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“Modern hotel with great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Clarion Hotel Post

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Clarion Hotel Post
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
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Sandefjord, Norway
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“Modern hotel with great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

The hotel is situated right next to the train station, so coming by train from Oslo, it was just a couple of minutes walk to the hotel.

The lobby is large, and quite dark. The hotel used to be a post office, so the interior does to some degree play a little on this. There was a bit of line at the check in counter. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

We had the standard room, it was quite small, basic, but adequate furnishing, a bit dark, but with good reading light. The bathroom was quite small. There was a minibar, but no safe.

The breakfast restaurant is very big with several tables in addition to guests also using the sofa groups in the lobby/ bar. Breakfast was bit chaotic, but in a somewhat organized way.. Plenty to choose from of both hot and cold dishes. One of the mornings the scrambled eggs were really cold. They had lots of different sorts of bread, and the hotel declared themselves free form using palmoil.

The hotel seemed to be a popular hang out in the evening with lots of people in party mood hanging in the bar.

Complimentary inroom WiFi. The connection was rather patchy as you were logged of constantly. Very annoying.

Check out is at 11, and we were advised that it can be some waiting time if checking out at that time, since everyone else is doing the same, so we settled the room already after breakfast, as we could then just drop of the key in the mailbox in the lobby when we left. We also asked for late check out (only till noon) and that was no problem.

All in all, we enjoyed this hotel, both due to the location and the friendly staff. Will consider staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear Vestfoldgirl,
Thank you for your long and comprehensive review. Thoughts like yours are important to us in order to continuously change and improve our service. It is our ultimate goal to satisfy our customers with the highest quality of food and an outstanding service experience. Happy to hear that you that you liked our “friendly staff and breakfast service”. Still very unfortunate that we did not fully met your expectations during your last stay us at Clarion Hotel Post. I can assure you that the brekfast room is not as full all the time. But at times we have large conventions and events in the hotel and thus full of guests.

Still we hope to welcome you back in the near future and please contact me then . I will promise that we wil give you the best service we can provide.
Best regards,
Lars.olemyr@choice.se
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Nice rooms and very good breakfast. Friendly staff, it's a very popular hotel for after work, so if you arrive on a friday, be prepared for waiting on the bar.
Very central and close to restaurants an shopping.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Weinmaster,
Thank you for your wonderful evaluation. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay even though our breakfast bar were a little crowded. It is always fantastic when we get a full mark. I will promise to spread your warm words to the rest of the Clarion Post Team
Warm regards,
Lars.olemyr@choice.se
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Gothenburg is a medium-sized city with an excellent transit system. You can step outside the door of this hotel, onto a bicycle, a tram, a bus, or a train, and be across town or in another country in no time. If you are a walker, you can strike out in any direction and find shopping, historically interesting sites, beautiful parks, or lively streets with museums and (of course) coffee. I swear, Swedes drink a lot of coffee--and it's both good and strong. Also, for the foodies, the hotel has two or three world-class, Michelin-starred restaurants within easy walking distance.

Clarion Post has the liveliest bar in a hotel that I've ever seen. It hops every night! This is a popular conference hotel, so don't be surprised to find 200 heavy-equipment salesmen in the bar on any given night, for example. The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable and will not steer you wrong. Likewise, the people at the front desk are first rate. Polite, friendly, competent, and knowledgeable.

The rooms are good--very quiet. The amenities are somewhat sparse, the beds are comfortable (I agree with another post that the pillows are not great), and they are a good size--quite large, by European standards. (I would like to have a dresser with drawers, but oh well.)

The breakfast gets a lot of mentions--it is much like other Swedish hotel breakfasts, so I won't rave about it too much, except to say it has variety, is well-prepared, and is well-staged. And has coffee.

Room Tip: High up, facing away from the courtyard and train station, if possible.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Kroan,
Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay even though our breakfast bar were a little crowded. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions,
Best regards,
Lars.olemyr@choice.se
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Nice, clean and chic hotel in Gothenburg. We had three days at the hotel, enjoyed great breakfast, friendly staff and super location-nearby train-and busstation. Absolutely a place to visit. I've been here once before in a weekend with my girls; fridays the bar is packed with people, music and good vibes

  • Stayed April 2014
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Mools,
Thank you for your wonderful evaluation. It is always fantastic when we get a full mark. I will promise to spread your warm words to the rest of the Clarion Post Team
Warm regards,
Lars.olemyr@choice.se
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Perfect in all ways! The best was the bed! If I should say one negativ thing it has to be the pillow. It was one too big and one to small! It should bee one in between. I will come back another time. I can recommend it further..

  • Stayed May 2014
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Stinerogn
Thankful for staying with us and your contribution to the many travelers who would like to find out more about the Clairon Hotel Post. Happy to hear that you liked the bed. Hope to see you back soon again and please contact med and I will provide you with a proper pillow.

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Lars Olemyr lars.olemyr@choice.se
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Stenungsund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and it is a nice hotel. Very big but still cozy. You can seriously get lost if you try to make your way to the rooftop and take the wrong elevator. This because there are 2 wings (I think). There is a swimming pool on the roof, not big but nice. For such a big hotel like this, the pool is always gonna be full. Think there was a max of roughly 20 person that were allowed at the same time.

We booked a specially a room with bath but luckily we checked if this was the case while checking inn because the the room he first offered didn't had a bath.

The rooms are nice and cozy, good size. Strange for a big hotel like this was that the don't have body lotion etc in the bathroom.

We had a early breakfast and that was amazing. Everything nice and fresh and an enormous choice. Fresh fruit, yoghurt/ musli, bread, different kind of breads, sweet stuff, bacon and eggs etc!

The hotel works together with a beauty salon. Nice and professional.

The hotel is not cheap but we would definitely come back.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your long and wonderful evaluation. It is always fantastic when we get a full mark. I will promise to spread your warm words to the rest of the Clarion Post Team
Warm regards,
Lars.olemyr@choice.se
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This weekend my family (3 adults and 3 kids) stayed at the Post. We would love to come back. We especially liked the top-roof pool. We also liked the old post building, the rooms and the good atmosphere at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lars O, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Post, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Bettina,

Thank you very much for this wonderful evaluation on tripadvisor. Clarion Post Loves a 5 star review. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back in the very near future.

Yours sincerely,

Lars.olemyr@choice.se
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Property: Clarion Hotel Post
Address: 10 Drottningtorget, Gothenburg 411 03, Sweden
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Post 4*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The post office on Drottningtorget in Gothenburg is an impressive, much-appreciated public building. Designed by Ernst Torulf, it is a typical 1920s building in neo-classical style and has been designated an historical building by the Swedish State. The building is now to be developed into an efficient, modern hotel facility suited to contemporary requirements for logistics and functionality.A new building containing 500 hotel rooms with a rooftop sun terrace and pool overlooking Gothenburg is to be constructed next to the old post office, on the site of the old loading yard that faces Akareplatsen and Odinsgatan. Half of the facade will be covered with slate and the other half with copper - the same materials used in the original post office building.The facade and terrace facing Drottningtorget will feature an open design, thus forming a welcoming entrance for the new hotel. From the entrance, it will also be possible to walk through the hotel out onto Akareplatsen and then on to Odinsgatan. The remaining parts of the terrace will be retained and used as an outdoor service area during the summer months. ... more   less 
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