I stayed at the Avalon hotel for a month's time period on business. Overall, I liked the look and feel of the hotel, and the location was practically in the "city center" of Gothenburg--both of which are great. Their breakfast selection is really good (good meatballs!). Outside of the wireless, I enjoyed the room--especially the dove bodywash that they provide in the shower ("perfekt"!). Also, the social scene is "ok" during the weekends.
Here are things I did not like about the hotel:
- No gym: Just unacceptable in my book.
- Unstable wireless in rooms/in the hotel: I stayed on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the Avalon and the wireless in my room was spotty and did not really work. After they tested the signal and came to the same conclusion, I had to use an ethernet chord to use the internet, which is UNacceptable for this type of hotel (or any hotel for that matter). In addition, when I used the wireless in the lobby once it did not work there either (?!). When the wireless does work, the hotel has this silly procedure where you have to login with a username and password; so if you are on the go with your laptop sometimes you have to re-login on multiple occassions which is quite annoying.
Along with the wireless, the laundry service is poor. I filled out the laundry form and placed my clothes on the door EARLY in the morning as they instructed and later (very later) that evening I get back and what do I find, my dirty clothes still hanging on the door?! Although the staff offered to do the laundry the same day (or with a faster delivery) for no charge, when I received my items they failed to return a significant amount of my shirts so I had to deal with that.
As a result of these issues, I wanted compensation as a result of these issues and they eventually did compensate me but I had to tussle with them to receive compensation.
All in all, if they were more consistent (e.g., wireless, other services) I would recommend it; but they are not so I cannot recommend it.
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