This hotel was founded in 1852, making it the oldest in Gothenburg. That in itself is not a recommendation. What makes this a good choice is that it is completely renovated, and is today better than ever. There is a certain inconvenience in staying here, however, as it lies half a kilometer (1/3 mile) from the railroad station, but all bus and tram lines pass close by, whisking you to the city center in little time. In spite of its overhaul, it protected some of its 19th-century architectural styling with wrought-iron banisters and heavy cast bronze lamps on the stairs. Of course, the unique hand-painted glass ceiling at the reception area remains. All of the midsize-to-spacious bedrooms are individually decorated and modernized.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010