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Scandic Opalen

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed our stay, fantastic view, and spotless room. Warm and cozy. Friendly staff. Details could be improved, and the room was somewhat worn down. (But we understand the underlying reasons, worn down details is most probably the result of the type of organization that is the most common in Sweden today. We guess that this is a typical Swedish workplace, where every employee has his/her field of responsibility. No one wants to be in charge; everyone acts according to their work description. Sounds familiar, eh!) On our way to the hotel, we tried to contact the reception about parking options, and at this time another Swedish phenomenon occurred. I am sure you are aware of the fact that Swedes love a fully automated phone system, almost every Swedish company use a similar system ("press 1 for XX, press 2 for YY", and so on) which is great because it often works. Today, however, the system did not work, the response to our sent email said: "We have a garage, but you need to park the car yourself." Btw, we got that response after we had checked in lol Also, we picked the hotel because our son wanted to go for a swim. The pool, however, was closed for maintenance. The staff at the restaurant were excellent, and the food was delicious (dinner). Woke up at 6 AM by traffic noise (12th floor!) Breakfast was over the top; a buffet that could satisfy the pickiest snowflake, they sure had something for all. Fantastic. Check out was smooth, friendly staff. It is possible that we might stay here again, now that we know what to expect. Thank you.

The Opalen is a nice enough hotel located in the city centre. I met friendly staff willing to help me with a sandwich off hours. But the breakfast was a disappointment. I found it uninspired and the buffet lacked for instance rye bread and alternatives to milk and yogurt.

Modern business hotel in a good location close to tram and city centre. Superb staff - very friendly. My room was very modern with nice decor, however it was not 100% clean on arrival: smell from toilet and hairs around the toilet and sink area. Also, it seemed impossible to change the temperature of the room - the radiator was on full all night and I had to open a window to the (noisy) road. A/C controls in the room did not seem to work. Breakfast (usual selection of meats/cheeses/cooked breakfast/breads/cakes) and evening meal was good.

Wonderful weekend at hotel opalen. Our 4th time at this hotel and we love it! The breakfast have everything, and I really mean EVERYTHING! I’m longing to be back at this fantastic hotel! The Beds are also amazing!

Very nice staff. When it was impossible to find a restaurant for us two and ten friends, they quickly made room for all of us and served a delicious food. First time at this hotel and i’m going to comeback.

I stayed at Scandic Opalen just the one night, as I had a costumer event at the same venue. Got a room on one of the higher floors, the view is excellent. Lookin out over the rooftops while managing correspndance is really nice. The room was clean and ok in space, the sitting area along the panorama window is verry pleasant. I always give rooms with a kettle a plus. I had the opportunity to use the gym as well, farly well equipped, and as I was there in early afternoon I had it for myself. OK breakfast, it is a large breakfast area and lots of guests, so the staff need to clear dishes all the time. They could do with some extra hands, some tables took a while before they got clear. Scandic has a standard consept for breakfast content and its quite allright. A pleasant stay. Fair value for money.

Very good! Everything, from the reception to the room to the breakfast, was excellent! We were a family of 5 and the room was perfect. Dark and quiet! Good breakfast with pancakes and everything else you need.

Usual Scandic standard - this hotel had nice modern decor in the rooms, ample parking, quick check in and excellent central location with views of Ullevi stadium. And the best thing about Scandic hotels is their gluten free options at breakfast. Lots of GF bread, separate toasters (complete with signs to ensure no one mistakenly uses it with “normal” bread), GF Cereal, even GF Oreos!

A very good choice for a city break. Proximity of a shuttle bus stop, major attractions of the city, public transport. Friendly and helpful stuff, there was no problem with a late check-out. Tasty breakfast, comfy beds, clean room. Very good relaxation facilities. Value for money.

An excellent hotel located in walking distance from Liseber, Avenyn etc. Had booked a family room located at the upper floors. It actually had two rooms with a tv in each. Quite nice to have the children in on room and us in the other. :) The view from it was excellent! The only bad things I have to say about it was that the garage is a bit low and that a couple of the staff was a bit "sleepy".

Engelbrektsgatan 73 Gothenburg

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Universeum and Liseberg Amusement Park
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Centrum, Scandic Opalen is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Universeum and Liseberg Amusement Park. This 354-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Gothenburg Museum of Art and Gothenburg City Museum are also nearby.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


The 354 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Scandic Opalen, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for SEK 245 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 18 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1270 reviews