From the moment we checked into our spacious five-star accommodation on the 21st floor of Gothenburg’s tallest buildings, Gothia Towers, we felt right at home – with the added bonus of highly accommodating staff indulging our every whim before we even had to voice it. The LCD screens (yes, plural) in our room displayed a warm welcome message, as well as daily communiqués from the hotel, complementing Upper House’s distinctively discreet approach to hospitality.

The property’s luxuries are understated but effective: think Molton Brown toiletries, atmospheric lighting and complimentary room service. 

Quite literally more ‘out there’ is a heated glass-bottom pool, which protrudes from the tower’s 19th floor, offering a vertigo-inducing swimming experience 50m above street level. There’s also a three-storey spa, a popular in-house florist and eye-popping designer accents in the shape of funky furniture.

But, really, we were most smitten with the hotel’s formidable gastro-offering. Located just below the roof, the Upper House restaurant bestowed one petite mort after another upon our unsuspecting taste-buds, while between courses we got lost in the panoramic views of sun-bathed Gothenburg below – and the bottle of Bordeaux our handsome waiter kindly decanted into a crystal carafe for us.

From Friday to Sunday, you can enjoy a traditional Swedish afternoon fika at Upper House – home-baked goods with a hot drink or glass of champagne.

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While you’re Out There
Göteborgs Konsthall, among the city’s prime destinations for all things contemporary art, is a leisurely ten-minute walk from Upper House. They host everything from creative workshops to talks with acclaimed artists – before your trip to Gothenburg, it’s worth browsing their events page.

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Photography courtesy of Upper House and by Marie Ullnert