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“Nice Nordic hotel in the city center” 4 of 5 stars
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First Hotel Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kopparbergsvagen 10 | Box 530, Vasteras 721 09, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Vasteras
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“Nice Nordic hotel in the city center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 3 nights with a football team in First hotel Plaza. Hotel was nice and light, many rooms renovated lately.

The staff was friendly and helpful all to time. Hotel was pretty full and I would have expected a little bit more staff at the reception and restaurants, but with short waiting everything sorted out.

We hade big corner room, which was quite outdated but cosy. The only problem at the room was temperature. Even it was not hot weather in Västerås the room was very hot without working air conditioning. Air quality was not very good in rooms. We opened the windows and that helped quite a lot.

There were Västerås City festivals at the same time and that created very loud noise. Despite the loud noise from outside I and my kids slept very well.

Beds was quite soft. If you are used to more firm beds, it might be a little problem, but noting major.

Elevators was not working properly and it took on a mornings long time to get from 4th floor to lobby. Also elevator to the garage was out of service when we checked out.

Garage was okey and easy to find. It would have been perfect if you could have bought a day or 3 day ticket to parking garage from the hotel. But that was not possible, you had to pay every time when driving out from the garage.

Breakfast was good quality and variety, nice atmosphere and good start for the day. Only cleaning of the tables was somehow slow.

Anyway, location is great and First Hotel Plaza is good value for the money!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Marbella, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with family a weekend on this hotel. First scary lift from underground garage that wires made terrible noise. Kids was scares every time. The main entrance with check in and lobby is on second floor. To get from garage to room, you need to change lift and walk through restaurant and lobby area to other hall with 3 good lifts that take to the room floors. Family room is okay space, double bed and wide bedsofa with flat screen and big windows. The aircon was terrible, air was heavy and not fresh. Good was that one small part of the window could be opened. This was during the Swedish midsummer weekend. Skybar was not open, saunas was full, so we did never came to the top with this hotel. I never get it if the lobby restaurante was ever open or not. Morning breakfirst was okay. Service was not so good, lots of things never came out in time, need many times to tell workers what was missing, what need refill. Looks like only 2 workers was little lost.. + come for the room space. Big minus come: No fridge or mini fridge/bar, Nothing extra like:Comb, toothbrush in the rooms. Soappump on the wall. On public toilets the soappump was only a plastic tube that came out from container. There was no activities for kids. There was a working free internet on the hotel. In same building Mc Donalds and Supermarket. Good downtown location, near main st. Not for families with kids that want activities on the hotel, like small play room or similar..

Room Tip: As usually, try to get upper floors for more silent rooms. Ice machines is only in floors under 6. D...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The hotel is in an older building, but refurbished on the inside.
Temporary a bit cumbersome to get to during construction, but will probably be better once finished. Really close to centreal västerås, actually inside a shopping mall.

Summary: Nice rooms, courteous staff, very good location, ok breakfast.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was a very warm day with lot of sun, and if you have a hotel with glass walls must the AC work to a 100%. Our room was hot, and the AC only made it hotter. To cool the room did we open the window, but the noise from the city made us close it again.
Check the weather forecast before you use this hotel to get a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

First Hotel Plaza is located in the tallest building in Vasteras just 5 min walk from the train station, thus a great location. The hotel lobby and breakfast area has just been renovated. It looks great and delivers a cozy feeling. There is a bar and restaurant on level 23 which has a great view. The rooms are standard as well as the bathrooms. You can park in the garage for 140 SEK per night. Note: Downtown parking is usually free from 19 to 09. Make sure to read the signs since the timings may vary.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the high floors to get a better view of Lake Malaren
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about First Hotel Plaza

Address: Kopparbergsvagen 10 | Box 530, Vasteras 721 09, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Swedish Lakeland > Vastmanland County > Vasteras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Vasteras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel Plaza 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Hotel for business and pleasure. Meetings and holidays. Rooms, entrence, lobby, and breakfast renovated 2014. 25 floor building with Skybar and restaurants. 203 rooms and great meetingfacilities at the Aros Congress Center. Managed by the same owner. Parking under the hotel with direct Connection. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
First Hotel västerås
First Hotel Plaza Sweden/Vasteras

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