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Scandic Hotel Opalen
Ranked #42 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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30 reviews
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“Hotel with ups and downs”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

I stayed at this hotel 3nights. The first night i had a room at the top floor. This was nice and pretty modern. The last two night i was on the 6th floor. There i had a few complaints. The bathroom in not very modern, and what was worse. When someone else in the neighbouring rooms took a shower, the shower drainage in my room made loud bubbling sounds. Pretty annoying. The hotel has free wifi throughout, however they limits the access to some webpages, such as tripadvisor. Using a VPN connection, I could assure that the webpage was working.
We also tried to eat a light lunch at the hotel. They had some prepacked stuff... Pretty dissapointing.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Nice hotel, close to the city centre. The staff is knowledgeable about the city. Great breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I stayed 6 nights in Scandic Opalen in Gothenburg and really i enjoyed it very much as the Hotel was very clean and in a wonderful place . Also the food quality was great too.
i wish to come back again. ;)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Scandic Opalen in Gothenburg is a pretty standard Scandic hotel, with all you can expect (and not expect…) However, there is a nice twist to this hotel: The have recently added a number of floors – and these are built in a modern style with windows from floor to ceiling. I had one of these rooms and the view was just awesome. Room was very spacious – like a lounge for a cocktail party, but with limited seating. A sofa and two chairs was all. Luckily I travel with a very small laptop otherwise I would not have been able to fit the computer on the so called desk. Even if Internet was free, this room was a nightmare to work in at nights. Bathroom looked promising as it was large, but unfortunately decorated in the traditional Scandic minimalistic style. Minimal toiletries, few and small towels and even fewer knobs to hang your stuff on…

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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ark
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

This hotel was friendly, clean and service minded. A pleasent work stay. The beds were a bit hard, but thats a subjective comment.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

If you stil want to stay here, make sure that you are put in a proper sized room, despite paying the same amount I was put into a single room that was smaller than my uni dorm room. Majority of reception staff were rude and seemed to feel that anything requested was too much trouble for them, eg asking if they had a map with nearby islands or for a firm pillow. When I entered my mini bathroom in my mini room there was hair in the bathtub and on the towel! I really enjoyed Goteborg but this hotel and the attitude of the staff almost wrecked my stay

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Mechelen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Great location when you arrive by car, the city center really is just around the corner. Nice pool. Rooms and breakfast good as is service at reception. Although the personel at the breakfast was definitely friendly and helpful, they did not rush to clean. The buffet however was fully stacked till the end.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: Scandic Hotel Opalen
Address: Engelbrektsgatan 73, Gothenburg 402 23, 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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Gothenburg
#27 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
#28 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Hotel Opalen 4*
Number of rooms: 353
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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