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Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa
Ranked #39 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

This hotel along the port of Goteborg has recently been upgraded within the past few years. Today, although the rooms may be small, they are efficient. The size of the hotel can be misleading since most of the building is built into the rocky coast. For starters, I would ask for a room that overlooks the port. Here you can see the ships that dock in Goteborg, and mostly you can see the Volvo Logistics at work. The almost daily transporting of Cars, Trucks going all over the world. For cocktails I would suggest sitting outside the bar area, where there is an open fire pit as you stare into the sunset over the archipelago. Goteborg has been dubbed by many critics as the 'cuisine capital of Scandinavia'. Other hotel amenities include a nice steam, and sauna - of course, where else do you find good saunas, but in Scandinavia. One thing to remember, this hotel is located in Arken, which is basically across the river from all the main attractions. I would suggest staying on this side if you look for peace and quiet. One can always drive about 3 minutes over to Eriksberg and take the local ferry-taxi into the Centrum.

If you are wanting to visit the Volvo museum, you can spend one night at this hotel, since this is about 1000 yards to the museum.

If you are flying into Goteborg City Airport, not Landvetter, this airport is close.

Finally, if you have meetings in the Arken area - this is a very nice choice since all the office buildings are close by.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Stayed in fact mostly for the spa, which was just excellent! Lots to do, several different pools and saunas, nice, cosy atmosphere abd very relaxing! Room were Ok, lobby area really nice. Dinner, tasted good but was not refined. Nice breakfast buffe.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

This is a clean, modern and stylish hotel in a good condition. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast is excellent. The only problem with the hotel is the location (if you want to visit Gothenburg without a car). Sure, the hotel is located in the harbour, which gives a nice view, but the surrounding industrial area is still very boring. To go to the city you need to take two different buses and it takes about 30 minutes. In late evenings there are no buses available, so the only way to get to the hotel is by taxi. The hotel has a special deal with one of the local taxi companies, so you can go to the hotel for 250 SEK (one way). This way the visit becomes rather expensive if you want to stay out late. In short - if you just want to stay in your hotel room - choose this hotel. Otherwise, choose one with a better location.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa
Address: Nordatlanten 100, Gothenburg 41878, Sweden (Formerly BEST WESTERN Arken Hotell & Konferenscenter)
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #39 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Hotel Class:4 star — Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 149
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