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proximity to the train station room was spacious enough No kleenex
Location and price were right
Great location, within 2 blocks of central station downtown Hotel is 100% computerized- you check in and out on a terminal Very easy and efficient. The hotel rooms are very small, like staying on a cruise ship, economy class. The rooms are very spartan with a small beds, a desk, a chair and small bathroom. Otherwise, they did provide a good wifi signal. If you don't mind clean and spartan, this hotel would be great when in Oslo.
location poor business center (only 1 computer, tiny) poor barkeeper in Grand Cafe: did not know his sherries nor acquavit: served both different sherries and aquavit than asked for. door to french balcony could not be closed properly letting in a lot of noice during the night.
Nothing. Not as represented. Old Hotel not kept up.
Excellent Hotel and superb staff
The location there has gone a lot of things wrong for us at the grand hotel unfortunately. there has not been room cleaning the whole weekend. the video system dind't work proper and this could not be solved. the spa we couldn't make use of with our 2 1/2 year old, because he should be 3 years. unfortunately they could only inform us about this after we were dressed in our bading suits. the hotel staff wasn't very cooperating.
I liked the location of the hotel it was very central and the staff we very friendly. The foo was good and the hotel was very clean
location was great. breakfast was poor and needed to wait for the coffee very long. Rooms need renovation badly.
Comfort, breakfast Noise during the night from outside.
This is a warm hotel which seems to appreciate its customers. The room was an elegant modern design filled with quality. It was attractive and stylish and contained a very comfortable bed. We really liked this hotel and will stay there again.
The carpets in the lobby were lovely! The staff at reception when I checked in were not very helpful. I was waiting to be attended to and they dealt with three other people who came in after me. There was also three fire alarms going off in the afternoon. Each time I followed the fire instructions and went downstairs but there were no staff there to advise me when it was safe to go back in or what had happened. When I was leaving via the stairs the third time, there was a workman vacuuming the staircase and he told me not to worry and that it was nothing. Not a very professional attitude from any of the staff.
Great hotel with fantastic location in the city center. Everything nearby. Staff is extremely friendly and help you with all your questions. Especially the bell-boys at the entrance. The restaurant in the hotel (Theatercafeen) is the most famous one in Oslo and also very nice to have a diner. a lot of business people. Cosy restaurant on 1st floor (Gourmet) and nice lobby-bar for an afternoon coffee. Free use of computer, printer and internet. Facilities in the room are super. Fantastic view (ask room on higher level). Would certainly visit hotel again for a next stay. Oslo is very very expensive...but that is in whole Scandinavia.
Breakfast The bad was not clean and in the room was pretty cold.
Breakfast according to expectations with Norwegian touch.Magnificent view on the National Theater (front view) is worth asking for. City center location with access to all nearby landmarks of the city center. Room was rather cold (no temperature control possible).
This hotel has all the needed facilities and is perfectly located in the centre of Oslo. Despite agreement there was no early check in possible and no coffee/tea facility available. The TV was also very old.
Most appreciated was the polite and efficient staff
Very nice breakfast buffet. Perfect location near Stortinget and Nobel Price Center.
Hotel is clean, breakfast is outstanding, good bedding Some staff members are helpful, and some are not
Amazing breakfast (included everything), very clean, great spot, exactly downtown, very helpful and polite staff, It was my first time in norway so i cant compare with other norwegian hotels, but this one seemed amazing.
Best location, good breakfest
Yes, good location and good breakfast
Fantastic breakfast, excellent location.
Alt er på en viss god stabil nivå Astronomisk pris for å brke internett i lobby.
Nice location in the middle of town. Didn't have any problems during my stay. Hotel room is basic but clean. The breakfast selection is huge, and I think typical for most Scandic properties.
The rooms were well appointed and the staff was top notch. Scandic's location in Oslo was great, minutes walk from the heart of the city.
Breakfast was great Rooms were small, pillows were terrible.
The breakfast was quite good. The rooms were not clean properly (Dust and hair). Carpet was filthy. Water boiler was unhealthy. Due to an extreme noise level our first room (9th floor) was changed. The bed was uncomfortable and it was very difficult to sleep two persons in it, being way too soft. The extra pillow in the cabinet was full of hair. The lunch/Xmas buffet came with a surprise, a black/short curly hair on the ham. The male receptionist should not be working in a service oriented job. He had a very arrogant attitude.
Clean, friendly staff, great WiFi, perfect location across from train station and main tourist road (Karl Johan Gate), close to many tourist attractions, room has a minimalist desk and chair for laptop/writing/books, etc. Was satisfied with my stay - being next to the train station and main subway station is perfect for getting in and out of Oslo as well as exploring the city by public transportation (and walking everywhere by foot is easy, too). In less expensive cities could get more for your money (but Oslo is very expensive in general). Rooms are small but not too small for those just wanting a place to sleep. Very few amenities (e.g. no daily room service except for a fee, no breakfast, etc.).
