Hotel Review: HTL Hotel Upplandsgatan
HTL Uppslangantan is much like Stockholm: clean, minimalistic and friendly. 🙂
As on my first trip to Stockholm, I decided to stay in Uppslangatan again. It is not located directly in the city center but is close to Cityterminalen where I arrived and a few meters away from Drottinghamstreet, the main shopping street.
Uppslansgatan is a quiet street and not very busy though it is quite central. Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is only three kilometers away and can be easily walked to. The hop-on and hop-off station and bus stations are just a few minutes away.
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Hotel reception is open 24 hours and though it is a 4* hotel, you´ll notice quickly that it is more casual than you might expect. I arrived very early so I was pleased that a check in was possible after only a half an hour wait. During my wait, I enjoyed speaking with the receptionist; the staff in general was very friendly and welcoming.
The rooms were clean, small and don´t have unnecessary frills. All rooms had a double bed. This was quite possibly one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. My room also offered a nice street view 🙂 It is very minimalistic, there was no closet or tube (at least not in the room I stayed in), but there was a hairdryer, several mirrors, a TV which you can connect to your laptop, and many accessible power outlets and USB connections (also in the lobby and at the tables for breakfast). Free WiFi is offered everywhere, in all rooms and in the lobby.
The bathroom is small and clean. Except a hairdryer, there was no other equipment. The shampoo and soaps were in large bottles which I prefer because it is more environmentally friendly.
I also really liked that there wasn’t plastic everywhere. Instead of plastic bags in rubbish bins, there is a paper rubbish bag. This is a good idea unless you have liquid trash, but I’m sure they would hand out plastic bags as well.
The variety is limited but has enough for a good start to the day. There were two types of cheese as well as cream cheese, two different sausages and liverwurst, two kinds of jams, three yogurt varieties with granola and chocolate croissants. For vegans, the choice was limited but as a vegetarian, I was satisfied (though I also do not eat cheese). I really liked the strawberry jam which was very good and nothing can top a blueberry smoothie. There was also a coffee machine to make a coffee or cappuccino as well as tea or hot chocolate.
Snacks/ Restaurant/ Bar
Snacks and drinks can be bought throughout the day – make sure you have a credit card with you as all HTL Hotels are cash free. There was also the option to order warm food. As Stockholm is very expensive, I was surprised to find a delicious meal for only 11€ on the menu.
HTL Hotels represent Sweden in a perfect way. Modern and uncomplicated with everything you might need for your trip but no unnecessary frills. As accommodation is not cheap in the city, you’ll find the HTL Upplangantan is great value for money. To find out more about HTL Hotel Upplangatan click here.
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