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“Despite other bad reviews, very satisfied!”
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Waxnas Hotel
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
Tallinn, Estonia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Despite other bad reviews, very satisfied!”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Before arriving I checked TripAdvisor reviews about this hotel, but they seems quite negative. So I was expecting quite a bad "road-side hotel".

It still is that of course, but the standard is quite good. The rooms are very big (more like Superior Room than Standard Room), have coffee/tea, big flatscreen TV, bathtub, comfy bed,...

Service was OK as well, so I don't understand the negative reviews really :). Of course location-wise don't count on being able to walk to the city...

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

We stayed here because we thought it would be convenient, however, that was not the case. Although visible from the highway, we had trouble finding our way to the entrance. The desk clerk was friendly and spoke excellent English. That was the most positive part of our stay. This hotel lacks charm or character both inside or out. You have a choice, a room that looks out at the highway or one that looks out at a gas station. We were offered a light buffet supper for 50 SEK. At Swedish prices, how could this be poor value? But it was, a terrible soup, tasteless salad, processed meat and some bread. Breakfast the next morning was much the same with the addition of cereal and unappealing egs and bacon instead of the soup and salad. The clerk said they do not do much business on weekends. It is no wonder!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Ystad, Sweden
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Reviewed 16 April 2007

I stayed at Wåxnäs Hotel between 12-13 of April 2007 and the main reason (except a business trip to Karlstad), was the facts that the hotel was cheap (about ½ the price of city hotels) and it was very easy to access. The hotel is located 2-3 km outside the city center and very easy to find along the highway. The surroundings are semi-urban/industrial and there seemed to be nothing worth visiting in the nearby area.

OK, the hotel was cheap and I did nothing more than to arrive late and go to bed and sleep so from that point of view everything was OK. BUT the hotel is outdated and in desperate need of some renovation, and some attention about smaller issues would be good. First, the room is fairly big and the two single beds were OK, better than in many other places I slept. There is a small TV but only three channels. There was a big sofa that could be converted into a bed so there was room for more people. The highway passes just outside and the windows do pretty well at shutting most noise out but I am a heavy sleeper so I cannot really judge. The room was pretty clean but some minor issues were annoying (no shampoo – bad and partially bad cleaning, I found 50 SEK – good).

Breakfast which basically was buns, cheese, some salami and cereals, was below average though the boiled eggs were perfect. Oh, the guy at the reception was very nice and helpful, though I would recommend him to start using his service minded abilities at a far better hotel.

To sum it up, it was OK given the fact that I only spent ten hours inside the building so paying 695 SEK for that was fair. But I will not return to Wåxnäs hotel for future visits unless something very dramatic happens to the property.

Pros: cheap, easy to find and park
Cons: out of date, cleaning was so-so, boring surroundings,

  • Liked — The price, fair beds
  • Disliked — Just about everything else
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
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Property: Waxnas Hotel
Address: 1 Ventilgatan, Karlstad 653 45, Sweden (Formerly BEST WESTERN Waxnas Hotel)
Region: Sweden > Varmland County > Karlstad
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Karlstad
Hotel Class:3 star — Waxnas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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