Just returned from a very agreeable stay at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is one of the most central hotels in the city, across from the main station, but amazingly quiet. The hotel is quite lovely, minimalist in design, typically Swedish but with the most comfortable beds I’ve slept in for a long time. Food is amazing, especially the breakfast with its choice of many breads and about six different crispbreads: yoghurts with various fruits were a speciality, I especially liked my yoghurt with rhubarb compote. The in-room menu was really good and included that Swedish mainstay, meatballs and mash!
Hotel prices are reasonable with many deals available especially at weekends – including upgrades. We took advantage of an offer of an upgrade to a suite for only an extra £45 per night and this gave us an enormous sitting room with dining table to seat 8, plus large balcony (sadly too cold to use it at this time of year), a comfy sofa and armchairs from which to watch the large wall-mounted TV, and a tea and coffee machine.
Nearby shopping malls cater for all needs, there is a library stocking English books on the corner, and all areas of the city can be reached on foot, including Liseberg (Tivoli), the theatres, museums, harbour for boat trips or just walking around looking at the boats or there are free ferries across to other parts of the city –
(https://www.lindholmen.se/en/area/getting-lindholmen). If you prefer to take a bus, then all buses leave from just outside the station across from the hotel and with the “Gothenburg City Card” http://www.goteburg.com/CityCard you can cover both attractions and transport.
The hotel faces one of Gothenburg’s many canals, with a bridge across it that takes you to an enormous square, opposite which is the train and bus station. Buses to and from the airport run every 20 minutes or so and the journey takes approximately 22 minutes. Find it just outside the arrivals hall – no long trek to find them as we have at London’s main airports and you wait on comfortable chairs inside in the warmth until the notice tells you the bus has arrived.
I apologise for the quality of my photographs this time but I was handicapped by a sprained wrist which made it all very difficult.
“Radisson Blue Scandinavia Hotel, Goteburg”:https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-gothenburg?facilitatorId=CSOSEO&csref=org_gmb_sk_en_sn_ho_GOTZA