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“19th century charm with wonderful staff, and just enough modern conveniences to prevent frustration.”

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Hotel Royal Gothenburg
Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Very close to central train station in the oldest part of Gothenburg. That said, immediate surroundings are an ugly Radisson and a parking garage, but the old world illusion isn’t entirely shattered by these annoyances. Beautiful lobby and staircase, central courtyard and rooms with high-ceilings, crown-moulding, tall windows and wooden floors all playing nicely into the knowledge that this is the oldest hotel in Gothenburg. Staff are professional, courteous and very helpful. (Pro-tip: If waking early on a Saturday, request in advance for an early start to the breakfast buffet; otherwise it will begin an hour later than on weekdays). Rooms are small as other reviews have indicated, but not problematically so. Clean bathroom and shower. Quick wi-fi, good breakfast, robes. Price reasonable considering it’s Sweden.

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Convenient location. Lovely large room - well appointed. Friendly staff, good breakfast and delicious complimentary cake and coffee available in guest lounge. An excellent, stylish, boutique hotel - recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

This is an older hotel but well maintained and charming. The rooms were updated, and were larger than I expected. The staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. I felt like the service was more personal and friendly than hotel chains I've stayed at in Norway and Sweden. They even offered umbrellas to borrow because of the rain.The price was reasonable. The breakfast buffet offered a large variety of food. The hotel is just minutes from the train station, and near one of the main streets where there are lots of shops and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

An excellent hotel. Unique styling, superb and friendly staff, excellent breakfast, and delicious home-made cake and coffee for 'Fika' (Swedish coffee, cake and sociability...) at any time! It's four stars, but unique - family-owned and not at all like the run of the mill chains.

Room Tip: Can be a little noisy on the street side, although it's a quiet street.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

The reception staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly and very apologetic about the bad weather! My room was a single, it wasn't a huge room but it was comfortable and nicely decorated. The bathroom was clean and the shower was great. Breakfast was very nice with lots of choices and in a comfortable dining area. I loved the cake and hot drinks in the afternoon, much appreciated on cold rainy days. The location of the hotel was perfect, a short easy walk to the train station and shops. I really enjoyed my stay in this friendly hotel and city and hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Let me start with the positive aspects: the helpful and friendly staff and the excellent central location.
The not so nice: impossibly small rooms ( the smallest I've ever come across and I'm a seasoned traveler). I had absolutely nowhere to open my suitcase on except on the bed: if I left it on the floor I would keep tripping on it, so ridiculously tiny was the room. The bathroom is even worse: no shelving whatsoever, no space to put your stuff and of course no amenities: just a small bar of soap and one small bottle of shampoo. I wouldn't complain if I was in a youth hostel but this is a room that cost me 1495 SEK , 165 euros!!!!!!!!. Not even in Paris would they dare pull that stunt on you, this is a blatant rip off! When I complained they told me I have booked a superior room and that was its price: boy am I lucky I didn't book a standard then, surely they would have pulled out a collapsible bed and shoved me in a closet under the stairs!

Room Tip: Ask exactly what type of room they give you and check to see this is really what you are getting.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

This hotel was not our usual type (our usual preference is for modern, boutique-style properties) but we chose this on the basis of other reviews, price and location. We were not disappointed. In fact I probably drove my partner mad constantly saying how great it was. Our first impression was disappointment as the hotel doesn't look great from the outside (apart from the entrance way) but don't let first impressions put you off. This is a very old hotel and the owners have done such a great job of keeping the decor and style of all the common areas in keeping with the age of the property whilst making it totally contemporary at the same time. It even has ipads (as well as a computer) for guest use! The two lounges and the small outdoor terrace are charming and comfortable. Our room was a superior which was sufficiently spacious although the bathroom was a little small. To re-iterate all that has been said before - free tea/coffee/cake is a lovely touch and staff are exceptional. The breakfast was the best we had in Sweden - great choice, constant replenishment, staff constantly on hand to keep the breakfast area clean and tidy. I'm very surprised that one contributor had such a poor breakfast experience. The breakfast room was lovely (although unfortunately looks out on building works at the moment - not the hotel's fault obviously). It is obvious the owners of this hotel are trying to give guests a unique and special stay and they are succeeding. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 67 Drottninggatan, Gothenburg 411 07, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range: £106 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal Gothenburg 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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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