Hotels | Hotell Gamla Fängelset (Old prison) offers accommodation in a unique and historic building from 1861, which was the Västerbotten County Prison until 1981. The hotel is centrally located in quiet and leafy neighborhood close to shopping, cafes, restaurants and the beautiful Umeälven. Within 5 to 15 minutes walking you reach the city center, regional hospital, university, Norrlandsoperan, Bildmuseet and Västerbottens museum.
The building is Umeå's oldest stone house and one of the few that survived the great fire of 1888, today a building memorial and carefully renovated to maintain the prison's original atmosphere. The building contains single and twin-bed cells, double and quadruple rooms, a meeting room and a prison museum. Free wi-fi! Breakfast, linen, towel and bathrobe are included in the room rates. Shared bathroom with separate shower and toilet areas are located on both floors. TV room and well-equipped kitchen with options to cook and store own food are available for the guests.
In the old Tingshuset close by, there is a cozy pub offering food & drinks with an outdoor bar in the summer.
The airport bus and local bus stop is only 200 meters from the hotel. It takes 12 minutes by bus from Umeå Airport to the hotel, 10 minutes by taxi. Parking is just outside the hotel.