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Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Karlstad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Old-school style hotel. I paid 1200SEK for a room which was very small. bathroom had decent standard. The breakfast is among the very best i have had at a scandinavian hotel, and it served late until noon! Staff is super friendly and very helpful!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I have stayed several times at the Elite Stadshotel, usually in connection with conferences. This summer we used the hotel as a stopover while traveling to Norway from Denmark. We were going on summer holiday with our dog for the first time, and found that the Stadshotel provided excellent rooms where dogs were allowed.
In addition the Stadshotel provides central location, good bar and dining facilities in the adjacent Bishop's Arms pub, where we fetched our dinner and drinks up to the room (dog not being allowed in the pub or on the terrasse). Stadshotellet also has a wonderful stained glass window on each floor (in the stairwell) with motifs from Selma Lagelöf's The Saga of Gösta Berling.

Room Tip: Ask for a dog room if you travel with pets. The hotel has excellent ones.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

What a beautiful hotel and a beautiful, charming city. We stayed in. Deluxe room which we found to be very roomy and nicely decorated. Our king sized bed was very comfortable. Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was very good with a large assortment of pastries, meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. The hotel is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and the train station. I am happy we were able to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We were happy to have stayed here and sorry it was for one night only. We will be sure to return and do a whole weekend! Room is beatiful, beds are very comfortable and even if we had view to the street everything was totally quiet.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ixmal
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel was beautifully situated at the nice Klarälven river in the very center of Karlstad, so you have short distance to almost every main attraction you wanted to visit. The breakfast was superb with a large range of alternative to choose from. The staff was friendly.
At the ground floor at the hotel is the famous “Bishop Arms Pub”, which has a large range of beer from many breweries. The pub has many rooms and a nice summer terrace against the Klarälven river.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I've stayed at this hotel several times and the reasons I keep coming back are the location and the awesome pub on the ground floor. I've never had any complaints when I've stayed there, the rooms are generally nice and clean and the staff is friendly and service minded.

Do note that not all rooms have been refurbished, so some of them are pretty dated. They have some rooms that are modern and some that are kept in a traditional Swedish style. There are also some rooms that are newly refurbished that have very dated bathrooms.

Some examples of my experiences there:

Stay #1: I got a newly refurbished room with a equally newly refurbished bathroom and a balcony. Friend I travelled with got the exact opposite. I booked rooms for both of us at the same time. We went to the reception and told them we thought it was strange that our rooms were of such a different standard. They tried to argue that my friend got a "heritage" room. If "heritage" means "where we stick whatever furniture we have to spare, regardless of the style" it was true... Not a great first impression. The pub downstairs and the locations is what made me come back.

Stay #2:
Got a heritage room, which was nice and clean with a decent, although dated, bathroom.

Stay #3:
Both friend and I got newly refurbished rooms with newly refurbished bathrooms.

Stay #4:
Got a newly refurbished room with a very dated bathroom that needed a deep clean.

Stay #5:
Got a "heritage" room with a balcony with a river view and a nice, clean bathroom.

The pub on the ground floor is excellent; it serves good food and has a great variety of beers on tap. The terrace has a lovely view of the river, but it's hard to get a table out there on sunny summer days.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Granted, we booked the cheapest category, but we had a tiny, not renovated room. Same for the bathroom.
Breakfast was good.
Parking was difficult: the hotel is large and they have very few spaces available that were always taken. location of the hotel is convenient for sightseeing.
The Boat-Bus station is just a few meters away (worth taking) and I read the tip from another tripadvisor user that the city rents free bikes on the market place, which was great!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad

Address: 22 Kungsgatan | Box 317, Karlstad 652 24, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Karlstad
Price Range: £79 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad is one of the country’s most beautiful hotels and is centrally located by the riverside of Klaralven. Here you will have the opportunity to relax and caress your senses with the best of everything. We offer 138 hotel rooms, a cozy pub and modern conference rooms. We want to give you a total experience, not only a room; our concern and the beautiful surroundings will make you feel like you’re at home. ... more   less 
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