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Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa

Nordatlanten 100, Gothenburg 41878, Sweden (Formerly BEST WESTERN Arken Hotell & Konferenscenter)
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Ranked #49 of 65 hotels in Gothenburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
Pierre T Rennes, France
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rennes, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hotel is quiet, which is a direct consequence of the situation within an industrial area. Meeting rooms and installations are good and personnel at the desk is helpful. the view on the harbour is interesting also, especially if you make use of the hotel restaurant. Points not so good : 1) Very far from Gothenburg city center, so taxi would... More

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HDArken, Hotelldirektör at Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa, responded to this review

Dear Pierre, Thanks for Your review on Tripadvisor. A Quick response from us: 1. Our location - It´s true that we are located a bit outside central Gothenburg. On the other side are we closer to most companies like Volvo HQ and Port of Gothenburg. We also have a special deal with a Taxi-Company witch gives our guest a lower... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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236 reviews 236 reviews
49 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Location, location, location! And this place did not have it. It is located in a very industrial area, in no way walking distance to downtown. Taxis is Sweden are hellish expensive as the industry is not regulated - meaning, unless you agree to a price in advance you will get a shock. The hotel itself is delicate and perfect for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Needed to be in the location. Very busy hotel for conferences. Yes the rooms are small but I always try to book double rooms even when travelling alone. Staff I found good and helpful and restaurant OK! But if your looking for nightlife wrong location. If I need to be in location again would use the hotel in future.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I can understand the other views on here about the location of this place, but since I have only ever stayed here for business rather than pleasure, the location hasn't been an issue. I have returned to this hotel several times for business and always look forward to it. I find the atmosphere very calming. Some of the bedrooms are... More

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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My room was dirty, it was hairy and not clean in the bathroom, it's location is terrible - it's next to an industrial area. The rooms are really small, you can't even have your luggage on the floor - it's no room to open it. Entrance to the SPA costs 395 SEK (and thats just for 4 hours), it's not... More

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Oslo, Norway
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I tried this hotel for a coference with a small group. Some of the conference rooms were really nice, but not all of them, and we had to change conference rooms due to noise as they were renovating the hotel. Some of my colleagues tried the SPA, and they were really satisfied. I was not impressed by the food, neither... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Firsltly the location is terrible,next to a industrial area and it takes a long time to go to the city centre .Secondly the service is very bad and the rooms are terribly small. Thirdly the hotel is very expensive for example it cost 590 Sek or 88 Dollars to access the pool area.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Don't know about the hotel as I only went to the spa, but the interior is fantastic. The spa department is really nice, warm pools, Jacuzzi's, light therapy rooms etc. Staff where friendly and helpful. We had a spa package with brunch. When we entered the brunch area there where no staff in sight. We waited for a little while... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed for business at this hotel. The decor is nice and stylish, especially reception area is warm and welcoming. Rooms are of ok size, tea and coffee facilities were nice. Cleaning was not satisfactory and there is obviously much noise from the trucks entering harbour area. I have attended some conferences at this hotel, and these facilities are good.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We book a spa weekend with a dinner and one hotel night. We really enjoyed the spa. A bit noisy and crowded on the Saturday (I think it would be good to loose the jacuzzi for a more relaxing environment). Nice with three outdoor saunas and an outdoor pool. One hot pool upstairs together with a couple of different saunas... More

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Address: Nordatlanten 100, Gothenburg 41878, Sweden (Formerly BEST WESTERN Arken Hotell & Konferenscenter)
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
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