We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Scandic Klaralven

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Scandic Klaralven
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 43: English reviews
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit worn but well kept and clean hotel, a 15 minute walk from town centre. (You can rent a bicycle at the hotel, and then you'll be "downtown" in no time. Karlstad is flat and perfect for cycling.) My room (245) was facing the freeway (E18, 50 metres away). In the summertime, with no air condition, that would be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tannpirker
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Friendly staff in the reception but the staff in the restaurant was a disaster. Very rude and unpolite. It was to many guests and not enough staff in the restaurant so they didn´t have time to clean the tables. We had to eat breakfast at a table with a lot of dirty plates still left. We came down to breakfast... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jill E
Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review

Dear Jill, Sorry to hear that you where not satisfied with the restaurantstaff and food. We always try to fill up the buffet all times but sometimes when a lot of guests come at the same time it can be a challenge. I hope you come and see us again so that we can show that we can do better. More 

Travelers are raving about these Karlstad hotels

Märsta
Level Contributor
61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Spent one night here during a businesstrip. Just standard room, and the room was rather spartan, clean and with a nice and comfy bed. Staff was friendly and alert, fast check in/out (allways good when you travel and are worn out after hours of driving). The hotel is located a bit on the outskirts of Karlstad, so not much to... More 

Helpful?
Thank NorthernSwede
Ronneby, Sweden
Level Contributor
635 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Its a Scandic hotel which means that it is like going to McDonalds - you know what you get. Same here. Basic with "everything" you need but also some extras like sauna, pool and free parking. Close to city centre (15 min walk), free Wi-Fi (as usual with Scandic), a very good breakfast and a all-you-can eat menu at weekends.... More 

Helpful?
Thank dgjohansson
Level Contributor
86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Chose a busy day. Was not able to get a good table. Paid a fairly stiff price for a rather sparse buffet. In all fairness, taste was quite good. Started with fish, which tasted good. Sauce with the fish, though should have been made from real ingredients and not instant. Will be back, but next time I will book in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Olaf H
Mebane, North Carolina
Level Contributor
100 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stayed here 1 night on our way to Norway. The hotel is near E-18, the major road between Stockholm and Oslo. For Americans who always get a little frustrated about the limited parking in major Scandinavian cities, this stop is a real treat. There is a huge parking lot, definitely an advantage when you have a new car that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Johnson747
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were there there for a Curling competition. Our assigned room faced the river which was the best part of it. It was as small as our bathroom at home. The mattresses on the two single beds pushed together was 1.5 inches. I got a neck ache from it. The tv was good,offering many English channels.We had bathrobes but no... More 

Helpful?
Thank mckay19
Seattle
Level Contributor
47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This place has the look and feel of a 1970s Howard Johnson motel. Nothing glamorous, but it's quiet and comfortable. The room is about the size of your freshman-year dorm room. The bed is comfy. You will enjoy your stay much more if you get a river-facing room. The highway-side rooms are a bit noisy. Great wifi.

Helpful?
Thank ExcelWiz
Anki T, Reservationsmanager at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our hotel. We read everything and it helps us in our struggle to always get better. Welcome back! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
390 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We needed a place to stay for the night and Scandic Klaralven seemed to have a conveinent location. It's OK but the rooms are smallish. But two thing are not acceptable. Firstly, the hotel elevator is at the far end of the hotel so if you get a room on the lower level be prepared for a long walk. Secondly,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tord E
Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your stay with us. I apologise för the inconvenience with the elevator . As you say the elevator is in the middle of the hotel but we also have stairs close to the front desk. I´m sorry to hear you were disturbed from the road. We hope you come see us soon again and then... More 

Kävlinge
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We stayed there one night just to get some sleep and recharge the batteries before continuing our journey. ==The Room== (basic room for 2 adults with 2 small kids) We got a room with an extra bed which you could let down from the wall (wall mounted bed), which was really practical. The room itself was pretty small and there... More 

Helpful?
Thank mystiqu
Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about our hotel. We appreciate it. I will look into why the pool was cold, it should always have the same temperature.. Please come see us again if visiting Karlstad More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

75 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (43)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (32)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Karlstad hotels
1.5 mi away
Gustaf Froding Hotell & Konferens
0.9 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel Drott
0.9 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad
0.7 mi away
Scandic Winn
Scandic Winn
#7 of 18 in Karlstad
3.5 of 5 stars 228 reviews
0.9 mi away
Scandic Karlstad City
Scandic Karlstad City
#5 of 18 in Karlstad
4.0 of 5 stars 211 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two-story Motor Hotel located on Highway E18, on River Klaralven. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Klaralven

Address: 6 Sandbaecksgatan, Karlstad 653 40, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Price Range: $117 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Klaralven 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, HotelTravel.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Expedia and Priceline so you can book your Scandic Klaralven reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Scandic Klaralven Karlstad
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Karlstad
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay