There is so much to discover, see and do around the hotel, most of which within walking distance.
We have put together a selection of activities that are suitable for the whole family as well as anyone who wants to do things on their own. Make sure to read all about our exciting history before planning your day!
If you are a group of 10 people or over, there are a number of activities to choose from!
Tours leave from the hotel on weekends and take you on a fun and interesting ninety-minute journey through time in Gothenburg. You book a car and choose who will drive. An entertaining guide rides at the head of the column, microphone at the ready.
Read about our Volvo PV tours here
Please note that the cars are fitted with four seatbelts of classic car standard (not inertia-reel seatbelts). The tours are best for slightly older children of around seven years and over. Booster seats are available for children.
We are all about the history
That’s why we want you to try our App, where you can learn more about the history of the neighbourhood and at the same time take a nice walk.
We focus upon three time periods: the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries and the old Älvsborg fortress; the eighteenth century and the East India Company’s trade with China; and the nineteenth century’s industrial epoch, with the old Carnegie factory and its production of sugar and porter.
At the same time it is a treasure hunt were the goal is to find letters that in the end will spell out a word. This will suit you if you just want a nice walk, as well as a fun activity for the whole family or conference group.
All you need is a cellphone and a Treasure hunt tag that is available at the front desk.
The treasure hunt will take around 45-60 minutes and is about 2 km.
Ps. you will also have the chance to win a breakfast for 2 at a Best Western of your choice
Go on a cycle tour. Outside the hotel there is a great cycle trail that runs along the Göta Älv, heading either in the direction of central Gothenburg or to the cliffs and sea. We have a number of women’s and men’s bikes for riders of all sizes, and we lend these out free of charge to our guests during the summer. Helmets are, of course, included. Why not take a picnic bag with you? Not far from the hotel there are some lovely cliffs where you can sit and take in a fantastic view over the river and harbour entrance. Picnic bags are on sale during breakfast hours.
Summer months only.
Experience exhibitions and performances by contemporary artists from Sweden and abroad at Röda Sten Konsthall. The gallery, which extends over four floors, features everything from paintings and photography to performances, video and sound art. New exhibitions appear regularly. Take a short stroll along the water to visit this art gallery, set in the former boiler house of the old Carnegie Brewery! There is also a programme of activities for kids.
To find out more about the gallery, visit Röda Sten Konsthall’s website
This summer’s exhibition is WE ARE THE REMIX. This display is a film and video exhibition that explores the shaping of identities through moving image and music, by showing eight audiovisual works.
Join in with denim clad youngsters rapping in the streets of Bangkok, to Jamaican impromptu reggae beats dance competitions, shamanistic rituals of Brazilian spiritualism and a hypnotizing electronic music festival event.
Read more about the exhibition WE ARE THE REMIX här
Only ten minutes’ walk from the hotel lies Mariaplan – a down-to-earth area in the heart of Majorna with a strong local feel!
Around Mariaplan there are top-class restaurants, cosy cafés, craft studios, a wading pool, allotments and playgrounds where you can take a stroll.
Restaurant and café recommendations:
Enoteca Maglia, Tapasbaren Majorna, Ölstugan Tullen Majorna
Materia (café), Kafé Marmelad (café), What’s the Deli (café)
Sweden’s oldest zoological park. Visit the seal pool, the penguins, elk and the Children’s Zoo. There are also cafés and large lawns – ideal for picnics. Plikta, Slottsskogen’s large playground, is great for children of all ages. Cycle, play, barbecue or take part in one of the activities held in the afternoons. There is a mini golf course nearby, as well as lovely cafés.
Slottsskogen is within walking distance of the hotel, and the park is open 24 hours a day. Entry is free.
Read more about Slottsskogen here
Take a day trip out to Älvsborg fortress or take the Älvsnabben ferry into town and discover Gothenburg from the water. The stop by the hotel is called Klippans färjeläge.
Visit vasttrafik.se for information on times and prices.
An easy tram journey from here to Salthomen takes you straight to where the boats depart for the archipelago islands, with excellent bathing spots, lovely walks and beautiful island scenery. Why not take a picnic basket with you (which we will help you to prepare) and visit Brännö, an island steeped in myth.
Explore life both above and beneath the water, and learn more about the animals and history of the sea, as well as of the region.
Read more about activities, opening hours and prices on the Maritime Museum & Aquarium’s website.
What could be more Gothenburg than a morning at the fishing harbour?
Right next to the hotel you will find Gothenburg’s fish auction, where fish have been sold for over 100 years. Once a month there is an open guided tour of the fishing harbour: a unique and fascinating activity for the whole family, just a stone’s throw away from our hotel.
Get up at dawn and pop down to the exciting fish auction. Have a warming cup of tea or coffee while you watch the auction in action. Then come back to the hotel and enjoy our excellent breakfast buffet with a view of the harbour entrance.
Read more at http://www.fiskutbildning.se
An exciting game where you and your fellow contestants are locked in an unknown room filled with mysterious messages and objects. You know that you have to escape before time runs out. Pool all of your skills to find clues, crack codes and use the room’s resources to your advantage!
Come rain or shine, Escape House is a perfect activity to do in Gothenburg! Suitable for the entire family.
Read more and book a scenario on their website
Challenge the family to some go karting!
Go Karting Majorna is situated by the Vagnhallen Majorna tram stop (five minutes away) and offers exciting experiences.
Read more about competitions and prizes on Go Karting Majorna’s website: www.gokarting.nu
We enjoy a superb location near the Port of Gothenburg. We even have good fishing prospects here, suitable for the whole family. Take your fishing gear out on a walk past the Älvsborg Bridge and try your luck.
Sportfiskarna Göteborg can offer advice on what fish are in the area.
The biggest amusement park in the Nordics.
With 40 rides and attractions, hundreds of thousands of flowers, food, drink and theatrical and on-stage entertainment, Liseberg has something for everyone.
Book our Liseberg package, which includes entry for the whole family!
Are you brave enough? Liseberg is now open for a third season – Halloween!
Read more about opening hours and prices on their website.
Sweden’s national science centre, Universeum is situated next to Liseberg and is open all year round.
Experiment, go under water level and see sharks, visit dinosaur exhibits, or why not experience Universeum’s very own rainforest?
See and learn more about all of Universeum’s experiences on its website.
Europe’s biggest indoor playhouse, with an area of 5,000 square metres, for children of all ages. Its biggest attraction is its three-storey-high soft ball space, complete with ball volcanoes.
Here you will find everything from jungle gyms to slides and trampolines to restaurants and cafés.
Read more on their website.