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Avalon Hotel
Ranked #3 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Upgraded - amazing”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

What can I possibly say, having been upgraded to the Penthouse Suite, with a private jacuzzi, swimming pool, etc.
Just amazing - totally unexpected and a real bonus looking out at the twinkling lights of Gothenburg.
Furthermore, the hotel is ideally placed for central shopping and business, and service was very friendly.
I can't wait to come back - even if I don't get the upgrade next time around.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Great with positive surprises! Our penthouse suite is fantastic, we think, and are especially pleased that you share our view, it is important for us!
Welcome back to your friends at First Hotel Avalon

Best regards
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have stayed at 3 other hotels within Gothenburg with a 4/5 Star Hotel rating, but the Hotel Avalon just beats them hands down.

Location, central to Gothenburg, not noisy, vibrant. Staff, helpful and polite.

Rooms, large in size, clean and calm design full of technical and functional design.

As well as the usual functions it also includes a video and audio port to plug your laptop in to the TV so you can watch recorded TV/Movies from your laptop.

Additionally there is a small laptop table, a pull-out writing desk, a glass cabinet, room safe, iron and ironing board, mini-bar, hair dryer, etc...

Internet connection is good, occasionally slow but no disconnects (unlike other hotels).

Would I stay again? (I already have, this is my second visit within the last month).

Room Tip: Have only been on level 5 and both rooms have been of an excellent quality.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi, Glad you are happy with us at our First Hotel Avalon in Gothenburg!
Obtaining feedback from our guests is very important for us at the hotel as we always want to improve our services. You are always welcome back to us!

Happy Easter!
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel several times now, and I always come back. It is not only because it is centrally located and I always get excellent service. No, I stay here because Avalon have the best beds with incredibly delicious linens and pillows.

Breakfast is also just great and it's nice to sit and look out on the busy morning traffic. I can happily recommend this hotel to everyone.

Room Tip: I normally stay at the upper floors, deluxe rooms with floor to ceiling windows. Fantastic view!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thanks for your feedback, and that you appreciate our beds, although the overall experience is important for our hotel, it is of course a must that our guests sleep well with us.
Waking up refreshed and then take part of our breakfast buffet is a good start, welcome to more days at First Hotel Avalon!
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London
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This small boutique hotel is crammed full of Scandinavian designer touches and charm. The rooms are of a reasonable size and fully equipped. The room we stayed had a balcony overlooking the Saluhallen, resplendent with a huge horse light/installation, great place to have breakfast or sip tea when the weather is nice. Service is quick and efficient. Location is very central with many shops and boutiques on your doorstep, but quiet due to the double glazing. Great food in Gothenburg, but really recommend you book Fond, which is about a 10 min walk away. Best meal we had in Gothenburg.

I would say this is probably the place to stay in Gothenburg.

Room Tip: Better rooms are on the higher floors.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thanks for your feedback, we are working with the Hotel Avalon gets really happy when we hear that you as our guests thrive and simultaneously appreciate our focus on design, comfort and service.
Getting feedback from you also means that we are constantly working on the development of our product and our services. Welcome back to us at First Hotel Avalon next time you visit Gothenburg.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

The hotel is unnecessary marketing the superior room with the prospect of getting something extra as a balcony or a circular bed. When the room is in fact a standard room without these perks, with a view of a backstreet, you are bound to be a bit disappointed even if you didn´t really needed a balcony in January or knew what to do with the mini gym.
Nice quality furniture, splendid bathroom, soft bathrobe and a comfy bed lifts the experience. The light by the bed were chillingly icy, the tv screen too small for the room, the mini bar - as usually - ridiculously pricey and I missed a shelf by the tub. The brochures and pamphlets had a far too dominant position on the main wall and the old photography next to it seemed oddly out of place. The emphasis on it being a design hotel gets a bit ostentatiously at times, it would be more hard hitting if that would speak for itself (which it could)
Very nice breakfast in a pleasent, calm environment. Superb location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Avalonhotel, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Your feedback is very important to us. In this way we know how we can improve.

I am sorry to hear that the room didnt exceed your expectations. I am glad to hear that you liked our breakfast.

I hope that you are willing to give us a second chance and I will be glad to welcome you again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel is ideally located for in in the city centre which makes for an easy stroll around the attractions of Gothenburg. The room was spotless, the bed comfortable and wet room style bathroom well appointed with a selection of complimentary toiletries. The door to the room must have been 10cm thick, something more likely seen on a safe!

The buffet style breakfast provided for a wide selection of food including traditional fare.

Only minor gripe was we missed being able to use the rooftop hotel pool due to the morning opening hours starting after check out. Would recommend and stay again.

Note if you are driving parking is an extra charge and available on a limited pre-booked basis

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thanks for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at First Hotel Avalon.
You are more than welcome back,

Kind regards
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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
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Marknadsavdelningen, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 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.

Best regards,
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Property: Avalon Hotel
Address: Kungstorget 9, Gothenburg 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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Gothenburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gothenburg
#5 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
#9 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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