Posted Aug 14, 2016
On first entering the Reception was not immediately obvious and it took a few minutes to spot the sign above what seemed to be the food counter of the restaurant. The receptionist was very pleasant and helpful and organized a taxi for us to attend a wedding the following day. She also told us of a frequent local bus into Kalmar. The bus stop was two minutes walk away and we used it all the time. It cost about 43kronor for a return ticket for us both. The taxi, one way, was almost 200kronor. We ate at the hotel the first night and the food was good, big servings and not expensive. There were some upholstered dining chairs in one area but they were very dirty as people had spilled food on them so we didn't sit there. The carpet was also dirty, again with spilled food but I would blame the guests not the hotel for that. The room itself was very clean and cleaned daily and the bed comfortable. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice; the usual Continental fare plus hot food. You helped yourself to coffee and there were three machines. Two had signs on in Swedish. One suggested it was hot water, the other I couldn't begin to decipher but I used it anyway and it gave very strong coffee, not particularly hot. On the last morning one of the staff saw me using it and said the coffee was not ready in that machine and I should have been using the third machine without the sign. The coffee from it was still quite strong but was much hotter. I can't blame the hotel for my stupidity.