Stayed for 4 nights in a standard double room which was smallish, but well laid out and spotless. The reception staff were friendly and exceptionally helpful and the hotel itself is a two minute walk from the centre of things and a 5 min walk from the bus and railway stations. The buffet breakfast was great with plenty of choice and a healthy supply of fresh fruit.
Tips...If coming by bus from the airport, buy your tickets on-line or on the bus. You are charged more if you buy them in the airport....and get yourself a 'GO' city pass which gives entry to most attractions as well as allowing you ticketless bus, tram and ferry travel.
Recommendations: Paddan boat tour of the canal and waterfront...but watch your head!!
Central park...near to the Botanics (also recommended)...the one with the moose!!...and use your pass to visit the Liseberg funfair...if only to soak-up the Atmosphere (it's a ride!) and to appreciate that not all funfairs have to be like the British ones!!
Restaurants...Hello Monkey (Asian fusion) (5 mins from hotel) and sit outside even if it's chilly...the locals do and the restaurants supply blankets!..... and
A must for pizza-lovers...Cyrano on Princegaten....and
For veggies...the Solrosen in Haga (5 min on tram)...very reasonable even with a beer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal is the oldest hotel in Gothenburg founded in 1852. The hotel has 75 rooms of different sizes, situated on four floors.Royal Hotel breathes a 19-century atmosphere with its hand wrought iron banisters and painted glass ceiling dating back to 1897. The old world charm combined with modern features such as I-pads in the lounge and free wireless internet access in all rooms, makes it a cozy as well as comfortable hotel in the heart of town.All rooms with recently renovated bathrooms. The breakfast room is spacious and a Scandinavian style breakfast buffet is served every day.The Royal has 35 double rooms. Our famous octagonal "tower rooms" are very popular with our guests. Free check in coffee/tea with home baked cake is served all afternoons and evenings. Our newly decorated lounges are very popular with guests for relaxing, or working via our wireless internet service with printer access. ... more less
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