Hotels and accommodation in Umeå
Hotels in Umeå are listed at http://www.visitumea.se/umeaturistbyra/umeatouristoffice/meny1/accommodation.4.d2f5f1101a6b3e70c800021398.html
Bookings can be done at: http://www.umearegionen.se/umeaturistbyra/umeatouristoffice/meny1/booking.4.1ec0f32410c3983c9878000772.html and that site may offer as good oppertunities to enter the system.
The telephone number to taxi (cab) in Umeå is (090) 770000. A trip within the city (including the airport) will probably end in the range 120-190 SEK.
The conference has a special deal with hotel OK (see below), which makes it the most priceworthy alternative.
The first choice is "Björken", because it is on campus rather close to the conference site
and close to the secondmost important communication centre of Umeå. But I have
heard that it is filling up now.
Björken 090 108721 in business hrs, Epost: firstname.lastname@example.org 950 SEK single night weekdays. Difficulties are: 1) they only receive bookings in office hours (but you can do it on mail or the web; 2) internet is not free; 3) it is not the cheapest alternative; 4) there are problems with their homepage, but it can be reached from the hotel list above with some skill!.
There is a hotel close to the airport (which is only 5 km from the meeting place): Ramada Hotell Botnia, part of Best Western change 090-13 54 90. http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=88152#null There may be problems with communications. You may walk or the hotel may give you a lift or you may take a cab. If you can coordinate some of you the cab is the best alternative.
Hotel Vasa (see below) is in downtown at the central bus station (thus fairly easy to come to campus by bus) and rather price-worthy, but they do not accept weekend bookings so you can not stay there till Saturday.
Hotel Pilen is in the middle between city centre and the conference and rather priceworthy.
Hotels rather close to the University but not in city centre. Pilen and OK are somewhat cheaper than Björken and within (long) walking distance
OK Hotell (www.ditthotell.se)
|Adress:||Parkvägen 7, 903 42 Umeå|
|Telefon:||090-10 85 00|
|Fax:||090-13 80 32|
|Adress:||Obbolavägen 125, 904 22 Umeå|
|Telefon:||090-13 54 90|
|Fax:||090-13 54 96|
|Adress:||Pilgatan 5, 903 31 Umeå|
|Telefon:||090-14 14 60|
|E-post:||email@example.com (el.) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ord. priser:||Priserna varierar en del beroende på om man ska ha WC, dusch, sängkläder och frukost samt om man är medlem i STF eller ej.|
|Adress:||Västra Esplanaden 10, 903 26 Umeå|
|Telefon:||090-77 16 50|
|Fax:||090-77 16 95|
|Ord. priser:||Priset varierar beroende på tillgängligheten av WC.|
|Adress:||Järnvägsallén 20, 903 28 Umeå|
|Telefon:||090-18 57 18|
|Fax:||090-18 57 01|
It is possible you can get some rebate if you argue that you are taken part in a conference arranged by Umeå University.
Generally ordinary hotels are cheaper the nights Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday.
Free web (wireless net) is surprisingly rare, and you may find yourself without easy net communication during your stay at Umeå. At Stockholm airport you can get webaccess for 2€ an hour. Hotels are generally not cheap, close to 1000 SEK per night for week nights is common.
Ett möte som har information om Umeå åtminstonde till början av juni http://www.ling.umu.se/filosofidagarna/Umea_ToR.html
Inklusive boende (men priserna är de låga weekendpriserna) http://www.ling.umu.se/filosofidagarna/Boende.html
On the extreme simple end ("youth
hotel standard") you can also find alternatives, on 2 kms away (mainly for those who stay more than 4 nights)
and in downtown 3.5 kms away. They have not direct links but you can find them through the links above.
Map of central Umeå and the
The conference is in house 45, hotell Björken is at number 15. Hotell Pilen, 17, OK Hotel at 18.
You may eat at Björken (15) (-19) or IKSU (2) (-20) or Röd
The party Sept 28 is at first S below 45.
If you have a car, where is a camping ground with cabins north of Nydalasjön.
Guest parking at the University area has become rather expensive (5 kr/hour), I can fix a decal which make it cheaper, but it may be to complicated to administer it.
The airport is 2 km SW of the southern fringe of the maps. There are some seed orchards behind the airport.
Maps at http://kartor.eniro.se/ Unfortunately it is difficult to glue in maps from Eniro,
If you stay in Uppsala on the way, a hotel close to the railway station from where trains (and buses) to Arlanda starts, and the train Umeå-Stockholm passes where, is: http://www.hotelsvava.com/
If you stay in Stockhom on the way, a hotel close to the railway station where buses and trains to Arlanda starts, is http://www.adlon.se/lang_uk/index.shtml
Tables including all communications with Umeå airport exists on the web of
Umeå municipality (in Swedish): http://www.umea.se/
Umeå attractions http://www.visitumea.se/
Umeå restaurangs: http://www.visitumea.se/umeaturistbyra/umeatouristoffice/meny1/fooddrinks.4.d2f5f1101a6b3e70c800021464.html
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: http://www.slu.se/?id=580
Last edit Sept 2007