Västerås

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Västerås

Västerås has a long history of innovation and great visions. This is a modern city with a small-town feel, great nightlife and exciting attractions!

Västerås lies on the northern shore of Lake Mälaren, 16 km from Stockholm—and the pulse and influence of the big city is certainly noticeable. There is a bubbling nightlife, strong entrepreneurial spirit and exciting events and attractions all year round. Your trip to Västerås will show you that the city is full of life!

There is a huge selection of pubs and bars, so a weekend trip to Västerås is perfect for revellers. Why not take the lift up to the 24th floor of Skrapan to First Hotel Plaza? It houses the Sky Bar cocktail bar, which boasts the city’s most beautiful views and, according to many, the tastiest drinks. A real favourite for visitors and inhabitants of Västerås alike, who are looking for the highlight of the night!

Do you feel like continuing on into the night? Head to the Blue Moon Bar, which features three large dance floors, or go to the Art Deco-furnished Publik, which takes its inspiration from the roaring 20s. Västerås is the sixth largest city in Sweden and really delivers when it comes to festive entertainment.

Västerås has a lot to discover. There are not many who leave here without visiting Anundshög, the largest ancient long barrow, dating from around 5-700 AD. Neither should you miss the elegant Ängsö slott (Ängsö Castle), dating from the 1400s and according to legend, inhabited by three ghosts, so enter at your own risk! The recently launched “action pool” Kokpunkten is also very popular—a water park situated in an old steam power plant over 8 floors. The experience is enhanced using cool digital effects, fun for big and small alike!

Västerås offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, but if you want to experience something unique, you should book accommodation on a floating dock near the port of Västerås. Here you can sunbathe and swim out to sea and inside there is a hob and gas heating. But the greatest experience is the bedroom downstairs where you sleep 3 metres below sea level with panoramic windows in all directions! An experience you will never forget.

So, is it time to see something new and discover this unique and innovative city? The wide range of activities on offer in Västerås often surprises many visitors—it’s difficult to be bored here!

Comfort Hotel Västerås
Comfort Hotel Västerås
2.5 out of 5
Sigurdsgatan 23, Västerås, Vastmanland
The price is £70 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in the heart of Västerås, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vasteras Harbor, Vasteras Concert Hall and Vasteras Art Museum. Aros Congress Center ...
4.3/5Excellent! (582 reviews)
"Absolutely wonderful hotel. Really good amenities for doing some office days at the hotel and the most comfortable bed I've slept in for years."

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2021

Comfort Hotel Västerås
Elite Stadshotellet Västerås
Elite Stadshotellet Västerås
4 out of 5
Stora Torget 7, Box 19, Västerås
The price is £77 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in the heart of Västerås, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Stora Torget, Vasteras Cathedral and Vasteras Botanical Garden. City Hall and Aros ...
4.3/5Excellent! (908 reviews)
"Great atmosphere in the historic building, friendly staff, nice breakfast area"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2020

Elite Stadshotellet Västerås
The Steam Hotel
The Steam Hotel
4 out of 5
Ångkraftsvägen 14, Västerås, Västerås
The price is £151 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Situated in Västerås, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kokpunkten, Vasteras Concert Hall and Vasteras Science Park. Vasteras Art Museum and Vasteras Harbor ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (753 reviews)
Fantastic design and atmosphere
"Amazing! Fantastic design and atmosphere, super friendly staff and great restaurants. The hotel has a very international vibe. Highly recommend Steam Hotel!"

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

The Steam Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lövudden Strand
Lövudden Strand
3 out of 5
6 Lövudden, Västerås, Västmanlands län
The price is £101 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Västerås aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Lögastrand and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Vasteras Harbor. Framnäsbadet and Vasteras Golf Club ...
Lövudden Strand
First Camp Västerås Mälaren
First Camp Västerås Mälaren
3 out of 5
Johannisbergsvägen, Västerås, Vastmanland
The price is £134 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly cottage is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Lögastrand and within 6 miles (10 km) of Vasteras Harbor and Vasteras Concert Hall. ...
3.9/5Good! (18 reviews)
Bra
"Välordnad stuga men lite dåligt städat, beror säkert på att gästerna vanligtvis städar själva."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

First Camp Västerås Mälaren
Hem till Gården
Hem till Gården
3.5 out of 5
Slanbarsgatan 13, Västerås
The price is £113 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
This family-friendly Västerås aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Rocklunda, ABB Arena Nord and Arosvallen. Arosfortet Adventure Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)
Bring your own food
"You have to make special arrangements to have breakfast at B & B??? Was told at check-in that it was too late to have breakfast the next day???"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2017

Hem till Gården
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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