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Clarion Collection Hotel Packhuset

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here one night on our way to the ferry to Gotland. We had a lovely room with a balcony overlooking the harbour but the bed and especially the duvet were a bit small. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was very good.

The hotel is centrally located in Kalmar overlooking the marina and port on one side, and the city walls on the other. We had no problems parking in the public car park outside the hotel, and there appeared to be plenty of other parking within 5 minutes walk. Parking is SK45 per day through the hotel which covers the period 0900-1900 Outside that it is free). The train and bus station is also 5 minutes walk away. The hotel is just outside the old city walls, and centre town shops and restaurants are all within 5 minutes. We had a superior room which was comfortable, clean, and overlooked the marina/port; nice views The room was a just big enough for two, and being east facing, became bright soon after sunrise (i.e. from 0500ish in the summer). The hotel provides evening meals and breakfast in the price (in effect half board). Breakfast was good, with good choice, the evening meals are a fixed two course menu (soup, hot 'meat' and potato, and cold salad/vegetables). Good food, and works well provided you like what is offered. Staff were all friendly and helpful, and overall a comfortable stay in a characterful, smart hotel.

We stayed at Clarion Packhuset for two nights in May 2017. The hotel is by the harbor, a mere 5-minute walk from the town center. Parking is available just outside the hotel, and free between 15.00 and 09.00 and Sundays. If you are ready to walk an extra 20m, the price drops from 10:-/h to 5:-/h, and you can park cheaper than the 45:- the hotel charges for 24h of parking. Our superior room was facing the water on the 2nd floor. It was rather small but then the building is old. The bed was comfy, if overly soft, with oversized pillows. Storage was adequate for a couple of nights. The bathroom was fine with a large shower. Most rooms overlook the outside patio, but noise was not an issue overall. Breakfast was good, with fresh bread from a local bakery and a good selection. Lacking was maybe a better selection of teas, as basic Lipton tea bags were the only thing available. Dinner is included in the room rate, and was decent: salad buffet, soup, a warm dish and dessert. Nothing too fancy, but tasty. This is a good way to save some money Sweden. My only disappointment with the hotel was the lack of advance notice if the closure of the sauna. It was one of the reason I chose the hotel over others. Pending renovations of some rooms, the sauna and gym are are closed. This is fine, but a message on the hotel website would be considerate to guests. Highly recommended.

I booked into one of their superior rooms where the set evening meal was included and the room had a sea view. (If you can try and get one of the rooms that is not 216 or higher as the sea view is rather limited). The restaurant was OK, the terrace over-looking the sea must be a great place to sit in the summer, either for breakfast and/or dinner. The staff were friendly and helpful. My only two points to criticize, were a) that the desk in the superior room that I had was very small and my lap-top just about fitted on it with no real space to use a mouse as well. Also they were re-building and the sauna and gym was closed. They always seem to be building when I am there, the time before part of the restaurant was closed off due to building works. Visitors should also be aware that the parking is outside and is free from 19:00 to 09:00, otherwise SEK 10 per hour (when I stayed). However, parking can be limited in high season and it is not possible to reserve a place. If you arrive late, then parking could be a problem. I arrived just around 18:30 and got one of the last 2 spaces available and the other space was taken whilst I was buying a ticket.

The Clarion also includes a tapas-dinner of sorts - free for inhouse guests. The rooms are spacious and with all modern amenities. The restaurant is overlooking the harbour and breakfast was quite up to scratch.

Hotell Packhuset presents a good standard and cosy interior. The room was in good condition and well cleaned. Service minded staff and skilled chef in the kitchen. The hotel is located in the harbor, close to the city center and the castle. Also, there are restaurants and a shopping mall next to the hotel. A comfortable bed and a spacious shower was very appreciated. The view from the window in my room was an inner court, nothing to see there and also protected from unnecessary noise - good for those who want a good nights sleep. The breakfast is pretty much a standard assortment of good quality. In the afternoon coffee, tea and something sweet is served. A good chance to a calming break. The included evening meal was very appreciated, both quality and choice. I will definitely will stay here again if I am going back to Kalmar.

The hotel is classic and very antinique, the rooms are clean and it's a nice place to stay. There are how ever some issues with the service.. our room was not cleaned at all during our stay, the breakfast is average and there are not enough parking spots.. additionally I had some queries for which I sent them a mail and no response at all!! Why put an email address when they do not care of it!!

Very nice hotel with service minded staff that will take well care of you. They serve an evening meal included in your stay that works very well as a budget dinner. Ask for a room in the old part of the hotel for a room with more character. We stayed in the newer part and the room was your average hotel room. The bathroom spacious but also noisy (echo) due to the way it was designed. We had a noisy machine outside our window that might bother some, but we slept well regardless.

I stay here 3-4 times per year. Never anything to complain about. Room good, breakfast good and service good. This time I got the room by the dock. My own boat place and dockside. Pity it was middle of winter though. I will be back again.

Good hotel on the waters edge. Good clean facilities, very comfortable, friendly and helpful staff. Close to local restaurants and bars. Shops very close by and transport links. Really nice hotel in a great location

Skeppsbrogatan 26 Kalmar

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located within a 5-minute walk of Kalmar County Museum, Clarion Collection Hotel Packhuset is within a 15-minute stroll of Kalmar Cathedral. This 87-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Kalmar, the hotel is also a short walk from Kalmar Theater and Kalmar Maritime Museum.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered each morning. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 87 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2014, Clarion Collection Hotel Packhuset offers a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for SEK 45 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, a terrace, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Single Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 622 reviews