I believe there are two types of hotels to choose from when you visit a new city; the first is the room you book only to leave your bags in and sleep at night. It won’t matter much what it looks like since chances are you will be spending as little time as possible in it. Then there's the second type, that's the polar opposite. It’s the hotel that is part of the experience of traveling and matters as much as the sights themselves. Where you don’t mind returning early to hang out at the bar or relax in your room. And where you’ll happily spend a few hours in the morning to enjoy a breakfast and get ready for the day. Welcome to the Hotel Pigalle.
The boutique property seems to be a staple hangout spot for both locals and tourists, understandably so. While it celebrates a bygone era, there’s is also a paradoxically modern feel. You could either be in Paris in 1906, or Tribeca, New York circa 2020. The wonderful receptionist who greeted us and the rest of the staff seem to have just as much personality as the design itself, and with these two combined, it’s would be (dare I say) impossible, to not enjoy your stay.
The room was spacious and fitted perfectly with the atmosphere of the hotel. Everything from the red carpet to the soft king size bed looked captivating, which would be an excellent adjective to sum up the entire experience.
Expectedly the breakfast did not disappoint. The omelette with oil and herbs, the rooftop patio and the attentive staff were the perfect way to start the day.
It would be negligent of me not to mention the extreme detail that has gone into designing this hotel. Wherever you look there is a vortex of textiles, patterns and quirky details. There are hats hanging on the walls, feathers in porcelain vases, whiskey bottles, leather bound books everywhere and paintings and pictures filling up the walls in the staircase. It’s a lot. But in a positive way. Luxury and abundance at it’s best.
PRICE: Double rooms from €290
LOCATION: Södra hamngatan 2A , 411 06 Gothenburg, Sweden
(Thank you to the Hotel Pigalle for hosting our stay. My opinion is, of course, my own.)
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