Uppsala is a walkable University town where life is laid-back compared to Stockholm, and so, it seems are the hotels. The Park Inn had very friendly service at the front desk by people who speak impeccable English. Small lobby with breakfast area greet the entrant. It looked as though it was very child friendly, as there were outdoor toys for the patio and a somewhat separate place for families w/children to eat which was equipped with play things. Our room was a "business" room so had some extras such as daily individual sized wine, peanuts, beer in the refrig for our benefit and many windows good for cross breezes (no A/C which I wouldn't have thought a problem but others in our group at different hotels complained, not so many windows). However, if someone was using the patio for a night cap and conversation, it was heard clearly in our room on the 6th floor, or any conversation on the street below---and traffic, which was very light as most people ride bicycles, also was noticeable. Sun really doesn't set end of June, but the curtains did a decent job of providing a level of darkness.
Room amenities were very sparse--simply a shower cap and Q-tip swabs--no body cream, no real shampoo and conditioner and actually no bar soap, only multipurpose liquid soap dispensers. There was a hair dryer mounted permanently outside the bathroom but the cord was long enough to stretch to a mirror with a little creativity.
Breakfast was a full offering including herring, Swedish pancakes, eggs, pastries, assorted veggies, sausages and on and on. It made it possible to skip lunch and maybe have a coffee later in the day.
Their bikes were not available for use at this time due to theft. Many place nearby rent them out for the day or series of days. I did lock mine outside and it was there the next morning.
We didn't have time for the Sauna, but I did look at the lower floor facilities and they seemed quite nice. What's Sweden w/o a sauna?
Location is quite good--right across from the central bus station and train station, so if you want to head out for the day, so convenient. Several good restaurants nearby, and a couple of blocks further expands the choice--grocery stores too, for picnicking supplies.
City and area Tourist Information office is just across the tracks as we found the front desk not as knowledgeable on bus and train schedules, local attractions. Very helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Craft the ideal stay at this Uppsala hotelWelcome to Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala. Located next to the central train station, Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala is perfect for exploring this charming Swedish university town. Occupying the former crafts guild, the hotel is a five-minute walk from lively dining and entertainment. It is the closest accommodation to the concert and congress hall—Uppsala Konsert och Kongress—and Vaksala Square, home to vibrant flower and vegetable vendors and a Saturday flea market. This artful Uppsala hotel offers 95 comfortable guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, Swedish saunas and six first-class meeting rooms.• This Uppsala hotel is located 18 minutes from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport via high-speed train.• Choose from 95 comfortably modern guest rooms with Free Wireless High-speed Internet.• Host meetings in six flexible conference rooms with natural daylight.• Enjoy the craftsman-inspired atmosphere in the restaurant and lobby bar.• Relax in the cleansing saunas and well-equipped gym.• Park easily with both garage parking and lots near the hotel.• Rest comfortably knowing that the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala has earned the Nordic Swan Eco-label.• Hotel with various Responsible Business activities to offset carbon emissions and assist the local community. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Uppsala Park Inn