location wise this is a perfect place to explore the city from, central whilst being in it's own peace and quiet on the water. It is however, quite hard to find so a tip here Lilla Bomen is an area and as such is well sign posted when you get near, you will see a tall red and silver building, the boat is right near that, it's easy to see and make your way there. Please note though there is no parking for the hotel/boat so it will cost as you have to park either in the shopping centre car park or a public car park nearby - the hotel does do 24 hour vouchers which reduce the cost slightly.
The boat is lovely, as are the rooms full of character and it is a boat so the charm is there. They have the deck where you can sit but no comfortable deckchairs just hard back. They have a bar up there but not open, whether it ever is I don't know. Also restaurant not open except for breakfast, which was pretty good, not sensational but plenty of choice. Staff hmm there was one receptionist who could not have been more helpful but if you want any advice about things to see etc. as far as the other two were concerned they seemed to just want to get back to their computers rather than bother with any of that. Breakfast staff wonderful very diligent. The deck is a wonderful place to watch the world go by, there is a plaza right in front of the hotel and this seems to have some very diverse activities - a veteran car rally, photo shoots and you can also see the opera house. There is a combination bus and boat tour - we went in May and so the boat wasn't running in the harbour, although we did manage the canal bit after a bit of bus tour, however a word of warning check what time the last bus is, it was about 4.00 in the afternoon which cramped our style somewhat. I won't comment too much on Gothenburg as don't think it would be fair, we didn't really see enough of it, what we did see wasn't terribly impressed, very busy. Would I stay there again - absolutely it was an unusual and charming place to stay and loved the apartness from the city, while having it very
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