First Hotel G
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... in my highly organic & earthy state!!
The route from Blokkus to Lokken involved a 15km cycle on the beach. For once we had a tail wind! It was so much fun sailing along in the sunshine on firm packed sad beside the waves. Cars are able to drive this route as well. I felt like I was on Fraser Island!
That night we ended up in another superb little wild campsite just North of Lokken, entering through a magical little wood.We had it all to ...
... a gold crown at the top of the roof. Placed on a high point in the city, it has great views of Gothenburg. Definitely worth the climb.
From there we made it back towards the ship. We managed to beat a rainstorm, which was good luck on our part. We only had a few hours at the port…and we managed to walk 5 miles by 11 am. By lunchtime we were back on the ship and off sailing towards ...
Because it was a sunny and warm day (yes, warm...it reached at least 25 degrees) we went to the beach with Peta, Peta's flatmate Jolie and her mum Mia. We drove for about 20 minutes and reached a national park on one of the islands, walked for about 20 minutes and then set up our picnic blanket on the beach. Now, "beach" is a term we use advisedly here. In Sweden, where the land meets the sea, that's a beach. If it also happens to involve a type ...
... a complete mistake. Never do it, share ;)
=Ice cream. Ice cream in Sweden is pretty good. There was one little ice cream store near Chalmers' I would like to tell you about. Once upon a time there was a student of Chalmers, who has once bought himself an ice cream maschine and fell in love with it. He cancelled everything he had and started his own company of ice cream, which can currently be met on the way from Chalmers to Erik's dorm. He followed ...
... fun folks. Some are quite competitive and are playing to win. Others are not competitive at all and are along for the amazing time of going RTW. Those not completing are just doing what they want to do as long as they check in at the planned times. Everybody seems to be happy with the GSH. I know Michael and I are. We have one more busy day of scavenges and then a day in Oslo, then we fly to Toronto on Friday, Day 23 (I think).
...Traveling Tigers, John and ...
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Great location fantrstic value!
This was a perfect base for a weekend in Gothenburg, with friendly staff at check-in and the bar, comfortable rooms (modern design and functional comfort rather than over blown luxury) and very central location. Airport busses from both airports arrive in front of the lobby. Arrival on a Friday evening and the hotel was buzzing with people, free food provided 'after work' on friday with cocktails at the bar. Rooms have two single beds pushed together (ask for a double bed if you plan on romance!) and either a shower or a bath so again ask for your preference. Staff very friendly. Agree with others about very busy Sunday morning breakfast... so do what we did, have breakfast room service and chill till check-out!
Will go again!
+ Great location: at the Central Station but no noise.
+ Fantastic service: switching from non smokers to smokers room was no problem. Late check out was free of charge.
+ Modern and clean rooms: soft beds, clean white sheets and comfertable pillows. The design of lobby, bar and breakfast restaurant had a modern but cosy feeling.
- You can't open a window or turn on ventilation in the smokers room (at least not on the 3th floor), so the room keeps smelling of smoke.
The hotel is lovely and I will go again. But next time, I will stay in a non smokers room!
The location is brilliant if you arrive in gothenburg by train. It is embedded in the train station building, literally a thirty second walk from carriage to check-in. (And then you are very close to the main shopping area too.) You forget this in the super-quiet rooms, though, which are new and comfortable with a minimalist scandinavian take on standard business hotel. Nothing that hints at luxury, particularly (heated towel racks, maybe) but everything you need. The bed was comfy, though it was two singles pushed together as a double. If I came as a couple I would probably check to get a proper double bed.
We stayed at the First G Hotel for 2 nights midweek at the beginning of September. We paid £140 in total for double room and breakfast which we felt was good value for a city hotel.
Clean & cool Fist Hotel G
My husband, my 20 month old son and I spent two nights at this hotel while we traveled across Sweden and this is one of the best hotels we stayed in. The rooms have enough space; they are very clean and with a cool design. Breakfast is very good tough it was a little crowded on Sunday. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
I stay a lot in Sweden, the hotels I find are clean and tidy but the rooms are always a little small.
I found this hotel almost by mistake as I very rarely travel to Gothenberg,
It very well located just above the train station, ( but no train noise could be heard)
It is also very reasonably priced.
Nice large clean bedroom and batroom that felt very fresh
The breakfast was excellent, plentty of nice fresh fruit and cooked meats and cheeses
for location price and value overall.......... very favourable and i would definately recomend.
Excellent Hotel, Great Location. Superb Weekend!!
Just returned from a weekend in Gothenburg and we would definately visit again. We stayed at the First Hotel G which was very central for Nordstan Shopping Centre and the Avenyn. The Hotel was very clean, modern and minimalistic. Even though the hotel is situated above the main Bus and Rail stations, there was absolutely no noise in our room. The room was spacious and well equiped with all the gadgets you would expect in a 4* hotel. Breakfast was excellent and we pushed the boat out and got it delivered to the room both mornings (well worth the 55sek). The staff were always polite and friendly and all spoke fluent english. The Bar is relaxing and offers a great view of all the comings and goings of the travellers below. We will definately return to this hotel!!!
I would agree that the hotel has a prime position in Centralhuset, right next to Central Station and the Bus Station with the hotel lobby open and positioned above these areas. The city is small and you can walk to most of the places of interest.
A bus link from the airport brings you directly to Gothenburg's central bus station, a stones throw away from First Hotel G. The hotel is excellent; as you enter an escalator takes you up into the open plan reception, lobby and bar area situated immediately above the bus and railway station. To gain access to the hotel rooms you cross a walk way above the bus station & shopping area and then take a ride up several levels in a key card operated glass sided lift. You mustn't be put-off because it's above the bus station, this isn't like a typical bus station, the Swedes keep it immaculately clean and modern looking more like a shopping centre. When we arrived we were concerned about noise from the bus/train station. However we were relieved to find no noise anywhere in the hotel due to sound proofing.
Central, relaxed, immaculate - who could ask for more!
This hotel opened in August 2004 and has to be the most central of all. It is beside the bus and train stations but the rooms are amazingly quiet. The standard rooms are perfect for a couple but seriously consider upgrading to an Executive Room - fabulous views over the bridge. Breakfast self-service and first class. Minamilistic, sleek, sophisticated and very relaxed, with helpful, english speaking staff. Comfortable lounge kept immaculate. Main shopping centre one minute walk away.Highly recommended.