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“Great Hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sodra Hamngatan 59, Gothenburg 401 24, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #16 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Loved this hotel. Reception desk very helpful to us! (USA). Would definitely stay here again. Great location for touring the city of Gothenburg! Room was very good. View of the canal. First time visiting the city and was pleased with the hotel. Breakfast was very good with lots to choose.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
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So nice to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and in Gothenburg. We hope that you liked it so much so you will come back again.

Kind regards

Henric Zethelius
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Best location in this city with mins walk to the central station, shopping center, and opera. The staff was very nice and with good English. Excellent breakfast with variety of food, fruits and drinks.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind words on the hotel. To please our guests is what drives us to get feed-back like yours makes our job even more pleasurable.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Gothenburg soon again.

Kind regards

Henric Zethelius
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Armenia, Colombia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Entering Radisson Blu Scandinavia you get the feeling of going back a few years in time; kind of small reception, but bar in the entrance, sofas everywhere.

At check-in: Really nice and kind personnel; told me i was upgraded to a junior suite due to Gold status. Hotels honoring CC gold members are rare, even though I have had a good sucessrate last months.

Room: Big suite, completely new entertainment system, sofa group. Great for two persons!

Checkout: this is why i really choose Radisson. Asked for checkout at 18.00 next day due to flight, and got an "of course" back. One out of 15 times I've received a "no" for late checkout and that due to hotel was completely overbooked.

Price was on Gold points rate; 10,000 points+ 800 SEK for a nights. Really reasonable!

Overall really good experience! Recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Hello

How lovely to read this nice reveiw from a loyal Club Carlson member. It makes me very pleased that we have done a good impresseion and that you are satisfied with your stay. Our club members are of course important to us and it gives us great pleasure to be able to help you with details like a late check-out.

We are much looking forward to hosting you soon again.

Kind regards

Henric Zethelius
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La Crosse, WI
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Honestly, I don't understand the negative reviews of this hotel. Is it the Ritz? No, but if you are looking for a good, solid and clean hotel, stay here. The location is fantastic being walking to distance to any form of public transportation you will ever need. There are dozens of restaurants, cafes and bars of all kinds within a 10 minute walk.

Our room was decorated nicely, was very clean and was a nice spot for 2 days. Unlike others who have posted, I thought the buffet was nice, and much more than I was expecting. It's hard for me to understand why people don't find the breakfast satisfying. The hotel staff helped us with everything we needed and it was a really enjoyable stay.

There are no hesitations in recommending this hotel, it is a great hotel for the price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
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Immensly happy to see that you really enjoyed the hotel and your stay here. Even more delighted to hear that you also want to recommend the hotel. Very glad that we could live up to your expectaions.

Looking forward to hosting you soon again.

Kind regards

Henric Zethelius
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San Francisco, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

After traveling to Gothenburg from California, the hotel was easy for the taxi driver to find. Check-in was quick and painless, the room although from 1970 was clean and was pretty centrally located at least for what I needed to do there. Breakfast was the normal buffet breakfast served at reasonable hours and everyone was very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
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How nice to see that you had a nice stay with us and would like to come again, especially after such a long trip.

Hoping to see you back in Sweden and Gothenburg soon again.

Kind regards

Henric Zethelius
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is old and you get the feeling that you are stepping into an old cruise ship when entering. The staff is very friendly and me and my family were really happy about the upgrade we recieved.

Really good breakfast even if it was a little bit crowdy. The hotel could easily expand the breakfast area so people didn't have to stand in lines to get the good food.

I you can live with the old touch you can certainly stay here. The price for the room was really good.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
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How nice to see that you enjoyed your stay here and that you liked the breakfast even if a bit over crowded. I will make sure that our Food and Beverage Manager has a look at this.

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Henric Zethelius
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed here on two different nights to pick up and then drop off or new Volvo. The hotel is large and conveniently located with an impressive breakfast buffet. The staff are very nice. I would like to give it 3.5 stars instead of 3.

The first night we stayed we had an interior room, 283 I think. It was spacious with a balcony that overlooked the atrium. The decor was modern and nice, the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The only complaint here is that there was a conference going on and a lot of noise from the atrium wafted up. Otherwise, overall it was a very nice stay.

The second stay 4 nights later was a bit different. Upon checking in we were first assigned a room overlooking the street on the first floor. I asked if we could have something higher. This seemed problematic even though the hotel seemed almost empty. We were assigned room 384, street facing. The room was laid out the same as the prior room, but didn't feel as updated. We had the chili pepper wall decor mentioned in some other reviews, which was just bizarre. There was a sock on the floor in a corner. And there was a horrible stench coming from the bathroom that never went away. Our bathroom was missing toiletries and the bed was not as comfortable.

What a contrast between our two stays! So it seems your experience can vary widely depending on what room you get.

The lobby bar is nice and comparatively reasonably priced.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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RadissonBluGbg, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Hello

I am so glad that you have taken the time to give us some feedback on your stay, especially good to get feedback where it is actually quite easy to make swift changes that will delight our guests. It is of course important that our guests are happy and I will talk to my staff about this and the choice of rooms when the hotel is not too full. Since we have a number of different styles the match can sometimes be tricky (not everyone likes our chili rooms whilst some just love them). I will of course talk to housekeeping about the cleaning and maintenance about the bathroom.

I am happy to read that you enjoyed the breafast, bar and staff.

Kind regards

Henric Zethelius
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Address: Sodra Hamngatan 59, Gothenburg 401 24, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
#12 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
#13 Family Hotel in Gothenburg
#16 Romantic Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg 4.5*
Number of rooms: 349
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