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“Bland, but adequate”
3 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Bland, but adequate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We stayed one night, travelling through, on our way north.

Arriving in the evening we were met by a surprise - apparently there's a big annual classic car meetup, and our overnight stay coincided with the event. This meant the hotel was fully booked and the town jam packed with car enthusiasts... and cars. I assume the tempo is a bit slower, normally, but the hotel staff clearly had problems coping with the load of guests. Service was swift but impersonal, much like the hotel itself.

The range of the breakfast buffet was good but the way it was laid out made long queues inevitable. In the end that meant we skipped most of it.

The location is good, though.
All in all an average hotel, adequate for an overnight stay or for a business trip. I would not recommend it for a holiday stay, though - for that I want something with a bit more of a character.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This is a standard Scandic hotel, but as that usually means large rooms, good breakfasts and excellent staff, I'm not complaining. This is what business hotels should be like. The bed is also really nice, which is a definite plus. There are so many hotels that skimp on the bed quality for some obscure reason. It really is the main thing as to why you stay there...

Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Stayed only for one night visiting Umea for work in this centrally located chain hotel, apparently the highest building of the city. Nothing amazing but quite adequate and value for money for a business stay. More friendly service than in Swedish hotels normally – or is it so that the service gets friendlier the more north you get? Rooms are decorated in modern Nordic style, mine on seventh floor had wide views to the Umea river. Comfortable bed, free wi-fi, led-TV, effective bedside reading lights. Walk-in shower was problematic because taking a shower meant the bathroom floor was wet all over. This was a specifically accessible room which might explain the shower design? Nice breakfast buffet with lots of choice (try the blueberry shots!), we did not try the restaurant which advertised asparagus weeks - cannot be locally grown...
Plus for no-smoking policy all over the hotel and for an eco-friedly approach on water and bathroom stuff.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This hotel is located really in the downtown Umeå. Unfortunately the hotel parking was full (hint: book the parking in the hotel in advance to get it), but there is parking available just next door for 15 SEK/h.

I booked the hotel directly via their webpage www.scandichotels.se and it worked out well.

This building is really nice. There are many meeting rooms on the second floor and they are really nice decorated.

I just stayed for a short time in April, but I had time to enjoy my stay in Umeå. The city itself is nice, there are many placed you can reach by walking distance.

Hotel reception worked well, the service was smooth. The breakfast is guaranteed Scandic-level buffet which is good.

I can also recommend the hotel rooms, they are clean and suits all the needs.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

This is the Umea version of a better-than-average chain of hotels, with good prices and excellent rooms. The lobby restaurant/bar had limited hours, but the hotel was right next to a shopping district, with a couple of good pubs and restaurants. The lobby had a small shop that sold electrical converters, toiletries, and other essentials. An excellent choice, with very good service.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Smack in the middle of dwntown Umeå. Decent, spacious room - but a bit hot even in the midst of winter. An empty fridge to keep your drinks cold, but no minibar. No problem with sounds from outside or the neighbouring rooms. Large breakfast buffet, which claims to offer 100 items. Gym room that I did not visit, lobby bar, friendly staff. The hotel restaurant closes at 10 pm.

Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

The best thing about Scandic Plaza is the breakfast. It compares to anything in Sweden. The next best thing is being close to the river, and I hope it is frozen in my only visit in the winter end of January. It is also close to downtown and the University, etc. I know there are other places in Umea to stay at and that this is kind of an ugly high rise in this small city.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Scandic Plaza Umea
Address: 40 Storgatan | PO Box 3133, Umea 903 26, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Vasterbotten County > Umea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Business Hotel in Umea
#4 Romantic 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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