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“Good hotel, but needs some refreshing”
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Hotel Poseidon
Ranked #34 of 65 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed in this hotel for four nights and it's a good hotel. It's very close to the centre and you can easily get there on foot or by tram. The staff is very friendly and was always helpful to answer our questions.

Our room was clean and very big: it even had a separate seating area (with a sofa and desk). The shower door was a bit broken (but we could still close it) and the shower itself was not so clean. Nonetheless it was one of the few showers in a hotel (in my experience) that does not leave the bathroom a swimming pool after you have showered. There is no air conditioning (not needed in September when we went, but it might get hot during summer months), but you can open a window.

The breakfast room is below the ground floor, so it is quite dark. Breakfast itself was good and there was plenty to choose from.

All in all I enjoyed my stay at the hotel, but found it a bit outdated and in need of some refreshing.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Located centrally with 2 minutes away tram stop (vasaplatsen) and 5 minutes walk to airport bus stop. This cosy hotel is not overcrowded and we were able to sleep peacefully. We arrived at 9am and the reception allows us to check into the rooms at 10am when ready which was really nice of them(as we were tired out from the long flight). The beds were soft and unexpectedly comfy(I didnt want to get up once I lay down). I looked forward to the breakfast of bread, bacon, scarmbled eggs, sausages with many types of ham and salami each morning. The reception was always avaliable and patient to answer to our many questions. Like what some had mentioned, it would be perfect if the toilets can be renovated as shower was small. However, the six plus points definitely makes up for the small imperfection.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We were over in Sweden for the Celtic (football/soccer) match against Elfsborg and decided to stay our forst night in Gothenburg. Having just arrived back in Europe following 5 weeks in Asia we didn't want to go mad with expense so chose Hotel Poseidon because it was central and in Swedish terms, relatively cheap. We were not disappointed.

On arrival at the hotel we were pleased that it is only a short walk from the main central boulevard - Gothenburg really in a nice, uncluttered city with lot's of greenery (important to a Celtic supporter!).

Intial disappointment is that you have to carry your suitcases up aflight of stairs (not too many) to reception but upon arrival the staff were great - really welcoming. We got a room on the 4th floor. This is not a new hotel and everything is a little 'used' but characterful in the main. The elevator is small and quaint (if that is what you call the half inch drop it makes when you step inside!).The rooms are undoubtedly dated and the bathrooms in particular could do with some upgrading but overall it does everything you need from a hotel - if you want perfection then go pay top whack elsewhere.

I can't put my finger on it but I felt really at ease in this hotel. The staff certainly helped but it was more than that and I just don't know why - whatever you are doing keep doing it!

We had a room overlooking the road out front but it is quier and we enjoyed it - no idea if there are better rooms elsewhere.

If we were back in Gothenburg then I would be happy to return.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Arthur G
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

This hotel location is very strategic. It is only 20m away from the tram and bus stop. And not more than 200m away from all the cafe and town city shopping area. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, has been very passionate and patient in answering our question. Breakfast of the hotel would say above average. Will recommend my friend to stay in the future

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank KK-Oslo
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Super service. Very 'easy' hotel to stay at; centrally located at reasonable pricing. Rooms are not big but works well. Breakfast in the basement was included and all ok. It's difficult to park in the city but the staff helped getting us an access to a nearby parking Facility.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank BjarkeMChristensen
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Hotel Poseidon is situated near the main street of Gothenburg - The Kungsportsavenyn. It is neither far away from the charming district of Haga, The Fishmarket (Feskkyrka) and The Market Hall (Saluhallen). The hotel is charming and situated in å rather silent street. Close to many of the best restaurants in the city. The personal at the front-desk was very helpful. Good brealfast-buffet!

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

The breakfast was very good. The hotel is located on a quiet street near to downtown, restaurants, and bars. The staff was very helpful. The rooms were nice, comfy, and modern. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend to friends.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Storgatan 33, Gothenburg 411 38, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #34 of 65 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range: £80 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Poseidon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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