Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

Address: Sodra Hamngatan 59, Gothenburg, Västergotland, Swedish Lakeland, 401 24, Sweden | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Sodra Hamngatan 59, Gothenburg, is near City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum), Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), Alvsborgs Nya Fastning, and Vinga.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsRadisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

      Reviewed by newsbob

      Centrally located and reasonably priced

      Reviewed Aug 19, 2014
      by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

      The hotel is centrally located, across a wide street from the central train station, and within easy walking distance to lots of shops and restaurants. The morning breakfast buffet is excellent, except that as is typical in Sweden, you can't get decaffeinated coffee except in the form of instant Nescafe. Service was friendly. We had a room facing the inside atrium, and it was nice and quiet. Note: there are two Radisson Blu hotels in Gothenburg. Be sure to specify that this is the Scandanavia one near the train station.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by pwong

      Just steps away from the train station

      Reviewed Jul 10, 2014
      by (103 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

      Decent business class hotel with a substantial and varied breakfast. Not much character, but spacious and a good place to spend a night in Gothenburg. Only steps away from the central train station.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by moxiejo

      Great place to stay! Very chic and modern.

      Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
      by (3 reviews) Boise , United States Flag of United States

      Albeit a bit expensive, this was a very nice place to stay. The breakfast was included, which consisted of a smorgasbord of options, including a tube of caviar. Central location, nice rooms, overall great place.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by 2_4theroad

      OK option in Gothenburg

      Reviewed Jun 21, 1927
      by (5 reviews) New Bremen , United States Flag of United States

      To begin with, the beds here are DIVINE! No, not just the jet lag talking. Rooms are on the small side (as in many cities), but adequately appointed.
      Staff are accustomed to dealing with Volvo's American OSD clients (this is both good & bad). Dining options are limited & as throughout most of Sweden, incredibly expensive - especially when it comes to wine, etc. A bottle of Malbec runs about $70. Wait staff in the lounge seems less than willing to serve paying guests. Perhaps they should serve a shift during breakfast.
      That said, the breakfast buffet is included in the room price, offers a wide variety, & excellent coffee. Morning staff was busy, but polite & willing to help with requests swiftly. Front desk staff also pleasant to work with.
      (Full disclosure: Our room was covered through Volvo's OSD program. We did have to pay for parking and all dining, etc., beyond the included breakfast.)

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

      Loved it!


      Just got back from staying at the Radisson for 2 nights. We weren't disappointed at all. Our room was large, clean and decorated very nicely. Loved the heated towel racks. Staff was attentive but not overly friendly. Breakfast was fabulous. Great location. Our only complaint was the very uncomfortable bed; a bit too hard for us with tiny pillows.

      A few niggles


      Stayed here 4 nights 9th to 13th Oct 2005. I must agree with other reviews - the location just couldn't be better, right beside shopping and entertainment areas, and the tramstop is right at the door. Gothenburg's tram/bus network is amazing and tickets are interchangeable. We booked a Royal Club room on the 5th (top) floor. Yes, it was very big, spacious and quiet - we didn't hear a sound, but from the hotel's own TV channel, we could see that they are undergoing a refurbishment program. Our room was definitely not refurbished. The carpet was very badly stained, the bedspread was washed out and the bathroom was clean but pretty tired looking. There was also a very noticeable sewage smell in the bathroom which was there the entire time. We noticed the bad smell in other parts of the hotel. Right after check-in, I had to go in search of a maid to ask for replacement cups for tea/coffee in the room, as the ones in the room, had cracks. I found a trolley with several, but they were all cracked! The maid only ever left two of these awful powdered creamers, so we could only have one cup of tea/coffee per day. Why don't hotels of this standard at least leave the small pots of milk? The breakfast (included if you are in a Royal Club Room) was very adequate and could fill you for the whole day. Reception staff very efficient, but during our entire 4 days, no-one even raised their head or nodded any acknowledgement to us when we passed (Hyatt staff never fail to smile or nod). It sounds as tho I am nit-picking, but if I was back in Gothenburg, I would definitely book this hotel again, but I would ask for a refurbished room. There were some irritating faults which shouldn't happen in a hotel of this standard.

      Great hotel, and very convenient location.


      I stayed in this hotel in early December 2004, and was very pleased with it. It is conveniently located approximately 150 yards from the rail/bus terminal, and very easy to identify due to its prominent position and distinctive design.

      The lobby/reception area is large and spacious, and has a mezzenine floor for breakfast/dining. I did not dine in the hotel, so cannot comment on the quality of the food.

      The room was large (by my admittedly European standards) and was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was also well maintained and clean - a real priority!

      The hotel was busy - even in December, and I think that it is principally used by business-people, though I was there as a tourist and was not really inconvenienced by the high occupancy rate.

      The main shopping areas, cinema, bars and restaraunts can all be reached in under five minutes by foot. I would say that the hotel is ideally situated for those visiting for business, and also those visiting for pleasure. I arrived by bus, so cannot comment on the ease or expense of parking.

