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Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Vaxjo
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed in Vaxjo because it is the largest town near where my family comes from in Sweden while we did a little family heritage research. We stayed here for 2 nights.. The hotel was chosen by our travel agent. It can be a little tough to get to this hotel as you feel like you are driving on the walk ways but it is ok. The check-in was very good, very pleasant and helpful staff. Our room was located on the 2nd floor right above where they serve breakfast but this did not pose any issues, really could not hear anything from it. The rooms are a little larger than your typical European hotel rooms and were were comfortable and clean. Nice large walk in shower and a very clean bathroom. I had no issues sleeping so the beds must have been comfortable. The free breakfast was very good with a lot of selections from cereals, juices, salads, fruits, bacon, eggs, pastry, breads, meats & cheeses. There is also a dinner included in the price of the room which was a nice meal and did just fine for us to save a little money. Most everything is in walking distance, there is Lake Vaxjo, the University, train station, markets all near by. Parking for your vehicle is extra if you want to use the hotels parking, it is just around the corner and under the buildings. You will need to get an access card from the hotel for this. I wish we could have stayed here longer as there is a lot to see and do. I would highly recommend to anyone and we will be back when in the area.

Room Tip: Street side rooms are good as there is not much vehicle traffic on it.
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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Simon A, Receptionist at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Jon

Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience at our hotel. It is really helpful to since we always aim to improve.
Its wonderful you enjoyed your stay! We sure hope you can find time to visit us soon again. On behalf of all the hotel staff we wish you all the best until then!

Warm regards
Simon - reception

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

We made a booking here because:
- Vaxjo was a convenient place for an overnight stop on our journey across Sweden.
- Inclusion of evening meal in the hotel price was attractive.

We left thinking we should have gone elsewhere because:
- Vaxjo is a functional semi-industrial town and regional centre with a pedestrianised centre of 1960s concrete buildings.
- The hotel is in the pedestrianised centre and was difficult to find by road; car parking (extra overnight fee) is in a nearby basement carpark with narrow, nightmare access.
- The food was at best average: the main evening meal dish (no choice) was leathery pork slice casserole and the dining room attendant was indifferent.

Having said that, it wasn’t all bad:
- The bedroom was comfortable, but functional - for example no kettle etc for hot drinks.
- Reception staff were helpful.
- The hotel has been converted from a cinema; it was interesting to spot the retained cinema features.
- Vaxjo cathedral was worth a visit, and there is a promising walk along the centrally-located Vaxjo lake - weather and time permitting.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Barrybloke
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Simon A, Receptionist at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Thank you for your comment Barryblok! Its very valuable for us in order to improve.
I will forward your review to our chef. Hopefully next time you visit us there will be more to chose from at the evening meal. Växjö isnt a big city that offers the same leasure possibilities like bigger cities, however, there are several towns nearby which holds unique historical and artesanal features. Most famous are the glass factories. In some they even let you try to craft your own pieces.

We wish you the best. Feel free to pay us a visit next time you visit Växjö or its surroundings.
Best regards
Simon & the rest of the hotel staff

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I have stayed there twice, once in the building down he street and the other time in the main building. its clean and the service is very good. The people at the reception were very warm and nice. The morning breakfast was very good. it had everything variety of cereals, juices, salads, fruits, bacon, eggs, pastry, breads.sometimes pancakes too.
The dinner was mostly good but you notice its very repetitive when u stay for a longer period of time specially during weekends. There are salads, 1 carb, 1 protein, soup, bread, a fruit and cheese

Stayed: October 2015, travelled on business
Thank Mano R
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Simon A, Receptionist at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Hello Mano!

Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. As for the evening meal we will take your comment into account in order to improve even further.

You are more than welcome to visit us next time you pass through Växjö!

Best regards
Reception

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights recently and the hotel suited us perfectly. It is really close to the train station, about a 5 minute walk, and right in the centre of town with ATMs, a supermarket, shops etc all nearby. The staff were friendly, efficient and keen to help with any queries.
In the bar area they offer complimentary coffee, tea etc and a new selection every day of something sweet - some fab chocolate brownies on one particular day. The breakfast was the usual buffet sort but there were lots of different types of good quality bread and crispbread. In the evening the hotel offers a complimentary food buffet near the bar area which we went to once - (only once as we had commitments the rest of the time) - great cheese board and fresh interesting salads amongst other things, there was a hot option too.
We spent most of our time outside of the town but one night went to a bar round the corner (search for Vaxjo smak urbant kok och bar) which was a small bar with lots of different drinks, some lovely local beers, a good selection of food/beer snacks (we didn't eat but others were and looked very happy with it) and welcoming bar staff. Vaxjo is a very friendly, quiet Swedish town and the Hotel Cardinal reflected this perfectly.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Thank EzzieLondon
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Simon A, Receptionist at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2015

Hi Ezzie!

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the best our city has to offer. While Växjö isn't a very big city, one can still find pretty much everything. On behalf of all the staff we wish you a wonderful summer and hope to see you soon again!

Best regards
Simon & everyone else at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

The hotel is a great location, close to the train station. Rooms are great, and meals, like everyone Clarion we've been in in Sweden so far, are excellent. A great value. The staff couldn't be friendlier.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Priscilla B
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Simon A, Receptionist at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2015

Hi Priscilla!
Thank you for your feedback! We are all glad you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure having you here.
Best regards from all the hotel staff
Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal

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Address: 10 Baeckgatan | For GPS: Sandgardsgatan 22, Vaxjo 352 30, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Kronoberg County > Vaxjo
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Vaxjo
Price Range: $151 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate first class-hotel with 111 cozy rooms, elegant furnishing, with its own individual style and story to tell. Persian carpets and original art works reflect cozy living. All rooms have cable TV and hairdryer. We offer complimentary organic breakfast as well as complimentary evening buffet. Coffee, tea, and fruit are available 24/7 for all our guests. Located in the city center, on a pedestrian street you find shopping, culture and other entertainments just around the corner. ... more   less 
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