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“Comfortable, clean hotel. Good location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kungsgatan 22 | Box 317, Karlstad 651 08, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Karlstad
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“Comfortable, clean hotel. Good location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

You can easily walk from the main train station to this hotel. As you walk out of ticket hall, head straight across the road and keep walking. When you get to the river you will see a British theme pub on your right called The Bishops Arms. This pub is actually part of the hotel.

The reception is clean, but homely. This isn't a modern hotel, although it has all the modern facilities. Check-in was quick, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The lifts to the rooms seem old fashioned but they do the job.

The room itself was as good as I could have hoped for. The view wasn't great for me, as all I got was a window opening on to the internal courtyard. Very limited selection of TV channels. Room service choice also seems very limited, although it features some exotic fare like Fillet of Reindeer if you are the adventurous sort. There is an ironing room on the 2nd floor, but as my room had it's own iron I'm not sure why that's there.

Breakfast was a plentiful buffet, but very much meat-centric so if you're vegetarian you will struggle. Quality of the food was excellent, however.

There is free wifi throughout the hotel and it is reasonably fast. Overall - this is a highly recommended hotel. However, it can be expensive especially if there is a big event taking place in town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Very friendly hotel....great bar and bar food, some rooms are a little small, but cosy and clean nonetheless. great bar with a good selection of beers and food, loved the reindeer burger with lingon berries! (...........and the guinness!)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed New Years Eve and were received by friendly staff. Check-in was rapid as was the check-out the next morning. The room was budget price and also budget size. Rather narrow bed for two but we had been warned when booking so no hard feelings there. The small room was quiet and clean, recently refurbished.

Very rich breakfast buffet included in the room price the next morning. Everything you could ask for and then some. Do-it-yourself Belgian waffles as well.

The hotel is right in the center of the city with nice walks along the riverbanks or shopping if you prefer.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad is a nice and historical hotel located in the center of Karlstad. The "deluxe" room was spacious and comfortable, yet quite affordable at about 900 SEK a night.

The English restaurant/pub next door had a great atmosphere and the food there was great.

We saw some indications of wear and tear that really should be fixed, but overall this was a very nice stay at a great hotel, which we probably will visit again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed only one night on our way up north in Dalarna,
it cost only 1000 kr. (aprox. 95 euros) for two persons in a very nice room incl. a
big, very good breakfast with everything you could wish for.
The hotel is located down by the River Klarälven in the middle of the city, close to shops
and restaurants, the Hotel has also a very nice Pub "The Bishops Arms" with lot´s of
beers and good food.
We put our badge "Revied on Tripadvisor" on the roomwindow, because we liked it so much!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The building itself is impressive, originally build in year 1908. The present owner, the Elite Hotels, renovated the interior some few years ago - which now is updated to a modern standard. As a visitor, you may be a bit impressed of the grand reception area, the great staircase welcoming you inside the hotel, the restaurant…yes - of the great architecture. Even (most of?) the rooms are renovated to a modern standard.
I know, because I even stayed a number of times at the hotel…especially at the time (some years ago) when it was a Best Western hotel.

I was not impressed by the welcoming when checking in. The female receptionist seemed to be a bit nonchalant and absent-minded, in spite of the fact that I was the only guest present. I didn’t have the feeling that I got a warm welcoming.
And I really think that you, as a guest checking in to a hotel, automatically should be asked if you would like to have A) a log-in to the internet, and B) a newspaper!

My room wasn’t especially big, however, the view - toward the “Klara” river passing right outside the hotel - quite nice. The hard-wooded-floor was fine, the desk (where to work) sufficient, the bed was a double bed, the TV-set large, and the bath-room quite nice.
You could notice that the room had been renovated…maybe in a hurry (?), as the craftsmen’s work wasn’t too impressive everywhere.

During the evening I visited the pub “Bishops Arms” at the ground level of the hotel. They have a large selection of beer and whiskey, as well as some food. I had a terrific, very large and well tasting Caesar salad. The interior of the pub, i.e. the whole surrounding and setting of the premises, are very nice!

The large restaurant where the breakfast is served is a quite impressive room. However, I wasn’t really impressed by the range, and the quality, of the food served. Additionally, the hotel didn’t seem to have turned on the heating system. A combination of those two facts made me leave the restaurant without reading my morning newspaper to the last page.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Arrived late but was served properly and swiftly, room was fine to international standards. Bar dowstairs excelent with lots of high bookshelves providing a homely atmosphere. Beds were OK (a bit soft perhaps) and breakfast as one could wish for!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Elite Stadshotellet Hotel Karlstad
Address: Kungsgatan 22 | Box 317, Karlstad 651 08, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Swedish Lakeland > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Karlstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad 4*
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