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“Good value for money - out of the centre”
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Scandic Backadal
Ranked #32 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Reviewed 9 October 2011

This is a good hotel if you're ok about not being smack in the centre of the city. Once you understand the bus system then it's fine.

It's not the best setting, you overlook an out of town shopping centre - and below is a all-night petrol station. But the rooms are ok, the bathrooms are nice and it's clean. The best thing about it is the fantastic breakfast buffet - and take good advantage of it too! When you see the prices you have to pay for everything then you'll understand why. We probably ate far too much for breakfast but found it could last us through to evening, with possibly a snack midday.

Getting There
Once you arrive at the airport - Landvetter in our case, you need to get the Airport bus. You can't pay by cash on there. You need to get a ticket or pay by credit card with the driver. It's 80 SEK single into the city and you'll get off at the end of the line at Central Station. You then need to cross the road - you'll see a big 5 on the side of a shopping centre - walk through and when you see an Information Desk - walk forward and buy a bus ticket from the Pressbryn (I think that's how you spell it) it's a newsagents. Then go back to the Information Desk and turn left to the outside. You will see two bus stops with shelters - then go further down and you'll see two benches - this is where you'll wait to get the Gron Express - this is the bus you'll need to get to the stop for the hotel - you need Backadalsmotet. It's out of town - but when you sort this out you'll be able to get around. It took us a while as the hotel website says the bus goes from Central Stations - it doesn't!!!!

The hotel itself is clean, the staff seem quite pleasant and it's quite modern. The corridors have seen some wear but I think it was well worth what we paid.

Gothenburg itself was a nice city, very clean and the people very helpful and chatty.

We managed to find the only pub in Gothenburg - next to the big market hall. 7 ans I think it was called. It's not the best place if you're a veggie - although there are a couple of good places in Haga if you're down at that end of the city.

I'd recommend this place - certainly if you've got a car, but for me I'd want to be in the centre if I went back.

Room Tip: We didn't need to have the windows open as it wasn't too hot - but if it's hot and you h...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Hotel is clean and serves nice breakfast. Two nights of stay was comfortable, would have been better, if free tea-coffee facility would have been in the room and not at the reception..

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Pretty agree with previous reviewers. Good things are breakfast, parking, kids playroom, free Internet and a service of course. Not so good - room size, lack of air conditioning (however in August it doesn't seem to be a problem).

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We have stayed at this hotel while passing by several times before, many years ago. This time we booked 2 rooms, being 4 adults and 1 child.

The breakfast was great, as ever, and it is nice to have 1-2 kids for free in the room as well. It had ben a very warm day (first weekend in aug), so our rooms were very warm when we checked in. The rooms, beds and bathrooms were up to the standard, but the traffic noise from the highway was a nuisance. We had to sleep with wide open windows, to try to cool the rooms down. OK hotel when You are passing by or staying 2 days in Giothenburg, but nothing more. Slow lifts with low capacity, while the indoor parking is a real bonus.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We travelled as a family of four - where the youngest was barely two months old. We booked a Family Room, which was really a big joke judging by the size. There were two fold-down bunk beds, but no cot for our youngest like we ordered. However, the receptionist was very helpful and immediately sent one to our room. He also provided us with a fan to cool off since there was no air conditioning in the room. That got us through the night since it was really hot. Also, rooms in the hotel weren't exactly sound-proof, so we heard every little (big) slam or sneeze even if it was on the upper floor. In addition, there was this poster on the wall telling guests that this was a Family oriented hotel, and noisy kids was all part of the routine. Well. Although travelling with kids ourselves, we really felt intimidated by the extent to which some took this a little too literally. If you are looking for a nice, cosy roadside stay just outside Gothenburg, then stay clear of this place. A huge plus for good breakfast, though. It came with gluten free products, I didn't even have to ask for it!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

The rooms have no ventilation, small windows which open towards noisy E-6.

We stayed there during days with cool weather. But if we had stayed there on hot days, we would not have survived.

Breakfast was very good.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2011

Scandic Backadal is one of the nicer hotels in the Scandic hotel chain. It's modern, clean, & resonably quiet. They have a great breakfast buffet, & offer free parking. Since it's situated on the island of 'Hisingen', it's a bit off from Gothenburg city center. However, it only takes a few minutes by car to get there. All in all, a pleasant business stay (every time).

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Backadal

Address: Backebolsvagen | Hisings Backa, Gothenburg 422 53, 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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range: £83 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Backadal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven-story Hotel on the island of Hisingen, 5 km north of town center via Highway E6. ... more   less 
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