Looking for a beautiful, remote and quiet place, I was not disappointed when I arrived at the "Old school". Although my train had been delayed and arrived at Kil station at 09:30 pm, my host Joshua was so friendly to pick me up and drive me to his wonderful B&B. A refreshing night of peaceful sleep later a very tasty breakfast consisting of buns, bread, butter, ham, cheese, jam, a boiled egg, free-refill coffee and fruit juices waited for me. Joshua and his family were very friendly and obliging, they even offered to take me into town and fetch me so I could go shopping. One day, Joshua even went canoeing with me, which gave me the opportunity to make some really idyllic photos. The countryside surrounding Gamla Skolan is just lovely, I found exactly what I had been looking for. If you like walking in magical forests, breathe fresh, clean air and let your soul take a rest from the hectic everyday life in the city, you're just right at the "Old School". I highly recommend this neat, clean and comfortable B&B and the courteous host family running it! André
We visited this B&B over a weekend and we thought it was fantastic. The environment and the old-fashioned style was very cozy. The service was fantastic and very nice. We definitely recommend this B&B. The bath-room was clean and had verry good showers. We just needed a bed and roof for two night during our tripp and we got a great wekend with rural setting, relaxation and beautiful nature outside! Henrik and Marie
We had a very nice and above all relaxing stay at Monica en Joshua's place. Tasty breakfast specially made at the hour we chose. Nice rooms, big sunny bathroom and a very cosy living room that felted as if we were home. After a tiring trip with a canoo we could rest and relax with a nice cup of tea and some Swedisch good movie or serie. While it was raining outside, Joshua put the stove on which made it even better. We enjoyed our stay very very much!
Drei Tage verbrachten wir bei der Familie von Monika und Joshua und haben uns wunderbar erholt. Die Gastgeber versorgten uns sehr gut mit einem leckeren Frühstück, aber auch mit zahlreichen Ratschlägen. Das Wohnzimmer und das Frühstückszimmer sind sehr gemütlich eingerichtet, die Schlafräume und das große Bad zweckdienlich und sauber. Bei schönem Wetter kann man draußen im Garten sitzen und träumen (oder - wenn man es unbedingt will - Mails checken und skypen). Das gemeinsame Nutzen eines Bades ist in Schweden weit verbreitet, man muss sich vorher überlegen, ob man es will. Uns hat es kein Problem bereitet.
We were travelling with my family (2 adults and 2 kids) from Stockholm to Atlantic Road in Norway. It was on July 2012. We've decided to try Bed&Breakfast Gamla Skolan because it was near the border from Sweden side. So, we suggested that it will be cheaper then in Norway - and it was. We have successfully shared our way to not get tired much. Very clean showers, comfortable beds and lovely owners - what could be more pleasant when traveling with children. So fast I can recover in a rare hotel. Old school looks fresh. It is felt that Joshua and Monica love this place and genuinely care to all the guests liked the rest. In fact, we had the unique opportunity to communicate simply for deeper understanding of the Swedish mentality. Perhaps, that is why we warmly remember this place. Regards to Joshua, Monica and to their kids from Saint-Petersburg!
The last time we went here, was last July. Ever since I have been planning on writing a review about this lovely place, but somehow I can't seem to find the correct words to describe our thoughts about Gamla Skolan. So instead of writing about how we love staying there, the fact that Monika and Joshua make exellent hosts or that it feels like coming home... Let me describe it like this: If we go somewhere and we don't like it... then they will never see us again! If we go somewhere and we do like it... then the chance is great that we will go back someday We visited Gamla Skolan 3 times in less then a year... Now u do the maths ;-)
Eine alte Schule mitten im Grünen und dazu noch sehr freundliche Gastgeber. Zwei Nächte haben wir in Gamla Skolan verbracht und in schöner Erinnerung behalten. Einfach mal die Seele baumeln lassen und die Natur geniessen.
