Whether you're visiting Gothenburg for the first time or enjoying a staycation, being pampered at a hotel is always a pleasure. Several hotels in Gothenburg offer luxurious package experiences and have top-notch restaurants, allowing you to stay "at home" for your entire stay. Why not check into an intimate boutique hotel or treat yourself to a spa treatment at the same time? Pack your bags and prepare for a stay full of spoiling relaxation. Here is our guide to Gothenburg's best hotels.
The guide to Gothenburg's best hotels
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The best hotels in Gothenburg
- Elite Plaza Hotel – Stay in a palace
- Pigalle – Elegance and atmosphere from a bygone age
- Avalon Hotel – Design, art and culinary experiences
- Scandic Göteborg Central – Scandinavian style
- Elite Park Avenue Hotel – Clean and contemporary, right in the heart of things
- Hotel Riverton – Close to shops and restaurants
- Clarion Hotel Post – Landmark and meeting place
- Scandic Europa – Music and photography
- Hôtel Eggers – One of the oldest hotels in Sweden
- Hotel Royal – Since 1852
- Hotell Gothia Towers – Shiny buildings at the heart of the action
- Scandic Rubinen – Cocktail bar on the roof
- Hällesdalens Gård – Relaxed getaway
- Hotel Bellora – Boutique hotel with Italian influences
- Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel – On the harbourfront
- Nimbus Öckerö – Seafront cabins
- Quality Hotel Waterfront Göteborg – The sea meets the city
- Dorsia – More is more
- Hotel Opera – By the canal
- Hotel Vanilla – Personal hotel with cosy café
The best hotels in Gothenburg
Stay in a palace
This hotel is housed in a late 19th century building with beautifully preserved original details. Guests can admire the mosaic floors, stucco details and wooden panels. Rooms, decorated in luxurious contemporary style, ooze international flair. Visit the hotel's White Guide-recommended restaurant Swea Wine & Dine, with the Plaza Bar right next door.
Elegance and atmosphere from a bygone age
This personal and richly decorated boutique hotel, with luxurious materials and seductive atmosphere, transports guests into a different world. Every room is unique and you choose by size rather than standard. In addition to accommodation, you can enjoy an aperitif in the stylish Bar Amuse in the foyer, before you head up to the White Guide-listed Restaurant Atelier.
Design, art and culinary experiences
The Avalon is a Feng Shui-certified hotel in the middle of Kungstorget. Everything from the babbling water feature in the entrance to carefully chosen artworks and interiors combine to create a harmonious, design-led atmosphere. At the top of the hotel is a roof terrace with swimming pool which guests can use during the summer months. You'll find the Avalon Restaurang and bar on the ground floor.
The Scandic Göteborg Central, a modern hotel for business travellers and weekend visitors alike, is a short walk from Gothenburg Central station. Hotel rooms are decorated in Scandinavian style and at the top of the hotel on the fourteenth floor you can eat and drink with views over the river in the rooftop bar, Above.
Clean and contemporary, right in the heart of things
Stay close to Gothenburg's cultural hotspots, with theatres, restaurants and nightclubs all just around the corner. Head to their Ibiza-style bar/restaurant Locatelli for a night out, or relax in classic British pub surrounding at the Bishops Arms. The hotel has plenty of space for conferences and there's a health club if you want to work out or treat yourself to a pampering treatment.
Close to shops and restaurants
This four-star hotel is handily located right by Kungsgatan, one of Gothenburg's best shopping streets. It's also close to Haga, the city's oldest neighbourhood and the Stena ferry terminal. The hotel restaurant has a skybar with fantastic views over the Göta river. Treat yourself to the hotel's luxurious afternoon tea on Saturdays, as an alternative to weekend brunch.
Landmark and meeting place
Gothenburg's imposing former post office building right next to the city's central train station is now a stylish hotel. With 500 rooms and suites, the Clarion Hotel Post is one of the largest hotels in the city. The newer annexe section provides a modern contrast to the historic building, which also includes a spa, the restaurants vRÅ and Norda, as well as Postbaren.
Music and photography
Scandic Europea boasts creative vibes and a great location close to Gothenburg's best shopping areas. There's a restaurant and hotel bar where hotel guests mingle with Gothenburgers and other visitors. The hotel also has a lively music scene and regular photographic exhibitions. Contemporary design in a modern environment.
