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Scandic Grimstad

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Kirkegaten 3, Grimstad 4878, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Grimstad)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 5 days for business purposes and was very surprised to find my company had booked me in to a lovely hotel. Friendly staff, lovely food and a big, yet comfortable room. I would be very reluctant to not stay here if another visit to Norway comes up in the future.

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Akershus, Norway
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I'm sad to say one of my favourite hotels has now deteriorated into a Scandic hotel. Until Scandic bought Rica a few months back this was a small, nice hotel with all the personality and welcoming features that you would want when staying away from home. Now Scandic has removed all the little things that makes the difference between a... More 

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

Hi Eirham. I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfided with you last stay at Scandic Grimstad. Regarding the minibars, we instead have a great shop in the reception where you can buy all sorts of sweets, sodas, fruits and toiletries. It has a greater selection and better prices than the minibars. The soap dispensers has changes because... More 

Grimstad, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The staff is brilliant and allways helping. The breakfast is so good and fresh. The meeting rooms are verry good and modern. The hotel are in the middle of center. The beds are better than home. The manager and the staff must get aword for smiling.

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review
Google Translation

Hei og takk for hyggelig tilbakemelding. Hjertlig velkommen tilbake ved en passende anledning. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am from Turkey but stay in kristiansand and I have heard about this beautiful rica hotel and we stayed one night it was just amazing and sweet staff we will definitely come back soon again and you will definitely feel yourself like at home

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for a good review. Welcome back at anytime! More 

Sandnes, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Spent one night with my daughter. The hotell have seen better days, and is a bit worn down. Nice staff and friendly atmosphere, Good breakfast. Grimstad is a small town and everything is within walking distance.

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for a good review. You are always welcome back to Rica Hotel Grimstad. More 

Jessheim, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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... More 

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review of our hotel. You are welcome back at any time! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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... More 

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

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! More 

Sandnes
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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... More 

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

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! More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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... More 

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

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! More 

Solihull
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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... More 

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Cecilie H, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Grimstad, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for a great review. Hope to see you back soon! More 

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