      If I were to return to Gothenburg I would stay here again.

      Not just for business clients


      We stayed at this hotel Aug5th-9th 2004 and as posted on Tripadvisor found it an excellent choice for a summer short break in Gothenburg.

      You can walk to all the places of interest from the hotel, it is sited just opposite the train ,tram and bus stations, you can walk to the dock area where in August a free civic festival provided music to suit all tastes on several stages here and throughout the city. If you felt energetic you could also walk to Liseberg, but why not enjoy the tram ride from the terminus mentioned above.

      We booked a web deal from the home site, but had to pay for breakfast separately. The hotel was busy at the weekend with lots of mainly Swedish families, but you would not have known this, our room was so quiet.Our room overlooked the Atrium with the french windows opening onto a decorative small balcony.

      You may surprised, but the temperature was 80 during all four days.If the weather is hot, an outside facing room is to be recommended, as atrium facing ones cannot access fresh air. We found it difficult to vary the temperature in the room despite being assured the air conditioning was working, it also became a little stuffy because of the lack of outside air.

      Couldn't fault hotel breakfast or cleanliness or comfort.

      Great breakfast


      We stayed here for a weekend last year (May 2003). As with many European hotels, the room was comfortable but very small. Nice bathrobes though. No pool on-site, but I am giving the hotel an above-average rating based on its fabulous buffet breakfast - smoked salmon, prawns, eggs, fruit, everything you could want and lots of it! We didn't need to eat again until dinner. The breakfast room was near the top of the building and had enormous windows with great views over the city. I think this breakfast may have been associated with the "business" traveller rooms - not sure what normal rates get you. Didn't see much of the city because we were in town for a wedding, which took up most of the visit, but there were definitely shops and restaurants that were walkable from the hotel.

      Highly Recommend


      This is the hotel that Volvo Corporate Travel uses if you buy a Volvo through their European Delivery. We stayed there (in these exact circumstances) one night on July 15th 2004. Rooms were of very reasonable size for european standards, spotless, and well furnished. We had windows on the square accross the canal, but I believe some rooms have windows into the roofed internal courtyard. Breakfast buffet was memorable, lots of breads, cold cuts, cheeses, a few flavors of traditional marinated herring, plus the usual cereal, fruit salad, and eggs/bacon/sausage/potatoes. Right at the back of the hotel is a large pedestrian (or at least very low traffic) zone with hundreds of shops and restaurants; great place to relax with a nice cold swedish beer. The hotel has WiFi high-speed internet, but it charges a whopping 20 euro for a 24 hour chunk. The swimming pool also belongs to an independent gym club, and you have to get the $7 daily pass to use it.

      Super Hotel for a Summer Family Stay


      The world is full of business-oriented hotels that try to re-market themselves in the summer (when business travel falls off) for leisure travelers. Often it doesn't work very well, especially if you're traveling with children -- they're not really set up for families and don't seem to particularly want kids around anyway. The Radisson SAS Scandinavia in Goteborg was the exception. There were so many families staying at the hotel (July 2004) that it felt like being part of a school field trip. The location is excellent: across from the train station w/in easy walking distance of the Avenyn and attractions such as Liseberg. The double rooms are huge by European standards -- with two connecting rooms we had tons of space for 2 adults and 2 children -- and at summer discount rates it's very reasonable for what you get. They even have air conditioning! There's an indoor pool and a (very small) kids' play area in the atrium. The breakfast buffet is very large and reasonably varied. Service was good, if briskly efficient. All in all, a very positive experience, and if we ever go back to Goteborg we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

      Great Hotel


      We stayed at this hotel just before Xmas 2003. It is a really good hotel, very convenient for shops and trams to all districts. The room was great and luxurious, with a balcony overlooking the atrium. The staff were very helpful and the facilities including gym and swimming pool were great. We went to Liseburg - a local theme park which was also very good. Sweden was not as expensive as we thought and we would definitely go back. Couldn't stay anywhere else in Gothenburg now!!

      Radisson SAS Scandinavia--gorgeous property, great location


      I was here for two nights in August on business. Superb hotel, across the street from the train station and main tram center, in the middle of shopping.Gorgeous rooms with maple doors and paneling. Beautiful atrium view or overlooking city. Health area is about $5 per day to use--huge private dressing area, sauna,indoor pool, 9 person jacuzzi, 3 bikes, 2 treadmills, etc.TV had 3 english channels, 2 german, 3 swedish and 2 international sports.Breakfast buffet is about $14 per person, but includes eggs, yogurt,cheese, homemade bread, etc.Special rate of $125 per night double was quite reasonable. Parking is about $27 per night---beware!!Great property. Highly recommended.

      Radisson Gothenburg


      Expensive but fantastic service and quality

      TripAdvisor Reviews Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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