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“Beautiful location, but room, sauna and pool needs renovation” 3 of 5 stars
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Scandic Klaralven
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sandbacksgatan 6, Karlstad S-653 40, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
Halmstad, Sweden
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187 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, but room, sauna and pool needs renovation”
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 The room (102) was outdated but clean and looked just like so many other Scandic rooms.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 parking lot/highway. The toilet paper holder is something you would find in a public restroom, not in a hotel room!

The gym looks new but the sauna and pool is in desperate need of renovation, with relax chairs with broken arm rests.

The upside is the staff and breakfast.

Room Tip: Make sure to book a room facing the river and not the parking lot/highway. The corridors are very l...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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New Delhi, India
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555 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 439 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 breakfast spread was varied and very good. A nice place to stay in Karlstadt.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vasteras, Sweden
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 Scandic hotels in the city center of Karlstad.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cockney in Wrexham, North Wales
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94 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Nice pleasant place to stay. A little road noise but doesn't interfere with sleep. Breakfast is very good, nice, varied choice. Restaurant food is very good too. Gym is not too big but all the equipment is very new and all works. Pool is small but adequate. Always stay here when working in Kristenhamn.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Malmo, Sweden
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My family and I were traveling through Karlstad and stayed one night at this hotel in a family room that sleeps 3 people.
We arrived in the evening time and the receptionist was nice and helpful.
The room was nice and clean and had all the standard amenities. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms.
The hotel is located by Klarälven. At breakfast you could enjoy a nice view of the water. We chose to stay here because we didn't want to drive into the city center of Karlstad. It was conveniently located just off the highway, but not far from the center either (only 1,5km).
There's free hotel parking just outside which was great for us traveling by car.
An excellent breakfast buffet was included!
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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161 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This is standard Scandic hotel, well located, close to the highway, with a nice view over the river Klaralven. The Karlstad city center is approximately one mile away. The Scandic concept is a bit like McDonald's, you know what you get. The extra spice here is a sauna and a small indoor pool. A good breakfast is also included. The room was very functional but rather small.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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101 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

This hotel is functional and clean. We enjoyed being along the beautiful river.
The food was very good, with a huge selection! We loved having our breakfast on the patio with the beautiful view of the river. 15 minutes was not a bad walk into the center of town. There are bicycles at the hotel if you wish to use them. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were very kid friendly with meals especially. There is a nice play area right in the dining area, for children. I would recommend staying here if you are travelling with family. It is not a posh hotel, but it is comfortable. We enjoyed the wireless in the room.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Scandic Klaralven

Address: Sandbacksgatan 6, Karlstad S-653 40, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Karlstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Klaralven 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motor Hotel located on Highway E18, on River Klaralven. ... more   less 
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