We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If only every hotel were this special ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Royal Gothenburg

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Royal Gothenburg to your Saves list
Hotel Royal Gothenburg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Drottninggatan 67, Gothenburg 41107, Sweden   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
hersham
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“If only every hotel were this special ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The best thing about this hotel? It could be the style, the value, the location, the service, the amazing breakfast, the room, the tea pigs tea available all day, the free cake on offer after breakfast, the magnificent staircase or the relaxing ambience. In short I adored this place & would stay here again in a heartbeat. I was slightly concerned that the hotel would be old fashioned from the photos. It is in fact very trendy and an impressive blend of old, grand charm & quirky creativeness. On asking in reception what time we needed to check out, the reply was "what time do you want to check out?". Well never, quite frankly.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

283 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    175
    94
    10
    2
    2
See reviews for
35
99
28
74
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (41)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sweden
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I and my wife spent one night at the Hotel Royal, because we happened to be in Gothenburg and wanted a quality hotel just to relax.
The receptionist was friendly and made us feel welcome. When we looked around while standing in the reception area we saw groups of sofas, a table of coffee and tea and some cake - really inviting.
The room, a "standard" double room, was cosy. Not very large, but it works. It has a desk if you want to work. Free wireless has good coverage. Everything was spotlessly clean, the bathroom looked new. Good shower. We had a room on the fourth floor with windows away from the street. It was very quiet, we didn't hear any noises from outside and none from other hotel guests.
The bed was firm, we slept well.
On the evening we went down to have a cup of tea (there are no tea-making facilities in the room). THere is a table of teas, coffee and some chocolate cake near the reception, and nearby are a couple of rooms with nice sofas and armchairs where you can sit and relax with your tea. We chose the room leading to the breakfast room, as that had a tv on. You can find newspapers, magazines, books - anything for a quiet relaxing evening.
Breakfast was good - the warm food was boiled eggs, meatballs and one of the best scrambled eggs I have ever had at a hotel breakfast. Then the usual assortment of bread, cold meats, cheese, cereals. Some Camembert, grapes, passion fruit, melon, pineapple etc. All very good.
Parking: The hotel does not have its own parking, so you need to use either the street parking (which was full near the hotel) or an indoor parking across the street from the hotel. Tell the receptionist you are going to park there, and you will get a discount on the parking fee. Worked well.
Location is excellent - you are right in the middle of the town centre. A short walk to anything you fancy.
The hotel does not have a restaurant, but because you are right in the middle of the town there are plenty restaurants to choose from within a few minutes walking distance.
As a summary, this is a hotel which gives you a warm, cosy feeling. All the little groups of sofas and chairs, bookshelves, the complimentary tea, coffee and cakes, the smile you get at the reception - and the charm that this old hotel has, while everything inside looks new but in the old style - makes for a really comfortable and relaxing stay.

Room Tip: Rooms on the fourth floor facing inwards the court yard are absolutely quite.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BIRMINGHAM
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This hotel is the oldest in Bothenburg but with modern comforts.It is within easy walking distance of the railway station and the main attractions but is very quiet.Afternoon tea and cakes are comlimentary and available in the lobby

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Konin, Poland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Hotel Royal is a very good located one, on one hand very close to the main centre of the city, on the other hand in a relatively peaceful corner that makes your stay calm and nice. Staff very helpful, all interiors are in old-fashioned style, what has its own, special charm likened to other modern hotels equipped in severe Scandinavian way. Quiet music on the corridor, coffee, tea and a cake in the evening were additional assets. The bathroom was quite small, but clean. Breakfast was tasty and healthy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Excellent location for excellent hotel.
Quite and nice area, 500 meters from Maintrainstaion and main shopping center Nordstan, the main shopping street is about 100m behind the hotel.
Cosy bright rooms with newly renovated bathrooms. Rooms very clean and nice, comfortable luxury beds.
Excellent breakfast with a lot of choices, very good atmoshpere in dining rooms.
High and very friendly service in reception 24 hours, very warm welcome. Every afternoon they treat us with homemade cakes, coffe and tea, nice.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Itu-SP
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Besides the excellent location, the rooms are comfortable and the linens are clean. The breakfast is very good. The people at the reception is friendly. There a parking lot nearby, but it's very pricey. I strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and i were visiting Sweden and we both wanted to stay at a hotel that was less commercial and more soulful and "scandinavian". Hotel Royal proved to be that place.

The minute you walk into this place, you will feel at home. The place is tastefully decorated, warm and inviting. The rooms are pleasant with light colors and elegant furniture.

The breakfast area is funky and modern. The afternoon coffee and cake so pleasant.

Staff were helpful and friendly too.

I will definitely stay here again..!

Room Tip: Choose the bigger rooms as the regular rooms can be really small
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Royal Gothenburg? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Royal Gothenburg

Address: Drottninggatan 67, Gothenburg 41107, Sweden
Phone Number:
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal Gothenburg 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal is the oldest hotel in Gothenburg founded in 1852. The hotel has 75 rooms of different sizes, situated on four floors.Royal Hotel breathes a 19-century atmosphere with its hand wrought iron banisters and painted glass ceiling dating back to 1897. The old world charm combined with modern features such as I-pads in the lounge and free wireless internet access in all rooms, makes it a cozy as well as comfortable hotel in the heart of town.All rooms with recently renovated bathrooms. The breakfast room is spacious and a Scandinavian style breakfast buffet is served every day.The Royal has 35 double rooms. Our famous octagonal "tower rooms" are very popular with our guests. Free check in coffee/tea with home baked cake is served all afternoons and evenings. Our newly decorated lounges are very popular with guests for relaxing, or working via our wireless internet service with printer access. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets and Despegar.com so you can book your Hotel Royal Gothenburg reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Royal Gothenburg, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.