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Scandic Karlstad City

Drottninggatan 4, Karlstad 65224, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel)
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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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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is nice but the cleaning staff uses the same lift as the guests and the stairs are only to be used in case of emergency. I stayed in this hotel for approximately three weeks and the long waiting for the lift became a nuisance. If you leave the windows open you will hear loud noises from shrieking seagulls! On... More 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our room was in 5 th floor, quiet ,facing the inner court . The furniture was scratched ,stained, looking old ,the sink was clogged ,the window openned just a little ,the wardrobe only had 4 hangers . The room was clean .The hotel is near the center ,many restaurants are in just 5 walking minutes . We parked on the... More 

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Norway
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77 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were happy with our one night's stay in Karlstad at this hotel. Perfect location right in the middle of the city center. We had a room facing the street, but that was not a problem with sound proof windows. The room was big enough with two sitting chairs and a comfortable bed. The cleaning was perfect, and the staff... More 

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This hotel is close to the city center and pedestrian only shopping area. Parking worked well. The hotel is at the end of the main street and located fairly quiet but well accessible. We had a nice room and everything was OK. The hotel was quite full so that the breakfast was crowded. For certain groups (Japanese, Korean visitors) they... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This quaint boutique hotel is nestled in the center of town near the town square and their university. It's in easy walking distance to all their main shopping cafes and restaurants. The rooms are small clean and efficient for just sleeping in. You get a nice gym wifi and TV and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for shring your thoughts regarding our hotel. Happy to hear you enjoyed it and our staff. Hope to see you again! Have a lovely summer More 

Lahti, Finland
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast, okay size room compared (one can actually have a bigger luggage inside the room). Location is of course very good, all city restaurants are close. Basic Scandic, no surprises. Breakfast area can be quite full between 07-08.

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about our hotel. Hope to see you again! More 

Ulsteinvik, More og Romsdal, Norway
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nothing bad, but nothing special either. Scandic as you expect it, staff polite and helpful. Rooms a little dated when compared to more modern hotels at similar level. Would benefit from some room refreshing.

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Anki T, Bokningschef at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review
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Hej Craig, Tack för dina synpunkter! Välkommen tillbaka om du har vägarna förbi Karlstad igen. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Check in was quick with very friendly staff. Although they forgott to give me a parking ticket. Problem solved with many excuses so no big deal. First impression: nice, clean, looks more expensive. Staff friendly and helpful explaining everything you need to know in a very short and effective time. Garage a bit expensive, 175 sek per 24 h. Old... More 

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Anki T, Reservationamanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for writing about your stay at our hotel. We appreciate it and our guests thoughts helps us get better. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you soon again! More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Was with great honor that we spend 2 nice nights in this cousy hotel in the center of the town ,staff was very helpfull,relax zone really clean and the restaurant with a really tasting and simple menu !! a place to put in the calendar

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Dear Marinho31, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write it down. We hope to see you soon again! More 

HOUSTON
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105 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was part of Cosmos tour. A good, comfortable, modern hotel with all amenities & facilities for the traveler. It offers free wi-fi, TV, comfortable beds, good bathrooms, good showers. Located very close to the main "walking street" for tourists full of restaurants, shops, churches, super markets and a variety of shops. Heating & air conditioning are provided in the... More 

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and in Karlstad. We hope you choose to stay at a Scandic Hotel if we have the pleasure of welcoming you to Sweden again. Happy New Year! More 

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