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Scandic Hotel Opalen
Ranked #37 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is positioned 300m or so from the main Gothenberg city 'avenue', so location is perfect. Price was ok for Sweden (but crazy expensive from a uk point of view). Hotel is nice and typically Swedish. Light coloured wood, friendly staff and good facilities - great gym, sauna, pool. Breakfast was ok. Bed linen was clean but the room floor under the bed was not - I had dust and a grape under my bed :) Cleaners need a little reminder I think! The floor is all wood tho...and i know dust collects so i have a small amount of sympathy. Important thing for me was that bed was clean. Hotel wifi was free and worked well. Hotel food / beer was good. Bed was comfy. My only gripe was that on day 2 there was a very bad smell from the floor drain in the bathroom. It was really grim. Meant i had to keep doot shut. Overall not bad stay at all...shame about pungent bathroom drain odour!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights, mostly struggling to get online. There is supposedly a free internet at the hotel. It worked somewhat for the first day and a half at the room. At the bar/restaurant - miserable wifi performance. In the breakfast room - no wifi. Smoke signals would actually be faster way to communicate. Decent fitness but small, ok sauna. Bar menu ok. Friendly staff.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Malin W, Guest Relations at Scandic Hotel Opalen, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Hello and thank you for taking your time to write a guest response about your stay with us. I am sorry to hear that the wifi didn't work during your stay with us. We are working on making our wifi faster and easier to connect to. I hope that you will give Gothenburg a second chance and that you will come by to use our complimentary wifi.
I wish you a beautiful summer!

Malin W

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a great place to be. Great view of the city. stunning view. Close to everything: Scandinavium, Swedish exibitionhall, both Ullevis (stadiums) the trams stops outside and its a 10-15 minute walk from the central station. Across the street is also a cinema palace.

Room Tip: Rom 507 is just great. It has a window which gives the view of Filmstaden
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Got a supirior room at the top floor
Great room with a stunning view.
Close to everything:
Scandinavium, Swedish exibitionhall, both Ullevis (stadiums) the trams stops outside and its a 10-15 minute walk from the central station

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayd one night at the top floor we had a supirior room with a fantastik view over a snowy and cold Gothenburg.
Perfect situated for downtown and kungsports avenyn or across the steget to Scandinavium, Swedish exibitionhall, Liseberg, both Ullevis, and the tram stops just outside. Across the street is also a cinema palace. Could you ask for more?

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are clean, but very small and not inviting.
I would recommend if you are going to have meeting at the place, for convenience is ok.
If I would go in holiday I would look for a hotel with larger rooms.
Food is ok and many options.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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OpalenGuestRelations, Manager at Scandic Hotel Opalen, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013
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Hej,

Tack för att du tog dig tid att skriva ett omdöme om oss på Tripadvisor!

Vissa av våra rum är den mindre storleken men vi har ett stort utbud med olika varianter och storlekar på rum som skall passa allt från affärsresenären till familjen. Hoppas vi kan få en chans att ta emot dig med familj i ett av våra större rum om er semsester skulle bära till Göteborg.

Härligt att höra att ni tycket menyn var bra.

Önskar er en fortsatt trevlig dag.

Vänligen Anna

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Scandic Hotel Opalen is a nice hotel, in the central part of Gothenburg. We had a room on the penthouse floor and had a great view over the sportarena Ullevi. The breakfast buffe was big and it was no problem to get glutenfree bread.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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OpalenGuestRelations, Manager at Scandic Hotel Opalen, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013
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Tack för att du tog dig tid att skriva ett omdöme om oss på Tripadvisor!

Härligt att höra att ni trivdes hos oss, varmt välkomna tillbaka.

Önskar er en fortsatt trevlig dag.

Vänligen Anna

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Additional Information about 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
#25 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
#28 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range: $109 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Hotel Opalen 4*
Number of rooms: 354
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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