A guide to unique hostels, manors, boutique and lifestyle hotels

Unique accommodation and hotels in Uppsala

Boutique, design, manor or lifestyle. If you’re looking for unique hotel and accommodation experiences in Uppsala, you need look no further. Here are some gems that are worthwhile taking another look at, to make your stay in Uppsala extra special.

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Hotel Villa Anna – Gastronomy and a homely atmosphere close to Uppsala Cathedral

The Hotel Villa Anna is a personable boutique hotel, where every detail has been meticulously selected to ensure you have the absolute best experience. You will be staying in classic districts with Uppsala Cathedral and other historic buildings and places nearby. The hotel has a homely feel to it, and invites you to indulge in its many luxury gastronomic experiences. Don’t miss Villa Anna’s Afternoon Tea, for example, which is served every Saturday. Enjoy carefully selected teas, freshly-baked bread, scones and pastries, and finish it off with a glass of champagne.

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Nortuna Gård – Pleasant manor house with a countryside B&B-feel

Nortuna gård is located in the beautiful and cultural old village of Vattholma to the north of Uppsala. You will stay in the grounds of a beautiful manor house that has a cosy, homely atmosphere. Have a good night’s sleep in the peace and quiet of the countryside, enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet and then visit the gorgeous garden before heading for Uppsala to see what the city has to offer. Nortuna gård is part of Åstråken, the valleys where the Rivers Vendelån and Fyrisån run, to the north of Uppsala. Nortuna gård also houses a cosy garden café, an antique shop, and the Nortuna Ostindiska Museum (Nortuna East-Indian Museum).

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Akademihotellet – Charming hotel near the Cathedral

At the Akademihotellet you’ll be staying in the middle of Uppsala’s district of cultural history, with its many places of interest around the corner. From the rooms of this rather small and personable hotel, you have views of either Carolina Redeviva,a pretty inner courtyard or Uppsala Cathedral. The building was erected in the 1930s, and the hotel has preserved many of its charming original details, exterior and interior.

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Boet – Quiet boutique hotel in a villa near the Linnaeus Garden

The unique boutique hotel Boet is located in peaceful and charming Luthagen, in walking distance of Uppsala Cathedral, the Castle, the Linnaeus Garden and many other unique places of interest. This yellow villa, built in the 1800s, is elegantly furnished with original details, antiquities and modern conveniences. The hotel Boet has a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, its own garden (perfect for morning coffee), and a large terrace. You can’t get a better at-home feeling than this!

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Selmas Hytt & Salong – Floating hostel in the Fyrisån in central Uppsala

If you’re looking for a really unique type of accommodation during your stay in Uppsala, then Selmas Hytt & Salong is for you. Selmas Hytt is an agreeable and peaceful hostel on a converted boat on the Fyrisån, the river that flows through the city. You are in walking distance of the sights, shopping, restaurants and the bustle of the city, but can appreciate the peace and quiet of the Fyrisån at the same time.

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Grand Hotel Hörnan – Historical hotel with a view of the castle and cathedral

Get a feeling for history at the traditional Grand Hotell Hörnan. The hotel, which opened its doors in 1907, is centrally-located and has amazing views of Uppsala Castle, the Cathedral and the district to the south of the Fyrisån. Many original details have been preserved in the furnishing, but at the same time it has all the modern conveniences you could ever need. This is the place for you if you’re looking for that little extra. Be sure to have a drink in the comfortable hotel bar – the bar alone is worth a visit!