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“Slightly more luxurious, but not worth the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic No. 25

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Scandic No. 25
Ranked #27 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Finland
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36 reviews
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“Slightly more luxurious, but not worth the price”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I traveled to Gothenburg every week during the past many months for business, and I have been staying in a few hotels around the central area just to experience the differences. I gave Rica a four star rating due to the fact that it's really clean, cozy, comfy, functioning and quiet (although my room was right infront of the elevator and on the 3 floor facing the railroad). Yes you could hear the trains passing by, but absolutely not loud or anything close to that, and the traffic is normally quite calm and quiet during the night, and the walls are rather thick in Nordic countries, so as the carpet in this hotel, all these help to reduce the noise. I am a light sleeper by nature, but none of these really bothered my stay. Breakfast was awesome to my standard, apart from those basic/standard selections, they also serve different smoothies, fresh fruit, bacon, omelette, gravlax and other local delicacies. The location of this hotel is roughly 500 - 700m from the central railway station or the nearest tram strop, which is convenient enough. If you are coming here for the first time, you might find the location a bit unpromising, because it is quite in the "backstreet" area, facing the railway, rather dark and quiet.. but it is safe. There are also residential in the same neighborhood, which also explain the quietness as well.

Why I mentioned about not worth the price is because: Rica costs nearly double comparing to some of the centrally located hotels, e.g. Clarion, Scandic, Grand... etc.. In Rica you get:
bathrobe, slippers, sewing kit and some toiletries in additional, otherwise everything else such as breakfast, quality of the bed, pillows, service level are rather similar...So, its up to you how you want to spend your money, or set your value. :)

So, to be honest I only stay here for two reasons:

1) when all the hotels in the central area are fully booked, or
2) when I miss this Thai restaurant (Niyom Thai) across the street on Färgaregatan 4. This is a small restaurant operated by a Thai family, not really fancy or promising from the outside when you walk pass by, because its more like a fast-food setting, you won't see many eaters either, because most people come here for take-away. You could get a meal with soft drink for 80 sek, very tasty and feels very "homecook"!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

I stayed in Goteborg for a few days on business. The hotel is a hidden gem very close to the bus/train station. The staff were most pleasant and helpful and the breakfast was all that you would need to set you up for the day. I liked the decor and would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Oklahoma City
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed in Goteborg very briefly for a sporting event and wanted a clean and modern hotel primarily with a convenient location. Rica Hotel No 25 definitely delivered on those fronts though of course it is a small hotel that does not aspire to heights of spa-like luxury. The downside of the convenience to transportation is that the hotel overlooks the train tracks, but we did not hear a thing as long as the windows were closed. The room was small but had everything necessary and was clean and extremely comfortable. Free breakfast buffet was outstanding, and free high speed wireless was also greatly appreciated. We had dinner in the small outdoor restaurant as well, which had limited but delicious choices. Front desk service was outstanding despite being exceptionally busy with large numbers of short stay visitors and flight crews. We had a few hours between checkout and our train but were able to park our bags in the secure luggage room. Value was not amazing but as expected for Western Europe.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Rainbow Beach, Australia
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Upon arrival we were greeted with a contented happy smile. We were travelling for 5 weeks so had big luggage, requested larger room to accommodate, not a problem, more smiles. Breakfast selection was very good as was housekeeping. Location also good, very central to transport, bars, restaurants, etc. Altogether good experience. If time allows catch no. 11 tram to ferry port and island hop just beautiful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very friendly personal, Fantastic Breakfast, good bed, nice room, easy and close to Railway station and close to centrum.
The neaberhood is not the most beautifull or you should love the trains.
Gothenburg is fantastic. it is a clean city and plenty of possabilities to shop, park walk, easy public transport, clean adn nice buildings.

Room Tip: Ask a room at the back side. these are quite rooms, the vieuw over the railway station on the front...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very service minded personnel, and very effective. The rooms are smaller than average in the Nordic, but clean and cosy. My room was silent. Breakfast was healthy and good. The hotel has a central location

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed here for the 3rd time in 5 years and every time it gets better. This time the lobby was re-styled and now modern and cosy. The breakfast-location was improved as well.

Rooms are small but modern. You will find a double-bed, a chair and very limited walking space. To be honest, a 2-persoon room is good for 1, but a bit too small for 2.

The room was warm, all my friends felt the same about this. Turn down the floor-heating in the bathroom to 16 degrees, open the windows (for safety-reasons they open just about 4 inches). I slept well though, without a blanket.

Peculiar: in the room you will find a booklet informing you on how to relax and what to do if you can't sleep.....

Breakfast is one of the best I can imagine. I will come back here.

Room Tip: Street side is a bit noisy but gives you good views. If you like the sound of trains, this is where...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Scandic No. 25
Address: 25 Burggrevegatan, Gothenburg 411 03, Sweden (Formerly Scandic No. 25)
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Gothenburg
#17 Romantic Hotel in Gothenburg
#18 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic No. 25 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic No. 25 is centrally located in Gothenburg with the city's major shopping amenities, many restaurants and a rich cultural life, all within easy reach. Liseberg amusement park and the fashionable avenue Avenyn are just around the corner, and the hotel's proximity to Gothenburg Central Station makes it easy for you to go on excursions to the coast and the archipelago. ... more   less 
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