Clean rooms, friendly, helpful staff. There was only one lift and it was slow.
The central location, close by Oslo Central Station, and the staff was excellent. The lift was a bit of a nightmare and the breakfast room was totally inadequate for the number of guests. Queing up for items and walking into each other is really something that you can do without first thing in the morning.
Good value for money in usually expensive Oslo. Only 760 NOK for a spacious double room and central location close to the Opera.
Good location, sensible cost, nice rooms (ours had lovely view), good breakfast
Probably the nicest hotel gym/fitness center in the world. Location is excellent, only 2 blocks to the Central Station. Good breakfast, friendly staff. Rooms are somewhat spare, but clean and comfortable.
comfortable bed. breakfast good
No fuss, good service, close to the station
all day tea and coffee!!! breakfast also was superior!
it was good value for money and clean
The staffs are very kind, frinedly, the access to centrum is very near to walk.
It is a good city hotel, and nice with free coffee through the day! The reception staff forget to inform about get stamped the carparktickets to get 15% off !
I liked the standard of cleanliness. The breakfast buffet in the morning. The access to a washer AND dryer. The proximity to attractions. The outside architecture. The separate dorms. The small size of the dorms. The option to have ensuite dorms. The stark white halls That the lights were always bright in the hallways at night when others came into the room.
Friendly, clean, good breakfast
Location Twelve strangers in a small cramped space. One chair in the room with practically no place to sit even to put your shoes on. Not sure what all the rave reviews are about. Cleanliness is average for a hostel. Received polite service from one representative, the other could not have cared less if he was there or not. Free Internet did not work for me but I did not pursue the issue to fix it and I noticed others were using it. Average breakfast.
Everything is clean. Recent fresh renovation has the Hostel/Hotel looking tip top from bottom to top. Beautiful lounge. Kitchen. Sheets and towels are Included. Sink in room. Lockers in room (Bring own lock). Seperate room for showers and toilets, keeping your shower low key. Everything was wonderful. The price.
Nice hotel, but noisy No record of internet booking process available when checking in
Design hotel, uncategorized, out of the common standards ! Design is sometimes opposite to functional. The lightning system is the room was surely conceived by a superior engineer...but if you want to stand up at night without disturbing your partner, it's becoming a real challenge ! Otherwise, the lack of view on the outside (the window was giving on an interior courtyard).
Gabriel, your service is perfect!!
quality breakfast, great location, very helpful staff, everything looks very stylish and cosy - great weekend getaway! Summer rooms are quite small, view to the hotel yard. Get prepared for big spending - Norway is way too expensive!
The balcony of the room was well situated,the room was lovely.Inclusive breakfast had a good selection of food with great coffee. The room was not ready on my early arrival,as had been previously arranged. The room in general was unclean and the bedding was too soft.
The Bar at the roof deck The Service. Didn't get the room I#ve booked. Air Condition didn't work in the suites.
Stylish, hip hotel. Very comfortable mattress on bed. Helpful and accommodating bar staff. The airconditioning was set at 24°C and could not be changed despite the warm weather. The AC dial could be lowered to 18°C but it reset itself to 24°C a few minutes later. The bedding was a doona and despite the fabulous bed I hardly slept due to the overheating. The concept lighting is so stylish that it is not possible to use the bathroom at night without lighting the room. The very hip shower flooded the bathroom.
Very nice clean hotel No
interesting experience for a short stay the sailings were all black which will feel after a couple of more days depressive
Everything went smoothly; from letting us in the room at 8am after long overnight flight on September 17, Constitution Day, great style, friendly staff, generous breakfast and location. Loose plumbing fixture in bath.
Great location and wonderful roof top lounge. not too clean, overall renovation would be needed. Breakfast buffet poor and service not particularly good.
Very good location near the national theater. Polite and friendly staff. Rooms are not very big, but ok size though.
Location was perfect and staff was very friendly There was a lot of noise from the street. I was missing a gym in the hotel
Location, decor, confort was good. Rude staff with no clue for hospitality.
City Center; perfect location price/quality questionmark.
The location is perfect, right in the center of Oslo, between the Storting and the National theatre. The room was spacious, and the service at breakfast very attentive. There was no telephone in the room, no WiFi, and the designer chairs looked good, but was not really suited for sitting. The reception area looked unfinished and the minute bar was untidy. Only one of the people in the reception spoke Norwegian. The hotel restaurant did not serve lunch, as advertised, and on top of this, it did not serve alcohol at all (!) I had a room towards the back, but one of the two nights I stayed there, it was incedibly noisy (a night club nearby?) - bring earplugs. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast hotel, this is fine (although expensive), but it is not a full-service hotel. Surprised that the Hilton chain allows a hotel to be opened when it clearly is not finished.
location I asked to put the company address on the invoice at check-in, when checking out (so time was limited) this was not done. In restaurant the service was poor: the first 2 red wines by the glass I wanted to order were not available and the waitress only found out when she went to get them, the salad was served without any dressing and the potato gratin consisted of reheated, big chunks of potato floating in a white fluid. Breakfast was meagre.
