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“OK mut not more than that”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic Rubinen

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Scandic Rubinen
Ranked #28 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Finland
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72 reviews
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“OK mut not more than that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

This hotel is right on Gothenburg's famous Kungsportsavenyn (the Avenue) street. But if you're in town for shopping, cafés and strolling around I'd suggest you pick a hotel situated in the Inom vallgraven - part of town or close to the railway statiuon/ Nordstan shopping centre. From Scandic Rubinen it isn't more than a 10 mins walk to these areas, but still a bit inconvenient.

The hotel itself is just as dated as the "used-to-be-fancy" the Avenue street where it's situated. If you get a room facing the Avenue it will be noisy. But the breakfast is good. And if you're on a budget their economy rooms are just fine.

There aren't many dangers and annoyances for travellers in Sweden. But the Avenue has many nightclubs and as they empty early in the morning I would be a bit careful as the street is packed with drunk/tired / sometimes angry guests.

If you're leaving Gothenburg by plane from GOT, Rubinen is very convenient as the bus to the airport stops 50 metres from the hotel door. There are several tram lines that pass outside the hotel if you don't like walking. There's a big grocery stoor very close and also a Systembolaget liqour shop.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

I've stayed at this hotel on a number of business trips. It's very well located on the main road and not a bad hotel. The rooms are small and there's nothing fancy about them at all. Almost like a hostel bed (single bed), but clean. If you're not planning on spending any time in the room, its' not that bad.

Wifi - The wifi here is awful. Think twice if you have to rely on any type of decent connection. Don't even think about downloading large files.

Food - The breakfast is amazing and it's included. You can't ask for a better set up and selection.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night.
Hotel staff was really friendly.
The room was clean and comfortable bed. Shower/bathtub in one , I prefer only shower or the two separate.
Nice breakfast buffet included in the room.
Exellent location with everything within walking distance.
Cosy bar/ resturant in basement.
Probably come back next time in Gothenburg .

  • Stayed October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

During the processtechnik tradeshow I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights, it is perfectly located on the main avenue of Göteborg, around are all kind of shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel has 4 stars and in my opinion this rating is correct. Yes the room is quite small but it had everything you need for, decent size bed, small but clean bathroom, free wifi. The very big plus of the hotel is the extensive breakfast. The omlet which is cooked to order is perfect. Furthermore a service with a smile and friendlyness all around. i certainly will go back.

Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

Great spot, bar is comfortable and the breakfast is great. The room is small and dated, but clean and in working order. WiFi was painfully slow, so don't expect to do anything more than download email.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, ask for a room facing the rear.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

The hotel is in the middle of the, shopping area, great situated. However, quite small and not up to the best standard and not the best bed. My room was towards the street and very noicy. However if you are on vacation, this is a good choice. Perfect for shopping- good food weekend.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Cant beat the location of this hotel, right on the avenue in Gothenburg. Our 4th floor room was smaller than our room we had earlier in the week at the Scandic Opalen, but we liked the location better. The street noise was there but we didn't notice it much. The free breakfast was awesome, nice change to have Swedish meatballs, lingonberries, Swedish pancakes, sweet pickles and limpa for breakfast. It reminded me of our Christmas dinner in Minnesota when I was a kid.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scandic Rubinen

Property: Scandic Rubinen
Address: Kungsportsavenyn 24, Gothenburg 400 14, Sweden
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Gothenburg
#19 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
#24 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Rubinen 4*
Number of rooms: 289
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Scandic Rubinen is located on Avenyn in central Gothenburg, a stone's throw from the famous bronze sculpture of Poseidon at Gotaplatsen and Kungsportsplatsen. Scandic Rubinen's central location in Gothenburg makes the hotel an ideal place for those who want to be close to Gothenburg's culture, shopping and city life. From our hotel you're also within a walking distance from many of Gothenburg's most popular attractions such as Liseberg amusement park, Universeum Science Centre and the Rohsska Museum. After expansion and renovation in spring 2014, Rubinen has a new design by DOOS architects. The interior has an urban feel and a homely elegance with a mix of colours, shape and details. Facility Our hotel is a natural meeting place in Gothenburg and we offer something to suit all tastes. Ruby Bar is Scandic Rubinen's very own living room and is open day and night. Both hotel guests and Gothenburg locals dine here, and our bar terrace is a great place to sit and watch the city entertainment. Our very own Roof Top bar is located on the 7th floor, with views over the rooftops of Gothenburg and fashionable Avenyn. When you stay with us, you can keep up your workouts in our gym or unwind in our relaxation suite with sauna. Our completely new conference and events floor offers facilities for 2-180 people, and events can be customised for up to 300 people all on one floor. Next to our meeting facilities, there's also an inviting terrace where both fresh air and a drink can be enjoyed by private parties. ... more   less 
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