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Scandic The Reef

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lots of fun swimming areas for kids & adults. Daily activities for kids and a delicious selection of buffet foods and desserts for dinner & breakfast. Easy access to the pool areas from the hotel room (the hotel is attached - just ride the elevator down to the pools). Clean rooms!

Perfect hotel for travelling with children. Access to the waterworld all days of our stay. Man different pool, also suitable for our 1 Year old. Pirates and slides for older children. Clean wardrobes and friendly Staff. We will visit again.

Wery good stay w small kids, they love the tropical/pirate bath in the hotel. You just don't have to leave the hotel if you won't to. If you have a car we can recomend the "Nordsoen Aquarium" about 40 min away.

We have never stayed at the hotel, but visit the swimming facilities ever time we visit Danmark. If you want to go swimming long distance it is not that kind of a swimming place.... But is you like playing in a pool with high waves during a "tropical storm", or let yourself float in the outdoor vortex, it is a must-go. We always have to drag the little one away, she is usually most unwilling to leave. The only thing wanting is family "changing rooms".

This is a great hotel for families with both small children and youths. Easy access from the Gothenburg ferry, and located very central in Fredrikshavn. Short walk to all restaurants and diningplaces in the city. Huge waterpark inside the hotel, and cool waterslides for the bigger children. You can dive, swim play and almost do anything at this hotel. Very good prices and not at least, a vacation to remember! Recommended, and thumbs up for great service at the hotel.

Never again in this Hotel. The size of the room was o.k. Rooms not realy clean. In the hole Hotel it's smells from the Pool Area. It's very Loud and i can hear everything what the People in the room next to mine speaking. The Breakfast was included the roomcharge but it was terrible. The only Good thing was the coffee. I will Not spend any more time in this Hotel.

The absolutely best thing about this hotel is the «Tropical Water world». Lots of fun for the kids and relaxing areas for the parents. There is also an activity room in the basement where children can play in the evening, supervised by some really friendly and helpful young people from the staff. The breakfast is also excellent, as usual in Scandic hotels, but the rooms did not have the common Scandic standard. The family rooms with bunk beds folding out from the wall, are really too small for 4 people. We were not too impressed with the cleaning either, for instance the floor did not get swept. We also missed a hot water boiler in the room – that alone could have raised the room standard a few notches. Parking is 50 DK a day; I think the guests could've been allowed to park for free at the hotel’s parking lot. All in all we had a good time at the Reef.

Excellent staff and service. Lobby and bar area newly renovated. Pool area very family friendly. Rooms are in need of renovation..beds are uncomfortable and floors and decor need to be updated. Overall a good quality hotel

This hotel has a fantastic spa and "water land", especially for the children. Also a great game and fun area also for children. Well equipped gymnasium / fitness centre. The rooms are ok, but really worn down and in need of renovation. Pretty expensive , especially considering the sub par rooms.

The hotel was very nice and clean, swimming pool fantastic and very good rooms and service on hole the hotel. The brackfast was very good and a lot of good food fore children and adolt. The fitness room was also a big succes and girls in reception - was so kindly.

Tordenskjoldsgade 14 Frederikshavn

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and 4 indoor pools

Located within a 5-minute walk of Krudttarn, Scandic The Reef is within a 15-minute stroll of Frederikshavn Harbour. This 210-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 4 indoor pools, a water park, and 2 restaurants. In central Frederikshavn, the hotel is also close to Bangsbo Estate and Palmestrand Beach.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Calypso, which specializes in Caribbean cuisine.


All 210 rooms feature phones and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and slippers.

Property features

Guests of Scandic The Reef have access to 4 indoor pools, a free water park, and an outdoor pool. Self parking is available for DKK 50 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, 5 spa tubs, and a sauna.

Room options

Family Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 536 reviews