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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Stayed four nights is a single room.
The interior of the room, well, they tried to make it look like the interior of an old ship, I think. Dark colours, brass. Even a huge brass "picture frame...
Den Bosch, The Netherlands on 07-Mar-2020
Visited this nice hotel a couple of days early February and was positively surprised. Can strongly recommend a stay at Stora Hotellet, it’s kept old style in a very nice way. Theme is sea-style as...
Boråa, Sweden on 08-Feb-2020
Very dynamic and smiley receptionnist welcomed us which was a good boost of energy after a long drive.
Common space and room are well decorated. The bar is a good place to go to chill a bit; Locals...
Shanghai, China on 30-Dec-2019
Absolutely loved the theme of the hotel. Gourmet food. Service not what you'd expect from say a chain group. Has a lovely lake just behind and is connected to the town library and mall.
Doha, Qatar on 10-Dec-2019
First, it took about 3 times around the block to find the entrance into the parking garage. A little more information at check-in would be helpful. Then we needed a flashlight to find our room and...