Excellant breakfast, very clean room and friendly stuff..
Stylish and clean general appearance. No wardrobes in the rooms.
Nice hotel inside, nice room, good breakfast and nice staff. Very centrally located Seen from outside the hotel looks grey and dull. The building and the entrance is not impressive, but nice inside !
The location is perfect. Within walking distance of everything. Not enough personnel to handle breakfast: the poor employees were never able to keep up with table cleaning and replenishing of food and drinks. In addition, the breakfast room was nowhere near big enough for the number of guests. It was like McDonalds on a bad day. I tried calling reception from my room three times to get the internet password but never got an answer. I had to go down and ask for it. There was nobody else there. When I asked why no one was answering the guy said it had been very busy... The view from my room was depressing, a concrete grey wall and the fire escape. Could not see the sky at all. Bathroom door did not provide enough intimacy.
We liked its central location, close to the water front and the main city centre. It was convenient for all the public transport which was very good. It was easy to get to all places of interest in the Oslo area. Many were within walking distance. We loved the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent.
The hotel has a great location. Excellent breakfast choice
Location, design, comfort.
Comfy beds. Friendly and very helpful staff. Good breakfast. Spotless and new-looking rooms. Decor is little soulless.
Very good location. Too cold in the room and not possible to stop the air conditionning! Staff not very friendly.
Staff very friendly meals offered were great. location is close to train station, but walk to hotel did not feel safe.
The rooms and service, facilities (food, leisure facilities etc) were all very good. The room was cold as the heating did not work, we were moved to another room and a oil radiator was also put in the room, which made it allot warmer. Also the remote controls in both rooms did not work despite replacing them at reception.
Wide and good choice and quantity of food for breakfast and light evening meal. Beautiful sauna and whirpool!!! The air conditioning was out of order! And they didn't fix it during my staying. The hotel is in the city center very easy to be found and with very good connection (10 min to the central station), but not near some street very similar to... A red district...
I was offered an upgrade at a good price, took it, and got the best hotel room I ever had in Oslo. I spend between 50 and 100 nights a year at Oslo hotels...
Service at the reception was very good and friendly. We had a choice of different rooms and we had an opportunity to see them first. Beds were comfy. Evening buffet and pancaces were great. The price was much higher than anywhere else and the area was not very pleasant.
Excellent hotel in a good location - particularly liked the always available coffee and tea, and the chance to make pancakes in the afternoon
The staff was very helpful and courteous. Also the fact that breakfast and "light" dinner came with the price of the room was excellent. It ws actually a dinner. It was an excellent value whicgh sometimes is hard to find in Europe.
It was a warm ,cosy hotel,designed beautifully and full of charm.there was fresh fruit,salads and hot and cold drinks which was on offer the whole day.We very much enjoyed our stay at the clarion.
friendly staff, good facilities, walking distance from the centre
Centrally located, especially with respect to shopping and night life (many things just 5min walking), good breakfast, free WLAN. Early check in was not possible – after some discussion suddenly room available -> personal not the most committed. Worst: Air condition wakes you up @7.30 in the morning when you have the room towards the (ugly) back yard (even with closed window). Therefore I will not book this hotel again.
Located in the city center.
A great central location.
Breakfast was good and room adequate Windows are quite thin, so it might get chilly during the actual winter. Now it was ok, but a little bit drafty.
our superior twin room was furnished very well, newly decorated and the beds were comfortable; breakfast buffet was great, also the possibility to buy a lunch at a low price; the location of the hotel in the city center is perfect; price-quality in an expensive city like Oslo was perfect we stayed at the backside of the hotel which was the quiet side but unfortunately a very noisy outside airconditioning was turned on between 07.15 and midnight; the air conditioning in our room did not function at all so at night it was too hot; a shower screen would prevent the wooden bathroom door from getting damaged by the water
Tidy and a nice breakfast buffet The room was horribly cold !
The great advantage of this hotel is its central location; also close to one of the airport bus stops and to Oslo public transport. Straightforward and relatively low-priced hotel. Perfectly adequate for our sightseeing requirements.
location, staff the room we had was not a double, they adapted it from single to double...6-8 sqm!
The hotel is very well located, next to the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, not far from Aker Brygge.
