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Hotel Vanilla
Ranked #44 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2013

In line with almost all other contributors we found that fine standards are maintained and we enjoyed our single night before taking the boat on the 6 day Gota Canal Cruise..just a short 5 minute walk away to the Packhusen quay. It is not often that you find a värdshus in the centre of a large city. The courtyard restaurant was a delight and obviously a favourite with local citizens.

Room Tip: A street view room was not a problem and comfort was excellent. Absence of a lift was a possible dra...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Allan F
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

As most people comment, the hotel is central, clean and with very friendly staff. Our room was of reasonable size with bid bathroom. The breakfast is very good and the cafe where it is served is a good option for dinner or lunch, with 25% discount for guests.
Our room was 2nd floor and I did not see an elevator, so better ask if you have mobility problems. Also, reception closes at 10.30 pm, so contact them in advance if you arrive late, for an entrance code.
The only thing I found annoying is the wifi use. You need to collect a paper in the reception, with a code and password for each device you want to connect, and it lasts just 12 hours. In our case an e-reader, two phones and a laptop meant many visits to the reception desk!. But of course, wifi in your room is a plus.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I visisited here with my girlfriend for valentines weekend and even though we visited many hotels this was surely one of the best. The locations was perfect in centre, the staff was extremely nice, helpfull and friendly, the brunch was the best one we ever had, in short a super hotel for a affordable price, I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stenko
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

A nice hotel located in a quiet street the center of Gothenburg. The breakfast was good and you get a 25% discount at the café if you eat there for lunch. The girls in the reception and café are always smiling and helpful.

Room Tip: Our room was on the top floor, and we were woken up at 4-5am due to the seagulls screaming so we had...
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The location of this hotel was good - walking distance to the train and bus station (although I got hopelessly lost on the way there the first time) It's very close to the main area, but in a side street.

Getting in is a bit of a drama, as you have to buzz reception, then drag your bag up a narrow circular staircase to get to reception.

My single room was fairly small with a very narrow bed. The bed turned out to be quite uncomfortable - I ended up moving the pillow to the foot of the bed to get a decent sleep. The shower stall was small, which was a bit disappointing given how large the bathroom was - all empty space. Everything was clean and some handy toiletries provided.

The room faced onto the courtyard, which brought a bit of noise if the window was open, and I did need to open the window as the room was hot and there was no other way to cool it down to sleep.

Wifi worked fine, but slightly annoying to have to get a new code every 12 hours. Front desk staff were friendly and willing to help, although not always with the best information.

The stand out is the cafe downstairs. Breakfast was nice with bacon and eggs as well as the standard Scandinavian fare, as well as fruits, smoothies etc. I'd also recommend the cafe for lunch or light dinner, as the pie was delicious and hotel guests get a discount, which makes it a cheap option.

Overall quite a nice little hotel with a good cafe, but the uncomfortable bed brings it down to the Average rating.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very nice little hotel. Very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. On a quiet street but right in the middle of everything, have not had breakfast yet but cafe looks very nice. I expect it to be very sufficient.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ronn B
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This was a wonderful little hotel in a perfect location to explore Gothenburg. Located down a quiet little street, it's about 10 minutes walk from the bus terminal, and just off the main streets for easy access to trams if desired. The room was clean and airy, and the bed was incredibly comfy (if sleeping in a big squishy cloud is your thing!). The toiletries included in the room as lovely (elemis conditioner and body lotion). Breakfast had a good selection, and the hours were also very accommodating. Staff at reception were very helpful and full of hints and tips for exploring the city. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a weekend break.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JBurgh
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Additional Information about Hotel Vanilla

Address: 38 Kyrkogatan, Gothenburg 411 15, Sweden
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range: $114 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vanilla 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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