Clarion Collection Hotel Plaza4.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is centrally located and close to their main shopping/bar street. The room was basic but comfortable. The one slight negative is limited storage and dated bathroom. The positive is free dinner and breakfast. I do not like runny scrambled eggs so that's another area I was disappointed with. I ended up eating dinner at nearby restaurants so cannot comment on the dinner menu.
Stayed 1 night friday to saturday We had booked a De Luxe room, hoping to have a very comfortable stay. The hotel also have cheaper standard rooms and superior rooms. We had booked double bed, but instead they gave us 2 single beds put together. This is probably quite okay for couples that have lost interest in eachother.. but for others it have the not so funny result that someone will end up in the crack between the beds almost falling down to the floor. Repeat this x number of times during the night, = sleep quality really bad! Temperature control: We like gambling and games, but not with the AC - the "wheel" was gone, and so were the tab to set fan speed, so both temperature and fan speed had to be guessed. Very exiting to guess if clockwise means higher or lower temperature... Water pressure: Almost none, very difficult to get shampoo out of your hair. Breakfast was ok, had some tasty choices, but where is the delicious fresh baked rolls ? (the selection only included "healthy" choices, dark rolls without crust) And why does the juice taste water ? In summary: Sleep Quality 1 out of 5 Temperature / AC: 1 out of 5 Water pressure: 2 out of 5 Breakfast: 4 out of 5 If this had been a 500 SEK / night this would have been okay. BUT: The room price is around 1600 SEK / night (!!), although we got a "welcome price" of around 1300 SEK for joining the Choice / Clarion club. We spend around 3 months every year travelling the world, and I can only remember 2 other locations where we have paid so much for so little quality: Manhattan / Times Square, and South Beach, Miami. But hey, wake up: Karlstad is not Manhattan !!!
Clarion Plaza is a good hotel and right in the middle of the city. In some of the areas can improve but overall is ok. The rooms are a little bit small and bathroom the same. The restaurant and relaxing area is very nice. I have used Jacuzzi and it is very good. In food I think that some improvements can be done. The breakfast is great, but dinner is not good always.
Beds were comfortable and breakfast was very good. Dinner that was included was simple and tasty. Location was excellent at the center of Karlstad and parking was at the garage on the other side of a small alley. Unfortunately room didn't include shampoo etc., but I got those by asking from the reception. A very nice hotel and the experience would have been much better if the service would have been even ok - it was awful.
The Hotel is pretty nice, particularly the atrium lounge, it does not look big from the outside but when you step in, it gives you a little bit of 'WOW'. The location is fantastic, there are restaurants and bars nearby, and it is very near to the 'Square' and the beautiful church Domkyrkan. There are a few Chinese Restaurant nearby as well, Tian Loon and Spicy Hot. It is not too far from the river too, you just need to turn right from the hotel entrance and walk straight about 500-600 metres. It is very good for a morning or evening jog. The Room is decent and modern though it is a bit small. The bed is comfortable and there are many wall socket at the bedside which makes it very convenient for the 21st century travellers. Generally, it is a good hotel for Free & Easy.
Went with two kids. Great food INCLUDED! Very nice standards to an affordable prizetag. Right in the city center by the trainstation. Only downside was the ventilation i the room wich could have been better.
Small but nice room. It was clean. Friendly staff in the reception and restaurant. Breakfast and dinner included in the roomprice. Perfekt location in the city. Windows wasn't able to open, didn't like that. Parking right across the street for a fee.
Stayed for one night in july but have stayed here before many times . The hotel is ok, nice and clean but best thing about this hotel is the staff. They are really into "can-do"-attitude. I can really recommend this hotel for a stay in Karlstad.
After on the coach bus for many hours from Fagermes (Norway) to Karlstad (Sweden), we were glad to reach the hotel around 5pm. We were put in a small room at level 2 of the hotel that facing the main road. Because it was on a Sunday, therefore most of the shops were closed but we got a reward that not much of road noise in the evening. There were no much amenities in the room, it was a challenge for us to put two 28 inches luggages and that restrict our movements within the room. There is a train station within 3-5 minutes walk, and sizable shopping malls around the hotel.
Everything was excellent. Breakfast was great and dinner was even included. Lovely communal areas. Clean. Comfortable. Very helpful staff. Very convenient location. All round a very positive experience.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 664 reviews