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“Green Nanny”

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Scandic Hotel Uplandia
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Uppsala
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Green Nanny”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We booked this hotel on a bum steer from Frommer's, which called it the best choice in Uppsala. If that is the case,the door is wide open for a competitor to come in. This soulless establishment uses a hectoring, self-righteous green aesthetic to justify its habit of nickel-and-diming its customers for everything. Log onto the hotel's wireless network and you'll be greeted by messages instructing you on why the hotel does not provide toiletries in the bathroom and the importance of using your towels more than one day. It might be more believable if the hotel did not charge for fruit in the basket at the front desk (5 kroners per piece) or tell you that you can get any toiletries you might have forgotten from the front desk....for a fee. As if this weren't irritating enough, the bathrooms are cramped (while sitting on the toilet, you can almost wash your hands in the sink in front of you and water from the shower seeps onto the floor of the bath) and the rooms are small and furnished with cheap furniture that looks like it was purchased 20 years ago at Ikea. The only real redeeming features are its good location in the commercial area and a bountiful breakfast. This was the only place in Sweden which offers foods geared to dietary problems such as lactose-intolerance in addition to the regular fare. Maybe Frommer is right and it's the best in Uppsala. Just don't expect to like it.

Room Tip: The hotel is undergoing renovation. Make sure you specify that you want a room away from the renova...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

You could change the name of the hotel to the "the ice hotel". It was so cold in our room that we had to get a heater (this is in july). This is not the first time either. We usually stay at this hotel a couple of nights each year and it´s´always the same. We always tell the manager in charge and they say it never happens and that they will look in to it.

It has a great location and the staff are really helpful. Good breakfast!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

The Scandic chain is very rarely surprising. It supplies a basic service catering mostly to businessmen. The Uplandia is in a central location, the rooms are clean, the wifi free and the breakfast is good so why aren't I happier?

Well, its because Scandic is a fast food product, filling but boring. Unfortunately their prices are not always low. As I was here for a conference and my hotel expectations were average I was perfectly happy. But if I were traveling for any other reason - there are other hotels with more charm and character.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Nice service, good location, good breakfast.

Nothing out of the ordinary, and is average on all points. Nice choice in Uppsala.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Halmstad, Sweden
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Yes it is located in the heart of the city.
But there is nothing special with this hotel.
Narrow lobby and diffucult to park when checking-in.

The staff is efficient but could be more enthusiastic

Room Tip: The rooms on the fifth floor (503) have seen better days. Try to get a room on the fourth floor.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

A very over priced hotel with poor facilities and uninterested staff

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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arlington, va
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Tiny room, sparsely furnished, and one of the smallest bathrooms I've seen. Having said that, rate was reasonable (for Sweden) and staff was very friendly. Free wireless (true of every hotel we stayed at in Sweden!). Fitness center small but a few pieces of decent equipment. Hotel won points by allowing us to change rooms, to a room (room 304) looking out on the interior courtyard.

Our first room (307?) looked over the main drag, which is noisy on a nice summer night (precisely the type of night you need the window open - the hotel explained they don't have air conditioning but instead have some kind of "cooling system" - whatever that means - in any case, the open window is fine for 95% of summer nights in Sweden, so long as you are on a side where noise won't bother you all night).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scandic Hotel Uplandia

Property: Scandic Hotel Uplandia
Address: Dragarbrunnsgatan 32, Uppsala 753 20, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Uppsala County > Uppsala
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Uppsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Hotel Uplandia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pleasant Six-story Hotel located in town center, 500 meters from train station. ... more   less 
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