Review of the Scandic Europa Gothenburg

I stayed at the Scandic Europa Gothenburg for one night prior to my cruise along Sweden’s west coast. My stay was organised by the West Sweden Tourist Board.

I was glad that the hotel was so centrally located. I arrived in Gothenburg on the bus from the airport around 8pm after a ten hour door to door journey from Berwick upon Tweed. It took me around five minutes to walk from the bus terminal next to the Central Station to the Scandic Europa Gothenburg.

The room was a good size. It felt a bit stark, but was functional and spotless. I found the bed to be a bit soft for my liking.

scandic europa gothenburg twin room

My room was at the front of the hotel facing the Central Station. But I couldn’t hear any exterior noise. I loved the fact that the desk was by the large window. This meant that I could work in daylight while admiring the view. The free WiFi had a strong signal.

scandic europa gothenburg view from my room

I liked the black and white tiles in the bathroom. It took me quite a while to work out how to get the water to come through the shower head. You had to push the base of the mixer tap up.

The lobby area is large and comfortable, with plenty of sofas.

scandic europa gothenburg lobby

I wasn’t able to take any photos of the breakfast buffet, as there were too many guests around. There was a wide selection of quality food and drink, including scrambled eggs and sausages.

Although my room didn’t have much character, it fulfilled its purpose admirably. The quiet room meant that I had a good night’s sleep. The central location was very convenient. I went for a short walk around the city center before dark. The departure point for the cruise was a five minute walk away. The breakfast was very good.

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