Umea has a long history as a seafaring town. During the 1800s ship building and sea travel were big business and the seaman’s mission constructed an impressive building down by the river, a combination of mission house and hotel.
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When the Stora Hotellet opened in 1895 it was a place where those two worlds met. This was Umea’s major hotel for over a century and extensive refurbishment was carried out prior to the reopening to mark Umea being name European Capital of Culture 2014. The hotel stands once again in its seafaring finery, ready to welcome guests for another 100 years.
The Stora Hotellet, BW Premier Collection has 82 unique rooms that run from spacious suites to compact cabins. There is also a restaurant, bar, library and conference rooms.
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This was a perfect hotel for Halloween. It has so quirky decor. It is an old Seaman's Mission House from 1895. It was reopened after renovations in 2014 retaining the old atmosphere.
The hotel is...
By Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland on 22-Nov-2018
Beautiful hotel that makes you think of both Harry Potter and old ships. There are a lot of thought behind every little detail here. Staff is excellent and supernice - I asked for a quiet room and...
By Edward S
Stockholm on 16-Oct-2018
Nicely styled upper-mid hotel in central Umeå, right by the river and town square. Hotel has a nice and lively bar&bistro (Gotthard’s). All staff give very friendly service. (There’s only a small...
Shanghai, China on 23-Sep-2018
This historic hotel is in the center of Umea, which is an extremely pleasant college town of 130,000 people. The hotel is decorated in a nautical theme, with dark wood and nautical artifacts...
Charleston, South Carolina on 18-Aug-2018
The decor is different to anything I have seen before and the colour scheme is rather dark, but it is all very nicely done. Room was clean, bed comfortable, bathroom excellent, breakfast very good...