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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We stayed in this hotel during a transit trip (between houses) and Its an Amazing hotel. Just no more words. Its a bit costly If you compare to other hotels, but Its 'the' best. Food is awesome and perfectly cleaned rooms. In-front of Rica you can find the asian store, where you can get all the asian stuff.

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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 15 June 2013

What a great place to stay in the center of Grimstad. Very intimate and interesting interior. We sure was treated good by a very service minded and friendly staff. Nothing much to put our fingers on, apart from a bad experience with the restaurant. This was fixed at once in a nice and professional way. Many thanks to the lovely...

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Dear Tom, thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you want to visit us again. We hope to see you again soon, have a nice summer!

Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 21 February 2013

What a great hotel. The staff always greet you, the rooms are clean and nice. Excellent beds. Nice ambiance in the lobby and dining room. Good breakfast, fresh smoothies. The staff always asks if you need more coffee. The ony negative thing was that they serve a small bacon slice on top of a fried egg. With a buffet like...

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you want to visit us again here in Grimstad, you are always welcome! We appreciate your kind words and we hope it won't be too long before you want to visit us again. Best regards.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located in the middle of town, with walking distance to many of the towns restaurants. Rooms are nice and staff are always smiling and helpful. Great breakfast with lots of dishes, meat and fish, to choose from. Looking forward to the next stay.

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and kind words. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us in Grimstad and we are hoping to see you back soon!

UK
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The hotel is in a great location and the first room I had was clean, compact with a smart shower room and lovely view. My experience of the hotel was marred by a combination of extremely inexperienced staff, faulty wiring and a truly awful evening meal in the restaurant. On arrival there was only one member of staff who was...

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Rannveig J, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate this! Sorry to hear that you are not completely satisfied with our hotel and service. As we strive to improve on a daily basis, we depend on your feedback. I am sorry that we did not receive your complaint earlier, so that we could more easily address the issues of concern, however...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We visited Grimstad during the Grimstad Powerboat Show and stayed a few nights in the Rica Hotel. The staff is very friendly, the breakfast is excellent, the rooms very nice. We like the architecture of the lobby area with the house fronts around - great idea. I´m looking forward to come again in 2013 !

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay here with us. You are more than welcome back at any time! Kind regards

Reviewed 18 October 2012

During the Powerboat Worldchampionship in Grimstad last August (2012) I stayed for a week. Check in was quick, service superb and I felt "at home". Breakfast next morning was my next exp, And what a team. Always a smile on everyones faces. I highly reccomend to visit the resturant as well. With an average OF 75 nights a year -...

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments here on Trip Advisor, and thank you for kind words. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and also got the chance to try our restaurant. We are hoping to see you again soon! Kind regards

norge
Reviewed 17 October 2012

I stayed at the Rica Hotel Grimstad, during Grimstad Power Boat Show, August 2012. The service was fantastic. Even with a fully booked hotel, the staff had time to fulfill my wishes. The Breakfast buffet was beyond all expectations, I have only once before been to a hotel, which could provide such a varied range of food and beverages, in...

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive response and for the kind words about our breakfast buffet, we are very proud of it! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we are hoping to see you back in Grimstad this summer.

Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Grimstad is a charming town typical for Southern Norway and Rica Hotel Grimstad does it full justice. The layout of the hotel is special as it has to fit a very congested town. Accordingly the rooms vary in size and layout. Take care! Otherwise we have stayed at this hotel for the last four years and I am very satisfied,...

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Rannveig J, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback - we are glad to see you are satisfied with us. As for the winelist, we are currently reviewing it and hope to be up to desired standards by next time you come to stay with us.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We stayed for two nights and were very satisfied with the quality and service at the Hotel. It was located in the middle of town good walking distance to anywhere in town. We drove to the Kristandsand Dyrparken and that took just 40 minutes. I would not hesitate in using this Hotel again. We even tried the restaurant and that...

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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Thank you for kind words and for using your time to review us. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that both service and quality was fulfilled. We are hoping that we will see you again soon as our guest!

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated next to the market in Grimstad our cosy hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting this charming town. We have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Get a good nights sleep in one of our comfortable rooms, eat a hearty breakfast, borrow a bike and go for a ride. Come back and enjoy a nice dinner in our popular restaurant Kjeller'n in the evening. Our hotel also offer you various meeting rooms in different sizes as well as our own garage and free WiFi in all rooms and public areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Grimstad

Address: Kirkegaten 3, Grimstad 4878, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Grimstad)
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Aust-Agder > Grimstad
Price Range: £107 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Grimstad 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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