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Scandic Grimstad

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Kirkegaten 3, Grimstad 4878, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Grimstad)
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Grimstad
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sandnes, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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 

Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Spent one night in a junior suite, and was pleasantly surprised with both the room and the nice and accomodating staff. The room plan could have been better, as I stepped directly onto the bed, whereas the living area was situated in the room in the back - where there was also windows. Would have preferred to step into the... More 

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

Hi Julie C. Thanks for the great review of your stay at Scandic Grimstad. Maybe you should try room nr 631 the next time. Welcome back at any time. Best regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been there due to business issues. Room clean and comfy. Breakfasts was good and tasty.Hotel Crew very helpfull. Place is close to everything what Tourist need (restaurants, shops etc.). One bad thing for me - not to much english language tv channels in TV. In summary I recommend this place!

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

Hi Martin M. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Scandic Grimstad. Hope to see you back soon. Best regards Cecilie More 

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