel by using theb rooms that were originally used by the travelling theatre companies when visiting the theatre. At the heart of the hotel the theatre remains and is still used for theatrical and cabaret performances. Breakfast is taken in what was/is the crush bar to the theatre BY CANDLELIGHT...it is an amazing experience and the breakfast is very good as well! If we had a complaint our room was over furnished with period furnishings but it was still very comfortable.

    1
    « Unorganised/Sexist »

    The hotel hosted two events during the weekend we stayed there. Arriving to a rock consent with drunken visitors spilling their drinks and smoking indoors is not impressive. The breakfast lacked of freshness. In addition there was no gluten free or lactose free options. The manager explained that he has prioritised the two events before allergies. I was chocked over how inconsiderate and sexist he was. I will never return there rather pay double the price somewhere else than go back to that hotel and that kind of mindset!

    4
    « Nice small hotell in the city centre »

    This is a nice hotel located in an old theatre The service is good and the breakfast is nice. It is i the heart of the city centre of Östersund. I could recomend this for both business and pleasure. In the basement there is a really nice spa.

    4
    « Old-style hotel in the Old Theatre »

    Pleasant hotel in old cultural building, mainly the old Theatre. The original interior is enhanced in a time typical manner. At first I was offered a boring room without a window, in the basement, but it was no problem to change to a nicer room. Fairly small room. Deficit of space put things on: The small desk was covered with hotel stuff. Comfortable bed but no soft pillows. Quiet. Breakfast buffé with hot and cold dishes, was OK. Breakfast understaffed, hard to find a person when coffe needed to be refilled. Unpleasant front desk officer at check out was a drawback.

    3
    « Clean. Basic. Friendly. Smells of Fish. »

    I booked the Gamla Teatern a few hours before arriving in Ostersund, and suspect I got the last room in town, given that it was their annual music festival. The building is old, stuffy and tired, and had an all-permeating smell of fish for the duration of our stay. The room was small, quite stuffy, and had a mixed bag of furniture of various ages. However, the welcome was friendly, the staff keen to please, and the room was spotlessly clean. If the price of the room was a bit more like a UK hotel then I'd give it a fourth star, but something about Swedish hotel prices grates a little (I ended up paying nearly £200 for the night). And at a lower price I would stay again.

    4
    « Hotel Gamla Teatern Ostersund »

    The hotel was once a theatre so had an old world atmosphere. The dinner was by candlelight in the theatre but the service was extremely slow. Breakfast next morning, in a lounge area, was also by candlelight which was not appropriate at 6.30 a.m. There was no fridge in the room. The curtains did not fit close to the windows so it was difficult to make the room dark.

    4
    « Unique Place to Stay »

    We were taking our yearly family trip to Sweden with our two 20-something children and their friends (a total of six of us which included four 20-somethings). We stayed in Stockholm for six nights then started heading up north via car. We stayed overnight in Ostersund because there is a Boda Borg in town and we wanted to take our children's friends since they had never been to a Boda Borg. We looked for a hotel that was a little out of the ordinary and we were not disappointed with BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern. We had three rooms and while they were on the small side, we have no complaints. All of the rooms were uniquely decorated and had everything we needed. Breakfast is included and it is definitely one of the best hotel breakfasts we have had. I wish I would have taken more pictures inside the hotel. If we travel through Ostersund again, we won't hesitate to stay at BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern.

    4
    « Unusual Hotel »

    Housed in a completely refurbished former theatre, the decor is more Victorian than anything else.....red velvet seating and chandeliers in the inside dining room. My room was comfortable, furnished in old world style, and clean. The hotel is located in the center of the city, just a short walk from the pedestrianised main street. Breakfast was complete with hot and cold offerings. For me, the hotel did not represent either old world or modern Scandinavia, and I would probably chose to stay elsewhere on a return visit.

    5
    « For those who aren't fancy »

    Me as an actor:o) just love this place!!! It was an old theatre turned in to a hotel. They kept the style!!! Rooms are small, clean. My room is with windows to main street, yes I do hear cars passing by but for me it's not a problem. Locations is really good. For example last week I was staying in 4stars hotel in Zagreb and this one here I like more. So if you like some stay with style -go for it :)

  • 3
    « Part of our tour package »

    After long train trip from Stockholm we arrived in time for dinner. The setting in the former theater was charming and unique but the one course salmon dinner seemed under whelming. Our room was very small so had to step over my suitcase to get to the bathroom. The staff does not speak much English but we're helpful in supplying me with rope when my suitcase zipper broke!

    3
    « Budget room - but not value for money »

    Price was ok, but the room was not great. Beds were ok, and bathroom small but functional. Windows went into a conference room, so not much fresh air. Woke up with a headache. Nice breakfast, and overall a cosy place. But don't do the budget room...

    4
    « Nice weekend away. Good breakfast! »

    This was my first time in Östersund and stayed at the Best western hotel. This hotel is very central and easy to find as it stands on one of the main streets. When you walk in the feel is very old fashion and it's quite nice and it carries the team of an old theater very well. The bedroom was decent for a single room and it had a good sized bathroom. The breakfast in the morning was very good. Good selection of everything you want or needed. Will definitely come back to this hotel next time I'm in Östersund.

