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“Downtown Convenience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Kalmar
Morristown, NJ
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118 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Downtown Convenience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

We stayed 5 nights while visiting relatives in the area. The hotel was clean, comfortable and convenient. We had a double and a connecting single room on the second floor, facing the side street. The bed was very comfortable. There was a small refrigerator in the room, and a small flat screen TV. There was a desk with a desk chair, and another upholstered chair. The double room was adequate in size and well laid out, but the single room was much smaller. The bathroom had a large tiled walk-in shower. A dispenser by the sink and in the shower provided all purpose soap gel, and no other bar soap or shampoo was provided. There was no coffee maker in the room, but coffee was avaliable in the lobby. The included breakfast buffet had a variety of cold meats, cheeses, tomatoes, cucumber, bread, yogurt, muesli, juices, and hot scrambled eggs and bacon. The location was perfect -- easy walking to the shops and restaurants of down town, but on a quiet side street. Also walking distance from train. We thought that this location was superior to, for example, the Slottshotellet, which is on the other side of the railroad station away from the down town area.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank C1andG2
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sweden
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40 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

I had a very good and spacious room on the third floor. It felt very modern and must've been newly refurbished because it was a very nice room. The room didn't face the main street outside the hotel and was very quiet - no noise from outside the hotel.

Comfortable bed.

Neat and clean room.

The wireless network worked really well.

Breakfast included, a nice selection of cold cuts and a few hot items as well.

Room Tip: Ask for a third floor room. They have airconditioning and are also refurbished recently.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maxisweden
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Helsinki, Finland
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156 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

Stayed just one night while travelling through. The hotel has very nice location in a couple of old buildings in the old area of Kalmar, near the castle. We had a room in the third floor, which was kind of "atticky", in a nice way. Some stupid details in the planning, like waterboiler but no cups (or tea/coffee). The free wireless internet required a registration but worked well. Good beds, very clean. The breakfast was ok, but maybe a slight disapointment. The hotel offered parking in a underground parking lot. Very convenient, but the parking lot was one of the scariest I have ever driven in. Great location for exploring old Kalmar.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mleivo
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Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

This hotel was right in the city - which is picturesque! The streets are cobbled, there is a large tower just outside and restaurants all around us.

The rooms are small, but good for the price. The bathroom was very cramped, yet the shower was still large enough for two. There's just no room to do much in front of the sink or toilet. The shower was hot, but a water saving showerhead made it a little weak. The tap water was difficult to get hot, but it does get there slowly. The decor of the room and entire hotel was matched nicely, with older fixtures and wall coverings, but modern linen and decorations. The beds were firm, with a soft 10cm thick bed liner on top. Ours were two singles pushed together, which is common in Sweden. Seperate quilts, very fresh linen.

There was a moderate sized flatscreen TV with about 8 of the standard cable channels for Sweden, including channels that play news, movies and sports. Most channels are english subbed to Swedish, except for the first two. There was plenty of room for bags shoes and coats. A small desk with a desk chair and a comfy chair sat in the corner. The room included free wifi, although that requires you to sign up and get a 24hour free access. Didn't use it after that so Im not sure if you pay to get more access, but you could sign up with another email if you're desperate for more free wifi.

There was a gym across the road which you could get free access to by asking at the desk. Inside the hotel is a relaxation room with a large jacuzzi and sauna, along with a wet room/drying off room with a tv. The entire hotel is non-smoking, so you can exit the building on the 1st floor to an outside area where you can smoke. Parking is in a secure garage for 99SEK/night.

From the hotel it is a 100m walk to most local restaurants, cute shops and the town center. About a 10-15min walk to Kalmar slott/castle and the same to Kalmar domkyrka/cathedral.

We chose to eat at the hotels own restaurant on the first night, because it was the only thing open at 8:30pm. However this was an excellent choice, as the food was delicious, well presented and the chef even spoke to us directly about our meals.
All four of us, including a vegetarian, enjoyed our meals. They were a little expensive compared to normal dining, but well worth the extra cost. Approx. 90-200SEK depending on your choice of main. You could also choose 2 courses for 250SEK.

The breakfast buffet including cereals, muesli, many different breads, meats, cheeses, sill, fruit, scrambled eggs and bacon. I was impressed by everything except the bacon (deep fried to a black crisp and stuck together) and the juice, which was not real fruit juice.

The only real downside to this hotel was the location. At night the streets were full of drunks yelling to each other and kicking bottle, but they seemed to drift away by midnight both nights. There was also a lot of young people in the hotel drinking, parting etc. and walking the halls until 2 in the morning talking way too loudly. There seemed to be something going on in the city during our stay though, so this might not always be the case.

We had someone in a wheelchair travelling with us, and they got a special room with a wider entrance. The lift goes from the basement carpark to all floors, and it was easy for her to get around. Outside in the city it was a bit more difficult with the cobblestones, but manageable still.

This was the cheapest hotel I found in Kalmar, booked on expedia.se. I would definitely recommend it as value for money.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank minty737
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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2009

Despite having booked back in February, the additional single room turned out to be a meeting room that clearly was never intended as a bedroom - judging by the lighting, presentation scheme, bed pulled out of the wall etc.
The hotel has no a/c so the only way to keep cool in summer is to open a door (no window) which led straight out onto a patio used by all other guests! So utterly unsuitable for any woman (although the reception staff assured me that nobody had ever been assaulted to date....).

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank EurophileCambridge
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Warsaw
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42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2008

Hotel has recently been refurbished. Rooms are in good condition with large LCD TV, wireless acces everywhere.
breakfast was typically Swedish type buffet, but the scrambled eggs was not recommended.
staff multi lingual & helpful.
parking under hotel at extra cost.
Although finding a place to park in Kalmar centre isn't too difficult you have to pay up to 3pm, after which it is free.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Akersolinz
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
471 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2008

Very small rooms, with all your basic needs. ok for the price given.
Nice breakfast.
Must see: The castle and the island: Øland, a 30 minuts drive away

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lonech
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell
Address: 5 Fiskaregatan, Kalmar 392 32, Sweden (Formerly Sweden Hotel)
Region: Sweden > Kalmar County > Kalmar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Kalmar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell The BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell is a pleasant 4 Star hotel with a personal and friendly atmosphere. We are located in the city center, close to shopping, interesting sights and the Congress Center. For your comfort we have our oasis on the roof, a relaxing environment with hot tub and sauna. Our restaurant and bar is an appreciated meeting place for hotel guests as well as local people, who value good food and personal service. At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell, after a good night sleep in our comfortable bedding, you will wake up to a complimentary full breakfast buffet. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell is an eco-friendly, 100% non-smoking hotel and labeled with the Swedish Svanen. ... more   less 
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