Västanå Manor

Gränna, Sweden

The history of Våstana estate dates from the 1590s and the current main building was mainly reconstructed in 1767. Since 1948 it has been a hotel and restautant.

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Västanå 1, Gränna, Sweden
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Founded: 1767
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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www.vastanaslott.se

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Anderz Näslund (3 years ago)
Dubbelt så många gäster än va de lovat vid bokning. Inte så bra planering av sällskapen i de olika rummen. Dålig uppmärksamhet vid servering av dricka.
Gunnar Larsson (3 years ago)
Really nice old hotel,go there if you can!
Ayush Agarwal (4 years ago)
Sexy
Dr Falkenroth (4 years ago)
Amazing hotel and restaurant in a genuine castle. Some of the rooms makes you think you moved back in time to the 18th century. Superb menu in the restaurant. Cosy common areas with antiquities and fine view over the Vättern lake.
Anton Ekström (5 years ago)
It is a very nice castle, but there is not very much to see. They don't really serve people coming by as it is more of a hotel.
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