The First Hotel G in Gothenberg has a perfect location if you arrive by train. The front desk is in fact located right above the waiting room of the railway station and rooms located over the tracks. This will not, however, disturb you the least! Should you arrive by car, the hotel works with Nordstan parking center and a day parking will cost about 200 SEK (22 euros).
Check in was very smooth and we walked across the bridge to the elevators to go to our rooms. We had superior room, with an extra sofa and big flat screen tv, but the standard room seemed to be of good standard as well and not tiny as I have seen elsewhere.
The big drawback was that the rooms do not have windows to the outside (so they cannot be opened), but are like arms going out and thereby you will have a good view into other rooms and what those guests might be doing. It might be adviseable to draw the blinds a little extra when getting out the shower etc. We were lucky, room 5031, as we had the end of the row room and could actually see a little of the outside. Most rooms did not have this view to the outside. As we had our visit in October and the weather was rather bad, it didn't matter that much, but had we been coming there in the summer, I guess I would have thought it a bit dull.
The beds were comfortabl, the TV selection ok, nice minibar, well stocked, safe, iron and iron board and a decent selection of shampoo and things like that. I liked the sofa, it was nice to be able to sit in a comfortable sofa instead of bunking up in bed, which is what you mostly do when you're in a hotel.
The breakfast selection was very good, I believe this is one of the signature marks of the First Hotel chain. Has been so at all my previous visit to First Hotels. The reception area was cosy to sit in, a dark and quiet, especially with a drink before going out. Friday evening between 16-20 they have "After work", with special offers.
The location of the hotel is good, as I mentioned, the arena, the opera, transportation. All just around the corner.
We wouldn't hesitate to come back, especially if it was for a winter visit - might even opt for the standard room. We didn't visit the fitness center, so cannot comment on that.
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- Also Known As:
- 1st Hotel g
- First Hotel Gothenburg