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“Great location, clean and modern rooms.”
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Scandic Grimstad
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Grimstad
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Jessheim, Norway
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location, clean and modern rooms.”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were welcomed by a very nice woman who were constantly smiling! Easy to get to the room and we were lucky enough to get a room with an excellent view! Some of the rooms can have a pretty horrible view so I'd advise to ask for a room with a good view if you go there.
The room was very nice, modern and clean, the only drawback was the amount of noise from drunk people walking past throughout the night, we had to shut the window (wanted it open since it was fairly warm).

Sadly the parking spaces for the hotel were extremely tight.. Can't say I felt comfortable leaving my car there due to the lack of space.

The breakfast was excellent and the atmosphere in the dining area was very cosy.
The hotel is in an excellent place and I'd advise you to take a trip to the roof terrace as it has a spectacular view! There's also a great chinese restaurant across the street.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Hi and thanks for your review of our hotel. You are welcome back at any time!
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Brooklyn, New York
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Wasn't I surprised when my uncle upgraded us to the 6th floor penthouse during our 2 night stay in Grimstad! What an AMAZING view! What a HUGE room! It's the only room on the 6th floor and it has a livingroom, diningroom, 2 bathrooms, a jacuzzi tub, 2 TVs, spacious bedroom with a couch, side table & desk and lets not forget the HUMONGOUS deck with tables and chairs and access to the adjoining mountain!!! WOW. The reception area is beautiful, the restaurant is great, the included breakfast was outstanding! The staff was pleasant. The decor was inviting. The location in perfect. Besides not being able to stay longer, the only downfall this hotel seems to have is a lack of free parking for its guests. We had to park on the street and pay overnight fees on the meters. Annoying. However, without a doubt I'd recommend this hotel to friends and family and would absolutely stay here the next time I visit Grimstad.

Room Tip: Splurge for the 6th floor penthouse! And if not, any guest may access the deck from exterior steps...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Hi.

I glad you had a great time in Grimstad, The view in 6.th floor is absolutely breathtaking.
Regarding the parking there is different places to stay free overnight, just ask in the reception.

Hope to see you back here soon!
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Sandnes
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We booked this hotel on short notice with Eurobonus. Despite arriving early at 8am we were given a room straight away. The room was small for a family of 4 but met our needs. The hotel is cosy and intimate and staff friendly. Breakfast was excellent - varied and staff going round to fill with coffee. Parking as mentioned by others is a bit of a hassel but can be managed. Excellent location in the centre of town. We only intended staying for 2 nights but booked 2 more.

Stayed July 2014
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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Hi and thanks for a great review.
Regarding the parking there are may different places to park you car. Just ask in the reception.

Welcome back at any time!
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stayed here for 5 days on a recent business trip and had a very pleasant time.

The hotel is very clean and friendly. Welcoming and helpful staff. My room was a little small but the hotel was very busy (my colleague had a much larger and nicer room than mine, lucky sod). However it was clean and fresh and the bed was comfy.

The breakfast was excellent and the restaurant served great food, with great and very friendly service.

If I ever return to Grimstad, this is the place I will stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Hi and thank you for a great review.

Next time, maybe you should book a superior-room which are more spacious than the standard rooms.

Hope to see you back in Grimstad soon!
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Solihull
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107 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have often stayed at Rica hotels and found them good value for money. This hotel is located inthe centre of Grimstad. It is possible to park in front of the hotel for a few minutes to unload luggage but then you must use the central car park in front of the hotel (extremely expensive after the NOK 1 for the first hour) or the hotel car park which has limited availability or park by the church which is some distance away.

The inside of the hotel is full of character and attractive. The staff are friendly. The food in the restaurant is limited at lunchtime but fine in the evening and, as usual, Rica breakfasts are excellent.

The standard rooms are very small so choose a superior one. At weekends the front facing rooms can experience some late night noise from revellers outside.

The hotel is well situated for exploring Grimstad with it's attractive. There is free wifi access and the superior rooms have a good standard of facilities.

A nice hotel provided that you manage to park without problems.

Room Tip: Superior room in the old part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Hi and thanks for a great review.

Hope to see you back soon!
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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is simply a really good hotel. Good service, perfect breakfast, nice and clean.

The family room we had (in the newer part of the hotel), was spacious, clean and functional. Typical Contemporary Scandinavian style, I would say.

Try the roof terrace, it has stunning views.

We had an excellent stay. Overall highly recommendable!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Kjetard
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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Hi.

Thanks for a great review.
You are welcome back at any time.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Besides de convenience of being located just at further steps to the HQ of the company I work for, I can say that it is excellent.

Nice staff, complete breakfast, spacious rooms always neat and clean. The only suggestion I make is the Cable TV that could include in the package news channels in other languages than norwegian.

Definitely recommended.

Room Tip: Pick a room in the old part of the hotel. I satyed at the 209.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Kristin S, Reception at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your positive respond and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Concerning the Cable TV, I will take this matter further with the management.
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Property: Scandic Grimstad
Address: Kirkegaten 3, Grimstad 4878, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Grimstad)
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Aust-Agder > Grimstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Grimstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Grimstad 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated next to the market in Grimstad our cosy hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting this charming town. We have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Get a good nights sleep in one of our comfortable rooms, eat a hearty breakfast, borrow a bike and go for a ride. Come back and enjoy a nice dinner in our popular restaurant Kjeller'n in the evening. Our hotel also offer you various meeting rooms in different sizes as well as our own garage and free WiFi in all rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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