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“Simple yet comfy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic Plaza Umea

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Scandic Plaza Umea
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Umea
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“Simple yet comfy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

This is as simple, healthy, clean and environmentally friendly as hotels come.
The rooms have wooden floors, the shower is a corner in the bathroom, there are no plastic bottles of cheap shampoo/conditioner etc . Sleeping is bliss, the bed is soft and the windows open to allow in fresh air. One of the few hotels that I have stayed in that did not have the industrial air freshener smell that is all too common.

Room Tip: Go high, the view is beautiful
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

This hotel has a great location in the city centre, so if you're on one of the upper floors you'll get views out across the city and along the river. The sauna on the top floor is great, especially if you're there in winter like I was. My room had obviously been refurbished fairly recently, so everything was new and it was very comfortable with a large armchair by the window. Breakfast was the usual Scandic buffet, with fresh waffles.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have the best views, especially those facing the river.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2010

The hotel is close to the river and to the city centre. Traffic noice is not a problem. The university and the new train station are on the other side of the city. Its flat, but give yourself twenty/thirty minutes if you plan to walk. Hotel is very clean and the room was furnished very Ikea-like. Breakfast was good but it can get a bit crowded. There are no tea making facilities in the room, but there is hot water and tea bags and coffee etc always available in the lobby (I think there was a small fee). We didn't eat dinner in the hotel, as there were several restaurants to choose from within easy walking distance.
The staff at all times were very helpful.
Umea is not a tourist city and there didn't seem to be a lot do here outside of summer and without a car. In season there is a seal colony to visit, a beaver trek, elk farm and lots of hiking trails (so I was told). The tourist bureau told me there is no laundromat in Umea (and I couldn't find one), so you may need to use the hotel's facility. There is also no standalone post-office - but the hotel staff sent me to the supermarket which has a post office counter.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Gloucestershire, England
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Additional Information about Scandic Plaza Umea

Property: Scandic Plaza Umea
Address: 40 Storgatan | PO Box 3133, Umea 903 26, 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:
#1 Green Hotel in Umea
#4 Romantic Hotel in Umea
#4 Business Hotel 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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