I pinsen var vi 3 danske kvinder, som var på tur i Värmland for at se Selma Lagerlofs hjem og andre seværdigheder herunder Klässbols Linneväveri. Opholdet på "Gamla Skolan" var en nydelse. Her er store dejlige værelser, fint badeværelse samt stort opholdsrum, udestue og et hyggeligt bibliotek. Vi slappede af i den dejlige have. Et sted vi gerne vil anbefale til andre, som vil besøge Värmland og nyde godt af værtsparrets utrolige gæstfrihed.
Whether you're only traveling through or you would like have a longer staying in Värmland, I highly recommend you this B&B. It is running by a kindly family. We've only had breakfast there two times because we rented another cottage in the near location. But we were received very warmly. The owner are very kindly and helpfull. The breakfast was very tasteful and comprehensive and inexpensive. We've had a look around in the bedrooms and the bathrooms. All was very clean and tidy and tastefull furnished and decorated. If you see the beds and the rooms you have instinctively the wish to sleep there. We enjoyed the stay and the contact there very much. If we're near again, we'll visit them for certain. Ob du nur auf der Durchreise bist oder dich länger in Värmland aufhalten möchtest, ich kann dir diese B&B nur sehr empfehlen. Es wird von einer freundlchen Familie betrieben. Wir selbst haben nur zwei mal dort gefrühstückt, da wir eine andere Hütte in der Nähe gemietet hatten. Aber wir wurden sehr warmherzig empfangen. Die Besitzer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstück war sehr lecker, reichhaltig und preiswert. Wir schauten uns auch die Schlafzimmer und Badezimmer an. Alles war sehr sauber, ordentlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet und dekoriert. Wenn du die Bette und die Räume siehst, hast du instinktiv den Wunsch dort zu schlafen. Wir genossen den Aufenthalt und den Kontakt dort sehr. Wenn wir wieder in der Nähe sind, werden wir die Familie ganz bestimmt besuchen.
We stayed there for a week in the vacation house and we had a really great time. Monika and Joshua helped us with every question we had and gave us many tips on where to go... what to do... what to visit... The house itself was all we wished for. Spacious, cosy, clean... Even wifi and satellite TV! It was our first visit to Sweden and thnx to Monika and Joshua we will definitely go back there next year :)
very nice place to stay, friendly and helpful people. They let me use their computer to surf the internet and provided me with a USB charger for my ipod. Whole building and garden very pleasant to be in/around. Bathrooms more than OK, I would definetely recommend it!
We stayed in Kil on our way from Lerdala to Rättvik, which was for only one night. Such a shame, as it would have been fun to stay longer! Monika and Joshua took good care of us, the room was beautiful and the bathroom big enough to dance in it... It's an interesting place and we loved how Monika introduced us to the house and told us what she knew about the time when it still had been a school. Breakfast was very nice, and we were thankful for the small fridge where we could cool some of our food and drinks. They also offer soda for a small fee and adapt to all your needs. We had a great time and we recommend this BnB to everyone! Maria and better half Switzerland
Stayed 3 nights with 2 families with 3 small kids. (13-17/7/2011) Had a great time, nice rooms, very friendly good service and good breakfast. Good tips of what to do in the area and extra special care for the kids. Thank you Joshua and Monika for making our stay so enjoyable
The Gamla Skolan is a very nice and pleasant place to stay. It is clean and well functioning. The rooms are fine, there is a nice living room with a homey atmosphere and the innkeepers are very friendly.
Wij, drie Hollandse meiden, waren in mei te gast bij Joshua en Monika. Wat hebben we het heerlijk gehad! De omgeving is prachtig. Geweldig dat slapen in een oude school. Het ontbijt was een ware verwennerij. En we hebben genoten van de heerlijke vlaamse humor van de gastheer. Als we weer in deze omgeving zijn, gaan we zeker weer naar Gamla Skolan!
A spetial "Outstanding" rating goes to the friendliness and warm welcome extended to us by Monica and Joshua. The beautiful woods surraunding the house and the nearby lake added charm and adventure to our stay.
We zijn er één nachtje gebleven tijdens onze "tour" door Zweden. Het is een rustig geleven B&B met de nodige charme. We werden er hartelijke ontvangen en het gastkoppel deed er alles aan om het ons aangenaam te maken. Komen we ooit terug in de buurt, zullen we er zeker terug overnachten.