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“Fint & trevligt hotell med bra service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of First Hotel JA

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First Hotel JA
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Karlskrona
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“Fint & trevligt hotell med bra service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Very nice hotel in the center. The Staaf are very friendly and helpful! We will visit you again very soon! Very good breakfest! The rooms are clean and nice. Beds are perfect! Carparking is just beside the hotel. The Hotel has everything we wanted!

  • Stayed July 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This hotel offers nothing out of the ordinary but had friendly staff, clean facilities and ok breakfast, all at a fair price. The location is excellent, very close to the center square. If you are looking for a place to just rest comfortably for the night at an afforable price, this is recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Central situated hotel with entrance from a shopping galleria and from the shopping street only for pedestrians. A bit complcated solution. Parking on the street outside shopping galleria best solution(read cheapest) but parking house in galleria maybe more smooth.
Reception and breakfast room not the best solution in my opinion. Ok breakfast, but a bit crowded as kitchen entrance near buffet complicated the traffic for personell. Terasse outside a bit dull with smoking allowed. Small rooms with not enough space on both sides of bed. A bit narrow batroom lacking electricity for my shavemachine.
Karlskrona is a nice city with pearls as Brändaholmen and the old town with small houses from 1800 century. The maritime museum will have my visit next time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Great frontdesk service, nice and trend rooms, lovley beds! Great location, quiet and small hotel witch I like. Excillent breakfeast! I little bit small room, we had superior room. I recommend this nice and value hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Copenhagen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

I stayed 2 days at First Hotel Ja. The Hotel is placed central in Karlskrona and within walking distance to all the sights and restaurants in the town. It wasn't possible for me to short-time park my car in front of the hotel, but had to find a public parkering and then walk back to hotel for check-in. The staff at the frontdesk was friendly, but lacked of knowledge about parking places and parking costs. So I didn't ask them more about other stuff like info about sights in the town. They handed me a map of the town and I found a parking house myself. The room was small but clean and silent, and free coffee in the lobby. Breakfast was really good. Supermarket open from 7am-10pm is located around the corner with easy access through the gallery. Pro: Clean room and silent hotel. Nice breakfast. Friendly staff. Cons: Small room, no parking at the front of hotel and lack of knowledge from staff. I'll recommend the hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Rooms aren't the largest but it makes up for this with great comfy beds, clean rooms and really friendly staff. Breakfast buffet is great. Free WiFi is OK. There is afternoon coffee and cakes for free and free membership of a local gym with decent facilities.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

This hotel is right in the center of Karlskrona, at no distance from shops and bars, 100m from the main square. If it fits your budget, this is the place to stay. In spite of being in the center of a Swedish city, the rooms seem to be spacious (I had 404, almost perfect) and the hotel has personality and comfort. Just beware that direct access with the car is not possible at all times, but you can easily get to 50 meters from it. I say my room was almost perfect because the window did not open to the open air, but to the inside of a shopping "galleria" which has been obtained by covering the space between the hotel's building and the next one. This is not affecting the room's privacy and the galleria is neat and elegant, but it can be disturbing for someone. Wi-Fi is free, but registration is a bit tricky. It is also possible to login to Eduroam, if you are e.g. a scholar and you have an account. Breakfast is very nice without being excessive or overwhelming, which I consider a plus. There is also a very nice and cozy sauna room, though it is not very big.
Finally, both the receptionists I had the chance to deal with were delightful, diligent and smiling.
I think I had a very good deal for my room by booking online, so I can not accurately judge the value for the money, but if in your opinion the price is standard and comparable to others, just go for this and you will not be disappointed. I will go back.

Room Tip: 404 is good, except for the window issue I wrote above
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: First Hotel JA
Address: 13 Borgmaestaregatan, Karlskrona 371 35, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Blekinge County > Karlskrona
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Karlskrona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel JA 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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