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“Average business hotel and good value for money” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arena Hotel
Ranked #57 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
Czech Republic
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65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Average business hotel and good value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

I spent here two nights on my business trip. My room was small but clean and functional, the single bed of good size was comfortable. The bathroom was clean but wet room type, the shower had no basin so one must be careful while having a shower so that you don't wet the whole floor. The room was equipped with a hidden air-conditioning unit which I guess served also as a heater, and it was not supersilent so I could hear it slightly during the whole night. But in general I can not complaint on noisiness in this hotel.
There was small breakfast room but no restaurant. The breakfast variety was rather limited (compared to another Goteborg’s hotel Quality Panorama that I stayed earlier). It offered some cereals, yoghurts, scrambled eggs, warm sausage, some salami and cheese. Coffee was from a machine same as for juices. Positive points of this hotel are the free wireless internet with good speed and the hotel location which is convenient if you plan to explore city center. To summarize, this is an average business hotel and good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kulda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

I was visiting Gothenburg, I was staying in suburbs and unfortunately, bus service does not run 24 hours coupled with my boyfriend and I planning a romantic night out so we came across Arena Hotel. The hotel itself is located not that far from Central Station as well as by the Ullevi Stadium and the police station so there is definitely a sense of security. The rooms are small, functional and trypically Swedish so if you seek a bigger room, you may want to get the Standard Double Room if you are looking for some elbow room. The bathrooms are very modern and there is free WiFi available as well. What I thought was most helpful is the 24 hour front desk person and the breakfast selection was not bad as it offered variety. For the price, I think Arena Hotel is an absolute hit! Tack så mycket!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karma O
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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

Great location. Great breakfast and great value so would definitely recommend. The staff were efficient and helpful on check in. The room was massive and the ensuite had a bath in which was awesome :)
The breakfast was a buffett style and great choices, cereals, yoghurt, fruit salad and also some hot things!
We got an amazing deal on this and its very close to the central station.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Innocent_Eyes13
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Surrey
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225 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

I visited Gothenburg with colleagues for a business meeting and we stayed at the Arena. A little walk (seemed quite a while in the rain) from the central station, but we were greeted by a very friendly lady on reception. Single rooms are small and functional, and breakfast is limited, but for Sweden, which is never cheap, a reasonable option for a quick business visit to Gothenburg.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Andrew S
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london
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights in July as everywhere else during that time was so expensive there was some big football tournment going on. Hotel was clean and had good breakfast. Room was bright and airy but dated. The first night we couldn't get hotel parking as it was full and we should have booked in advance. So if driving be sure to secure a parking space as it was pretty costly at the car park near by. We managed to get a park the following night.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fourandfivestar
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Rimini, Italy
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165 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

We stayed just for 2 nights and everything was lovely! the room was beautiful and had a wonderful hot-tub, which we enjoyed a lot after 2 days of walking around the city. The bathroom isn't very big, but totally comfortable and full of everything you need. we think that the room has been renewed recently. we were on the 7th floor but the lift stops at 6th.
just to let you know: we had a huge hd tv.
breakfast has a continental buffet, rich of eggs and bacon! not to forget fresh typical swedish milk.
Friendly and nice staff.
please remind yourself that check in is allowed after 3 pm.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mellyscookies
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Manchester
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Arena Hotel for a weekend break. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Our room was average - the room decor was quite dated; the 'double bed' was actually two single beds put together with a double mattress topper covering to make the bed a double with two single quilts...not quite the comfort you get from a normal double bed; the bathroom was very unusual - you had to walk through the shower part to get to the toilet and wash basin in a separate room that had no door, and the shower itself had no basin so it was a wet room type so the whole room flooded when you did shower which made it difficult to get to the toilet without getting wet feet; the tv was very old and had one tv channel that showed old programs in english. Breakfast was ok, the fresh coffee was the best part, as there were flies crawling all over the fruit salad and cakes.

Overall, if you want somewhere just to rest then this hotel is a good choice for the price. It's a short 15-20 minute walk to the town centre and good for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Property: Arena Hotel
Address: 4 Baldersgatan, Gothenburg 411 02, Sweden
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the Heart of Gothenburg at Arena Hotel Located in Gothenburg, a 10-minute walk from the Central Train Station, is the family-run Hotel Arena. We offers individually decorated rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi access. WIFI is available in all areas for free. All rooms at Arena Hotel have private bathrooms with a shower and amenities. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. Free coffee and tea 24 hours. Breakfast is always included in the price. Arena Hotel has a 24 hour front desk. Avenyn shopping street is a 20-minute walk away. Liseberg Amusement Park and the Swedish Trade Fair Center are located one mile from Arena Hotel. Parking and garage are available for 150 SEK per night. ... more   less 
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Albelle Hotel Gothenburg

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