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Clarion Hotel Plaza

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Vastra Torggatan 2, Karlstad 65225, Sweden (Formerly Radisson SAS Plaza)
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014
347erikb Kongsvinger, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kongsvinger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As almost always in sweden it's great service and with a smile. :) Only thing to complain, is the shower on the room. Only covered by a little screen so the floor gets wet. Good location in the city:)

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear 347erikb, I thank you for your good review and that you were pleased with staying here at Clarion Hotel Plaza. SInce our newly done renovation some of the shower walls are a bit narrow and we are aware of this and we are investigating on how to proceed and make these better. It all comes down to lack of... More 

Skien
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fantasic location, fantastic rooms and very high service level from Jessica at the front desk. Very good breakfast with a lot of nice options like pancakes and waffles. The suites with double rain shower is amazing. We will be back soon :-)

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Rune K, You make us very happy with your enthusiasm and your positive words! :-) I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I´m especially glad of that you praised Jessica in the reception as my staff is our strongest asset! We hope we will see you here at Plaza soon again! Best Regards, Fredrik More 

Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A brief stay as part of a tour group did not allow us enough time to fully appreciate this amazing hotel and its surrounds. Design aspect was very unique with its inside/outside dining area concept...very quirky. Bedding was very comfortable and we enjoyed being able to open the window to let in the fresh air during our very unseasonably hot... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear "Penml", Thank you very much for your great review! I am happy you enjoyed your visit to Sweden, to Karlstad and to our hotel. We are pretty far from Australia but I would love to see you again here at Clarion Hotel Plaza in the future. Your sincerely, Fredrik More 

Owensville, Mo
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We liked the size of the room and accessible bathroom doors. I was disappointed that the toilet was dirty!! We liked the breakfast, and especially the hostess, who went out of her way to keep the food in ample supply. We appreciated a newspaper each day, and ice for our cooler.

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Phyllis B, I thank you for giving us feedback on your stay here at Clarion Hotel Plaza. I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall but I am very sorry we for some reason failed with the cleaning. Our cleaning staff normally do a spotless job but I will investigate what went wrong in this case. I hope we... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Location: Located in the city center, though relatively easy to reach by car. Even by train, since the train station is located within 2 minutes of walking distance. Lots of stores and restaurants in the area. And a parking garage for your right across the street. Look and feel: The hotel offers a wide, spacious and bright lobby. There is... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear FBert, I thank your for your good review and I´m very glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Clarion Hotel Plaza. We have just gone through a large renovation and we are happy with the outcome. :-) Regarding the showers they did try to put larger walls in but in some rooms they couldn´t fit unfortunately. I will... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The hotel is nice enough and is located centrally, although most everything is central in this relatively small city. The rooms were big enough and in fairly good condition, both cleanliness and condition wise. The big issue with this hotel is that it has a central enclosed courtyard which all the interior rooms overlook so the noise from the restaurant,... More 

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FredrikLeek, Hotelldirektör at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Protraveler02, First of all, thank you very much for writing a review about us. The comments from our guests are important to us and we are absorbing all good or bad reviews. I am sorry you didn´t find our hotel as a good alternative while staying overnight in Karlstad. We did have a smaller problem with the ventilation system... More 

Haren, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were upgraded from a Superior to a DeLuxe room, because of the busloads of Chinese tourists that visit the hotel frequently (Karlstad lies about midway of Oslo and Stockholm). The DeLuxe rooms are bigger and more luxurious than we are used to, so we might be easily impressed. But it wouldn't take much effort to stay in that room... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Esquared61, Thanks for reviewing our hotel. I am very glad you enjoyed your room and our hotel. In the summertime (June until end of August) we some days have a lot of bus groups visiting us, some are Asian, some American and some European. During this period we always try to make the stay as comfortable as it can... More 

Gjovik, Norway
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A modern newly rehabilitated hotel in the heart of Karlstad. Had a deluxe room. Big, airy room with a good working aircondition. A very good bed and pillows. The room faced into a busy street, but this was not a problem due to the good insulated windows. The room also had a sleeping coach where we put the youngest one,... More 

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear ElinGeir, I thank you very much for taking your time reviewing our hotel. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we soon will have the pleasure of welcome you back again. I wish you a continued lovely summer! Best Regards, Fredrik More 

Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really nice staff, from the reception to the restaurant. But there was no air-conditon in our room that has a window that couldn't be opened. The shower lacked a curtain that would avoid the whole room to be wet. Pity,

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Leona258, I thank you for taking your time to write a review about us on Tripadvisor. Our guests thoughts and comments are very important for us in our effort to continuously improve ourselves. We are sorry you found the room to hot and we can blame the lovely summer weather for this. As you probably know we have had... More 

Geelong, Australia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
65 hotel reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

An old hotel, reasonable sized rooms, good location and a reasonable breakfast. Kettle but no tea or coffee in our room. BYO? Biggest problem was the terribly hot room, like trying to sleep in an oven - and the windows do not open. Grumpy terse man at reception, but perhaps he had a long day. OK for one night. (Only.)

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FredrikLeek, Hotelldirektör at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Down Under01, I thank you for your review. Your comments are very important for us and we are trying our best to make all our guests happy when staying at the hotel. The hotel has gone through a long renovation and finally all rooms are ready and we are very happy with the result. I will for sure check... More 

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Address: Vastra Torggatan 2, Karlstad 65225, Sweden (Formerly Radisson SAS Plaza)
Location: Sweden > Swedish Lakeland > Varmland County > Karlstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Hotel Plaza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Radisson Karlstad
Karlstad Radisson
Clarion Hotel Karlstad

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