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Clarion Collection Hotel Bolinder Munktell
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Eskilstuna
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
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“Good, but not great”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Comfy beds and a nice rooms in an old historical building. I liked the surroundings, even though it was a bit off.

The big minus was that the breakfast buffet was really bad compared to other Swedish hotels.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I traveled to Sweden last week for business. I was very excited as it was my first time traveling to any Scandinavian country. I checked in on Sunday and was staying a total of 5 nights. When I arrived, there was no clear indication where I could park to check in or where reception was. The park garage was behind the main hotel build, off the side road and there is no free parking, at least not for non-members.

Once inside, the interior hotel was nice. Their buffet restaurant sits on the side of the river and it was quit nice to sit outside during the long days.

My room was very no frills. Power is controlled by placing your card in a card holder by the door, much like at hotels in the Caribbean. The furniture was old Ikea, reading lamps by the bed didn't work and there was no alarm clock for by a TV clock that was not set and would loss time when you you removed your card and left the room. There was no face cloths provided by the hotel and the hot water tap was restricted. The only saving grace was the bed, two single bed pushed together but the most comfortable I have slept on in a long time.

Additionally, the room had floor to ceiling curtains, to block the sun during sleeping hours, useful for those who need darkness to sleep, and there was a mini frig with soda and snacks for purchase.

The meals provided where average, but there are lots of restaurants and bars in walking distance. If I have to go again, I may try another hotel.

Room Tip: The hotel provides a free breakfast and dinner buffet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Lovely hotel with friendly staff, right by the river. About 15min walk from the train station.

Very useful location for business meetings as they provide rooms with all the amenities you will require.

If you stay at the hotel, do not miss a visit to the Munktell Museum.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Falun, Sweden
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Hotel is located central, however, adjacent to a park area. My room was recently renovated, also having very good WiFi connection (approx. 8-10 Mb/s). Staff is nice. In the evening, the hotel is serving a complimentary buffet, with a nice soup, some cheese selections and more.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Located in the building that used to be the headquarters of the local tractor manufacturer, this hotel is positioned nicely by the river in the attractive town of Eskilstuna. Reception is a bit dark and the whole place has the feel of somewhere that's several years out-of-date, as you'll see from the moment you enter the corridors and take the escalator.

My room was perfectly fine but again felt somewhat dated. If you're looking for a modern style hotel that has a brand new room, air con, large flat screen TV and so on, then you won't find those here. But this hotel does have a certain old-fashioned charm. Wifi is available.

I took both an evening meal and breakfast in the dining area, both of which were buffet style and both I enjoyed. If you're looking for steak and chips for dinner and eggs and bacon for breakfast, think again. But if you do like meats, cheeses and various types of pickled herring (which I do) then you're in luck, and your meal will be all the more enjoyable for that typically Swedish and traditional style.

I didn't use any of the hotel facilities, I'm not even sure if there is a bar! So if you're looking for a bed for the night, this hotel is fine. If you're looking for a good restaurant and lively bar (business travellers, I'm looking at you) then you'll need to leave the hotel to find somewhere nearby. I was lucky enough to be hosted at the micro-brewery pub nearby, which was superb, but is for members and guests only.

In summary, fine for a short stay, conveniently located.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Uppsala, Sweden
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

The hotel is situated close to the city center by a small lake and stream in an old industrial area in Eskilstuna. Surroundings are hence really nice for a stroll. My only complaint is the uninspired breakfast which was in contrast to the really nice free meal served in the evening. Staff both at front desk and in restaurant were very pleasant and we got a room with a view over the water upon request. Albeit the breakfast was on the sad side, chances are we will return here anyways since the overall experience was a good one.

Agree on previous description of tiny pillows in the bed ;)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

The Clarion of Eskilstuna is the favourite choice for me and my wife when in Eskilstuna. It is wonderfully placed by the river, very close to the city centre and close to the old town as well as the museums such as the Rademacher craftwork centre. Eskilstuna may not be the cultural centre of Europe but it is a quiet little Swedish town. Staying at the Clarion is very good, comfortable rooms, good food, good service, - very much above some other hotels in the town.
So give it a go! Eskilstuna is a very good place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Clarion Collection Hotel Bolinder Munktell
Address: Munktellstorget, Eskilstuna 633 43, Sweden (Formerly Clarion Collection Bolinder Munktell)
Region: Sweden > Sodermanland County > Eskilstuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Eskilstuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Bolinder Munktell 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Clarion Collection Hotel Bolinder Munktell, a unique hotel in central Eskilstuna. It offers a beautiful view over the creek. We offer you both breakfast, afternoon sweets and an evening meal. Staying at Hotel Bolinder Munktell is to live in the middle of Eskilstuna's industrial history. Everywhere in the beautiful building you find embellishments and motifs that tell us about the background of the area as a tractor and engine fabric. To learn more, visit the Munktell Museum in the same house. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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