    3
    « Godd sleep but a tired breakfast »

    Stayed at Hotel Gamla Teatern in Östersund for a single night. The check in was quick and the staff helpful. My room was not large. In fact a little surprising that they chose to squeeze in a double bed, armchair AND desk with chair in this small space. The free floor space cannot have exceeded 2 sq/m. There was no closet, this had been substituted for very small wall behind which four hangers were hidden. The bathroom was clean, but despite a ground floor room there was absolutely no water pressure, which made showering time consuming. Breakfast was not too thrilling. I had hoped for samples of local produce but everything looked plain. Or was this because of the very dim lighting in the breakfast room? Location of the hotel was very good. It is located next to the bus terminal which allows for easy access to the airport shuttle bus. Sums up as a budget hotel with clean but smallish rooms, that unfortunately stops serving lunch too early.

    3
    « Beautiful decor, small rooms »

    Sweet old house with a nice decor in dark colors within the red, brown and gold scales. Crystal chandeliers, velvet furnitures and charming old, worn rugs. Cleaning could be better: funky smell and a thick layer of dust on bathroom sink and WC. Maybe no one had stayed in this room for a while? Also, some of the light bulbs didn't work and needed to be replaced. No refrigerator. Wi-fi worked well. Really, really small room (the usual Best Western room). The bed were too soft and sounds from the street disturbed my sleep. Breakfast was overall good but lactose free dairy products were not kept cold. Typical Swedish service-standard: staff treats you OK but doesn't really make you feel welcome or even wishes you a good stay. Next time in Östersund I will try another hotel.

    4
    « Nice hotel in 20's style »

    A nice hotel by the center of Östersund. The hotel and rooms are kept in a authentic 20ies style. The breakfast buffet offers a lot of choices and fresh products in a stylish ambiente. The single room i had was not too big but enough for one person on a quick stay.

    1
    « Nightmare!! »

    We wanted to go to Østersund with our little boy for a nice summer-holidaytrip. We found this hotel, and it looked ok at the website. We arrived around 5 pm, and then our room wasn't ready. The cleaner haven't even started cleaning it the lady told us. So we asked how long it would take until our room was ready, so she went to ask the guy. He started cleaning it now, so it wont take long, she said. 5 minutes later and the room was ready. . . . When we came into the room it was more like a tiny dollhouse, it was so small!!! We had to move furnitures out in the hall to even have room for our 1-yearolds bed! The air in the room was horrible! We opened windows, but with the traffic outside we couldn't have it open, because it sounded like the cars was driving inside the room. Neither of the 3 of us got any sleep that night! So we complained and wanted another room (we wanted to give the hotel another try). We asked for a bigger room, and asked if there was anything to do with the air. It was not. We got a room that was a tiny bit bigger than the last one, but away from the traffic at least. We had the windows wide open hours before bedtime, and open during the night, but still, the air was horrible! I haven't experienced that air ever! Our babyboy got sick, caughing and runny nose. I'm pretty sure it was because of the air! 2 nights with no sleep! We are in bad mood, because we feel like our whole trip got destroyed by this horrible hotel. So we decided to check-out! We went down the street to Scandic Hotel,and compared to Gamla Teatern, Scandic was like heaven!! The lady that was in the reception at Best Western, also cleaned the tables and served food during breakfast, so it was long time for all that wanted to check in/out to wait for her. The whole hotel was old and dark with bad air. No windows where the food is served, and badsmelling carpets everywhere! I will never ever go back there, and I really will NOT recommend this hotel for anybody! Stay away, it is not worth the money!!!

    3
    « Novel setting, reasonable overnight stay »

    We arrived in time to catch the Sunday lunch jazz afternoon, which was fun in the sunshine, with lots of people-watching opportunities. The building is fascinating and generally more appealing than the bedrooms. Ours was dark, rather stuffy and had a surfeit of crumbling furniture. The bed was OK for one night. We had to have the small window open for some air, but that meant lots of road noise. It would have been uncomfortable for more than a single, overnight stay. Some upgrading is overdue! The upside of our overnight stay was a decent candlelit dinner in the old auditorium and a good breakfast at an earlier-than-usual time to fit in with the Inlandsbanan train. Staff on duty were very friendly and patient in the circumstances. WiFi is free but erratic.

    3
    « Quaint but not great »

    Like a lot of other reviewers we arrived latish one night as part of a group of 35 and left early next morning so this review is based on a very short stay. The hotel is a converted theatre and we ate dinner in grand settings within the theatre itself. The food was OK but it took quite a time to serve it. We were down for breakfast at 6am in order to catch our train so earlier than the official start time for breakfast. In the circumstances they did well to get breakfast ready for us at all but the choice was a bit more limited than other hotels we stayed in, possibly as a result of our early departure? The staff were very friendly but it took a long time to check in and out so their systems seemed a bit slow and the room was quite cramped and a bit tired looking.

    4
    « Dinner by candlelight »

    We spent one night here as part of organised tour. Our arrival was late in evening so meal in the lovely setting of the theatre and good food was most welcome. We had an early morning start but staff provided a good breakfast selection for us all. Our room was small but comfortable.

 

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·From: The airport. Leaving the airport take a right, stay on this road all the way over the bridge into Ostersund. When there is no way to keep on going take a right onto Radhusgatan. Pass two traffic lights and at the third take a right at the big yellow building which is the BEST WESTERN Hotel Gamla Teatern.
 

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