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“Good hotel for families”
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Scandic The Reef
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Frederikshavn
Oslo, Norway
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“Good hotel for families”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We visited the hotel with our two year old son and were very pleased with the hotel's water park. There were opportunities to swim both outdoors and indoors and several saunas. The water park was also very child friendly with a children's section.

Breakfast was excellent, with a good selection of both hot and cold dishes. There were also a small playroom adjacent to the breakfast room.

The room was functional and simply furnished with two twin beds and two bunk beds. The room was somewhat dated and ventilation system worked badly. This resulted in hot and stale air in the room.

The staff was friendly and we got to check in at 7:30 a.m at arrival, although check in normally start at 3:00 p.m.

This is a good hotel for families as we would like to visit again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Scandic Reef is comfortable enough hotel. Especially we liked spa zone there. We visited many spa around the world and spa in Scandic Reef Frederikshavn was on top. Wer'e had fun in spa. And Frederikshavn was very nice too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

If you have kids this hotel is fantastic since the indoor Water playground with waterslides keep them busy all day. I often use this hotel for business travelling and when I arrive after been driving many hours on the road it is very relaxing to jump into a hot spa bath letting the bubbles loosen up all your tensions. Besides from this I do not agree with the Scandic philosofi and would rather choose another hotel chain for bussines travelling. It might be an environmental philosofi but not my taste.
The restaurant however is very good. They make the best burger I've had for a long time.
The service level by the staff is fantastic. Helpful in any way.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We visited the reef during the day without staying over at the hotel. It was a christmas gift to my kids.
We arrived with the ferry and the reef is only a short walk from the ferries.
The indoor reef was really impressive at first sight. The chaning rooms and showers are nice and clean as well. Lot's of hot tubs around the place.
The kids had a blast at first but became a bit bored after a couple of hours. Maybe it's better suited for younger kids since the place is not really big and only has one slide.

The adults enjoyed the saunas, both the steam sauna and the regular one situated on the sun deck. The latter offers a good view of the outside pool which is handy if you need to check on the kids.

There is a snack bar but the service was really poor, If your not registered at the hotel you can only pay cash. If you don't carry cash there is supposedely an ATM in the hotel lobby but who wants to go out in the lobby in a bathingsuit... We decided to refrain from eating instead.

It was a nice experience but I'm not sure that we will go back, once is enough, The kids preferred Lalandia.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Jever, Germany
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

What a Hotel…. The 4 of us had a family room (my kids 10 and 8, my wife and myself) the room was a typical Scandic Hotel style and quite compact, 2 of the 4 beds where wall mounted, which the kids loved.

I have to say however that I was glad that I am the only one in the family who has a serious challenge to maintain perfect figure, or just any figure other than whale I would be happy with.., a fat family of 4 would had to engage into some serious blubber management to be able to maneuver within the room.

That being said, you will not spend a lot of time in the room anyway.
The pool is the reason to come to The Reef… I have seen a few themed hotels, but mainly in the US and on a grand scale, but the amount of hot tubs, pools and slides that have been successfully packed into this relatively small space is amazing and it still feels spacious.

It does get busy, you sit in a hot tub relaxing and suddenly there is, what I can only describe as a avalanche of human flesh hurling toward you, and within seconds, the once relaxing experience turns into a feeling of having a ordinary bath with a bunch of strangers…
Also the wave pool, great fun, but when you hit a busy period is resembles the scene from the sinking of the Titanic.
The good thing there is a nice bar and I have found that I handle these situations much better with a steady beer buzz.

Breakfast buffet has plenty of choices, if you pace yourself and follow the simple rule of protein first and then carbohydrates… your personal gorging can take you through well past lunch and straight to beer time… win win!!

It is a family hotel and that is why we came, but my children tolerance level where put through a severe test! So if you are a couple and looking for a relaxing weekend escape… you’d probably rather sit in a 100 km traffic jam on a hot summer’s day. On the other hand childless couples that love watching stressed and fed-up parents, this is your place..

And finally… the kids as well as us had a great time, it is a great place!!! We will definitely return…

Room Tip: If the entire family has a substantially inflated BMI… shell out for 2 rooms or a suite….
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We arrived early morning (08.00) from Stena Line, Oslo-Fredrikshavn.Its about 10-15 minutes walk from the boat to the hotel. We knew check-in was at 16.00, but we asked if our room was ready, and it was! Aftes a quick trip into town (Føtex) and having breakfast, we were rady for bathing.
Im used to go naked from the lockerroom to the showers. I almost did that, but quickly shut the door when i saw men outside! Ups!! On with the bathingsuit and then i went to the showers wich is separate. Its only the way to the showers that men and women share, phu! The swimminghall is very nice. Lots of different places, jacuzis and a steamroom. The children ( 7 and 12 years old) was wery pleased and happy. Its also a bar were you can order drinks and snacks.
The hotel is nice and ok. We had room on 5th floor and the room was ok sized an good beds. A bit worn, specially the floor. The breakfast is also nice. Everything you want, good juice and a separate place for the children with pancakes ( wich mine didnt like).
Check-out was very crowdy, but after 2 min standing in line, the reseptionist separeted check-ins from check-outs, and things went faster.

All in all it a nice place and we would difinitely go back if the children want, which they do :-)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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342 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is an average hotel and the main reason to stay here is the excellent pool area called "The Reef". The entrance is included in your room price but you are also
able to purchase tickets and enter without staying at the hotel. It's an excellent pool area for kids in all ages. There's a kid pool, slide, wave-pool, several jacuzzis, an outdoor pool and jacuzzi etc.

The hotel itself is, as mentioned, average. The staff is OK, they aren't really doing anything more than they need to but they are still doing their job. The rooms are OK except for the bathrooms which are really worn out.

In the evening ( at least during weekends) they have a Caribbean buffé with some entertainment for the kids which offers a nice ending to a hectic day.

This is a place which is worth a visit but you shouldn't expect too much from the hotel-part.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Scandic The Reef
Address: Tordenskjoldsgade 14, Frederikshavn 9900, Denmark
Region: Denmark > Jutland > North Jutland > Frederikshavn
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Frederikshavn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic The Reef 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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