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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Haren, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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195 reviews 195 reviews
66 hotel reviews
248 helpful votes 248 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

Vercorin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Good location at the beginning of the pedestrian zone, no through traffic. Parking (pricey but the hotel picks up SEK 50 of the tab) just across the street. Hotel had a very good interior architect and the covered courtyard is great for having breakfast. We had a spacious (superior) room with big enough bathroom on the 4th floor. Bathroom has... More

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

Dear Eric D, I thank you very much for your review of our hotel. I´m glad you enjoyed your stay and even though you are from abroad I hope to one day get the pleasure to welcome you back to Karlstad again. I wish you a lovely summer! Your sincerely, Fredrik More

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Clarion Hotel Plaza is a nice hotell, with a central location and good and personal service. Nice fitted and decorated rooms of good quality. The breakfast was very good breakfast. Smoth check out. Would like to return.

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

Dear Christer F, We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with your stay here at Clarion Hotel Plaza. We are especially glad that you mention our personal service as a positive thing about your stay since that´s where we are aiming to be different from our competitors. We want to have the most personal employees with a passion... More

Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at this hotell for one night with our one year old daughter. We were traveling through Sweden and wanted to rest and fresh´n up upon our next day. We stayed at the new renovated suite on the forth floor. The room was big with a seperate living room, 2 tv:s, a working area, a water cooker, coffee, te,... More

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

Dear MunterDam, We thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Clarion Hotel Plaza. Suite 450 is one of my favourite rooms so I understand you liked it there. :-) We hope to see you soon again in Karlstad and at our hote and until then I wish you a lovely summer!... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel is right at the main train station, it doesn't look highly attractive but what a pleasant surprise, helpful friendly staff, the rooms are comfortable, plenty of electric plugs and a super Jacuzzi (also with plugs available), towels, sauna and the internet works throughout the hotel. The breakfast was most delicious with plenty of variety, more than expected. If... More

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Dear Manya, I thank you for your positive review of our hotel and I´m glad we were a part of your visit in Sweden. I know we are pretty far away from South Africa but I warmly welcome you back to Karlstad and Clarion Hotel Plaza again in the future. Best Regards, Fredrik Leek, GM More

Turin, Italy
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
60 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Location of this hotel is very good and just few meters from the railway station. Rooms are rather small but functional and clean; no frills, very basic. I liked the hall and the many design pieces which are around: forniture, walls, lobby..... I would suggest it to my friends.

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Helsinki, Finland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Stayed over one night only on a business trip in this centrally located hotel, just a few minutes' walk from the Railway station. The ambience is cozy and friendly, and common spaces such as the downstairs plaza were inviting and interestingly decorated with a modern twist. Our room was large and comfortable but slightly worn-out and outdated by design though,... 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*
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Radisson Karlstad
Karlstad Radisson
Clarion Hotel Karlstad

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Clarion Hotel Plaza is a full service hotel in the heart of Karlstad. The hotel has been under renovation 2013-14 and today it's the most modern hotel in the city with a brand new look. We offer 131 rooms and suites, 11 conference rooms, relax area with gym, jazuzzi and sauna and our popular restaurant - Kitchen & Table. Our fantastic staff dare to be different and will greet you with passion. It won't take long before you feel like home when staying with us. We wish you a warm welcome to Karlstad and to Clarion Hotel Plaza! Clarion Hotel(R) - Service with Passion ... more   less 
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