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Best Western Gustaf Froding Hotel & Konferens
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Karlstad
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed here for one night (business trip) in June 2013. Not the most modern hotel, but the room was clean and functional. The motorway is quite close to the hotel and it generates some noise. Breakfast was not to impressive. All in all: Fair price for this accommodation.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We booked a superior room With a double bed. Got what seem to me to be a standard room With 2 single beds. Nothing we can do about it was the Message from the reseption. They also managed to make an error witch made us pay for the room we initially booked twice. Had 2 make 2 trips back to the reception to make the Electronic key work, and make sure there was nothing they could do to straighten out the errorrs they made. The reseptionist seamed untouched by all the errors and just pulled her shoulders to Our problem.

The rooms are big but not of a good standard. Could definetly also be cleaner.

Would never stay at this hotel again, and after we get Our Money back for the doble payment tomorrow we are leaving for another hotel.

Would recomend everyone to choose form the 20 or other options in Karlstad.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Nice and airy, spacious and comfortable that first impressions anyway
There is also a big free car park and open wifi system.
The room although spacious is a touch austere. It reminded me of a Nun’s convent room
Not wanting to over do it in the comfort stakes.
Breakfast is in a large room with plenty of seating though not too much choice, it’s still adequate.
Gym is just a treadmill cycle machine and one or two weights but there is a large inviting pool.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The location of the hotel is in the forest, 4 km / 2.5 miles outside the city centre of Karlstad. The nearest neighbor is an OK/Q8 petrol station (which sells some basic food products, fast food, newspapers etc. as well).
The main express road E18 connection the two capitals Stockholm (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway) passes by the hotel, approx 150 m away (hidden behind the trees…though, you may possibly hear the sounds of heavy trucks passing).

I was friendly welcomed and registered by the young female clerk at the front desk. Being a BW Rewards Platinum member, I nevertheless experienced a lack of knowledge and dedication. I had to ask for a newspaper and for information about the Wi-Fi connection. Furthermore, when I asked if she possibly could up-grade me to a better room, due to the Platinum level of my member card, she had to check the manual if that would be possible according to the rules. She confirmed, after having read the manual that an up-grade in fact is one of the advantages for guests having a Platinum card (which I already knew myself). However, as - according to the clerk - no better/larger was room available due to a fully booked hotel, she could not help me.

Hmm…..when I was looking at the limited number of cars at the parking outside the hotel late in the evening and early the next morning, I really had my doubts about how many rooms really were booked that night!

The room itself was a single occupancy room at the third floor, very dull, very impersonal and very old-aged. It should really need a renovation. The madras was too soft for me, and the curtain didn’t really cover the window. The bathroom was “ancient”…maybe from the 70’s. With only a very tiny shelf to put your own belonging.

The breakfast restaurant (i.e. the same as the evening restaurant, which even is used as a dancing restaurant during some weekends) is very spacious. It has a large flat-screen TV-set on the wall, typically for many basic hotels.
The breakfast itself is basic…actually, I can’t recall anything that answered to, or exceeded, my humble expectations.
The number of Swedish newspapers was very limited – and only one copy of the second largest morning paper “Svenska Dagbladet”.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in July '12. The room was completely OUTdated and we asked for another room as we were here for a much needed date-trip and the bed was two single 90 cm beds. The clerk in the reseption was no way near coopoerative and the response we got was that we were allowed to push the two single beds together... The location is no way near central and is located near a busy road that we could hear even with the windows closed (the good thing is, after all, that Sweeden closes early in the night so it is not so noisy after 9 o' clock).

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for two nights in May 2012. The overall impression is "dated". Nothing has changed here since the 80's or early 90's.The room was OK in size but totally dull in design. The bed, against a wall, was of regular 90 cm's size which is OK if you're not moving too much in your sleep.The restaurant is of poor quality, a souless large empty (at least when I stayed there, weekdays in prime business season) space with an overpriced evening buffet of two overcooked hot dishes and a wet and soulless sallad buffet as the only evening choice. The location is however the true drawback with this hotel, far outside the city centre so there are no walking distance alternatives to the dull supper apart from a snack at the nearby petrol station.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

The good: clean, free spacious parking, free wifi. The bad: noise from pool late in the eve. Room needed facelift. Location is not very central, good with car though. The ugly: a really annoying live band playing during the evening buffet. Breakfast: juice was watered out and sour. Bread from yesterday. Had to fetch coffee from the lobby as the stuff from the machine in the breakfast room tasted horrible.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Hojdgatan 3, Karlstad 654 68, Sweden (Formerly Gustaf Fröding Hotell & Konferens)
Location: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Karlstad
Price Range: $89 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Gustaf Froding Hotel & Konferens 3*
Number of rooms: 163
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