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“Commendable on all counts” 5 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel Plaza
4.0 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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35 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Commendable on all counts”
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 Italian-type walk-in shower, all required creature comforts, and sockets to plug in razor, toothbrush etc.
The room was nicely laid out and decorated, we slept very well with an open window, loads of sockets next to the beds to plug in all types of electronic stuff that requires recharging (much appreciated because there is no need to unplug TV or lamps when you have to recharge mobile phone, tablet, camera all at the same time).
The reception staff was very helpful, friendly and efficient.
Breakfast spread is buffet with ample selection to please almost any taste.
Altogether, a very enjoyable one-night stay that we were sorry not being able to extend. A great place to stop if you travel between Oslo and Stockholm and don't want to go non-stop.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
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
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Rating summary
  • 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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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.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
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 for what we do. :-)

I hope we will be having the pleasure of welcome you back to our hotel again in the near future!

Your sincerely,
Fredrik /GM
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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, a mini bar and a big cosy comfortable bed. In the morning we had our brekfast and it was really tasty with: fresh fruits, swedish panaceas, wiped cream, cheese, scrambled eggs, muffins, ect. Overall we enjoyed our stay at this hotel, it was a great stop and we will defiantly stay at this hotell again in the suite room.

Room Tip: Room 450 was nice
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FredrikLeek, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
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!

Best Regards,
Fredrik
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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 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 you are anywhere near Karlstad, this hotel is well worth a stay.

Room Tip: Its not a huge hotel, the rooms are all well insulated and internet works well.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FredrikLeek, Hotelldirektör at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
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
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Turin, Italy
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258 reviews 258 reviews
64 hotel reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
119 helpful votes 119 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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
64 helpful votes 64 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, and with windows to the indoor plaza. Sleep quality fine. Good breakfast buffet with plenty of choice, extra plus for delicious local blueberry jam! Very friendly, professional and helpful service at the reception desk. Overall, good vibes around the place, and we would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the lower floors with windows to the indoor plaza - can be noisy. If you need to slee...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnnaGemrud, Hotelldirektör at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
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Härligt att höra om din vistelse. Tack för bra feedback. Vi har nu renoverat hälften av våra rum. Be om ett nyrenoverat rum nästa gång du kommer.
Välkommen tillbaka!
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Drammen, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nice staff that is always smiling, Very good food and very nice breakfast. Rooms are big and comfortable, They are currently renovating so a little disturbance. But nice and quiet anyway.
The old rooms are a worn down, but the new rooms are outstanding.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnnaGemrud, Hotelldirektör at Clarion Hotel Plaza, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
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Härligt att du tycker vi är det bästa hotellet i Karstad. Tackar för fin feedback.

Välkommen tillbaka!
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Address: Vastra Torggatan 2, Karlstad 65225, Sweden (Formerly Radisson SAS Plaza)
Location: Sweden > Swedish Lakeland > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Radisson Karlstad
Karlstad Radisson
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