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.