This is a large hotel located in one of the newer parts of the city near to the stadium and sporting facilities. The location is fairly central and it is a short walk to most places. The airport bus stops nearby which is good. Additional positive features were that the staff were friendly and the breakfast was very good. The bar area was good for a relaxing drink, although of course there are probably plenty of good places in Gothenburg to do that. The gym was small but had good equipment and was a nice space. The big negative was the very small room. I was glad that I was on my own because two people would be tripping over each other in such a small space. In summary it was just a very basic room and not at all worth the expensive price. Another issue is that being near to the sports facilities the hotel is popular with large groups of sports teams. Such groups can be loud and disruptive. During my stay the hotel was full of many such groups. In keeping with the 'basic' theme there was a temperature control in the room which I presume can make the room hot but it did not seem to make it cold. I would not want to be there on a hot day. At least the window in my room opened. There was free wifi but I had trouble getting it to work on some days of my 5 day stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Scandic Opalen hotel is located in central Gothenburgh within easy reach of shopping, restaurants and culture. The hotel is a perfect base for exploring the city's many attractions like the Poseidon statue, all the exihibtions held at Svenska Mässan, Universeum and the Museum of World Culture. Gothenburg's famous amusement park - Liseberg - is only a short walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scandic Hotel Gothenburg