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“Perfectly OK but a bit like a school canteen” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Scandic Crown
Ranked #36 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
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“Perfectly OK but a bit like a school canteen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a perfectly adequate hotel. It might be good value you if you are Swedish, but most likely not if you are from anywhere else in the world. It is very centrally located and the staff are both helpful and charming. It is a barn of a place, with a dining room that is like a school canteen and one central noisy area. Breakfast is good. Drink is very expensive in Sweden but if I am going to pay a lot of money for wine, could we please have something that is drinkable. The room was very disappointing and is one of those that I suspect are in the refurbishment programme, with tatty curtains and a TV that came out of the ark - but clean of course. This is Sweden.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Elisabeth T, Manager at Scandic Crown, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
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Hej,

Tack för bra feedback från er vistelse här hos oss på Scandic Crown.

Det gläder oss att ni var nöjda med bl a vår frukost och att ni upplevde vår personal som charmig och hjälpsam. Jag tar till mig åsikten om bl a våra rum och framför till berörda.
Vi jobbar ständigt med att förbättra vårt hotell och dina åsikter har varit till stor hjälp.

Välkomna åter till oss nästa gång ni besöker Göteborg.

Hälsningar,
Elisabeth Thomson
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Aachen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Hotel selected as one of few that accepted a pet dog albeit for extra 100 SEK per night.
Superior room was dated but large and could sleep 4 with double bed and double pull out bed.

Location close to train station, but not easy walking distance to restaurants in center.

On 7th floor the noise from the stadium across the road was clearly heard but fortunately ended before midnight.

Bathroom small but ok. Breakfast was usual Scandic standard and fine. Lunch menu a little restricted for my taste and not good enough quality for the price. Better to eat elsewhere.

Bar and restaurant closes on Sunday night, although beer and some small bottles of wine available at reception.

Overall, the impression was not worth the price so will try somewhere else next time

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Super located in the middle of Gothenburg with easy walking access to most parts of city.
The rooms - at least on 5th floor - is very old style and really needs some upgrades/modernizations:

- 20" CRT Television
- Difficult to get a consistent temperature in the shower
- Internet is extremely bad working - at all times of day
- Food in the restaurant is mediocre - or maybe a bit below. Too pricey
- Ugly rooms with furnitures from the eighties

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The hotel is located a very convenient location in the centre of the city. The staff is friendly. But the rooms were a bit smaller. The breakfast spread was also good. When we had to leave early morning before breakfast time, the staff was kind enough to pack some of the stuff for us. The SPA was great. But they have no vegetarian options, so bad luck to people who are vegans.
Overall good stay at the price.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Nice and clean hotel in the centre of Gothenburg. Close to railway station, the Opera house, restaurants and shopping. Bus and trams nearby. Large breakfast buffet and good restaurant. Parking indoor if needed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rapallo, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We spent 2 nights in Goteborg and this was by far the most expensive hotel of our Scandinavian trip. It seems like hotels in Goteborg are quite expensive, nevertheless for the price we paid we expected more than a basic room with a very basic bathroom. We did enjoy the breakfast, which is served in the fancy hotel courtyard: the juice was so so, but the rest was good. Staff is very friendly and the location is ideal, close to the railway station and the city park.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andvid
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Standard business traveller hotel at good location and ok for business travellers. There are better hotels in the city.

Location 7/10:
Located just 5 min walk from the big central train station, it is fast and easy to get there. Approximately 30-45 min with taxi from airport. Around a 10 min walk to the central parts of the city, shopping streets and restaurants. If visiting for a sports event, the two stadiums are just around the corner. A quiet area of the city, so no problem with sleep.

Lobby/Check-in 5/10:
Big lobby with a lot of open spaces and seating, but you feel like you are sitting in the restaurant when you are waiting. The front desk is big and there were many to help with check in, so that was good. Went fast and they were very friendly and helpful.

Room 4/10:
Got one of the newer rooms, but still very standard and basic furniture’s. Bed is ok, and there is a small seater as well. View was towards a business complex across, so they could see straight in, and you could not draw the curtains, but only the night one, which made it pitch black, and that is not so nice in the day time. Wireless was slow, but free. No water boiler, so not coffee or tea in the room. No mini bar, but a small safe.

Restaurants 5/10:
The breakfast buffet is good, with a good of choices of hot and colds. Just standard and nothing special, but fills its purpose.

Other:
Cannot comment on the conference part. There is a small fitness center, but opens a bit later in the morning, so no time to work out before going to meetings, for a business traveller.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aksel
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Property: Scandic Crown
Address: 3 Polhemsplatsen, Gothenburg 411 11, Sweden
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Gothenburg
#24 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Crown 4*
Number of rooms: 338
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Scandic Crown! Scandic Crown welcomes guests to the very heart of Gothenburg, right opposite the central station and just a stone's throw from the charming pedestrian streets and Sweden's largest shopping centre. The hotel's central yet quiet location makes it ideal for conference and business travellers, families and anyone else looking for a chance to relax whilst having all the attractions within arm's reach. The main attractions in Gothenburg, such as Liseberg amusement park, Operan opera house, Scandinavium events arena, Ullevi stadium, fashionable Avenyn and Universeum science centre are all within walking distance, and right next to our hotel is Star Bowling activity centre, Alfons Abergs Hus (Alfie Atkins' house), and the Garden Society of Gothenburg's beautiful parks. Our hotel basement has a large underground car park. Facility When you stay with us at Scandic Crown, take the opportunity to visit our relaxation suite with its wonderful views of Gothenburg and to immerse yourself in our jacuzzi. Enjoy a relaxing and delicious meal in our Kronan Bar & Matsalar hotel restaurant. At our hotel you can hold your conference in one of our 28 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 300 participants. As our guest, you also have free WiFi and 24-hour access to printers ... more   less 
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