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Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Whitby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

This hotel is a feast for the eyes. Clever mix of modern luxury with great character that you don't see in many of the usual drab hotel chains. The hotel is well located and I found the service from the staff to be friendly yet professional. Will definitely return to stay here on my next visit to this wonderful city. 10/10

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Rating summary
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Fantastic hotel and restaurant - a place you must visit when you are in Gothenburg. Pricy but worth it.

The interiour is amazing and one of its kind and the staff are very helpfull and service minded.

The breakfast was lovely as well.

The location is perfect if you prefer to stay in the city center near shops and restaurants.

The only negative was the lack of mirrors in the room.

We stayed in a medium premium room.

  • Stayed November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

What a wonderfully designed property. This is a great example for all Interior designers to follow. From checking in through to checking out, everything was exceptional. The team are very professional. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The beds are very comfortable.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

My wife was invited to speak at a design conference in town and naturally our hosts put us up at a cool place. The rooms are individualized and big, the lobby space is fun and happening, everything reaked of coolness! A lot of fun. And it was only a short walk to the train station

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Could not get enough of this hotel.
The service from check in to check out is excellent. The atmosphere all over the hotel is fantastic.
The rooms, the restaurant, the bar, everything is special. If you are interested in interior design you will love this place!

Room Tip: Every room is the same. The beds are the best!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Having stayed in many hotels in Gothenburg I was mistaken into believing that ' Swedish Luxury' was measured by how much laminate you can build into a single room. In fact one hotel I stayed in when asked what made them 5 star responded 'we put bathrobes on the bed' another simply pointed to a dishevelled looking certificate on the wall sating its award in 1903.

The Dorsia has been ' created' from a mind verging on insanity. I have seem him, the owner, sitting quietly in the corner of this quite extraordinary hotel, smiling with an assumed confidence that knows your mind is going to be challenged by everything you see and experience. He is not flamboyant nor does he exude confidence or find the need to boast about his achievements. Instead he sits and watches taking in your every reaction.

The Dorsia defies conventionality - it is one of the most unusual hotels I have ever experienced not just in Sweden but anywhere - every detail of every single item of decor and furniture comes with a story of quality and design. It's a range of comforting colours, each room designed with thought , each with it's own story to tell.

The food and service of course matches the decor and is delivered by discerning but discreet staff who forever hover in the back ground anticipating you every move and needs.

If you never stay in another hotel again ..... Do visit and stay in his one.

Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

Great staff, great location, and looks amazing! But no bar - just a restaurant - if that doesn't concern you then the Dorsia is an excellent choice. Plenty of nice bars nearby, and the lively "Avenue" is a 5 minute walk away.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant

Property: Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 6 Traedgaardsgatan, Gothenburg 411 08, Sweden
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
welcome inside It can happen that a guest walks in and thinks they have taken a wrong turn. There he stands, somewhat baffled by the absence of a reception desk which usually marks a kind of limit. He might even think that he has ended up in the wrong era and in the home of an eccentric lady from the previous century. A patron of the arts maybe, given that the place is teeming with artwork. However, he soon realises that this is quite real and now, maybe after catching sight of the business-suited men in the restaurant. Either that or the young people at the bar deep in conversation. Sometimes a guest, like the film director, falls so in love with a room (room 412) that he immediately decides to shoot his next film there. Or simply move in for good. Take the example of the entrepreneur who very seriously suggested that his company buy a part of the hotel to give their clients a special and completely unique experience. When asked what he meant by “special”, he answered: just like Thousand And One Nights, only for real. Allow us to introduce our hotel manager: Thomas Petersen. The best way to get to know him and his ideas, including those about the restaurant, is to read the information under the "Legacy" tab. In the course of his many trips through Europe with his father, Thomas Petersen grew to love their both serious and playful approach to fine dining. Also, at the most renowned restaurants there was an unpretentious joie de vivre based on the understanding that it is the guests who are all important! Not to mention the guests’ conversation. Drawn-out food presentations are not always essential. An unforgettable meal consists in equal measure of interesting conversation, joyful laughter, beautiful presentation and surprising ingredients. ... more   less 
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