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Scandic Karlstad City

Drottninggatan 4, Karlstad 65224, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel)
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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398 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a tour group. The room was fairly spacious with a comfortable. I got a great night's sleep due to the comfortable bed and the quietness of the hotel. HOWEVER: This hotel features elevator hell. The elevators only hold 3 people!! Sometimes fewer depending upon whether other patrons packed the kitchen sink. Plus, you have to insert your... More 

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LYON
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

The Hotel is down town which is a good thing. It look's nice outside and also in the reception area. The breakfast was fine with a lot of choice. The bed room was nice and clean The bed mattress was ok. The guy at the bar was very friendly and hese cocktails were excellent. The diner was fine and the... More 

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Stockholm
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151 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We stayed,a family of four, in a family room. The room was spacious, but a bit worn down. Staff was very friendly, but simple routines did not seem to work.In our room two lights were broken,one with the plug broken. And no one had noticed. We got a replacement, but so weak that the entire sitting area was left in... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for writing about your stay with us. Sorry to hear everything was not as expected. Hope to see you soon again so that we can show that we can do better. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had booked family room for 4 persons. First of all beds was not made for 4 - there was only bedding for 3 persons. Room has a lot noise so we had to get new room. Cleaning on hallway and rooms were very poor. Drinking glasses in room was dirty. Arrived Sunday afternoon and was told that restaurant was... More 

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

Sorry to hear your visit wasn´t as expected. We always aim to have a clean hotel and rooms. Our restaurant and bar is closed on Sundays, sorry you didn´t get that information. I hope you can consider staying with us again if visiting Karlstad , so that we can show that we can do better. Happy new year! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Second ime at this hotel. Last time here was in march 2015. Does not feel like the same hotel. Staff still friendly and lobby looks nice. Quick check in as last time. Did not use the overpriced indoor garage this time, plenty of parkingplaces way cheaper around the corner. Scandic city surprised us this time with a runed down look.... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. That helps us to get better. Sorry to hear your stay wasn´t as expected. We always aim to have a clean hotel. We will of course look into what went wrong. We do hope you come see us again. Happy new year! More 

Sundsvall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Second time stay here, nice location. Quite place. Decent gym, sauna and jacuzzi. Plenty of place to chat with friends if do not want to stay in room. Omelet on Wednesday breakfast is great. A little bit old decoration in room but ok in my mind.

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

Hi, Thanks for your thoughts about our hotel. Come see us soon again! Have a lovely day. More 

Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Being on a Cosmos bus tour we were quite satisfied with all aspects of this hotel. Helpful staff and had a good breakfast . All nice and clean. What I could not understand was WHY the lifts were so small for such a big hotel? Three people MAX ! We waited 15 minutes in a queue to use the lift... More 

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

Dear Maurice, Nice to hear from someone " down under" ! Thanks for your thoughts. Please come see us again if you come back to Karlstad! More 

Borlange, Sweden
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here with my brother and sister in law for one night. The room was light and airy. We had a few drinks at the bar and found the staff fun and friendly. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Karlstad.

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Anki T, Bokningschef at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review
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Hej, Roligt att ni trivdes så bra hos oss! Hoppas vi ses snart igen More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I'd rate this hotel a 4 if it were not for the poor cleaning of the bathroom. Great staff and spacious rooms. I just can not get over the fact that the bathroom was in bad shape. Dust every where. Mysterious "spots" in the ceiling.

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Thank 747FAN
Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for letting us know this. We will of course take a look at this. Come see us again so we can show that we can do better! More 

Trollhattan, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Great central hotel with nice lobbyarea, restaurang,breakfast and staff. Its neewly renovated and the food for evening menu is out of the Box , small dishes in a glass , great Idea and it shows the managements thinking in innovativt ways .

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Thank Catharina Mary H
Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Come see us soon again! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Scandic Karlstad City
Scandic Karlstad City
Cuisines: Bar, Swedish
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Scandic Karlstad City

Address: Drottninggatan 4, Karlstad 65224, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel)
Location: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Price Range: $125 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Karlstad City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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