The Avalon is a bit like a more personal version of a W hotel, minus the pretentiousness. We had a "luxury" room with large windows and a big balcony looking out over the roofs of the market hall towards the old city moat. That balcony was shared with a life-sized statue of a horse with a lamp on its head; quite special!
All in all, there was hardly anything to criticize. Everything and everyone worked very well, was curteous, relaxed and helpful, even when the front desk was a bit overrun on Sunday morning with departing guests and a failing billing system.
The hotel is full of quirky details such as this. Original artworks adorn most walls, the furniture is comfy and stylish, the view from the large bathtub was impressive. Towels are embroidered with the Avalon logo, the B&O portable audio system was nice to use on the balcony, the 2 hotel music compilations on CD to be used with the B&O TV were also miraculously found in our valet-parked car upon departure (plus a bottle of water) as a gift. The beds were extremely comfortable, the rooftop pool was something to write home about with its glass front reaching out over the town square below. Breakfast was generous and varied (and included). The hotel restaurant is well rated, and the numerous outside tables and sofas extremely popular with the local crowd on a sunny weekend afternoon.
The location is perfect (but then, Gothenburg is really quite small) for culture & shopping. Swedish labels Nudie Jeans, J Lindebergh, Tiger of Sweden, Filippa K all have flagship stores close by.
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- Avalon Hotel Gothenburg