We stayed in the Radisson Blu Riverside hotel, which is a very modern, block-like building on the other side of the river. It's a gorgeous hotel (inside and out) with a rooftop spa on the top floor where you can chill out in a jacuzzi and look out over the city with a glass of wine in your hand (of course). It's also next to Gothenburg University, so it's a very trendy area with bars, restaurants and plenty of studenty-types. The rooms are also snazzy central.
The hotel's restaurant The Cuckoo's Nest is a lovely place to go for dinner and the decor is super quirky too. See below for proof...
During our stay, we decided to venture out of the city for the day. We hopped on a boat to one of the many surrounding islands in the southern Archipelago. The all-day public transport tickets in Sweden are really reasonable price-wise and one ticket gets you on buses, trams, boats - you name it.
We visited this beautiful, yet very quiet, island called Styrso and just spent the day wandering around, eating ice cream and laughing at the signs which say 'Privat Vag'. As you do.