Currently staying at Varbergs Stadshotell for a few days (October 2013) for business meetings. A very nice hotel, friendly and helpful staff, located right on the downtown square surrounded by many shops and restaurants, and within 5-10 minutes walk to the Varberg Fortress and the beautiful paved walking / bicycling path along the ocean.
Have not had time to use the spa but those who did said they liked the spa services.
Our room #702 is located in the newly renovated section of the hotel. The room is large, has 2 beds, a living room with chairs and sofa, a small kitchenette table which also serves as a desk, an espresso machine, refrigerator, fancy electric controls, 2 flat panel TVs, and large bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower. Overall this is a very nice hotel.
The only problem is Room 702 has extremely poor -- or more likely zero Internet connection. One evening, my Nook e-reader was able to connect for 30 minutes (slow speed) as long as I stayed in the bed which was just a few feet away from the entrance door. But most of the time, neither our laptop computer nor Mac could connect to the hotel's WiFi in Room 792. In fact, the signal is so weak and it goes in and out every few seconds that our iPhone cannot even locate the hotel's WiFi at all. Because of this, we have to sit in the lobby just to check our emails and do basic Internet tasks.
The hotel says they have been aware of the problem for some time, and that it happens with some rooms and some sections.We pointed out that all they need is to put a couple of extra routers and antennas in the affected section of the building. We pointed out that we had no problem connecting to this hotel's WiFi from across the street in an unrelated Kebab restaurant, but not in our guest room. The staff smiled and said they are aware of that, too. But after 3 days, they have not fix this easily solvable issue. The way the WiFi signal comes and disappear also suggests that their WiFi vendor's equipment is bad or low grade.
Anyhow, if you are a business person who need Internet connection to keep on top of your work or catch up while vacationing, this may cause quite frustration and inconvenience -- just the opposite effect that their Spa is marketing!
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