I recently stayed at the Best Western on business, The Hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the train station which is a 2 1/2 hour train journey from Copenhagen airport. And is 5 minutes from the Shops, Shopping Centre and Markets.
-This is an older hotel, but with reasonably modernised warm comfortable rooms, I guess I could liken it a bit to a Premier Inn (UK), but in an older property. My room overlooked an inner courtyard, and since the weather wasn't up to much in April, I didn't mind!
Pluses! The bed I had was large and comfortable. Also, there was a fridge in the room, which was really handy for snacks and milk for coffee and tea! The TV was large- but the only English speaking channel is BBC News. Thankfully I speak Swedish, so not a problem. The hotel and the rooms are clean.
Breakfast was nice buffet style, and is open from 06:30 am. In addition to several types of bread choices they had a lovely sweet, spice bread (If you like something sweet, but nutritious - I would really recommend this). Scandinavian bacon and eggs are also on offer if you want something hot. Otherwise the buffet offers plenty of choice of yogurts, cereals, fresh fruits, meats and cheeses. You can help yourself to coffee in the breakfast area throughout the day and evening together with the days cake(s) . If your in a hurry you can fill up a takeaway cup of coffee or tea to take with you.
The Hotel reception staff were very nice, welcoming and helpful! They sorted out a taxi for me at a reasonable price and helped me get onto the Wifi when I was having some issues.
My only gripe was the bathroom - with no shelving it was difficult to find somewhere to put my toilet and make up bag (I don't like leaving it on the floor) - so ended up hanging them on the towel hooks.
Tip! As with all Scandinavian hotels, there are no coffee and tea making facilities in bedrooms - so take a travel kettle and some coffee and T-bags with you!
Kristianstad is a very nice town - for food on the go - visit the local Coop, a couple of streets away which does hot food, as well as a good salad bar, There is also a reasonable 'eat as much as you like' for one price Chinese Restaurant in the same shopping mall as the Coop at the opposite end near the entrance to the Cinema. For a real foodie experience visit the Bar B K restaurant, just a few streets away - the fish stew is outstanding! less