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“Good place to stay in Umea” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Plaza Umea
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Storgatan 40 | PO Box 3133, Umea 90304, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Umea
Edmonton, Alberta
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“Good place to stay in Umea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

I stayed here for one night while crossing though Umea.

This was a good place to stay, though more expensive than I would have expected for such a remote location.

This hotel is part of the Scandic chain, offering a certain "average" standard across its locations. The location in Umea is very modern and still fresh.

The blinds were a little thin, allowing-in the sunlight at 3-4am. The small fitness centre had a few recent machines but like many is poorly ventilated. The electrical system was a bit odd, cutting the electricity from outlets (and preventing charging my cell phone) when the lights were turned off at night.

The breakfast buffet was very adequate, offering a wide selection of choices.

The staff provided a complementary parking pass for the parkade across the street.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

The Scandic Plaza is located right across from the town square, which has tons of shopping and restaurants to choose from. The rooms are very nice and clean, the staff was excellent. The Free breakfast was excellent as well. The hotel also has a sauna and fitness room.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

Our stay at the Scandic Plaza was fine. Our room on the thirteenth floor was airy and light - 24 hours a day (the curtains didn't fit very well!) and though one lift was out of action due to repair throughout our stay, we never waited longer than a minute or two for another to arrive.

A good deal of building work is under way in the hotel lobby and as a result, the entrance is a bit of a mess. A makeshift screen was created from curtains and furniture, enclosing the restaurant from the work but creating a rather dark and gloomy mood in the process. But service was friendly and attentive, the quality of the food adequate and we had no complaints.

One gripe was the lack of tea/coffee making facilities in the hotel - there was a place for the kettle etc in the room and we'd enjoyed such service in a previous Scandic in Karlstad, earlier in the year. Our other small niggle was the bathroom which was tired, somewhat cramped and in need of a spruce up. We knew not to expect large fluffy towels in this eco-friendly hotel but no bathmat?

Such small things would not deter us from another stay here and given a choice, we'd rather get free internet access than a bathmat anyway!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

The Scandic Plaza Umea is a very nice 4 star hotel. We stayed in a regular double room which was spacious and comfortable. The staff on the desk were very helpful and friendly and went out of their way to look up a few things for us and give us directions to a remote town 3 hrs drive away. The breakfast buffet was very good and had a large range of items to pick from. The hotel was in a great location in the main shopping area of Umea and a 2 minute walk to the river. The Bishops Arms pub across the road is a good spot for a pint and the Sushi restaurant opposite the hotel is also very good!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2008

Very nice hotel in a good location. My room was on the 4th floor with a view of the river- well a snow covered river !! Facilities very good and wireless internet access in the room was excellent. Good service with a smile and check in desk very helpful. Excellent meal in the restuarant at a cheaper price than in the town.

Umea town centre has a few bars, restuarants and shops but not much more. Hotel is only 5/10 mins from the airport and is a good choice for your stay.

Stayed March 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

The plaza is a great hotel which is centrally located.

The check in was extremely quick and I got a room on the fifth floor. Room had twin beds and was very clean (as most Scandic's are).

Free wireless internet which is a godsend as a business user. The coverage in the room was poor so I found it was easier and less frustrating to use the laptop in the lobby area.

The breakfast was a smorgesbord of cheese, drinks and cooked meats. During the week it finishes at 9:30am!!! Pretty early for those lucky enough for a lie in.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2007

Good Ikea type hotel, decent sized rooms, with informative check in staff ,good breakfast . great central position. 5 mins airport. 1 min city center.One step machine next to Male / female sauna'a . arrangement for discount with local gym and FREE WIFI

  • Liked — free wifi
  • Disliked — curtains could be better (midnight sun)
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Scandic Plaza Umea

Address: Storgatan 40 | PO Box 3133, Umea 90304, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Vasterbotten County > Umea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Umea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Plaza Umea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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