We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scandic Klaralven

Sandbacksgatan 6, Karlstad S-653 40, Sweden
Hotel amenities
Scandic Klaralven
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015
SwedenTravelfan Varmland County, Sweden
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    11
    34
    22
    6
    2
See reviews for
16
19
7
12
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (75)
  • Mar-May only
    (15)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (17)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (24)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (19)
All months
Varmland County, Sweden
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had a very short stay, only most of one night, but had time to observe that the bed was good, the room clean and the shower in order. Good breakfast and quick service both in the breakfastarea and the reception. However, the receptionist could not see to that my home address got updated (not her fault), which I think... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
32 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My expectation was a dull motorway hotel with the usual noice. Instead I got a quiet place with a view of the river Klarälven. The usual perfect reception service was not a surprise but nevertheless appreciated. Easy free parking, also covered spaces, without the fuss with tickets. No close shopping but a petrol station ( just the pumps, no full... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The badly organised and under sized breakfast room took the score down from three to two. Friday morning: not a single seat free at the breakfast. The staff didn't manage to get food to accommodate all guests. The breakfast buffet was very unorganised. Normally at a Scandic there is always a logical flow in the breakfast but that wasn't the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anki T, Bokningschef at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review
Google Translation

Hej Lennart, Tyvärr kan det vara så ibland att när alla gäster kommer samtidigt så kör det ihop sig på... More 

Lerum, Sweden
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

The location of the hotel is great. Located by the river Klarälven. But the hotel itself is average. The service was quite okay but slow. Breakfast had plenty to choose from. There is a pool area in the basement that the kids will enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel is located right on tge shore of the klarälven river - perfect for jogging in the morning or when weather permits bf on the outdoor terrace. The building itself is quite ugly, carpets from the 80s and nothing really nice to mention,. Rooms are clean, there is a small gym, an indoor pool an a sauna and bikes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We saw a couple of pictures on the internet and thought it might be ok. When whe got there the place actualy looked very bad. Whe got a room very quickly, very old stuff, lamps, beds, curtains. The whole furniture was old. Then we decided to go for a swim, when whe saw the swimmingpool whe got scared of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Are you visiting Karlstad? are you bringing your car and don't have any high standard requirements? then you can stay at this hotell. The location is OK if you have a car,m b ut terrible if you came by train or bus. If you are looking for high standard, look elsewhere....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anna O, General Manager at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review
Google Translation

Hej! Tack för att du tagit dig tid att skriva ner dina synpunkter om vårt hotell. Nästa gång du kommer... More 

Halmstad, Sweden
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
66 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have stayed here before, and the advantage is that it is close to the highway E18 and easy to get to. The room (102) was outdated but clean and looked just like so many other Scandic rooms. The best thing is the view of the river, so make sure to book a room facing the river and not the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
466 reviews 466 reviews
65 hotel reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The hotel is located by the Klaralven river and offers a fantastic view from the dining room and the adjoining large verandah sit-out. There is also a wooden staircase from the verandah sit-out to go down to the river side via a wooden bridge. We were a group of 26 and had a comfortable stay for a night. The complimentary... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vasteras, Sweden
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Middle class hotell, nice located at the riverside, and badly located next to the E18 highway. Service, rooms and restaurang are quite ok, typical Scandic style. Be aware of the high traffic noice for rooms located towards the highway. Book room located towards the river. They have very nice view and are quiet. Good value for money, much cheeper then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (19)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question