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Scandic Hotel Opalen
Ranked #40 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good hotel and great location”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

I stayed with friends in this hotel a weekend in August. We were all very happy with the choice.
Nice hotel, very quiet, very friendly staff. Bed was very comfortable and the buffet breakfast amazing. Overall a good choice

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I visited Gothenburg with my boyfriend for a long weekend and Scandic was just what we needed. We were in a newly refurbished room which had a great view over the city, the bed was so comfortable I was tempted to just order breakfast to the room in the mornings. But I had to get up as the breakfast buffet is amazing (as always with Scandic). We ate there one evening as the weather wasn't great. The burger was delicious. The hotel is extremely child friendly so it's not exactly "romantic!" but we did expect that during school holidays! Overall, I really have to thank Scandic for a really great stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I stayed there 7 days with my family in a very important Convention. What a great hotel! Great staff, always friendly and helpful. I stayed on the 13th floor and love it! Very clean rooms with good comfort beds and their sofa bed was big enough to fit two extra people. Super delicious breakfast! Very centric and convenient to restaurants and shops. A little bit pricey comparing with other hotels in countries like USA, but hey it was a great experience. 100% recommended!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed in the Scandic Opalen Hotel for about 4 or 5 days. We were attending a conference. I live in the southern part of the US and I thought the price was a bit expensive for the type of hotel. We had a room for 3 people. The hotel looks dated and there was even graffiti on the outside. The rooms were nice, standard, it wasn't anything fancy for the high price we paid. The breakfast that came with the room was very good, they had a lot of food to choose from. It is located in the downtown area close to restaurants and shops. And I must say the hotel staff was excellent. They were very friendly and extremely helpful. Shout out to Carl, he was wonderful. There was no pool which they said was not uncommon in the cities. We did not notice if they had a gym or spa or anything like that. Overall it was very good but a bit pricey.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Excellent hotel centrally locatate close to restaurants, shopping and the familly attraction Liseberg. Suitable for business travellers and city weekends. High standard on newly decorated rooms. Great breakfast buffe. My favotite Scandic Hotel in Gothenburg.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Stayed here after it being the only spot with rooms for a family in Gothenburg. The hotel is located very nicely in the heart of the city. It is a nice big building so you can't miss it. The lobby is ample and the staff was very friendly. We got a room on the 10th floor, room looked very nice... beautiful big windows, two single beds and a sofa bed. After the first: we'll is not bad.. Everything went downhill from that.. the beds were comfortable, but VERY small, the sofabed was also disappointing and not very comfortable. The rest of the room is best to look at.. at most. Their garbage cans you can barely fit a 12oz can and then a toothpick will overflow it. The bathroom -again- beautiful looking but not practical at all, it has this swinging glass semi door... that it's a pain to get it to stay so u spend a few minutes trying to keep it at an angle where you can fit in the shower and where the water won't spill onto the bathroom.. The breakfast is horrid as well.. Same thing happened when we walked into the breakfast room, it was a expansive room with what seemed tons of food options so we were excited.. then we walked up to the stations and realized that it was the same few things repeated over and over.. A great thing they do have is the option for allergy substitute for some things ( pancakes, milk, etc.. ) that was great to find. If you do not eat meat you are pretty out of luck or stuck to having bread and butter for breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

After reading one review about this hotel I am wondering if they have reviewed the wrong hotel??
I stayed here for 2 nights and found the hotel room and bathroom to be extremely clean and the bed was very comfortable. The room was a good size as was the bathroom. I had a great view from my window looking out over the city. You do need to use your room card to access the lift (but that is good security). There are plenty of lifts and I never had to wait long at all. Breakfast was busy, but there seemed to be plenty of seats and there was a good variety of food. I had dinner at the hotel one night I was there and the meal was excellent and the price was reasonable. I found the staff to be polite and efficient. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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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
#26 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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