Review: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg



Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

Date of stay: July 11-12, 2020
Address: Södra Hamngatan 59, 401 24 Göteborg
Nightly Rate: Redeemed 18K AA miles plus 28 USD (standard rate was 1200 SEK)
Room: Standard Twin Room with breakfast
How to get here: From the Central Station, the hotel is a few steps away.

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Hotel Exterior & Entrance


Hotel entrance

Hotel Lobby & Reception

Reception (obviously social distancing was observed)

Ad by NK 😉

Welcome drinks

Check-in

We arrived at the hotel around 3pm and was welcomed by a friendly associate who asked for an ID and a credit card for the incidentals. Because of Covid-19, we were expecting the hotel to be empty but it was actually about 65% full according to the receptionist. As they were trying to limit the number of guests during breakfast, we were asked which time we would like to come. We chose 9am which turned out perfect. Check-in went quickly and moments later, we were on our way to the room with our card keys.

Room card keys

Elevators & Hallway

3rd floor elevators

Hallway

The ice machine was out of order.

Vivid Twin Room, 334

Entrance

As per their website, Vivid design rooms offer blue and emerald tone. The room was surprisingly very spacious with a sofa and a chair and table 👍 

Twin beds

Phone, power port and 2 USB ports by the bed 👍

Smart TV with 50 channels including CNN, Discovery and National Geographic among others. Beside the TV to the left is the luggage rack.

Power ports and USB ports below the TV

Inside the cupboard is the ref (which was empty) and the complimentary coffee and tea.

I love that they had Gevalia instant coffee as well as a chocolate drink 😍



Complimentary wifi

Bathroom

Surprisingly, they had their own Radisson branded toiletries although there was no lotion. The scent reminded me of "Dolce & Gabbana light blue" perfume 😍

Walk-in rain shower

Toilet

Hairdryer

Since this is the lowest room category, slippers and bathrobes were not offered.

Inside the closet are the safe, iron and ironing desk.

Atrium room service menu

Atrium room service menu

There is a full length mirror located to the left immediately after entering the room.

Evacuation plan

View

During breakfast, we noticed that some rooms have views of the restaurant inside the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Atrium Bar

Live band playing in the evening 👍

Business center

Work stations

The Gym located on Level -1 is open 24 hours.

There is also a table tennis board opposite the Atrium Restaurant.

According to their website, the spa is complimentary to guests staying in suites.

Yoga is free for all 👍

View of the Business Lounge and Atrium Bar

Atrium, Breakfast Buffet Restaurant (7am to 11am)

Located outside the restaurant near the reception is "coffee/tea to go" as well as newspapers.

Seating

View of the restaurant during dinner time.

During breakfast, a coffee pot is already waiting at each table.

Below are some photos from the buffet:

Again, social distancing is encouraged 👍

Hand sanitizer and wet tissues during this Corona time 👍

Baked beans, boiled eggs and grilled tomatoes

Aside from bacon, they also had sausages, scrambled eggs and pancakes.

Fruits

Yogurt

Muesli

Muesli

Bread and Danish pastries

Sandwiches 

Juices

Tea and coffee

Exploring The Area

The Cathedral Gothenburg

Maritiman

Horticultural Society

CONCLUSION

It´s been awhile since I´ve stayed at a hotel due to the current travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 so I was really looking forward to this stay. The Radisson Blu Hotel is centrally located which is a big plus as it is very close to most attractions. The room was very spacious and the design was modern. Although there were no slippers provided, it did not become a problem as we only stayed one night. As for the breakfast buffet, the food selection was extensive although there were no cold cuts which is quite okay since most hotels are still adjusting with the low demand the previous months. Of course, the staff were all friendly. Overall, we had an enjoyable stay in this hotel and would highly recommend it to everyone. To all the staff of Radisson Blu Gothenburg, "Tack så mycket".

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