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“A quiet little gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Vanilla
Ranked #43 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
strum13
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A quiet little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

The hotel is on a quiet side street in the heart of Gothenburg. Everything is within easy walking distance. The rooms are clean and modern and it's so quiet you're guaranteed a great night's sleep. There are about 15 rooms, all of them above Cafe Vanilja, a popular haunt with locals and not surprising when you see the food. Scrumptious fresh swedish linseed bread and home made salads. The breakfast is included in the price and is served here. You eat as much as you want and they have cereals, yoghurt, eggs, ham,cheese. The staff are super friendly and there is a courtyard area enclosed which I imagine is a lovely place to eat breakfast in spring or summer - we went in November. We took our 17 month old daughter, and can highly recommend it.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 7, it overlooked the side street but it's full of hairdresses shops so after h...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

This was a lovely, clean hotel with very friendly, helpful staff. We arrived early to check-in and were given a room straight away. The hotel is very centrally located and easy to find on arrival. We got the bus from Landvetter airport and the bus driver told us which stop to get off - it was across the road and up to blocks from there. The cafe downstairs serves great pastries and coffee, and breakfast was fantastic. There was free wifi also within the hotel.

We only stayed one night and then on our return to Gothenburg stayed in the Clarion Odin which was good too but definitely not as convenient a location as this hotel.

I would definitely stay here again and have no problems recommending it to others.

Room Tip: We were in room 8 and it was a good size although slightly noisy with window open as it overlooked t...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JoMcI
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Wales
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90 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Stayed here for one night, I was impressed with the central location and friendly staff. The hotel is located very close to the centre and room was nicely decorated, only complaint from my husband was the lack of a kettle!

The staff were very accomodating and when they didn't know the answers they made every effort to find out, they even printed us the bus times for getting back to the airport (handily only 5 minute walk from tram stop which also has direct airport buses taking 25 mins).

Breakfast was nice, reasonable selection of meats, cheeses, cereals & coffee etc. Muesli was very tasty! There was also a limited selection of cooked items such as scrambled eggs.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2011

This hotel has tons of charm, each room is individually decorated and bears the name of a herb or a plant--such an idyllic touch!--and the breakfast buffet is generous and very very good. Hotel Vanilj is located right in the middle of the shopping centre of Gothenburg,with only a few minutes' walk to practically everywhere. However, if you have a car on the large side, I would not use the hotel's parking facilities as the entrance is extremely narrow, even for a highly experienced driver.I would recommend using a major parking house (City Park) just a few blocks away.The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room clean and with a good quality bed.The hotel has a cafe open to the public during daytime and judged by the constant flow of customers it is not only the hitel guests' breakfast that tickle the taste buds!!
One does have to scale one flight of stairs to reach the reception and the rooms are from that level and up,and as there is no lift it is not very suited for people with trouble walking. Otherwise: Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North London
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

Even with sat nav our arrival by car was "interesting" and it took courage to drive down the pedestrian precinct. And with the hotel entryphone system broken accessing the hotel - eventually through the coffee shop - was a bit fraught. But our room on the top floor was very smart, clean and comfortable and reached via an attractive passageway. With no aircon we needed to open a window (onto a narrow and therefore fairly noisy street) and for some people this could have been difficult. The windows were recessed a long way. The buffet breakfast was in the coffee shop and was just a little disappointing with a poor selection of bread and pastries, and the fresh fruit still frozen. Leaving the car park was a challenge with so little space to manoeuvre. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful. Given Swedish prices I suppose £130 for the two of us was fair value for money.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2010

This delightful and well maintained gem of a hotel is in the heart of the shopping area of Gothenborg.
Pros: Great rooms, very clean, location and price.
Cons: Tough to get to by car (deceptive streets that look like they are for walking only (but you CAN drive on them), and there is no elevator (fine for us, but something to consider if stairs are difficult for you (at worst only 3 levels, though)).

Definitely will stay here again upon our return.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sftravelers4
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Kristiansand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Vanilj. It was a nice little hotel, with atmosphere and charme! Excellent food in the restaurant, and close to most everything in center of Göteborg City. We will bee back!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Vanilla
Address: 38 Kyrkogatan, Gothenburg 411 15, Sweden
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
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Ranked #43 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vanilla 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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