Nice Hotel and Everyone was There!
Posted Jul 31, 2016
July is 'high season' at this hotel. From the time of arrival the hotel was inundated with guests, and what appeared to be a very taxed hotel staff. During our stay, the hotel reminded me of a casino hotel sans the casino. No doubt to the fact that there was a major amusement park right across the street. Had I researched this hotel better, I might have been better prepared or made another choice. Travelers considering Hotel Gothia in July need to be prepared for the crowds, crowds, queues, and bustle, so they can properly manage their expectations. Pros: While the staff was stretched thin, they all were cheerful and tried to be helpful. The room was excellent, although housekeeping seemed to miss its opportunity during the late morning/afternoon to service the room. Nevertheless, we exchanged towels and were fine through to our early checkout. Cons: The crowds (I fully recognize that that others which may not consider this an issue). In the midst of the bustle of checking in, we were provided directions for getting into the hotel run garage. It took two attempts driving around the block before I figured it out how to negotiate my way into the garage. It wasn't entirely intuitive, so go over it a few times before getting into your car. Also realize that the garage is closed between 12pm and 6 am. We had to leave at 3 am and knowing this would have possibly affected our parking plan. We paid an administrative fee of 300SEK on top of the garage fee to get the car out.