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“Fairly basic but clean and well-situated.”

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Scandic Hotel Uplandia
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Uppsala
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Exceptionally nice and helpful staff and the free use of the hotel's 2 bicycles are the pluses here. The hotel is standard issue Scandic chain. We were disappointed that there were no drink making facilities in the rooms nor any drawers for our clothes. There were only a few loose hangers on a rail. The bedroom was clean but the bathroom had seen better days.The shower, as they always are in Sweden, was powerful.
The 'bar' was a drawer of drinks - no gin and no port! More disappointing though was the breakfast which was geared towards Swedes' preferences for cold meat, buns and breads. The bacon and sausage that were available tasted very strange and we found the few cereals on offer were of the "natural organic" variety and extremely bland in taste.
Saddest of all though, was the inability to get a cup of tea! Hot water is available 'on tap' all day but is only about 90° so the sugar doesn't dissolve but forms a kind of scum on the top and the tea-bags were those disgusting Liptons ones! We did find a bag of PG tips in the shop opposite but the water was never hot enough from the machine to make a proper cup. Coffee was not an alternative as the Swedes prefer much stronger coffee than we do and we found it undrinkable and spent a small fortune on lattes in Wayne's Cafe opposite.
I believe that the Scandic hotels are very popular with Swedes en route to their summer houses etc but a Brit who was thinking this would be a Holiday Inn style stay would be disappointed.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Scandic hotels are my first choice as I know what I get - clean hotel and rooms and good service and usually good value for money.
This was my first stay at Uplandia. Outside and inside looks are nothing special. Rooms are the usual light Scandinavian color scheme. Good room and bed. Attentive service.
I had a meal in the restaurant and was very satisfied with quality and service.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Erika G, Manager at Scandic Hotel Uplandia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2013

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Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Nice and clean rooms - newly renovated it seems - a bit small but ok.. Centrally located, within walking distance of several good restaurants. Breakfast buffet was good, with a wide selection.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Erika G, Reservation Supervisor at Scandic Hotel Uplandia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

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Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

Arriving at Scandic Uplandia, I was greeted by a nice receptionist. She quickly had the check in done, and a parking permit issued.

The room had a small problem with a lose toilet seat cover, which I pointed out. She quickly switched us to a new room, which lead me to mixing up the key cards for the rest of the stay.

Anyway, the rooms - both of them - were nice and clean, though I must say that they were a bit small. The bathroom had few places to put my toiletries and I tended to splash the bathroom when showering. The same can be said for the room itself, though that was less of a problem.

In conclusion, I'd probably stay there again. The hotel is located right in the middle of town, which suited me. The staff was excellent, and while the rooms could have been a tad bigger, a friendly face makes up for that.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 23 September 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.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 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, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Hotel Uplandia

Address: Dragarbrunnsgatan 32, Uppsala 753 20, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Uppsala County > Uppsala
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Uppsala
Price Range: £104 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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