One of the oldest hotels in Sweden
There's been a hotel at this address since the mid 1800s. The decor, in the bedrooms as well as the dining room and bar, is classic and romantic. Come by for a post-work drink, afternoon tea or something to eat in Belle Epoque surroundings. The hotel has a range of good-value special offers, from Eggers Weekends to Weddding night packages.
When you enter the Hotel Royal, the city's oldest hotel, you're met by a magnificent ceiling mural and impressive Art Nouveau marble staircase. The hotel's classic style creates a relaxing atmosphere and rooms are individually decorated. Its central location is ideal if you want to be close to the central railway station, shopping streets and Gothenburg's Horticultural Society.
Shiny buildings at the heart of the action
Gothia Towers' three mirrored buildings give Korsvägen its characteristic city skyline. Stay close to Gothenburg's events district, with Lisberg amusement park and Scandinavium arena just a few hundred metres away. Svenska Mässan convention centre is also right next door. Their sister hotel, the five star Upper House, with its restaurant and spa, lends an exclusive touch to the complex.
Cocktail bar on the roof
Newly renovated rooms and a restaurant and bar designed by DOOS architects give the hotel an urban, sensual look. The ground floor houses a light and airy hotel restaurant, where hotel guests and Gothenburgers can meet up in continental surroundings and watch people come and go in the lobby. At the top of the hotel is a cocktail bar with a roof terrace with views over the rooftops of Avenyn.
Fancy staying at a different kind of hotel? Stay in your own separate house with a group of up to 20 people, with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, large communal areas both inside and out and masses of activities just outside your door. Have a sauna, hike, paddle a canoe, take a dip from the jetty or just enjoy the surroundings. If you want to treat yourself and take a break from cooking, you can book catering or a private chef. Perfect for groups of friends, family or work colleagues on a conference.
Boutique hotel with Italian influences
The privately-owned ESS Group of hotels runs this intimate, Fifties style hotel on Avenyn. After a good night's sleep in the city centre, wake up to a hearty breakfast in the hotel's restaurant, which also serves lunch and dinner. Don't miss the buzzy rooftop terrace during the summer months.
On the harbourfront
Lindholmen, one of Gothenburg's most vibrant business districts, is just a short splash away from the Göta river. Take a stroll along the quayside before ending up at the hotel restaurant Cuckoo's Nest, which has won awards for its design. Enjoy a skillfully mixed cocktail in the bar before you sit down for dinner.
Escape the big city and visit the Gothenburg archipelago. Just an hour outside the city, Nimbus Öckerö has a restaurant, café, conference centre and hotel. Enjoy good food and a good night's sleep surrounded by nature, with the sea right on your doorstep. Check in to one of the seafront cabins and wake to the sound of lapping waves.
The sea meets the city
This classic waterfront hotel is housed in an old porter brewery. It's walking distance from Röda Sten art centre, with its exhibitions and restaurant. Take a walk along the waterfront in the historic docklands area and round off the day with dinner at the award-winning restaurant Sjömagasinet. Or stay at the hotel and eat.
More is more
All rooms are decorated in their own personal style and you choose your room by size, not standard. Enter a world of lavish decoration and rich materials and dream of exotic worlds beneath sheets of Egyptian cotton. Dorsia Restaurant serves contemporary international flavours and at the top of the hotel you'll find a rooftop terrace with its own bar.
By the canal
This classic hotel in the heart of Gothenburg has all the city's main shopping and entertainment attractions right outside the door. Eat lunch and dinner at the hotel as well as breakfast, which is included in the price. Guests have access to the hotel's wellness area, with its sauna, gym and pool. The central railway station and Nils Ericson Terminal bus station are just a few minutes' walk away.
Personal hotel with cosy café
When the windows are open you can hear the bells ring from Gothenburg Cathedral, just a few hundred metres away. The bedrooms have a simple charm and, despite its central location, Hotel Vanilla is a peaceful place to stay. The 19th century building also houses Kafé Vanilj. The hotel's breakfast buffet is served here and during the summer months the inner courtyard is a peaceful oasis in the city centre.