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“OK, you get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
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Scandic Klaralven
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
Oslo, Norway
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97 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“OK, you get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Are you visiting Karlstad? are you bringing your car and don't have any high standard requirements? then you can stay at this hotell.
The location is OK if you have a car,m b ut terrible if you came by train or bus.

If you are looking for high standard, look elsewhere....

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Anna O, General Manager at Scandic Klaralven, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Google Translation
Hej!
Tack för att du tagit dig tid att skriva ner dina synpunkter om vårt hotell.
Nästa gång du kommer till Karlstad hoppas jag få välkomna dig till ett av våra nyrenoverade rum med en fantastisk utsikt över Klarälven.
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Halmstad, Sweden
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220 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have stayed here before, and the advantage is that it is close to the highway E18 and easy to get to. The room (102) was outdated but clean and looked just like so many other Scandic rooms.
The best thing is the view of the river, so make sure to book a room facing the river and not the parking lot/highway. The toilet paper holder is something you would find in a public restroom, not in a hotel room!

The gym looks new but the sauna and pool is in desperate need of renovation, with relax chairs with broken arm rests.

The upside is the staff and breakfast.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank The_Swede
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San Jose, California
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788 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The hotel is located by the Klaralven river and offers a fantastic view from the dining room and the adjoining large verandah sit-out. There is also a wooden staircase from the verandah sit-out to go down to the river side via a wooden bridge. We were a group of 26 and had a comfortable stay for a night. The complimentary breakfast spread was varied and very good. A nice place to stay in Karlstadt.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Traveler-O-World
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Vasteras, Sweden
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29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Middle class hotell, nice located at the riverside, and badly located next to the E18 highway. Service, rooms and restaurang are quite ok, typical Scandic style. Be aware of the high traffic noice for rooms located towards the highway. Book room located towards the river. They have very nice view and are quiet. Good value for money, much cheeper then Scandic hotels in the city center of Karlstad.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KPK62
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Cockney in Wrexham, North Wales
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152 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Nice pleasant place to stay. A little road noise but doesn't interfere with sleep. Breakfast is very good, nice, varied choice. Restaurant food is very good too. Gym is not too big but all the equipment is very new and all works. Pool is small but adequate. Always stay here when working in Kristenhamn.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank GavinBridger
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Malmo, Sweden
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

My family and I were traveling through Karlstad and stayed one night at this hotel in a family room that sleeps 3 people.
We arrived in the evening time and the receptionist was nice and helpful.
The room was nice and clean and had all the standard amenities. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms.
The hotel is located by Klarälven. At breakfast you could enjoy a nice view of the water. We chose to stay here because we didn't want to drive into the city center of Karlstad. It was conveniently located just off the highway, but not far from the center either (only 1,5km).
There's free hotel parking just outside which was great for us traveling by car.
An excellent breakfast buffet was included!
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank miseyama
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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214 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This is standard Scandic hotel, well located, close to the highway, with a nice view over the river Klaralven. The Karlstad city center is approximately one mile away. The Scandic concept is a bit like McDonald's, you know what you get. The extra spice here is a sauna and a small indoor pool. A good breakfast is also included. The room was very functional but rather small.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank PHR67
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Property: Scandic Klaralven
Address: 6 Sandbaecksgatan, Karlstad 653 40, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Karlstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Klaralven 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motor Hotel located on Highway E18, on River Klaralven. ... more   less 
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