I spent a week in Uppsala for business. The hotel is quite expensive by my standards, but there was no place else available and our event was taking place at this hotel. So we decided to stay, but 3 to a room. It was not crowded at all. The large room was comfortable, great furnishings, great bedding. Lighting was a little too dim, but other than that the room was perfect without being luxurious.
The structure of the hotel is great. The people are FANTASTIC. So nice; So helpful; So open and laid back. In general, Sweden reminded me of Northern California, but even better (and I'm from the East coast). We were there for a conference. The conference facilities are fine. There are conference rooms, large meeting rooms and even a small lecture hall.
One of the best things about Clarion Gillet is the food. There is an ample breakfast buffet with all the wonderful things they serve in Sweden: smoked lox, gravlax, various types of herring, pickles, Swedish pancakes, ligonberry and various others jams, homemade applesauce, incredible cheeses, various types of fresh breads, eggs, various types of yogurts, too many things to mention. The a la carte restaurant is also brilliant.
It is located in Central Uppsala which is a pretty small town. You can walk to most of the attractions (University, Train station, offices).
The only thing which struck me as a little dissonant was the bathroom. Old fashioned (but new) free standing tub, explosed plumbing (which I later learned is code in Sweden). Genrally it was comfortable and fine, but not as "pretty" as the rest of the hotel and there were no cute ammenity soaps and creams. In fact the soap and shampoo are in a dispenser on the wall which is not "homey".
I must say, I absolutely LOVED this hotel. I never stayed at a Clarion hotel before (I always associate Clarion with Choice, and Choice with Days Inn) but after this experience, I am certainly looking forward to experiencing other Clarion hotels. This is a big brand in Sweden, so whever you go in Sweden, especially in Uppsala, you will be served well. If you can stay at Clarion Gillet in Uppsala, do it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clarion Hotel Gillet is a modern, full-service hotel with a focus on personal service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Right in central Uppsala. This is the place for you, whether you're travelling for business, pleasure, or live in Uppsala. Now we also can offer a fully renovated Selma City Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Uppsala
- Clarion Uppsala
- Uppsala Clarion