Normally my first choice for hotels is Hyatt or Four Seasons, but Uppsala, Sweden is a small university city located north of Stockholm. The newest hotel is the Radisson Blu, which I found to be absolutely superb for what is not considered to be a five-star property. The hotel was very modern, spotlessly clean and managed by a very friendly and helpful staff. The normal guest rooms are quite small and good if one does not have much luggage. Clearly these rooms are designed for quick business trips. I stayed in what was called a Business Class room, located on a corner with large picture windows on both sides. It had plenty of space, two comfortable chairs and a large plasma TV. The king size bed was most comfortable. I was en route to Toronto the next morning from Arlanda International Airport, which is closer to Uppsala than to Stockholm. And having been away three months, I needed the extra space because of my large suitcases. This hotel filled the bill perfectly. Being located across from the train station was enjoyable, as in the afternoon I pulled a chair up to the window and watched the various passenger trains coming and going. This is a fun activity for any railway buff like me. Lunch and breakfast were very good. The hotel's restaurant prepared a grilled salmon for me at lunch, an item not on the regular menu. Breakfast offered a full hot and cold buffet with a wide selection of dishes, all well prepared. If you are coming to Uppsala, this is the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FIRST CLASS HOTEL IN CENTRAL UPPSALA Welcome to Radisson Blu Hotel Uppsala, a first class hotel in the heart of Uppsala and next to Uppsala Railway Station – only 17 minutes by train to Stockholm Arlanda Airport and 38 minutes to Stockholm. Within walking distance you will also find the city's top range of shopping, culture and entertainment. At Radisson Blu Hotel Uppsala both locals and hotel guests from all over the world meet to enjoy one of our 185 lovely hotel rooms, 7 modern conference rooms, our beautiful restaurant Picnic or Blu Bar. Whatever the reason – Radisson Blu Hotel Uppsala looks forward to upgrade your way of life. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, Rezidor, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Radisson Blu Hotel Uppsala reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.