Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan is housed in Värmland's old county prison, and you'll be staying in one of Karlstad's most famous old buildings. We offer free parking just outside the hotel and all guests can enjoy our complimentary fika and an evening meal every day.
From mid-August 2023 onwards, the municipality of Karlstad will carry out reconstruction of the streets and surrounding areas. It is certainly something to look forward to once it is finished, but unfortunately it does make things tricky for guests arriving to the hotel by car. You will need to take a different route than normal to reach us, but we do hope that it won't be too much of a convenience for you. Please contact us for more information!
Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan lies 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 are all withing easy reach. Karlstad CCC (Congress Culture Centre) and Nöjesfabriken (entertainment centre) are just about 5 minutes' walk away.
Evening meal & fika included
We want to make things easy for you here at Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan. All our guests can enjoy a main course and salad in the evening, as well as tea and coffee with something sweet in the afternoon. This is always included in the price when you stay with us. More information is available under Services.
Unique conference room
You can also book a conference at Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan. Our unique room for up to 10 participants is located in Lilla Museum. Enjoy our fantastic facilities, steeped in history. More information about our conference room is available here.
Sauna and gym
Relax and unwind for a while in our sauna, or take the opportunity to do some exercise in our gym. We also partner with external gyms for those wanting more advanced fitness faciltiies. Please contact the reception for more information.
From county prison to hotel
Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan has a long and exciting history. It was built in the mid-1800s and until 1968 it was used as a prison. The cellar is home to a fascinating prison museum and the updated rooms feature anecdotes from former inmates. 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 escapees. The most common method is said to have been the old classic, using a file to make a tunnel and bed sheets as ropes.
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.