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Fredrikstad, Norway
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is centrally located in Karlstad, and city centre with all it´s offers is within walking distance. The room was nice, clean and tidy. Modern atmosphere in the lobby area, and helpful staff. Quick and easy check-in and check-out. Breakfast with great variety of food and drinks.

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Thank you for shring your thoughts about your stay with us. Welcome back! More 

Mackay, Australia
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57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely hotel conveniently located to tourist attractions and the city heart. Rooms were a decent size and the breakfast had a wonderful array of food... There is a funky bar in the hotel, however it was (thankfully... 😝) closed during our stay.

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Anki T, Reservationamanger at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Welcome back! More 

Patras, Greece
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Scandic Karlstad City is a great option to stay while in Karlstad. It is well located in the city center, quite and value for money. The breakfast includes a lot of options and is served in a nice atmosphere. The stuff is very friendly and professional. Overall, I had a nice experience staying there for four nights.

Thank Georgios_trip
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Clean and spacious rooms, nice staff and roomy bar areas. Could easily have served breakfast at an earlier time than 07:30 am on sundays. Centraly located in the city centre. Went there for a sporting event, and since we booked several rooms we were given a discount.

Thank William H
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great location for walking to see the shops small grocery store and found great Beer, Wine, & Liquor store with a huge selection. Great shops on the same street that the hotels is on. Nice clean hotel with a great air conditioner unlike some of the hotels so far. Food average, service about the same.

Thank Doug M
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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420 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stayed here with a tour group. The room was fairly spacious with a comfortable. I got a great night's sleep due to the comfortable bed and the quietness of the hotel. HOWEVER: This hotel features elevator hell. The elevators only hold 3 people!! Sometimes fewer depending upon whether other patrons packed the kitchen sink. Plus, you have to insert your... More 

Thank Ronald D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Hotel is down town which is a good thing. It look's nice outside and also in the reception area. The breakfast was fine with a lot of choice. The bed room was nice and clean The bed mattress was ok. The guy at the bar was very friendly and hese cocktails were excellent. The diner was fine and the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed,a family of four, in a family room. The room was spacious, but a bit worn down. Staff was very friendly, but simple routines did not seem to work.In our room two lights were broken,one with the plug broken. And no one had noticed. We got a replacement, but so weak that the entire sitting area was left in... More 

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for writing about your stay with us. Sorry to hear everything was not as expected. Hope to see you soon again so that we can show that we can do better. More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We had booked family room for 4 persons. First of all beds was not made for 4 - there was only bedding for 3 persons. Room has a lot noise so we had to get new room. Cleaning on hallway and rooms were very poor. Drinking glasses in room was dirty. Arrived Sunday afternoon and was told that restaurant was... More 

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Anki T, Reservationmanager at Scandic Karlstad City, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your visit wasn´t as expected. We always aim to have a clean hotel and rooms. Our restaurant and bar is closed on Sundays, sorry you didn´t get that information. I hope you can consider staying with us again if visiting Karlstad , so that we can show that we can do better. Happy new year! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Scandic Karlstad City
Scandic Karlstad City
Cuisines: European, Bar, Pub, Swedish
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Scandic Karlstad City

Address: 4 Drottninggatan, Karlstad 652 24, Sweden (Formerly Rica Hotel)
Region: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Price Range: £83 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Karlstad City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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“5th floor was quite room view average”
 of 5 bubbles 54dougm, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“One on a lower floor in case you have to take the stairs”
  • Sink area of bathroom for single room
  • Shower in bathroom
  • View of room from near entry door, showing windows, desk area, side table and extra chair.
  • Interior of single room showing bed and entry door, with small closet to left.
 of 5 bubbles 14rond, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose 3rd or 4th floor if you really must stay in this bad place.”
 of 5 bubbles 671peterr, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Not a lot of difference in the rooms”
  • Excellent Shower
  • Basic Rooms
 of 5 bubbles TJA950, 10 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Select a room away from the main road for more peace & quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Panditashok7, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
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