…… at Elite Plaza Hotel in Gothenburg every summer for a couple of nights, while catching up with my girlfriends and my ex boss/very good friend.
During the summer months, July and August, they have fantastic rates, my rate was 650SEK/70€/£49.50/$77 per night for a single room (queen size bed) with an amazing breakfast. Everything about the hotel is outstanding; standards and service. The beds are so comfortable that I don’t to get up in the morning.
Elite Plaza Hotel
Västra Hamngatan 3, 404 22 Göteborg
phone; 031-720 40 00
5* – 127 rooms and 3 suits.
The hotel is located in a building that has a long history – a palatial building from 1889. The Swedish insurance company, Brand- & Lifförsäkringsbolaget Svea bought the building site in 1867 and 1889 their office was ready …. responsible for the construction was FO Peterson and Sons Construction AB. The same company made over 100 years later also the rebuilding of Elite Plaza Hotel Gothenburg. (info; hotel’s website)
In 2000 the private owned luxury hotel chain Elite Hotels opened up their first hotel in Gothenburg. Where all the original features carefully preserved mixed old stucco ceilings and mosaic floors harmoniously with modern art and design. Elite Hotels of Sweden is a chain with 27 city hotel around Sweden. Elite’s business concept is to offer modern hotels in historic buildings, often old city hotel.
This hotel has the most fantastic stucco ceilings I ever seen in a modern hotel, the hotel is so beautiful and careful renovated.
Elite Plaza Hotel tick all the excellent boxes …. their restaurant Swea Hof serves outstanding and creative dishes. Just as the hotel was newly opened I had a fantastic dinner experience in the restaurant as a none resident.
The breakfast is served in the restaurant and … it’s truly awesome buffet; smoked salmon, daily smoothie, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, different kinds of fresh baked bread and rolls, home made jams, bacon, creamy scramble eggs, cheeses and mixed cold cuts, pickled herrings, 4 different kind of juice, fresh fruit and a great cereal buffet. All “disappearingly” good.
And the freshly baked mini almond croissants, pain au chocolat and cinnamon buns. Good quality coffee that I can help myself to …. so much I want and hot milk that makes it even better.
Rooms a so tasteful decorated …. and so comfortable, even the single rooms with big bathrooms, that provides crisp Egyptian white bed linen and thick plush white bath towels – which one is very generously big. The rooms also provides robe and slippers – and a fantastic free Wi-Fi and a daily complimentary sparkling Ramlösa, our national mineral water.
All staff so pleasant and helpful, nothing is a problem …. very smartly dressed … the camber maids has very smart dresses, that also seems to be comfortable to work in. There is a thought behind every little detail and for me it’s the small details that makes the big difference.
And the times I have stayed there I been amazed with their orchids pots in every window in the repetition area, they are so healthy, strong and have generous amounts of flowers, just like the ones they have at Japanese hotels.
It’s a special feeling to be guest at Elite Plaza, pure indulgence and it’s truly lovely at times to feel very special, as Elite Plaza does.
The hotel is located in the heart of Gothenburg with great public transport on the door step and the main shopping street, Kungsgatan, just a few minutes walk away. The small back streets behind the hotel are full with small cozy and trendy restaurants. And I would be very surprised if you will get a bad meal anywhere in Sweden those days and definitely not at the hotels restaurant.
This stay Gothenburg public transport had closed of the all traffic on the street outside the hotel, for tram track work, once again I was staying at a building site. Seems to be my luck this year … where ever I go. *smile On the other hand was the evening and nights in the area was very quite – no ringing trams.
If there is anything negative to say … about the hotel – it’s that there is far too many steps from the street to the front deck level – when as me … not travelling light.
Elite Plaza Hotel is Bruce Springsteen’s address every time he visits Gothenburg.
“The great advantage of a hotel is that
it’s a great refuge from home life”
Exterior hotel image is provided by and thanks to elite.se