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Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room is modern and fairly sized but narrow and it's a bit difficult to get to the other bed. Bed is comfortable and the pillow is very high which I love! Shampoo and soap are provided and hair dryer too. There is also a small electric fan and electric heater. There are a lot of lamps which is great because my roommate is not bothered when I'm at the desk with the light on. Bathroom is ok in size but it feels like the shower is missing one side because there is only one curved glass and water splashes out when anyone uses the shower. There is nowhere to hang the towel except on the shower screen in which case my roommate had nowhere to hang her towel and clothes. The towel rack is right above the toilet bowl's water tank which meant I had to fold my wet towel because I can't reach the rack to hang it properly. There's a bottle opener in the bathroom but not enough hooks to hang clothes/towels on. Hotel has a sauna, jacuzzi and gym and a restaurant. The restaurant is closed on Sundays but the hotel is located close to a lot of restaurants (that do open on Sunday) so you don't run out of choices. The hotel is also located across from the Karlstad Central station but is not noisy. The hotel is also close to shops, the town square and a beautiful park.

This is a beautiful hotel with a long history.It used to be a prison and has been rebuild to a hotel with all the comfort you need.the rooms are nice and beds are good.There is a free breakfast and evening meal,also afternoon tea and sweets but haven't tried these.The staff is friendly and helpfull.Perfect location as you only have to walk 2 minutes to get to the city centre.Sauna,gym and small museum in the basement.So look no further and book your room here.We had a lovely stay!

We choose this hotel because it was a former prison transformed into a hotel. It was our first hotel sleepover with our 4 month old son and everything was just perfect. The room was spacious and clean, one comfy double bed, clean bathroom. The only thing that could be better was the carpet which was stained and felt dirty. They even serve free dinner which was delicious. The breakfast was basic but good.

Nicely located: Small and private. It feels like home. Beautiful rooms. Service overall was good: 24h/7. Supper experience could be better but Fika time and breakfast were always anticipated with yummy delicacies. I could go back anytime!!

Hotel Bilan is an old prison whicah has been transformed into a nice hotel. Our room was quite small, but cosy. However the bed was quite narrow for two people (160 cm or even 140?). This was a disappointment for us, because we have stayed there before and never experienced such a narrow bed.

Ask your chef to taste the meals before serving them. Especially soup. All I want to do after all, just to finish a bucket of pure water... its just tooooo much. Please, make some improvement and I'll come next time. Best of luck.

Interesting hotel with many stories. If you want something different from regular hotels this is it. There is prison museum part in the basement you can visit. The room was clean and modern. Front desk stuff was friendly and helpful. Good breakfast!

Quite standard for a Swedish hotel, with nothing sticking out in either way. Comfortable and decent breakfast, but nothing exceptional. Free coffe or tea and fruit at all hours. The building was previously a jail and some character of this is kept which gives some atmosphere.

Clean room with a nice treat for our dog. Staff in reception a bit unfocused, neglecting to say hello. Brekfast area is cramped but the beakfast is nice and plentyful. No free parking. Centrally located.

Had a single room in the 4th floor. Room was nice and comfortable. Very silent. Sleep quality was very good. Breakfast was not as expected. Orange juice tasted terrible and the bread rolls tasted like they were baked several days back. Something was wrong with the caviar at the buffet. Service was impeccable. If breakfast is improved it will be a very good hotel.

Karlbergsgatan 3 Karlstad

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast on weekdays
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan places you within a 5-minute walk of Karlstad Cathedral and Town Hall. This 73-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central Karlstad and also a short walk from Karlstad Congress Culture Centre and Ostra Bron.


Free buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 73 rooms have an array of amenities, including phones, ironing boards, and desks. 38-inch TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed, 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

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 529 reviews