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Scandic Grimstad

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Kirkegaten 3, Grimstad 4878, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Grimstad)
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I stayed at the hotel in Sept. 2015. had a comfortable stay as usual. Being close to town center makes it convenient. I have stayed here at various times over past 15 years. I must say that they havent lost the personal touch over the years.

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Thank shipmaster1995
Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi shipmaster1995. Thanks for a great review. It is always nice to see our guest come back to us again. Hope to see you soon! Best regards Cecilie More 

Lund, Sweden
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79 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed at this Scandic hotel for one night. At first it was difficult to find somewhere to park the car. We tried outside the church, based on tips from previous reviews, but when checking in we found out that the hotel’s private parking garage in the basement of the building next door was actually cheaper for one night (120... More 

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Thank Zenita
Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi Zenita. Thank you for taking the time to make a review of the hotel. We are pleased to see that you had a great stay. Unfortunately some of our rooms have a view into the rock wall, the positive thing about these rooms are that they are quiet and cold during the summer. That you were given this rooms... More 

Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The hotel is OK, but nothing more. The rooms are spread out in an old building and a newer addition, linked together by a long hallway. The rooms in the old building are smaller than those in the new addition, and also have smaller and less updated bathrooms. Comfy beds. The surrounding area can be quite noisy at night, with... More 

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Thank iParrington
Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi iParrington. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our rooms are very different in size, so be sure that the next time you ask for a big one. We also have different categories from standard to Junior Suites. Our breakfast is varied and good, and you will always get extra bacon when you ask for it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Definitely the best option to stay in Grimstad - excellent location, a very cosy room and fabulous breakfast. Bikes for rent are free of charge. The personnel is very friendly. Bars are just around the corner, so might be a bit noisy for families with children. Perfect for young people though.

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Thank Elina K
Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi Elina K. Nice to see such a great review from you. One of the downside of a hotel in the middle of the town is that there might be some noice from the bars outside the hotel. But just ask us for a quiet room when you check in and we will arrange that. Hope to see you back... More 

scotland
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81 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed for two nights. Efficient and friendly reception staff. Rather small but well appointed, clean, modern room. Very good breakfast. Good views from the roof over Grimstad and the harbour. Excellent location.

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Thank comrade98
Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi comrade98. Thank you for a great review. We stive to make our guest feel welcome and taken care of when they are visiting Scandic Grimstad. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back! Best regards Cecilie More 

Stavanger
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

As it is the only hotel in the town centre it is rather pricey. 1450 kr for a room looking strait at a granite wall. And very noisy at night with loud drunks outside until past 4 am. Staff friendly but not very professional as one would expect with a 4 star. Summer students mostly. Breakfast was the best thing... More 

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Thank ScottStavanger
Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi ScottStavanger. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. The summer season is the top season for us, so we are doing every thing we can to make our guest feel welcome. On the other hand we are dependent to having our students in the summer season, but we will make sure that they... More 

Sandnes, Norway
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73 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I specifically asked when checking in if we got a room where it would be quiet as we were traveling with a 3 month old baby. The receptionist said there wouldn't be either traffic or noise but sadly we woke up several times from drunk people passing by on the street outside, including loud shouting and talking around 3am. Had... More 

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Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi Andrea M. Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not have a great experience at our hotel. The crib should always be ready for you at check in, It must have been a mistake from our housekeeping. We can not always guarantee that there will be quiet during the night, but we always try our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

large rooms first class service superb location wonderful people go with confidence, you will not regret exceptional food perfect conditions for a dream vacation I really felt like a big family respect for what you do, and you're doing it with passion and with a smile.

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Cecilie H, Front Office Manager at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi Botez A. Thank you for a great review. It was great having you here installing our wifi. It is so fast now, and no places with bad connection. Hope to see you back! Best regards Cecilie More 

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great location in the center of Grimstad, parking under the hotel (120 kr/day). The room itself was quite small and our room was towards the street, meaning quite some noise during the night. Breakfast was excellent with a good selection, even for those with food allergies. Great service.

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1 Thank May-Britt O
Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for a good review. The next time ask for a quiet room in the back of the hotel. Good to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. Welcome backk at any time. Best regards More 

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