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Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Jonkoping
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Philadelphia
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92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Perfect stay in a lovely town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

I came to Jonkoping for a conference. It's not the most happening town in the world, but it is certainly not without its charm. Part of what made my stay so nice was this hotel. It is a very nice hotel with lovely decor and rooms that are a very nice size. The staff simply could not be friendlier. They will go it of their way to do anything to help. When I told one of them I wanted to bring authentically Swedish candy back to my students in the US, she took me through the best options and taught me a little bit about the most popular candy in the area. The location is also great. It's about a four minute walk from the train station. You will sleep like a baby here, too. The rooms are kept a comfortable temperature, and the surrounding area is quiet. I am the world's lightest sleeper, and I slept so soundly, I was confused when my alarm went off.

A huge benefit to this place is that there is free food and drink all day, so you can really save a lot of money. The breakfast buffet is very good. There are cereals, breads, jams, spreads, eggs, meats, yogurts, and even a waffle maker! They even went and got me vegan margarine when I asked if they had any dairy-free spreads. Lovely. There are cookies, cakes, and coffee/water throughout the afternoon for free, and then there is a free dinner, too. This is not the most lavish dinner you will eat, but I think it is pretty darn good when you consider it's free. An example dinner includes chicken wings, roasted potatoes, salad, some fruit, breads, olives, and chocolate pudding with whipped cream, so it's actually quite generous for something you didn't even pay for. Vegetarians will have fewer options, and vegans will have to be creative (I managed to make a meal out of what was there, but it took some doing. Again, though, it's free, so I can't complain). The staff are also very attentive and replenish the food/clean the buffet area up often. All of these meals are eaten in a lovely atrium, and much of the food offered is organic. Wine and beer are also available, but these obviously are not free :)

If you find yourself in Jonkoping, do not hesitate to stay here. I simply can't imagine another place doing such a wonderful job of caring for you.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Orange Park, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is located across the street from the cathedral and a short walk from the lake. There is parking next to the cathedral that is free from 6 pm to 9 am and has a 2 hour maximum at other times. We had a beautiful corner suite that was very comfortable. One of the best things about the hotel is that both a breakfast and an evening buffet were included in the cost of the room and were both very good. Since everything is very expensive in Sweden this was nice to have. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. If we ever get back to this area we would stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ulrika V, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to review your stay with us. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Especially that you found the staff friendly and helpful. It is our main ambition to keep a friendly atmosphere.

Hope to see you again!

Ulrika Vestin
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Close to train station and water easy walking area town
You have to pay for parking down side
Breakfast and evening buffet included which is nice since
Also coffee tea fruit in the lobby all day
Sweden is expensive
The front desk was helpful everyone spoke English
I selected this place based on prior review which in found true and helpful
I would stay here again

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This hotel is located inside a former factory for matches. Lots of photos provide information about the history.
There is a central, glass-covered atrium which contains the breakfast room where an excellent Swedish breakfast buffet is offered. Rooms are comfortable and have an 'old' charm. Good location, close to the lake.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Ulrika V, Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for you review, we are truly glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stayed alone for 9 nights in a twin room in late Feb/early Mar 2013. Room size is ok for 1 person but will be small if there are 2 persons.
Everything works and everything is very clean.
Basic amenities in the room and bathroom. Hot water for shower comes on and off. Bed not firm enough and pillows not enough stuffing inside. Cannot control room temperature and heater not strong enough (it is zero degree outside). No safe, fridge or mini kettle in room. No room service. Buffet breakfast was ok but the same items every day. Buffet dinner included in the room price. Some days ok but many days saw last night's dinner leftover resurrect as tonight's soup or another dish.
Hotel location is good. Can walk to train/bus station, lake, matchstick museum, shops and restuarants and the shopping belt.
A flight of steps at the entrance and no porter means you have to lug your luggage down when you arrive and up when you leave.
Service at the reception and the restuarant was efficient but not warm.
Overall I had an ok stay but would consider somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Ulrika V, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Dear sir,
Thank you for sharing your experinece of our hotel. Let me respond to a few of your comments.
Breakfast in most hotels in Sweden are exactly the same everdy day. For our reurning guests conveninece se do serv a "Breakfast Item of the Month" to have something new from month to month. This can be a smoothie, Fried eggs etc etc. It is always difficult to meet up to all guests prefeneces regarding beds. Many guest compliment our beds and we do have some beds that are more firm. Please let us now upon check in an we will do our best to help.
Our superior rooms all have minibars and kettles aswell as iphone speakers.
We do also have a side entrance to avoid having to carry the luggage up & down the staris. We canof course improve information about this.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

I thought the hotel has pretty well reviewed by 'experience_addicted' below - tired in places, good in others, the heating or ventilation system was v noisy all night throughout our stay, which was a big bugbear - but at least it wasn't just me that experienced it, selfish I know.

I did make the mistake of taking a bottle of coke to the table at dinner, and was told off (apparently in Sweden you can lose your drinks licence if you haven't bought it from them - and before you ask, no they didn't have any) - this could have been done more discretely, I felt like a naughty school boy, and more than a little uncomfortable, especially as the staff then helped themselves to the evening buffet and then retired to the reception to eat.

The hotel is certainly aimed at the business traveller, mainly Swedish and not international, most of the information is in Swedish, which was fair enough. Staff spoke excellent English which was pretty useful as my Swedish is non-existent.

Would probably try somewhere else when if I come back to Jonkoping, apparently there is a nice place surrounded by trees..

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Ulrika V, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Im sorry to say that we currently have a problem with the ventilation beeing noisy in some of our rooms. We have taken action and done an inspection and further action will be taken shortly balancing the ventilation.

None of the Clarion 'Collection Hotels have a dining room for personnel, it is a part of keeping a friendly atmosphere. Therfore it is common to see our staff take their meal together with the guests. However, guests should always comes first, they should always wait until ther is a quiet moment to eat. I am truly sorry you were told off in an undiscrete way.

Kind Regards
Ulrika
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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

My favorite hotel i n Jonkoping. Good food, nice room and a feeling like home. I like the rooms and the have a wonderful free dinner. Dont miss the sauna and relax. near centrum and indoor parking place.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Ulrika V, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
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Hej Gert,

Underbart att du trivs så bra hos oss :-) vi är så glada att du är vår stamgäst!

MVH
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Property: Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria
Address: 5 F E Elmgrens Gata, Jonkoping 553 16, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Jonkoping County > Jonkoping
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Jonkoping
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Victoria offers a classic and timeless atmosphere in the heart of Jonkoping's history. The hotel is decorated with paintings telling the story of the invention of the matchstick in Jonkoping. The hotel is situated in the beautiful Vaster quarter of town, and offers walking distance from the varied dining, shopping and nightlife of Jonkoping. In addittion you will find the attractionhs like the match museum and John Bauers museum nearby. Hotel Victoria has a long and exciting history. The house was erected in 1882 by author and healthcare pioneer Ebba Ramsay. The house was then used as a home for mentally disabled and epileptics. In his work against the proliferation of alcoholism in his time, he ran a alcohol free tavern in the hotel basement. Ebbas ghost is said to still have residence in room 426. The hotel relax-department offers both excersise and relaxation. The department spans two floors by the old Victoria hall. Here you can find treadmill, spinningbike, sauna, showers, and a separate room with seating and tv where you can enjoy a beer directly from the tap. ... more   less 
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