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Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Vaxjo
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

They have multiple buildings so you might not be in the same building as the reception. The overall stay was alright, but they could have parking options and more ironing boards to use for guests. Good staff.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Simon J, Front Office at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Hi nosaj969!

We are happy that you chose us when you visited Växjö and hope that you will choose us again if you come to Växjö one more time. We take all your opinions for consideration.

Thank you that you toke your time to write an review about us here one TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the hotel, very good service from the staff, upgraded to a suite which was very comfortable and oddly located across the street from the main hotel. Plenty of room with excellent facilities, As we were visiting friends in the area we did not use the evening buffet or coffee and cakes during the afternoon. As said in previous comments the hotel really is 2 minutes walk from the train station.The breakfast was extensive with most food available.Very unusual to have to put on warm clothes to go for breakfast and certainly a talking point. This is the second time we have visited Vaxjo and exactly the same hotel layout , having to dress for breakfast across the street. The hotel appears to be very secure with 24hr TV and electronic passes. Only one downside was that at 2.00pm woken by students coming out of a night club and walking below our suite which kept us awake for a couple of hours.

Room Tip: If stopping a saturday night try to ask for a room away from the pedestrian street, only a small thi...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Other than the sidewalk work in front of the building at the moment- it was great. Front desk
young ladies could not have been nicer and we asked alot of questions. The "lite" dinner was
really a full dinner we are happy we had not eaten before our arrival. Since we arrived after
6pm we were able to park on the street just 1 1/2 blocks away overnight for free and just pay
for an hour of the morning after 9am. Room had great pillows and even an oscillating fan. Would
definetly reccommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The central location, perfect for an evening stroll to the cathedral, smooth efficient service, pleasant rooms, and not the least Clarion Collection's policy of a tasty evening buffet included in the room rate make this hotel an easy winner in the tiny town of Växsjö.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

It felt like a good hotel when booking it, and the hotel itself was not that bad, it was rather the service.

More than 1 hour to check-in due to new or temporary staff that didn't know what to do. Even if we had some special needs, it was just a matter of chaning rooom and it should not take that long.

The location of the hotel has two bad things, street noice from people having a good time and parking. Parking is a short walk from the hotel if you don't manage to get one of the few parking lots that the hotel has.

Cleaning was not good, dirty tables in the restaurant and the rooms were only cleaned on the survace, not under the bed and so on.

Not even the free swedish TV channels were available. That's quite poor, in particular since they should be a family hotel, you would expect the free child-TV channel.

Shower was broken and floor had several holes. Curtains did not cover the morning sun.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Location on pedestrian street .shops and train walking distance .we have car which
Of course you have to pay for parking in hotel garage . If you have a car in Sweden count on adding a parking fee in to you budget. The good news must hotel web site till you if a charges
The front desk was very very helpful and friendly . Everyone speaks English
Breakfast and an evening buffet is included which helps a lot since eating in Sweden is very expensive
There is coffee , tea , water , cookies and fruit in the lobby all day.
It is about a 45 minutes to one hour drive to the crystal country
You can get some good deals . Any you buy can be shipped back home the shipping adds to the deals you get but worth it .
We join the hotel and area very much

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed three nights. All the time we were met with a big smile by the receptionists. The rooms in the mini-suite were spacious and we enjoyed to have a balcony as well. Breakfast was comprehensive as was the complimentary dinner buffet. It would have been helpful to, in advance, be informed how to get to the hotel by car, since the hotel is situated in a pedestrian area. Parking is available "around the corner". Further, Växjö is a small town with a condensed city center. Every attraction is easily reached on foot.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal

Address: 10 Baeckgatan | For GPS: Sandgardsgatan 22, Vaxjo 352 30, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Kronoberg County > Vaxjo
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Vaxjo
Price Range: $113 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate first class-hotel with 111 cozy rooms, elegant furnishing, with its own individual style and story to tell. Persian carpets and original art works reflect cozy living. All rooms have cable TV and hairdryer. We offer complimentary organic breakfast as well as complimentary evening buffet. Coffee, tea, and fruit are available 24/7 for all our guests. Located in the city center, on a pedestrian street you find shopping, culture and other entertainments just around the corner. ... more   less 
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