Gothenburg Files – Dorsia The Queen of Boutiques

Dorsia - Gothenburg - Photography by Lola Akinmade

“If I can’t afford a Jaguar, then I’d rather cycle”…Thomas Peterson

It took Dorsia‘s owner two months to decide if the hairdryers in each room should be white or silver. That’s the level of attention to detail flooding this newly opened 13-week old boutique hotel in Gothenburg. Walking into its lobby alone feels like you’ve stepped back into turn-of-the-century Paris with peacock feathers, intricate lace patterns, plush purple velvet, embossed fabrics, all sorts of antiques you probably won’t find at your local flea market.

Think late 1800s, early 1900s. This place is grand.

As hotel manager Kristina walked us around the property from room to room, floor to floor, I felt like I was moving through an art gallery. Rather, a perfectionist’s never ending vision and dream. Reminiscent of Gaudi’s never ending Sagrada Familia, I’m not sure Dorsia could ever be truly completed.

Honestly, I think this is the first of its kind in all of Sweden in terms of sheer detail and grandeur. There are only 37 rooms. Each exquisitely and uniquely decorated.

And no, I didn’t stay here. Check out more photos from my walk through the property below.