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Avalon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kungstorget 9, Gothenburg SE-411 17, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #3 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Helsingborg, Sweden
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A friendly hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Have stayed for the second time at Hotel Avalon in gothenburg ,Sweden and as the first time our stay was great and the service is just topclass!!!
I recomend this hotel for everyone and it is godd for both buisiness as romance.
The locaction is as good as possible it could be and the staff is so friendly and kind.

I will come back!!

Regards
Mr Ola Andreasson
Sweden

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

IF you want a quiet, conventional hotel then do not book here. If you want an artfully designed hotel in the heartbeat of the city; this is the place to be. We came here for the two night Springsteen concert at Ullevi. The hotel was a 15 minute stroll along a beautiful canal to the stadium. The hotel staff went out of their way to ensure a lovely visit. Our room was on the fourth floor overlooking the lively plaza below with bars and restaurants, but when we shut the window, it was perfectly quiet. And the breakfast was top notch too!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Manchester, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Stayed at the Avalon for 3 nights in July 2012. Staff was incredibly helpful, breakfasts were great, and the location is perfect for seeing all of Gothenburg. Room and toilet were very up-to-date with good amenities. No central business PC, but the staff were happy to allow use of the lobby PC. Only drawback to our stay was the lack of air conditioning. Gothenburg was warm and rainy w/ high humidity during our stay. Windows did open which is a plus, but the street noise was loud enough to impact a good nights sleep. The hotel did provide a fan which did help, but the windows had to be kept open to keep the room comfortable. In spite of all this, I would return.

J Diedrich

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the courtyard on the 5th floor.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I stayed for two nights in one of First Hotel Avalon's open bath rooms. Right off the bat, I have to say the room layout is cool: very unique but still functional. Not only can you lie in the tub and watch TV, you can even see the TV from the toilet (if you leave the door open) or via the mirror at the sink when brushing you teeth! The room as well as the rest of the hotel are absolutely beautiful, with quality materials throughout.

The rooftop pool, which partly hangs over the edge of the building is also worth a visit, as you can see down through the glass floor. It's not big enough for swimming though, and oddly only open from noon until 6 pm.

There is, however, a lot the hotel could do to go from great to excellent: Get a bigger TV with a digital signal; install a shower curtain so you don't splash down the toilet area; install a fitted tissue box instead of the flimsy paper one on the sink; make sure all lamps work; install lights in the closet; and skip the pseudo-science that is feng shui. One thing they probably can't fix is the pub noise from across the street.

All in all, First Hotel Avalon is a stunning design hotel, and you will probably not find anything better in Gothenburg.

Room Tip: Pick a high floor to get away from the noise from the many restaurants in the area.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trelleborg, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I was staying for two days with my family in Avalon Hotel, right in the center of Gothenburg. We met some of the most friendly and service minded staff we ever met in any hotel around the globe. We had booked a parking lot in the garage, and staff informed us to leave the car in the street outside and they will take care of driving the car to the garage. We really had the feeling of being welcome to this hotel. They also informed us there was a swimming pool at floor seven (roof), if we wanted to swim and take a bath. The room was of normally european size, and we could really see all the design details everywhere in this hotel. Nice, clean, friendly everywhere you looked. We got up to the pool and found a small but really cool pool with a glass wall and about a metre of glass floor so you could look out and see the center of Gothenburg, through the pool wall. Exiting experience! Breakfast was really good, with a lot of choices so everybody get what they wanted in the family. Avalon Hotel, we are coming back next year! Thanks for a really nice and unforgettable stay in your hotel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed at Avalon Hotel a few weeks back and absolutely loved it!
The guys and girls in the reception were just lovely and always smiling and happy to help out with just about everything.
The breakfast just had everything you could ask for.
Stayed in a Superior with bathtub in the middle of the room. Have never seen anything like it before! Really cool!
Had a bit of unluck with the weather so did not have a dip in the pool on the rooftop terrace but I am sure that that's a n experience.

I plan to stay there next time I come to Gothenburg.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel is in a great location and across the road from the airport bus stop. Check in staff friendly but we were initially disappointed to realise that we'd been allocated a room below the level we'd booked - we were given a twin standard room with an internal door (hate these as there is no sound proofing!) but had booked a superior room (and wanted a double). This was fixed after returning to reception. The room, quality of bed linen/pillows/towels, the design and amenities were excellent. Note that there is no air conditioning. Breakfast was chaotic but good (other guests were pushy and rude and finding a table was a free for all!). The swimming pool on the roof is tiny but looks amazing from the street.

Room Tip: We had a superior level room which was much nicer than the standard. Next time I'd opt for an in...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kungstorget 9, Gothenburg SE-411 17, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gothenburg
#2 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
#4 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
#10 Family Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avalon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 101
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