I was travelling to Gothenburg for the weekend with a friend and booked this hotel 3 weeks in advance at a good rate. The hotel did not disappoint, it wasn't that great but the price made up for everything. For starters, the hotel looked brand new on the outside and in the reception area but the room was kind of small with old furniture and we could not even open the windows for fresh air. The TV was perched on top and we could only watch TV by lying down on our beds.
Despite the unimpressive room furniture, it was overall a pleasant stay. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful in giving directions and the hotel breakfast was excellent. Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. There was a sauna and jacuzzi but we did not have time to visit. Wireless internet is available at no additional cost. I think there is a garage outside for guests who are driving.
The hotel is located somewhat 1km from the city centre, very near the Liseberg Amusement Park (good if you have kids). If you are travelling by public transport, tram no. 6 (outside Scandinavium) takes you directly to the city centre. It is conveniently located near the Avenyn area and the Flybussen stop to Landvetter Airport is just a 5 min walk away.
Overall, I had a good experience with this hotel and would recommend it to those who are here for short stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Scandic Opalen hotel is located in central Gothenburgh within easy reach of shopping, restaurants and culture. The hotel is a perfect base for exploring the city's many attractions like the Poseidon statue, all the exihibtions held at Svenska Mässan, Universeum and the Museum of World Culture. Gothenburg's famous amusement park - Liseberg - is only a short walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scandic Hotel Gothenburg