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First Hotel River C, Karlstad

3.5-starHotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Sweden. This property is rated 3 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.
Tage Erlandergatan 10Karlstad652 20Sweden

Riverfront hotel in Karlstad with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Rather comfortable
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From 193 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

First Hotel River C, Karlstad

from $115
  • Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Comfort Room
  • Studio
  • Economy Room, 1 Double Bed (140 cm bed)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2013
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


C Restaurang - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

C Bar - This restaurant specializes in Scandinavian cuisine.

First Hotel River C, Karlstad’s small print

Also known as

  • River C Hotel
  • River C Hotel Karlstad
  • River C Karlstad
  • First Hotel River C Karlstad
  • First Hotel River C
  • First River C Karlstad
  • First River C

Optional extras

Self parking costs SEK 130.00 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs SEK 130 per 24 hours

Rollaway beds are available for SEK 300.00 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for SEK 100.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around First Hotel River C, Karlstad


  • On the waterfront
  • Karlstad Congress Culture Centre - 1 min walk
  • Ostra Bron - 3 min walk
  • Karlstad Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Sandgrund Lars Lerin - 7 min walk
  • Varmlands Museum - 8 min walk
  • Town Hall - 8 min walk
  • Wermland Opera - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Karlstad (KSD) - 20 min drive
  • Karlstad Central Station - 13 min walk
  • Välsviken Station - 9 min drive
  • Väse Station - 20 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 259 reviews

First Hotel River C, Karlstad
Wouldn't go back
Staff were friendly but not available at night. View beautiful. No parking. Breakfast marginal. Bed uncomfortable and pillows were lumpy.
Barbara, us1 night romance trip
First Hotel River C, Karlstad
Very Comfortable with consistent service.
A Traveler, us4 night business trip
First Hotel River C, Karlstad
gem, friendly, relaxing, comfortable hotel
Breakfast was excellent, as was dinner the night before (best shrimp salad in my long memory!) sitting outside--"al fresco". Try the Pilot beer on the deck outside! Based on this excellent experience, I booked First Hotel in Bergen, Norway, for 4 nights. I'll report on that separately, after my stay there.
Claudio, us1 night romance trip
First Hotel River C, Karlstad
The best Hotel ever during our stay in Karlstad
Visiting relatives in KArlstad we choose this time the River C Hotel ( after some frustrating Hotel experiences the last years in KArlstad) and have been positively surprised. The room was big enough for two persons with luggage and it was clean. A little bit "ascetic" - no fridge, and only limited storage capacity for the luggage, but that was manageable. Allthough a small breafest room the staff was perfect in organizing the shift of hotel guests coming for breakfest.
Wolfgang, us4 night family trip
First Hotel River C, Karlstad
Very Good8.0
Helpful and friendly staff of this hotel
On a business trip to visit a company in Karlstad. This hotel is in a very good location. If you walk, you can reach the centre square in 3 minutes, faster than driving which will take a longer distance. Parking is cheap at a pay & display of 40Kr/24 hours, or free at 5pm-9am. The staff is very helpful telling me where to park at 40Kr/24 hours. Hotel is clean and quiet. Woke up refreshed to do my meeting, recommended for holiday.
Daniel, gb1 night business trip

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First Hotel River C, Karlstad

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