The guide to Gothenburg's best hotels
Updated 5 Mar 2020
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.
Elite Plaza HotelVästra Hamngatan 3, Centrum
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.
Avalon HotelKungstorget 9, Centrum
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.
Elite Park Avenue HotelKungsportsavenyn 36-38, Avenyn/Centrum
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.
Hotel PigalleSödra Hamngatan 2 A, Centrum
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 foyet, before you head up to the White Guide-listed Restaurant Atelier.
Hotel RivertonStora Badhusgatan 26, Centrum
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.
Clarion Hotel PostDrottninggatan 10, Centrum
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.
Scandic EuropaKöpmansgatan 38, Centrum
Music and photography
This hotel reopened in autumn 2014 after an extensive renovation. Ola Andersson, a former member of the Swedish Culinary team, is head chef at Restaurang HAK, a popular meeting place for hotel guests and locals alike. The hotel has a lively music scene and regular photographic exhibitions.
Hotell EggersDrottningtorget 3, Gullbergsvass/Centrum
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.
Hotel FloraGrönsakstorget 2, Centrum
A personal experience
Stay in individually designed stylish bedrooms of varying sizes. This 4-star family-owned hotel has a special connection to the fashion industry. So, as well as the loungey bar, the hotel has its own showrooms, which are often used by fashion brands when showing their collections to buyers.
Hotel RoyalDrottninggatan 67 , Centrum
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.
Hotell Gothia TowersMässans gata 24, Centrum
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.
Scandic RubinenKungsportsavenyn 24, Avenyn/Centrum
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.
Hotel BelloraKungsportsavenyen 6, Avenyn/Centrum
Boutique hotel with Italian influences
The privately-owned ESS Group of unique hotels runs this intimate hotel on Avenyn. After a good night's sleep in the city centre, wake up to a hearty breakfast at their historic sister restaurant Brasserie Lipp, right next door. If you fancy eating dinner with urban vibes, visit Barabicu, alongside Rosenlund canal, which is also run by ESS.
Radisson Blu Riverside HotelLindholmspiren 4, Hisingen
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.
Hotel Waterfront GöteborgKlippan 1, Majorna
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 at Carnegie Kaj.
Dorsia HotelTrädgårdsgatan 6, Centrum
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.
Hotel OperaNils Ericsonsgatan 23, Centrum
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.
Hotel Vanilla/Kafé VaniljKyrkogatan 38, Centrum
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.