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Clarion Collection Bilan

Certificate of Excellence
Karlbergsgatan 3, Karlstad 652 24, Sweden
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Clarion Collection Bilan
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo
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95 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

"Singing the blues" or "Jailhouse rock" . . . it is a very charming hotel and above all a very interesting site, too. Upon arrival we were given a room were the electrical installation did not fit. We were immediately given an upgrade and everything was to our entire satisfaction. Another nice and clean room with a very clean bathroom,... More 

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Gjovik, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting historical building, former prison now a hotel With a Nice museum downstairs. Excellent service and Nice, clean rooms and modern bathrooms. Easy parking also. Will stay here again if I come to Karlstad.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clarion Collection Bilan situated just a short walk from the square in central Karlstad City is by far the best hotel in Karlstad. Let me point out some of the highlights with this gem of a hotel. The staff is extremly friendly no matter what time a day and always greet you with a smile. The room is very... More 

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stayed here 3 nights while in town visiting family. The hotel is very nice and we had booked the family room. This provided us extra beds for the kids to sleep and a little more room for all 4 of us. The hotel did provide us with breakfast as well as evening meal. A very good... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Hi Brenton! I thank you for your kind review and I´m happy you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I am specially glad that you mention my staff as one of our strengths and I will send your regards to the receptionist from your check-in day, her name is Sofia. :-) Brenton, I hope we will have the pleasure of... More 

Oslo, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very nice stay with very good breakfast and "Kveldsmat". Special the "Kveldsmat" was very good and far as expected. The bed was no good, too small and soft for to people. Exiting with the old prison museum

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Hi Arild! I am glad to hear you enjoyed our hotel and our evening dinner buffet. I am sad to hear though you didn´t fins our beds comfortable. It´s always difficult with bed as some prefer them hard and others soft. I hope we will see you back at Hotel Bilan soon again! Best regards, Fredrik More 

New Hampshire
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stayed at this hotel during recent trip to Karlstad on business. Smaller size hotel, quaint , good staff. Building has interesting history as it was a former prison. Did nice job converting it. You need to make a short stop in the basement for the museum about its former use. Found my stay quite nice. Room was good size. Enjoyed... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Dear "Lovingit T" I thank you for taking time writing a review about us. I hope to see you again here at Hotel Bilan and until then I wish you a lovely summer! Best regards, Fredrik More 

Safety Beach, Australia
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Second time my wife and I have had an extended stay at the Bilan, this time for 3 weeks. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Breakfast and dinner were excellent, the food was always fresh. The atmosphere is great largely due to the staff. Thoroughly recommend the Bilan and will definitely stay there the next time we visit Karlstad.

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Hi again Scott! So nice to get a second review from you and that we could prove us better this time! :-) I know we are quite far from Australia but I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us again one day! Best regards, Fredrik More 

Lysekil, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The hotel was a pleasant surprise. It is small and quite intimate with friendly service. The conversion from a former prison(!!) has been done very well, including an interesting museum in the basement featuring its previous function. The location near the city centre of Karlstad with on-site parking is convenient. The Löfbergs coffee roasting plant is not far away, with... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Hi David! I thank you for taking your time writing about us. I hope you will have a lovely summer and that you will return to us soon again! Best regards, Fredrik More 

Karlstad, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A wonderful hotel, with good service and delicious food. The only negative thing is that wiifi is not free of charge. A big negative thing was that the bed was not together so sleeping together was very difficult :-(

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Hi Lejla! I thank you for writing about us on Tripadvisor! When you return to us you will be pleased to know that our wifi is free of charge and that you can ask (when making the reservation) for a room with one large bed instead of two seperate ones. I hope you will have a lovely summer! /Fredrik More 

Safety Beach, Australia
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Location: central to town but also close to the train line. Parking: an included pass for the dash for the adjacent public parking - sometimes full on weekends. Room: 220 although a superior room was not big and it was difficult to stow the 3 suitcases necessary for our 20 weeks of travelling but we just managed. It would be... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Collection Bilan, responded to this review

Hi Scott! I thank you for your review hare at Tripadvisor! We had an urgent need for a kitchen renovation and even if we are happy to get it, I am sorry it affected your stay with us. If you come back, everything is finished and the building noise is gone. We are learning from all our reviews and we... More 

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