I noticed this hotel when I stayed opposite in the Radisson Blu on a trip to Gothenburg a year ago, so thought I'd try it out this time. I wasn't disappointed.
They say the people of Gothenburg are straight-forward, uncomplicated and cheerful. These three words could be applied to the staff at this hotel. Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful.
I had a sole occupancy room in a double standard on the 5th floor with a courtyard view. It was very comfortable.
The hotel and room were very stylish. Quiet and restful. Proper blackout curtains in my room. Contrary to previous reports, I didn't find the room small. By European standards is was a good size. The bed was one of the comfiest I have ever slept in.
The only surprise to me was the lack of a safe in my room, which I have found in most hotels of this standard across Europe. The room could have done with a few drawers as well, for socks and underwear etc. Check out was a bit early for a Sunday, at 11am.
The 13th floor pool looked excellent, but as not all rooms have robes, the sight of children shivering in the lifts in towels was not exactly ideal. Space is a premium, but a changing room near to the pool is needed I think, with clear instructions in each room to change there and not travel half naked in the lift.
Overall this hotel represents good value for money for the price paid. Breakfast was very good too. Relaxed and easy.
- 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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