Scandic Landvetter Hotel: a very pleasant surprise at Gothenburg airport

The Scandic hotel at Gothenburg Landvetter airport was a pleasant surprise, given the brand’s usual frugality. As one of the few hotels on the platform, it is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to sleep in the city.

To round off my stay of a few days in Gothenburg, I decided not to stay in the town where I was staying at the Draken and to move closer to the airport. The reason? I had an early flight to Munich at 6.30am the next day and I wanted to optimise my sleep, especially as in the middle of December there’s a good chance I’ll end up in a snow shower with complicated traffic.

There aren’t many hotels in Gothenburg Landvetter, especially as the airport is quite close to the city, so I decided on this Scandic, which has the advantage of being directly connected to the terminal.

You’ll find a summary of the articles about this trip to Australia at the bottom of the page.

Booking

I booked a superior room for 160 euros a night several months before my stay. An excellent surprise when you consider the rates charged in the region, especially when you have a captive clientele at an airport.

Location of the hotel

The hotel is adjacent to the terminal, to which it is directly connected by a corridor.

View from the car park where my Uber dropped me off.

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From the terminal (surprisingly empty on this Sunday afternoon), it’s even easier.

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At the end of the terminal is a door…

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Then a long, not very cheerful corridor leading to the hotel.

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Arrival and check-in

I went straight to the counter where my check-in was carried out smoothly and very kindly.

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In keeping with a bad local habit, the price of the room is charged at check-in and not at check-out.

All around, the lobby is warm and friendly.

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It’s time for me to go to my room.

The room

Given my previous experiences with the brand and with mid-range Scandinavian hotels, I’m expecting something clean, pretty but frugal.

I enter through a small vestibule.

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On the left, a very spacious, almost warm bathroom. But I’ve seen so much worse in the region…

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Then the room itself, surprisingly large.

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It’s beautiful, warm, very Scandinavian and I’m rather pleasantly surprised because for once I don’t notice any pettiness on the horizon.

As usual, there are two half comforters, but also two half mattresses with electric tilt adjustment.

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The impression is very good.

There’s also a desk, which is becoming a rarity in many hotels.

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The TV offers exercises for those who want to work out in the bedroom.

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The view is superb: totally unobstructed on the runways.

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I might as well tell you that I’ll never tire of it.

A large, pretty, warm and comfortable room with a view of the runways: what more could you ask for? I am more than pleasantly surprised and this hotel will be a real satisfaction.

Let’s end with the usual video.

It’s time for me to continue my tour of the hotel. It’s barely 3:00 pm and the sun is already setting over Landvetter airport, which I have a unique view of from the hotel corridors.

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Bar and restaurant

The hotel has a bar and restaurant, plus a self-service snack store at reception.

Bar

It is located right next to reception.

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Friendly and lively, what’s more, I’ll be served by a very friendly Mexican waiter who will suggest charging my drinks to my room instead of shoving the credit card machine in my face before serving me, as is all too often the norm in Sweden and the surrounding area.

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The restaurant

It consists of a large room adjoining the bar.

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Everything’s been too good so far: Scandinavian habits are back in full swing here.

You order at the bar, pay and are handed a beeping receiver once you…can collect your dish yourself from the kitchen.

Maybe efficient for them, but stingy in terms of service.Peut être efficace pour eux mais pingre en termes de service.

I’ll have a shrimp sandwich and a double cheese burger.

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Not bad but not transcendent either, and the quantities are correct but not more so. At the end I’d be tempted by a dessert, but the queue at the bar is too long and the wait puts off customers who give up. And since the bartender takes the orders, I won’t be taking a nightcap because I didn’t feel like waiting too long.

Facilities

The hotel has a gym and spa with extensive opening hours.

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The gym

A pleasant surprise, not too badly equipped but perhaps a little small.

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The spa

It features a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

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I especially appreciated the jacuzzi overlooking the runways, from where I could watch the ballet of planes (okay, it’s only Landvetter, but still) in the late afternoon and after dinner before going to bed.

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I’ll return for that reason alone.

The service

Overall good, very pleasant staff, especially the barman who doesn’t have some of the habits of the local staff.

Check-out

I’ll be leaving the hotel at dawn the next morning because of an early flight and, above all, because I’m afraid an IRROP will spoil the party and force me to be very reactive with customer service. I’ll drop my key in the “express check out” box and head straight for the terminal.

And indeed, there’s a lot more to say about this flight to Munich, but that’s another story for my next article.

Bottom line

The Scandic Landvetter is really a very pleasant hotel where I’ll gladly stay in the future if need be.

The articles about this vacation in Australia

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3FlightParis-Gothenburg, Air France, Business Class (Embraer 190)
4HotelDraken, Gothenburg
5RestaurantKuruya, Gothenburg
6RestaurantSaga, Gothenburg
7HotelScandic Landvetter Airport
8LoungeSAS Lounge-Gothenburg (already tested many times, no review)
9FlightGothenburg-Munich, Lufthansa, Business Class (A320)
10LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge Munich T2 Gates H
11FlightMunich-Tokyo Haneda, ANA, Business Class (B787)
12LoungeAna Lounge, Tokyo Haneda, T2
13FlightTokyo Haneda-Sydney, ANA, Business Class (B787)
14HotelMoxy Sydney Airport, Sydney
15LoungeVirgin Australia Lounge Sydney Domestic T2
16FlightSydney-Adelaide, Virgin Australia, Business Class (B737)
17HotelIntercontinental Adelaide
18RestaurantDaughter In Law, Adelaide
19DiaryVisiting Adelaide
20LoungeVirgin Australia lounge, Adelaide, Domestic
21FlightAdelaide-Melbourne, Virgin Australia, Economy X
22HotelRitz Carlton Melbourne
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24RestaurantDelhi Streets, Melbourne
25RestaurantBincho Boss, Melbourne
26HotelW Melbourne
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28RestaurantRed Spice Road, Melbourne
29RestaurantYakikami, Melbourne
30RestaurantFreyja, Melbourne
31DiaryVisiting Melbourne
32LoungeVirgin Australia lounge, domestic, Melbourne
33FlightMelbourne-Sydney, Virgin Australia, Economy X
34HotelW Sydney
35RestaurantManta, Sydney
36RestaurantAalia, Sydney
37DiaryVisiting Sydney
38LoungeAir New Zealand lounge, Sydney T1
39LoungeThe House, Sydney T1
40FlightSydney-Tokyo Haneda, ANA, Business Class (B787)
41LoungeAna Lounge, Tokyo Haneda, T2 (already tested on the outward journey, no review)
42FlightTokyo Haneda-Frankfurt, ANA, Business Class (B787)
43LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt, T1 Gates A
44FlightFrankfurt-Gothenburg, Lufthansa, Business Class (A321)
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47FlightGothenburg-Paris, Air France, Business Class (Embraer 190)
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Bertrand Duperrin
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Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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