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Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan

Karlstad,  Sweden

See you soon at this hotel gem in the quiet parts of central Karlstad. Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan is located in Värmland's old county prison, one of Karlstad's most famous old buildings. If you wish to dine here, an evening meal is served. It's on us!

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Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan

Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan is housed in Värmland's old county prison, and you'll stay in one of Karlstad's most famous old buildings here. The cellar has a fascinating prison museum and the updated rooms have anecdotes from previous inmates.

Tranquil city location

Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan lies in a tranquil area, close to Karlstad's central shopping district. Just a short walk will take you to Stora Torget and its nearby shops and restaurants. Karlstad's biggest attractions aren't far away at all; Karlstad CCC (Congress Culture Centre), Nöjesfabriken (entertainment centre), and the beautiful Inre Hamn.

From county prison to hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan has a long and exciting history. It was built in the mid-1800s, and was a prison until 1968. Several of Sweden's most notorious criminals have been incarcerated here, with Raskenstam as the most famous "guest". Despite the metre-thick walls, there were quite a few escapes. The most common method is said to have been by use of the classic file and sheets tied together.

Unique conference rooms

Hold your conference at Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan! We offer beautiful and unique conference rooms for up to 70 participants. More information about our conference rooms>>

Mid-afternoon snack and evening meal included

We want you to find tranquillity and feel at home when you stay at our hotel. Which is why we serve a complimentary light evening meal between 6pm – 9pm every evening. That way you never have to worry about where to go for dinner, because there'll always be something to eat 'at home'. We also serve something home-baked, tea and coffee, every afternoon.

Sauna and gym

Relax and unwind for a while in our sauna and cold plunge pool. And take the opportunity to exercise in our recently opened compact gym!

Golf in Karlstad

Karlstad has a thriving golf scene. We partner with several of Karlstad's best golf courses, such as Karlstad GK, Hammarö GK, Kils GK and Billeruds GK. We offer our guests great golfing deals.


  • Karlbergsgatan 3 65224 Karlstad , Sweden
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Getting to the hotel

By bus

Bus to Karlstad Central Station.

By train

Train to Karlstad Central Station.

From Karlstad Airport

Airport bus to Karlstad Central Station.

By taxi

We recommend Taxi Kurir,
telephone 054-150 200.

About Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan

Number of rooms

68 rooms – 122 beds

Number of conference rooms

2 – for up to 70 participants

Distance to the airport

Karlstad airport: 20 km,
approx. 30 mins by car.

Distance to public transport

Karlstad Central Station: 5 minute walk

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