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Avalon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kungstorget 9, Gothenburg SE-411 17, Sweden   |  
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The First Hotel Avalon was a great experience all round!
The city centre location is absolutely spot-on – a short walk to any of the downtown action and the waterfront.
Reception and staff were very friendly, there is a bar on the ground floor which is chilled and in which you feel really comfortable – even when alone. The hotel restaurant I didn’t try but I’m sure it’s excellent, and the breakfast was packed with good health food and a gazillion choices! .
My room – 82 on the fourth floor – overlooked the town square and had panoramic windows all across the front which were great and you didn’t feel like you were in a goldfish bowl. The contemporary design was bang-on for my tastes and I felt immediately comfortable.
The bed was super-comfortable and the high thread count sheets and soft plump pillow selections perfectly sleep inducing!
The bathroom featured fluffy towels, quality toiletries and a great design / layout. For some reason .. there were two toilets which I thought was possibly a bit OTT … and also a shower – it’s always good to have the choice!
I have to say that I had to do a little furniture re-arranging to make the room work and set my office up – there is a pull out section to the right hand side of the room wall cupboards that makes up the desk – a great space-saving idea that maintains the sanctity of the environment for those not on a business trip!
The WIFI was fast and efficient with plenty of bandwidth, and you could get as many devices connected it as you wanted!
I will definitely stay there again and would recommend it any time!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback , that is very important for us who work with First Hotel Avalon. I'm glad you slept well and that you liked our selection of our breakfast buffet, we greet you a warm welcome back to us.

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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at Avalon when we celebrated our anniversary and couldn't be happier with my fiances choice. Beautiful hotel in the heart of Gothenburg. The breakfast was one of the best I've ever had and it was lovely sitting in the morning sun whilst eating it. Can warmly recommend this hotel and looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear EliAnn86,

Thank you for your feedback, it is very appreciated for us to receive and it allows us to develop and refine our hotel even more. Wonderful that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us at First Hotel Avalon, you are more than welcome back to us!

Kind regards
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Porth, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I was so happy with my stay at Hotel Avalon, I decided to sign up for TripAdvisor to review it! As I wanted everything to be perfect for my boyfriend's birthday weekend in Gothenburg, I decided to book the top hotel on TripAdvisor, and upgrade to a superior deluxe room. The hotel is beautifully decorated throughout, with famous designer pieces such as Arne Jacobsen's Swan chair. Our room had a bath tub in the middle of the room, a French balcony overlooking Kungplatsen and the best bed I've ever slept in. The location couldn't be any better, you are right next to all the shops, bars and restaurants! The hotel breakfast is very nice, not your usual fry-up but a very tasty buffet of Scandinavian specialties including a selection of herring, rye-bread and cheeses, exotic fruits and berries, biscuits, cakes, cereals, cold meats, yoghurts and many healthy options too. The atmosphere at the outside seating area of the bar is fantastic on a summer's eve. Every detail is carefully planned, and although far from cheap, its excellent value for money and a treat most people can afford. We both had a great time and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 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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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Cheezedilla,

Thanks for your respond on our hotel - First Hotel Avalon in Gothenburg, it was a pleasure for us to have you and your boyfriend as our guests, you are more than welcome back! Take care!

Your sincerely

First Hotel Avalon
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Horten, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Incredibly stylish and great hotel. Staff was extremely polite and service-minded. Everything was incredibly smooth and it was a true pleasure to stay there. Rooms were lovely, modern and inviting. Restaurant was great with great service and a professional attitude. Everything about this hotel was exemplary and worthy of a top grade.

  • Stayed December 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Hotel Avalon has a perfect location. It is close to shopping as well to restaurants and bars. You can walk to and from the Centralstation. It only takes 5-10 minutes.
Some of the rooms are very nice but some rooms has a different layout aspecilly for the bathroom and toilett. In some rooms the shower is ine same smalll area as the toilett which means you sit in a puddle of water, whenyou had your shower.
The bar is very nice and seems to be popular among the "right people" in Gothenburg. The bartenders makes excellent coctails but they are at the same time very posh and some of them have a not so nice attitude. A bit full of them selves.
The Breakfast is excellent regarding the choises and quality. The one negative thing is that it is very crowded and the logistic is not ultimate. it will take a while before you have found everything.
I have stayed here for at least 5-6 times and I always return because it is a very nive hotell.
The staff in the reception is very friendly

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork,Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights before flying home and it was the nicest place we stayed in in Sweden. The location is excellent- central to many restaurants and the buzz in the city. The rooms are unusual and luxurious- the bath was in the room! Fabulous towels and robes. The breakfast was top class.

  • Stayed July 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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Oslo
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Situated in a very nice part of town (Kungstorget) is this gem of a design hotel. It features a nice bar, lounge and reastaurant. The hallways are decorated with carpets and fancy pop art. Blended with soothing music. The rooms are fresh, nice big bathrooms, seperate shower and bathroom. The breakfast buffet was great.

The rooftoop features a stunning pool in glass, sticking out from the main building, transparent from the ground. Very cool.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 8th floor, top floor for normal doubles.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 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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