The Best Hotels to Book in Gothenburg, Sweden

Sankt Jörgen Park offers a slice of Miami cool in Gothenburg
Sankt Jörgen Park offers a slice of Miami cool in Gothenburg | Courtesy of Sankt Jörgen Park / Expedia
Gabi Ancarola

Located on the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg – also known as Göteborg – is a historic city brimming with character and charm. There’s a wealth to explore in the metropolis, from visiting the Volvo Museum to having a stroll through the botanical gardens, plus there’s a thriving gastronomic scene to dip into too. After a day treading the cobblestones you’ll want a comfortable hotel to return to. Here we outline some of the best accommodation options in Gothenburg, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Elite Plaza Hotel Göteborg, for refined comfort

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the exterior of Elite Plaza Hotel Goteborg
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Step back in time with a stay at this smart hotel, which is housed in a regal 19th-century building at Västra Hamngatan. The property has been lovingly refurbished with many of the original features intact, including delightful mosaic flooring. This hotel places you in the heart of the action, with a spread of shops and restaurants on the doorstep, as well as the local central station and the imposing opera theatre. If you fancy a relaxed evening, there are two on-site restaurants with one in the form of a cosy English pub.

2. Hôtel Eggers, for old time traditions


Hôtel Eggers luxurious room with period furnishing
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The Eggers, dating back to 1859 is one of the oldest hotels in Sweden, so it’s got the art of hoteling down to a tee. Located next to Gothenburg train station, it offers excellent access to the centre of town. In terms of accommodation, the hotel features classic, superior and executive rooms all promising first-class comfort and high-quality fixtures and fittings. To top things off, the Eggers restaurant and bar serves up delectable, classic dishes with a modern twist, in a salubrious Parisian-style dining room.

3. Gothia Towers, for stunning vistas


Gothia Towers funky interior lounge area
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Look out over the city with a stay at the Gothia Towers. This four-star hotel is home to more than 1,000 rooms, and suites that have a modern, futuristic feel, mirroring the property’s glass exterior. If you’re hungry then you’re in the right place, as there are four restaurants to skip between. If you’re feeling brave, put in an order for the hotel’s famed King Size Shrimp Sandwich which is served in two of the dining venues.

4. Sankt Jörgen Park, for fans of design

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Slick outdoor pool with glass windows and doors at Sankt Jörgen Park
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Full of colour and art, the Sankt Jörgen Park takes pride in its passion for architecture and design. Each room features unique decor and the views are another thing to write home about, with the hotel boasting a lofty positioning above a golf course and surrounding forest. In terms of amenities, there are four on-site restaurants and an award-winning spa.

5. Upper House, for relaxed Scandinavian wellness

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The rooftop hot tub at Upper House with views of the city
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Upper House – a sister hotel to Hotel Gothia Towers and located at the top of one of the towers – has often been described as the best hotel in Gothenburg. This exclusive five-star property serves up Scandinavian luxury at its finest. The tastefully styled rooms and suites serve up million-dollar views, with beds facing floor-to-ceiling windows. Another unique feature of the hotel is an on-site apiary, with the honey used in the on-site restaurants and to flavour the beer that’s brewed in-house.

6. Hotel Riverton, for a touch of Swedish design


Interior pool with robes and sleek surrounds at Hotel Riverton
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This slick design hotel is located by the waterfront in the centre of Gothenburg, only minutes from the famous Haga historic district, the popular shopping area of Kungsgatan, and the central station. In total there are 210 rooms and suites as well as six stunning apartments and all feature plush beds, fluffy natural down duvets and comfy pillows. After a day of sightseeing, hotel guests can enjoy the perks of the Serenity Spa, with an inviting indoor pool, showers, saunas, and a relaxation lounge, before settling in for an evening at the panoramic sky bar and restaurant.

7. Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, for an original environ


The refined dining area with wine and retro furnishings at Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg
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The name of this hotel gives a clue about its previous function as Gothenburg’s central post office. Following a terrific restoration project, the property now serves up 500 rooms, several award-winning restaurants, buzzing bars, a spa and an inviting rooftop heated pool with the best 360-degree views of the entire city.

8. Elite Park Avenue Hotel, for timeless elegance

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Chic, retro furniture in the lounge of the Elite Park Avenue Hotel
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The expansive Elite Park Avenue Hotel is located in the heart of Gothenburg, on fashionable Avenyn Street, only a few meters from landmarks such as Liseberg and Stadsteatern. This property makes for a great city base, with bright and breezy rooms and an array of facilities, from a well-equipped gym to an atmospheric cocktail bar.

For more great hotel options in Sweden, check out our guide to the best hotels in Uppsala for every traveller, bookable on Culture Trip.

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