Uppsala is the fourth-largest city in Sweden and home to the largest cathedral in Scandinavia, built in 13th century. The Fyris River divides the city into two parts – historical to the west and commercial to the east. From charming old farms to mansions and renovated vicarages, read on to find out about the best hotels in Uppsala.
If you’re looking to escape to a picture-perfect hotel only seen on the pages of magazines, then Boet is for you. This magical, egg-yolk yellow traditional Swedish house in the peaceful neighbourhood of Luthagen is personal, friendly and super stylish. Every room also has its own terrace, garden, kitchen and living room with a fireplace.
Located next to Central Station, this modern Uppsala hotel is the perfect stop-off. It’s also within easy walking distance of many of this historic city’s must-see sites, including Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Concert, Congress Hall and the Botanical Gardens. Many rooms have private terraces, and guests can also dine in, work out and relax with spa treatments and a sauna.
Whether you’re travelling by car, train or bus, the Elite Hotel Academia is super easy to get to, thanks to its central location and underground parking. It is also just a short walk away from everything you need to see and do while you’re here. Up on the top floor is also Asian-Scandinavian restaurant Miss Voon, which is highly recommended.
With comfortable, modern rooms for every traveller – singles, couples, families – the Arena hotel will have what you are looking for. Found just out of town on the E4, this large hotel and conference centre, with restaurant and spa, is perfectly placed for both Arlanda Airport and visiting Uppsala city centre.
Take to the water with a stay at this cosy floating hostel in Uppsala. With five snug double rooms featuring bunk beds and two single rooms available, the unique Selmas Hytt & Salong (which translates as Selmas Cabin and Salon) is just 15 minutes out of town and moored in a quiet spot alongside the Fyris, which passes through Uppsala and ends in Lake Mälaren.
Nicola Capper provided additional reporting for this article.
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