Ratings based on 160 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Iowa USA

Stay Somewhere Else!

Posted May 21, 2016
Pros: The hotel was less than a five minute walk away from the Emiigrant House Museum. Visiting it was the reason we were staying overnight in Växjö.
Cons: Provide beds that are the size promised, bed coverings that fit the beds, and mattresses that are more comfortable.
Location: Very close to the train startion, the Smalland Museum, and the Emigrant House Museum.
Finding this hotel is difficult because it is on a pedestrian street. We parked blocks away, paid for parking and walked. We were then told we could drive on the pedestrian street to unload. We did agree to pay extra to park in their underground garage. It was close by and secure. The hotel did allow us to leave our car in the garage until well after the checkout time with no added fee. We booked a standard room which was suppose to have a queen bed. It measured 55 inches wide, which in the U.S. is a standard double bed - not queen size. The bed covering only measure 44 inches - like it was made for a single bed. It did not even cover the bed. When I complained that the bed was not the size that was promised, the desk clerk insisted that it was queen size. She offered a room with a bed that was six inches wider for an additional fee. I did not complain about the bed covering size. I am sure they would have offered one that actually covered the width of the bed for an additional price. The bed was not very comfortable. It had a mattress that was about 3 inches thick. The evening light meal was a simple roasted meat, one vegetable and salad. It was not very tastey. Breakfast was okay. It was typical of hotels with included breakfast - scrambled eggs, yogurts, breads, fruit, etc. We were very disappointed with the hotel staff handling of our complaint.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Lansing, MI

convenient location

Posted Jan 23, 2016
Pros: Location, friendly staff, free dinner
Cons: Rooms are small, beds a bit firm. Like most Swedish hotels, washcloths aren't provided. The dept. store next door sells them.
Location: Near train station, restaurants, shopping
Convenient location downtown near train and bus stations, provides complimentary dinner as well as breakfast, very attentive staff, but rooms are quite small
4 out of 5
by Matthew from San Francisco, CA

Good

Posted Aug 2, 2015 on Hotels
My room was fine, but my friend's room had a smoke smell. The breakfast buffet was pretty good.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Loveland, Co

Great hotel convenient to everything

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Pros: The breakfast, staff and location.
Cons: Rooms are fairly small
Location: Lots of lakes, and emigrant museum nearby. Many Swedes left this area for America 80 to 150 years ago.
Hotel staff were outstanding, very friendly to a couple from the U.S. Who could not speak Swedish. Even provided free buffet dinner for one night.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 11, 2012 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Pgh, PA

Clarion Collection Cardinal, Växjö, Sweden

Posted Jul 18, 2011 on Hotels
Fantastic Hotel! Friendly staff, Clean rooms and you get breakfast, afternoon tea and a dinner buffet with your room. Very centralized location, easy to walk everywhere.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

We were made to feel welcomed

Posted Jun 17, 2009 on Hotels
It was the welcome we received by the check in that really impressed. Nothing was too much trouble and our hotel room was modern, clean comfortable and most importantly qiuet. Also location was perfect near the train station and all of the local amenities.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ottawa

Great place for a visit...

Posted Jul 26, 2007
The hotel was really well maintained, very clean. However I was there on a Saturday and got in late in the day and the restaurant was closed at 3:30. That was an issue for me, as there were no other restaurants in the near vicinity. I had to settle for the McDonalds up the street. Internet is not included, but can be purchased for a fairly reasonable amount. Great staff and very friendly. They even get the elevator for you!
4 out of 5
by Karin

Centralt och trevligt hotell.

Posted May 15, 2017 on Hotels
Trevligt bemötande vid incheckning. Receptionen med personal mycket bra och service-inriktad. Lugnt i korridoren och på rummet trots läget längs Storgatan. Minus för frukostrummet, kantstötta glas och muggar, mycket slitna stolar, knepigt med bordet fullt av disk. Dock god och varierad frukost, men glas och muggar måste ses över, och även de bruna stolarna. Synd att detta drog ner så mycket annat som var så bra!!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 10, 2017 on Hotels
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