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“Very nice for this class of hotel”
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Akademihotellet
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Uppsala
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Perks include: 1) 24-hour availability in the breakfast area of coffee/tea; still/sparkling water; fresh fruit; cookies; and a microwave for guest use (also glasses, cups, and utensils); 2) a free self-service laundry, with free laundry detergent (and an iron/ironing board); 3) great views of the domkyrka (Uppsala cathedral); even if your room isn't on that side, there are multiple nice seating areas with a view; 4) perfect location for the university or the city center--just a couple of minutes walking from each.

The rooms are actually fairly large for a European hotel of this type. Bathrooms are small, but not as small as some of the other reviews lead me to believe--I'm a big guy and I didn't find the bathroom uncomfortable at all. Single beds. Plenty of lighting. Desk. Large TV. Security safe.

Drawbacks: Breakfast only occasionally includes the good stuff--salmon and brief (2 out of the 8 days I stayed); workout room is just an exercise bike and a few weights in the dungeon.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the domkyrka
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear kcbarton101,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoy your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again next time you are in town. Welcome back!

Best regards
Helena Hammarberg Eriksson, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Very good location, near to the city centre and the University. My single room was okay, but as on the front of the hotel very noisy from the road. Beds and bathrooms are very small in the single rooms

Room Tip: avoid room on front of hotel as road is very noisy during the night
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Ellen A
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Ellen A,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you appreciated our central location and that you enjoyed your stay but we are sorry if you were disturb by the traffic. We hope to see you soon again and we recommend that you to book one of our rooms facing the courtyard for a more calmer stay.

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Helena Hammarberg Eriksson, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I am, very sadly, downgrading my review of this hotel. I have stayed here previously on many occasions and it has always been excellent - cosy, friendly, clean, and with a variety of amenities. A home away from home, with a laundry and basic kitchens available for guest use. This year, having arrived with some very simple groceries for the week (as eating out in Sweden is expensive!), we discovered that the two kitchens previously on floors 2 and 3 are in the process of being converted into further bedrooms. There is one microwave still available for use, and the staff very kindly put our things in the hotel's main fridge, but it was an imposition on them to keep asking them to put things in or take them out as we needed them and we felt terrible doing so. If nothing else, some warning prior to our stay that the kitchens were being removed would have been nice. I'm really reluctant to stay elsewhere when I visit Uppsala, as I'm so fond of Akademihotellet, but it is no longer offering the amenities I have come to depend upon.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the car park are much quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Briony R
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Briony R,
Thank you for your feedback, it is very important to us. I am so sorry for your experience and that we couldn´t live up to your expectations during your stay.

We still have the aim to be a cozy, friendly and clean hotel with amenities for a comfortable hotel stay. Unfortunately the guest kitchens were outdated regarding to fire safety, and due to the high demand on double rooms towards the courtyard we are very pleased to be able to build two new hotel rooms instead. But we are sorry for the lack of information about the conversion and will see to that matter.

Guests are welcome to use the microwave in the breakfast area where also coffee, tea, chocolate, fresh fruit and some cookies are available free of charge.

We hope you will consider us again. Welcome back!

Best regards
Helena Hammarberg E. Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The hotel is very conveniently located both for the university and the historical center of town. The room was nice - a bit basic, but comfortable bed, warm, and clean. Breakfast is really good, with a wide range of options including delicious warm pancakes. Hot drinks and biscuits and sometimes other exciting pastries are available throughout the day. Every floor also has open comfortable seating/reading nooks with lovely views of the Cathedral - really cozy and pleasant! All in all, we were happy there.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for staying with us at Akademihotellet. We are delighted to read that you appreciated our hotel and breakfast. We hope to see you soon again. Welcome back!

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Helena Hammarberg, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

It is a nice place - a little outside the city centre. Most importantly, they have very clean sheets. The room facilities are also fine. They have heating under the bathroom tile - but for some reason that stopped working in the morning.

Breakfast is fine - can be a little better. The greatest thing is that their coffee machine brews really good coffee. One can also, free of charge, enjoy the coffee throughout the day. The only reason I am giving four stars is that, considering the pricing, things can be little better, or the prices.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for staying with us at Akademihotellet. We are delighted to read that you appreciated our location, the comfortable and clean room and the coffee. We look forward to your next stay.

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Helena Hammarberg, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice hotel 10-15 minutes walking distance to city center. Comfortable and clean room and bed. On the street side but good isolation and pretty quite. Friendly staff and tasty breakfast. I did not like very small, really very small bathroom. But it was clean with floor heating. Can fully recommend.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Dear Goran V,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you appreciated our central location, the room and breakfast. We hope to see you soon again and look forward to your next stay. Welcome back!

Best regards
Helena Hammarberg, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This hotel is located in a very nice zone in Uppsala, near the Cathedral and not too far from the center. The breakfast each morning included in the price of the room is also excellent and you can have free coffee and cookies all day. Rooms on the other side are very old, would rather class them as the ones you can find in a two-star hotel, with super tiny bathrooms. You go there for the ambience (family style), the really good prices, and the location.

Room Tip: Significant noise from rooms facing the street
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Jasmin G
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Helena H, Chef at Akademihotellet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you appreciated our central loction and that you enjoyed our breakfast. We are pleased to tell that we have uppdated our double queensize bedrooms, we hope you will like them.

We look forward to your next stay. Welcome back!

Best regards
Helena Hammarberg, Akademihotellet

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Address: 5 Oevre Slottsgatan, Uppsala 753 10, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Uppsala County > Uppsala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Uppsala
Price Range: C$149 - C$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Akademihotellet 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Akademihotellet, centrally located in Uppsala between the Castle and the Cathedral with the University, the Botanical garden and other historical buildings in the surroundings. The city center is only five minutes´ walk away. The hotel is in a building from 1930 and some of the time-specific décor and style is still preserved in the hotel rooms. The hotel offers 37 hotel rooms and two apartments for long stay. Many rooms have a fantastic view facing the cathedral. Akademihotellet is now converting the old guest kitchens into two new hotel rooms facing the courtyard with style and décor inspired by the 30's, bookable autumn 2017. A third new room will be added in 2018. Breakfast buffet is included and guests are welcome to use the microwave in the breakfast area where also coffee, tea, chocolate, fresh fruit and cookies are available free of charge. The hotel offers free WiFi, a relax area with sauna and a small workout area and laundry facilities. Welcome to Uppsala! ... more   less 
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