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Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Vaxjo
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The location was excellent and the room was clean (although the shower door could have used a good scrubbing) and the breakfast and afternoon coffee were good, although the breakfast room was very crowded. I was given a room in the building around the corner, which had a 'lobby' that was like a doctor's waiting room set in a store display window. This would have been ok, but my room wasn't ready at check-in at 3pm and there was nowhere else to sit in that building while I waited. Since it was rainy weather, it would have been nice with a bucket of umbrellas in the lobby of the auxiliary building. Also, they didn't leave coffee/creamer/cup when they cleaned the room so I had to go over to the main building. No big deal, but on the whole the hotel didn't feel like good value for the money.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you Arabella for your feedback. Very good suggestions which I will bring up with the management and which hopefully will applied very soon.

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Simon, reception

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I stayed at the annex, which is a separate building ca 100 meters from the main building. The room was very basic, a little run down and had a stale, unpleasant smell. The bed was uncomfortable, actually felt a little bit like in a prison.. The price was outrageous for what was offered. The breakfast had a fairly good selection, but nothing exciting. The only thing that saves it from a worse rating was the professional and friendly staff in the reception.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Olamin,

We are sorry the room did not meet your expectations. Hopefully we can start renovating some rooms soon enough. I have forwarded your comment to the management in order to be able to provide a better product in the future.

Best regards,
Simon, reception

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Clean and comfortable with a very good bed. Strange smell in the corridor. A hotel from the seventies that deffentliy needs a gentle hand to go get its glory back. Convenient in the city center, with everything just five minutes walk away. Very nice breakfast with great variety of food.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you Hortensia_123 for your comment.

Our housekeeping staff has promised to check what the mentioned smell might derive from. Welcome back to visit us next time you visit Växjö.

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Simon, reception

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I arrived just around 16:00, having parked my car just down the street where the pedestrian lane ends; on Sunday the parking is free.. bonus.

Upon check in, I was informed that my room was in "Clarion #2" which was around the corner from the main hotel. But with breakfast and evening meal served in the main building I had asked if they could find a room there, which they did :). Service in Clarion hotels in Sweden has been exceptional. I was given a room on the 3rd floor and took the elevator up. My room was quite large, very basic with no frills, but I slept comfortably. The rooms could definitely use a remodel, but they are clean which at the end of the day is what matters. Breakfast and the evening meals were fine and there was enough choice to choose from. That is definitely another plus for this chain; not having to go "find" dinner after driving for hours on end or sight seeing is a bonus.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

The hotel is convenient to everything in Vaxjo. It's a 5 minute walk from the train station. The rooms are clean and comfortable. One of the hotel's best features is some of its people working at the front desk. There is a nice terrace for gathering with friends. And there's a sauna room. It was an easy walk to the sights we wanted to see. Also, there is breakfast and a light buffet dinner included.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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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: $139 - $279 (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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