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Scandic Varnamo
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Varnamo
Reviewed July 16, 2011

My family and I stayed one night at this hotel earlier this month. When we arrived to our room in the late afternoon we found that it was incredibly hot. This was due to it facing west and had thus been subjected to a long afternoon sun. There was a fan provided and with an open window for several hours and having placed the fan to blow air in to the room things were bearable after the sun had set. However, we still all walked around in our underwear only. Unfortunately we could not keep the window open during the night as there are several noisy machines on the same side, thus it was an option of disturbance by noise or warmth.

I commented the problem to the receptionist and suggested they close the blinds when cleaning the rooms, that way the sun wont heat the room as much. Before we checked out we closed the blinds to save the next guest from the same temperature but when we passed the hotel a couple of hours later, we saw that housekeeping had opened the blinds again.

Apart from noise and heat, the hotel was alright. Staff were nice, location good and free parking.

Room Tip: During the summer, get a room facing east.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2010

I agree with the other reviews about this hotel - there's nothing wrong with this hotel but it's nothing special.
The rooms are fine if you just need a place to stay while travelling, which is what we did. Some serious refurbishment is needed for the whole hotel though. It looks quite tired and worn.
The food for dinner was quite bland so I'd advise to go elsewhere for meals. Breakfast was the usual Scandic standard of a large buffet - yes it did look quite small when the room is huge with nobody in it but it is a good selection.
We stayed at another Scandic afterwards that was much better so this is probably just a bad example of Scandic hotels.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

This hotel is placed very central in Varnamo. The hotel itself are very spacious with surprisingly large "common" areas. There is an restaurant and parking can easily be done close by (but not for free during daytime). The breakfast is over average, but the large dinning hall makes the breakfast look small. The room I got was rather new with a fresh feeling and a very good bed. A nice bathroom too. However, not all rooms are like this. Part of the hotel seems to be waiting for renovation. These rooms are NOT nice at all. Old furniture and rather run down. Ask for a change of room if you end up here.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Thank dgjohansson
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Reviewed November 13, 2009

Staying at the hotel for 4 days. Good location in the centre of the city. Helpful staff at the frontdesk and in the Restaurant. Rooms are wellsized but a bit worn out. Food in the restaurant is pretty expensive - and the menu is rather limited. Overall recomendable.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2009

This Scandic is very well situated in the middle of Värnamo. It has recently joined the Scandic chain but is not up to the normal standard.

The room we had was nice and very clean, but you can see that the hotel is a bit worn out. Breakfast is good but not as plentyful as normally. Staff in the reception and in the breakfast room are nice and helpful. Beware that if you come by car, the hotel parking is very small and you might need to park a bit further away. The wireless internet is free of charge as in all Scandic hotels.

Due to a nearby festival the hotel was crowded with loud people partying all night. This was awful because of all the noise...

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2008

This hotel is a very interesting hotel for anyone who is in to architecture. Built around 1950 and the owners has renovated it to look as it did, with all the beutiful furnitures from well-know archictecturs. It is a real pleasure to walk around the hotel and see all the work that the owners have done. Therefor we were suprised to notice that the restaurant didn't make us feel happy - at all. Overcooked vegetables, to much salt, meat that tasted like a bit of paper. Same with the breakfast. They served scrambled eggs made of eggpowder instead of real eggs....
But as I sad, the idea of this hotel is very interesting so if you are in to architecture and swedish furnitures give it a try, but avoid the restaurant!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scandic Varnamo

Address: 20 E Storgatsbacken, Varnamo 331 30, Sweden (Formerly Designhotellet)
Location: Sweden > Jonkoping County > Varnamo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Varnamo
Price Range: $136 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Varnamo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Design hotel Scandic Värnamo is centrally located within walking distance to nature, shopping and activities.There are good opportunities for recreation, fishing and training - walking in Store Mosse national park or take a round of golf at Värnamo Golf Club. Do not forget to visit Möbelriket, which also inspired the hotel's design.Scandic Värnamo ideal for both holidaymakers and business travelers. Enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel restaurant and relax with a drink at the bar. Work out in the gym or rejuvenate in the sauna. Conduct business in our 9 flexible meeting rooms with wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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