On a ship with a crew of 13 the power of darkness is ever present. A whistle onboard can drive wind and sea into a violent rage…

  • 13 m2
  • 140 cm Queen Size bed or 120+90 cm or 90+90 cm bunkbed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Free WiFi

Seafarers leave some common sense behind when they go to sea, and then bring superstition back on land with them. Our really compact rooms at Stora Hotellet in Umea are inspired by superstition as much as by the small but smart seaman’s cabin. Everything you need in a small space, just like onboard ship.

The superstition rooms have three varieties of bed: a 140 cm Queen Size bed or 120 cm lower bunk and 90 cm upper bunk, or 90 + 90 cm bunkbed. The rooms have TV and bathroom with shower. Many of these rooms are in Stora Hotellet’s attic with a sloping ceiling, and unusual angles.

Breakfast is included at Gotthards Krog, where you can also enjoy lunch, dinner or snacks at the bar. Our breakfast buffet is served in our continental indoor square. Serving is open all day and offers the opportunity to enjoy drinks, snacks, lunch and dinner. The restaurant Gotthards Krog is named after Stora Hotellet’s first owner, Gotthard Zetterberg, and is ranked among Umeas best restaurants on TripAdvisor.

  • Stora Hotellet’s Freedom Suite is in the old banqueting hall and comprises a bedroom and living room covering 89 square metres. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • At Stora Hotellet, King Oscar II and many a common sailor have walked up the staircase, built in 1895. In the background is Gotthard's restaurant and bar. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Night time at Stora Hotellet’s reception. In days gone by, party goers from the hotel would have mingled here with busy sailors from the seaman’s mission. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen

  • When the 1895 staircase stops, a new staircase takes you to the attic. The new staircase was built from ship wreckage wood, old furniture and stuff found in the hotel's old attic. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Næzéns library is always open to our guests. A tribute to doctor Daniel Erik Næzén and his health spa that was located here. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • The bar in Gotthard's restaurant is next to the lobby. It’s a meeting place for both Umeå residents and guests from near and far. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Gotthard's restaurant mixes fresh, local ingredients and inspiration from the world's ports. A tribute to the Gotthard Zetterberg, the first director of the hotel. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Superstition rooms are compact and cozy sailor berths in Stora Hotellet’s old attic with sloping ceiling, nooks and crannies. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.