The guide to Uppsala's best hotels
Updated 27 Aug 2020
Staying at a really comfortable hotel is a large part of the holiday experience, whether you're new to town or treating yourself to a staycation. Wherever you're staying, your hotel is your sanctuary; a bad hotel can ruin your whole trip while a great hotel can give even the most stressed traveller peace of mind. So how to find those hidden gems with luxurious spa facilities, an ultra-central location or personal service? Follow our guide to Uppsala's best hotels to suit all budgets.
Elite Hotel AcademiaSuttungs Gränd 6, Centrum
The Elite Hotel Academia is a great option if you want to stay comfortably in the heart of town. The hotel has almost 200 stylish rooms as well as several restaurants and a skybar with wonderful views. The hotel is within walking distance of Uppsala Uppsala konsert & kongress and only 20 minutes drive from Arlanda airport.
Hotell FyrislundFyrislundsgatan 81, Centrum
Personal feel for business travellers
Hotell Fyrislund is handily located next to Uppsala Business Park and the E4 motorway. The hotel has more than just a great location in its favour though - the staff are welcoming, the rooms are clean and simple, there's free parking, a breakfast buffet, use of a guest kitchen and laundry facilities and what's more, they're environmentally certified.
Luxury on Lake Mälaren
Lots of visitors to Uppsala miss out on visiting the city's beautiful natural surroundings, but a stay at Krusenberg will rectify this sorry state of affairs. The historic manor house overlooks Lake Mälaren and offers a peaceful stay with elegant rooms, spa treatments, gym and an award-winning restaurant. Perfect for a corporate kick-off or romantic weekend.
Villa AnnaOdinslund 3, Centrum
Gorgeous boutique hotel
This personal little hotel is in the heart of Uppsala's historic district. There are eleven individually designed hotel rooms and the hotel's restaurant, which is worth a visit even if you're not staying, serves organic and locally-produced food from morning till evening. Treat yourself to their proper afternoon tea served on Saturdays.
Hotel von Kraemervon Kraemers Allé 26, Centrum
Hotell von Kraemer is a modern, Scandinavian hotel that opened in 2014. Along with some 80 hotel rooms, they have meeting rooms, a rooftop terrace, restaurant and lounges. The academic environs, close to the city's attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, make for a classic Uppsala experience.
Radisson Blu HotelStationsgatan 4, Centrum/Fålhagen
A large, light and modern hotel with cool Nordic design and a central location next to the central station. Look out over the city as you kickstart your day with the hotel's breakfast buffet. The Radisson Blu Hotel offers carbon neutral meetings and events, thanks to climate compensation donations.
Grand Hotell HörnanBangårdsgatan 1, Centrum
Centrally located and historic
Visitors looking for beautiful views and a sense of history should consider Hörnan. The classic hotel, in the heart of the city, was built in 1907 and if you ask for a room with a view can gaze out over the cathedral, castle and Fyris river. Luxe it up with a special weekend package.
BotanikaSkolgatan 45, Centrum/Luthagen
Botanika, in the heart of Uppsala, comprises a hotel, hostel and long-term accommodation. The concept also includes bars, a café, co-working spaces, games and a delightful inner courtyard. The hotel rooms have views over the Linnean gardens and come in all shapes and sizes, from double rooms to family rooms and King Deluxe.
Selmas Hytt & SalongÖstra träbryggan, Uppsala hamn, Centrum
Sleep on a boat
Want to try something a bit different? This hostel is housed onboard a charming boat on the Fyris river, just outside the city centre. And it's not as spartan as it sounds. The rooms include comfortable bunks, wifi, desks and armchairs.
Hotell DuvanSamaritergränd 2, Centrum
The spiritual option
Hotell Duvan isn't a typical hotel. The good-value, central hotel is run by the Samaritans and the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing. Rooms are decorated in styles from different periods, there's a guest kitchen and guests also have access to the pretty garden.
Hotell & Vandrarhem KungsängstorgKungsängstorg 6, Centrum
Hotell Kungängstorg is housed in a 19th century former rectory. The centrally located hotel is fully renovated but retains its original charm and they happily accept dogs, as long as you let them know in advance.