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Scandic Grimstad

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Kirkegaten 3, Grimstad 4878, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Grimstad)
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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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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Stavanger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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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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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