Hotel Arena3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is a hotel that offers no frills value for money. It is clean and comfortable. There is no bar and breakfast is very basic. There are a number of decent restaurants nearby and it is a 10 minute walk (max) to the central station. Perfectly good hotel for a business stay or accommodation on a budget. The staff were welcoming and friendly - Good value for money proposition.
In Gothenburg for an out of budget business meeting, the choice went to the Hotel Arena. Good location, a 10 minute walking from the Central Station. There are some restaurants around but if you have time and patience take the public transportation and go to the main avenue. Although the room is about 8 sq.m. only and the bed is leaning against the wall, it was clean and the shower is good. Breakfast is fair. A typical B&B.
Me and my friends stayed there for a weekend in Gothenburg. Lobby is very small. But location is really great, one stop to the central station in Gothenburg with the tram or a 10 minute walk is you prefer. Some small restaurants near the hotel with great food. The rooms where clean and service was great. No minibar or glasses in the room. The hotel breakfast was boring if you ask me. But all in all, great hotel for the price if you want to explore the city and just coming back to rest or sleep. On the last note, the walls are not isolated. We experienced very loud music and bass from the room next door. Which is unfortunate.
We travelled to Gothenburg by car for a short, and not too expensive, stay in the city center with our dog. We arrived by 1pm and could park the car safely in the hotel parking. As our room wasn't ready, they offered us to store our luggage in the hotel but we preferred to keep them in the car as the parking was only accessible through the hotel or with a passkey. The room was to be ready by 3pm, which didn't happen, we had to wait in the reception area for about 30 minutes until we could gain access. Not too bad but we were soaked by the rain and a bit grumpy... Our room was a bit small but functional, ours was big enough to comfortably host a medium sized dog and two adults for two nights. There is however no possibility to set the temperature in the room. For us it was OK but it might be an issue when it's really cold or hot outside. The staff is young and very friendly. The breakfast was good, included in the price of the room, we didn't lack anything. The breakfast room was a bit crowded on the second day but everyone found a place to sit. We very much appreciated the access to coffee and tea 24h/7 and the possibility to sit down in the sofas to sip your tea/coffee and read the newspaper. With regards to the dog, we were charged an extra 250kr for the two nights, which I believe is reasonable. We chose the hotel parking as it's 150kr per 24 hours instead of 30kr per hour (9am to 6pm) in the street. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a nice, calm hotel for a short stay in Gothenburg.
Nicely located, nice large room. Enough space for 4 people. Breakfast was very standard... And staff were not very attention to missing items etc. Parking very expensive in the streets surrounding the hotel. Hotel has a small number of parking spots, but not close to enough to cover the number of guests.
Stayed here for the Coldplay concert in June. Close to railway station 10 min walk and even closer to the stadium for the concert - really nice when concert finished to be back in hotel so quickly. Hotel is functional with friendly service. Breakfast was ok and free coffee and snacks downstairs during the day was a nice touch. Room clean but for us it was all about the location for this trip.
As i was informed government has booked most of the hotels for some event, had to stay in this hotel. staff know English but act smart. very confusing billing. convenient to the travel using public transport and near to the central station , restaurents
Rooms were reasonably clean, though the floors were a bit sticky. The room design was good and practical though, Service was quite good; the counter staff was helpful in giving us directions and our other questions. Breakfast provided. Not fantastic but quite decent. Free coffee, tea and other drinks available at their lobby, which is quite welcome during this cold weather. Location... not too ideal, being 15 minutes away from the city center. Wifi was a bit irritating as it disconnects once you lock your phone, and you will need to key in the password again to login.
Bad layout of the breakfast room...slippery floor...cheap selection on food....hot meal very fatty , scramble eggs looks like somebody womited.....sausage to soft and slimy....cheap bread....the rooms is upstairs and only one on ground floor, the rest at the bottom of low rise block...seems to have been a resident block, before they changed to a hotel....
I agree with the fact that pictures are misleading. I believe only one floor has renovated rooms similar than the ones in the photos. Also, the lift was broken in our floor so we had to go to the one above and go down by foot. According to the description of the rooms when booking, I upgraded for a room which meant to have a nice bathtub and double bed. What I found it was a basic room with two single beds and shower as well as a receptionist who was extremely nice but unable to help much. After questioning the booking she moved us to a similar room but still didn't worth the extra money we paid. Location was a bit far from the city center but still a close for a walking distance - Gothenburg is not that big. Breakfast was good and the positive part is that they offer complimentary coffee and tea 24 hours in their living room. Perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing.
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57% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 181 reviews