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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!
Great location, sleek scandinavian, good value for sweden
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.
I stayed one night for work and had to spend several hours working in the room. No problem - desk, chair, lighting all fine. Internet access (I needed to bring my own ethernet cable) cost 120 SEK extra (on top of the cheapest room rate).
Breakfast was fine, good selection of stuff including fruit and cooked eggs and meat. No problems getting a table but I was eating late on a Monday morning.
Previously I´d stayed at a much more ´budget´hotel (Opera) near the train station for only about 150 SEK less than I paid here. (Paid about 800 SEK for this room.) I definitely felt it worth the extra money for a good bed and proper hotel services.
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.
The location might seem strange next to the Railway and Bus Station but is very convenient and very quiet once you are in the Hotel.
Reception were very pleasant and efficient and we were quite happy with our room which was very bright and light with large windows. All the facilities in the room were great and we felt very relaxed.
The breakfast both mornings was good wide, a selection of food and drinks , it was quite easy to get a table but this was just after 9am during the week, so I would think people staying on business would have eaten earlier.
We had travelled on a Ryan air flight from Stansted in the City airport and found it really convenient that the airport bus went to the Bus Station next to the hotel. This was good value at SEK 50 per person approx £3.80 one way. In general we did not find prices as expensive as we would have imagined, particulary for meals.
Our stay in Gothenburg was lovely helped by sunny weather , we enjoyed the boat trips and would return again for a longer trip next time.
If you are able to get in at the First G do not hesitate to stay there.
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!!!
First Hotel G is in a great location but forget breakfast.
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.
The hotel rooms are modern and the hotel is IKEA 4 star so it may not be quite what you would expect. Although they were extremely modern and clean I could only class the facilities as moderate. However considering the hotels very central location the rooms were quiet for a good nights sleep.
We stayed on a Saturday night and Sunday breakfast was extremely busy. It was almost impossible to find a place to sit down in the communal restaurant and it was not 4 star service. I noticed an older couple who were experiencing major problems with the lack of tables and the self service system.
First Hotel G is in a great location but forget breakfast.
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.
We found the staff to be incredibly helpful, inteligent and knowledgable, providing excellent service. They all spoke perfect English with an interesting mix of Australian, American and British accents.
The room was exceptionally clean and very modern. The beds were very comfortable and we haven't slept so well in years. The bathrooms have tiled floors and underfloor heating.
Our only critisism is that the restaurant area isn't big enough. We found that this wasn't a problem for evennng meals but breakfast seemed so popular that it was very difficult to get a table and guests were taking food back to their rooms. The quality of food was excellent, for both breakfast and evenning meals.
Overall, we strongly recommend this hotel. We're certainly looking forward to our next visit!
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.
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