Elite Park Avenue Hotel
What We Love
- A central stay in Sweden’s hip Gothenburg with breakfast, dining discounts and spa access
- The incredible location, which guarantees you’ll experience the city’s buzz
- The range of sights and activities Gothenburg has to offer
- The wooden rollercoaster at the Liseberg amusement park
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Standard rooms start at a tiny 140 square feet
- There are three restaurants and three bars on-site
Gothenburg, located at the mouth of the Gota River on the south-west coast, may be known as Sweden’s ‘second city’ but its good-time reputation is enough to rival hip Stockholm. With a wooden rollercoaster, plenty of bars and clubs and boutique shops showcasing up-and-coming designers, it’s a city that buzzes all year round.
At the Elite Park Avenue, you’ll be at the absolute centre of the action. Located on Avenyn, the most famous boulevard in Gothenburg, the hotel is within walking distance of Central Station and is just a hop, skip, jump away from the cultural quarter, Götaplatsen square, where you’ll find the city’s main theatre and independent art galleries.
If museums and galleries don’t float your boat, then head up to the city’s port, which is the largest in Scandinavia, to see many of Sweden’s historic vessels, including a Viking ship. Spend an afternoon pottering around the network of canals and the cobbled squares lined with pastel-coloured buildings. No visit to Gothenburg is complete without sampling a few regional specialities such as lingonberry jam or herring and new potatoes washed down with beer and schnapps.
Superior rooms are modern and stylish with neutral décor. The air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and comfy armchairs.
The varied buffet breakfasts cater for all diets. The hotel has three restaurants. Park Avenue Café serves modern reworkings of classic Scandinavian dishes, while the English-style pub, The Bishops Arms, serves the usual pub fare. If neither take your fancy, there’s also the crowd-pleasing Restaurant Locatelli offering continental cuisine and a late-night bar.
No Swedish hotel would be complete with a wellness centre and at the Elite, you’ll have use of its gym, saunas and relaxation area. Massages and treatments can be booked.
This is an ideal location for those wanting to be in the heart of the city. The Elite Park Avenue is on the city’s main road, which is packed with bars, restaurants and clubs. Trams also run nearby, but with its compact size, most of Gothenburg’s sights are easily reachable on foot or bike. The Liseberg amusement park, with its famous wooden roller coaster is not far and Gothenburg City Airport is only six miles away.
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Park Avenue Hotel is a very classic if not conservative themed hotel with perfect location in center of town.
It is not fancy in anyway, but with good quality in rooms overall, beds and bathroom. Seems to have been renovated recently.
An attraction is the restaurant (run by a Michelin-chef) and the lively bar, which has a large selection and is very good staffed (3 waiters late evening on my visit).
Elevators is slow, and I had a bad start: Arriving at my room at the end of a quite long corridor, the key didn’t work. Grrrr.
Well located hotel with accommodating staff and the usual terrific Swedish breakfast buffet -- I think this is preferable to anything around central station. Rooms are small but comfortable -- this place has character to spare and two bars on the property, both of which are quite nice
Visited this hotel for a conference. The outside looks a bit old, 1940 designs. The inside is very well renovated and modern. Great room, clean and nice. Great breakfast buffet and a very nice bar. A great hotel.
We had a wonderful stay in the Elite Park Avenue hotel. The staff were all friendly and helpful, and the hotel facilities were great. Very clean and quiet room. A big highlight of our stay were the breakfasts which were excellent! We would highly recommend this
Hotel which is perfectly located for a trip to Gothenburg. We will be back!
The comfy beds, it was clean, the staff were so friendly and let me check in early . The Fitness and spa area was just wonderful and it was a great place to relax and work. And the breakfast was absolutely delicious.
However the music from the nightclub was slightly loud but the beds were so comfy so I soon fell asleep.