I just needed to stay a night and wasn't to fuzzy about the hotel. Scandic Gavle West was the nearest hotel so I opted for it. The hotel itself is located near the E4 motorway and I guess it mostly attracts business people (like me) that need a layover.
The hotel isn't bad, the rooms are basic but clean. Free wifi covers the hotel. The TV offers most Swedish channels and some pay-tv. I have always liked Scandic because they do offer good and affordable food in their restaurants, Ok, it's not a five star restaurant but it's comparable to many pub/bar restauarants. Menu includes basics like "pyttipanna" (hashed potatoes, onions, meat, sausages), and also beef, veal and burgers. Restaurant open Mon-Sat to 10pm, closed Sunday.
Breakfast is included in room price and is the usual Swedish hotel buffé. It includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, juice, eggs and much more. So in short, very good!
This hotel is good for a layover, it isn't a hotel for a honeymoon. I think the primary purpose of this hotel is to accomodate business people that are visiting industries in the area.
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- Seven-story Motor Hotel located at junction of Highway E4 & Route 80. ... more less
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