Sunday, March 22, 2009

SAS Radisson Hotel Scandinavia - Göteborg

I had great expectations to SAS Radisson Hotel Scandinavia in Göteborg. I had browsed through their website and other sites, and all of them had favourable reviews of the hotel. I dare say, I was not disappointed. SAS Radisson Hotel Scandinavia was an excellent place to stay and Enjoy Food & Travel highly recommend it to those of you travelling to Göteborg.

Location: BBBB

Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to the Central station and Nordstan shopping centre. As most areas close to railway stations, it lacks charm and character, but it is excellent to stay in walking distance to restaurants, shops, and public transportation.

Service: BBBB+

A kind and professional staff met us as guests, both in reception, bar and breakfast room. In the bar it did take some time to get drinks and food, but this was the exception, rather than the rule. I would especially commend the receptionists that permitted us to keep our room until we left at 2 PM. It is always nice to be able to return to your room and rest at the day of departure.

Room: BBBBB

The hotel has one standard size for double room. 32 square meters or around 320 square feet is a generously sized room. The bathroom was equally generous in size, with enough space to fulfill the needs of two.

The room had two beds, a large desk, one comfortable chair and a sofa in beige leather, and the bathroom had a bathtub - great!

The rooms at SAS Radisson Scandinavia Hotel are decorated in three different styles, urban, chili or ocean. We were given an ocean room in pleasant blue and green shades and furniture in light wood. The design provided a cool and relaxed atmosphere to the room.

The beds were very comfortable and you could take a spare duvet and pillow to increase your own comfort even further.

Both hotel room and bathroom were immaculately clean and maintained No cracked tiles, no spots, only a little dust on one of the picture frames. It is very rare to find such a standard and this indicates a very professional management. Such a standard is not always the case at hotels in Radisson hotels. One example of the opposite is the SAS Radisson Hotel Royal in Bergen, where I ended up as a very disappointed guest as my room was in dire need of a total makeover.

Some other features of our superb double room were: TV, minibar, free safe, hot water kettle with coffee and tea, free wireless connection, iron board and iron, hair drier, and room service.

Breakfast: BBBBB

Breakfast was included in the price, and we could indulge in any kind of breakfast foods we desired. There were bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, baked beans, fried potatoes and fried tomatoes. The scrambled eggs was a little under cooked and watery Saturday, but was prepared drier and more fluffy on Sunday.

There were different kind of rolls and breads, and they even provided a gluten free alternative. I also enjoyed herring, patés, cheese, and eggs. For the health freaks there were muesli s, fruits and yogurt. There were freshly brewed coffee on each table and you could choose from grapefruit, orange and apple juice. It was hard not to over eat, as there were so much to choose from.

Facilities: BBBBB-

This is a very comfortable hotel with business class facilities. You find one restaurant, breakfast restaurant and a comfortable in the large indoor atrium.

You will have access to an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, sauna and fitness room for a 100 SEK fee. For those in business class rooms or junior suites the access was free. The swimming pool and jacuzzi was well maintained and cleaned. There were some wear and tear in the changing area and in the bar.

We arrived late Friday evening and we needed a snack before we returned to our room.

We ordered buffalo wings, carrot sticks and celery with blue cheese dressing and mustard mayonnaise. It was a winner. At a price of 95 SEK (€9) you got deliciously crispy and well seasoned chicken to dip into delicious dipping sauce. A perfect end to the day.

Price: BBBBB

We paid 1175 SEK (800 NOK / €90) for a spacious double room. A nice price, considering what this hotel has to offer its guest. A bargain, if you ask me!!!

Rating the SAS Radisson SAS Hotel Scandinavia experience: BBBBB- (4,69 points)


Highly recommended by Enjoy Food & Travel. A professional run business class hotel to a economy class price. A bargain in Göteborg.

Address:
SAS Radisson Scandinavia Hotel
Sodra Hamngatan 59-65
Gothenburg, S-401 24
Phone: +46-31-7585000
Official website

1 comment:

ג'קוזי said...

Radisson Hotel is really nice one. My uncle went there in last year and suggested me to visit there once and feel like a heaven.