Stayed there for one night in May, on a business trip.
The room was quite big, with two single beds. Thick bathrobes in the closet - I very much appreciated this - but no slippers. Which was weird, since it seems to be branding itself as a luxurious hotel with spa-facilities. I hate wearing my out-door-shoes to go to the spa.
I think that the newness of the hotel was part of the good impression. Everything seemed so clean and fresh. It is a very charming building - an old post central, and charming details like old doors and windows are kept in the new interior.
The bathroom was big, with bathtub and shower - the shower a proper, separate shower, not a "shower in the bathtub solution" which i appreciate very much. But the floor was a bit cold, though - and I didn't find any thermostat for the floor heating. The room, too, was a bit cold - but I found the thermostat for that, albeit as I was leaving, so it was no use :) One thing i found disappointing, was the lack of small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel and lotion. I had expected that at a hotel like this, but there were only a soapdispenser in the shower. Is it part of the "green" branding that Peter Stordalen is going for?
Also, it seemed that the spa was not included for hotel guests. Hotel guests got some discount, but not free entrance. I never got around to check how much that was, though. It seemed strange to me that hotel guests should not be able to use the saunas for free.
But i loved the huge pillow on my bed! It was actually too big to sleep comfortably on, but I just love the fact that there was one there - perfect for when reading in bed or watching TV. AND they had also provided a smaller pillow that was great for sleeping - slept like a baby that night.
The breakfast was very nice, with an omelette-chef making omelette with filling of your own choice. But coffee came from one of those big coffee-machines - one of the better ones, for sure, but that never gets as good as really freshly brewed coffee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The post office on Drottningtorget in Gothenburg is an impressive, much-appreciated public building. Designed by Ernst Torulf, it is a typical 1920s building in neo-classical style and has been designated an historical building by the Swedish State. The building is now to be developed into an efficient, modern hotel facility suited to contemporary requirements for logistics and functionality.A new building containing 500 hotel rooms with a rooftop sun terrace and pool overlooking Gothenburg is to be constructed next to the old post office, on the site of the old loading yard that faces Akareplatsen and Odinsgatan. Half of the facade will be covered with slate and the other half with copper - the same materials used in the original post office building.The facade and terrace facing Drottningtorget will feature an open design, thus forming a welcoming entrance for the new hotel. From the entrance, it will also be possible to walk through the hotel out onto Akareplatsen and then on to Odinsgatan. The remaining parts of the terrace will be retained and used as an outdoor service area during the summer months. ... more less
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