Excellent location! We were very pleased with the service as we got upgraded as we got to the hotel.Would stay there again. This is not about the hotel, but about Booking.com; we did not receive any confirmation when booking the hotel, and as we had book several other hotels that day for a travel, it was hard to find out exactly which hotels that we had booked.
Great location. Within walking distance of Central Station. Located near all city shops & restaurants and bars. Free Wi-fi. I know it's Oslo and things are expensive but for the price I would have expected a better standard of room. It was basic. Paying for location I presume.
Staff greeted us personally and were so helpful. Facilities excellent and breakfast was served until 11am so could have a lie in x N/A
We were given a room upgrade, which was very nice. The room was spacious and comfortable. It was a bit far from the station, but the T-bane was nearby.
My friend and I just returned home from Staying in Oslo. The Best Western Karl Johan was truly a great find! It is in an unbeatable location next to many restaurants and attractions. It only took us a few minutes to visit City Hall (Noble Peace Area), pier to fjord cruise or Museum Island, National Theater, Parliament, Ice Skating, and Subway to Airport/Skiing. 10 minutes away was the fort, king/queen palace (changing of the guard), and Opera House. The staff all spoke English and were very helpful pre and during trip. They took the time to answer all of my questions prior to visiting Oslo and while staying at their hotel. Breakfast was perfect! First of all, food in Oslo is expensive. Having breakfast included was a major perk. They had quite a variety of items to choose from. Overall, I can't wait to go back to Oslo again. Best Western Karl Johan would definitely be my choice of hotel again. Wish they had a fitness center, but everything else was excellent.
Location Smell from kitchen in rooms in back side, disco music "booms" late in the night, very late (3 PM) possible check in.
Really good location for train and easy to get too. A little bit too touristy for us but it was very convenient. Breakfast buffet is really good. Hotel lounge was very comfortable if you have to check out early and needed a place to rest before your flight. Bathroom was small and no real shampoo.
Very central - location The rooms. We got 327 which had the shower and the toilet in the same space. It was a minuscule room with zero space to breath. One morning, unfortunately, when walking out of the room we found feces in the hallway. We reported it to the front desk. Although, it is understandable that was not the hotel's fault, one expects to be compensated in some sort for the unsightly inconvenience.
Perfect location near the King's Palace. Unfortunately, our room was right over a bar with an extremely loud band playing till 2:30 am. If we hadn't had suitcases unpacked, we would have asked to be moved. Very short night of sleep.
Convenient location and very quiet (I have stayed in a number of hotels in central Oslo and had issues with street noise, but this was very peaceful). Enjoyable breakfast provided. Rooms were very basic (e.g., no shampoo etc in bathroom). Decoratively, it is an impressive building but the interior looks quite "tired". Felt expensive for what it was, but reflects high cost of Oslo hotels.
Most everything was OK. -The WC itself had, shall we say, clear signs of not being cleaned. The Word "sorry" was never uttered from the staff upon being informed of this. -At 11.57 there comes a knock on the door, just as i was about to leave the room, "sir, why haven't you checked out yet?" Very uneccesary. Heavy vibration from the ventiation system. Almost like on a large ship at sea, I happen to like ships, so it didn't destry my sleep.
They get the job done. Good breakfast, good location, good staff, good price. The hotel is a little run down, but overall was worth the price.
The fourth floor breakfast room serves a very complete offering. Nice touch is that the menu varies slightly day-to-day.
I had to upgrade as the double room I booked was absolutely tiny! Rooms very small and not good value for money
Even though I had a reservation made a few weeks in advance we did not have a room upon arrival it was overbooked. They sent us to a sister hotel not far from there but we did not like the dark theme there.
Good price Door into the room to access to next room without keys
The staff were very friendly and really helpful. Really liked the chess boards in the waiting area. There was no skin moisturizer in the room, which is not a huge thing but a nice to have.
the hotel location
The breakfast buffet was excellent! The hotel is also in a central, safe location, close to the train station, bus and T-Bane. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I didn't realize that there would only be one bed instead of two. I assumed a double would have 2 beds. Also I think the heat might get turned off after midnight? It would be very warm before i went to bed, but cold again in the middle of the night.
excellent location and very good breakfast no
Excellent location: 5 min walk to train station & 5 min walk to Aker Brugge (great restaurants & bars). Excellent buffet breakfast (included) - fresh juice, cereal, fresh bread, eggs, bacon, sausages, coffee, fruit, ingredients for sandwiches. Staff were very helpful and had good knowledge of the city and things to do. Comparatively good value for money in an expensive city. No ceiling lights in the room - just bedside lamps.
Eccellent position for a exiting visit and relax in The City, good value for a 4stars hotel, the staff friendly, and breakfast in first class, Thanks lot.
Very nice staff. Great location -only a few minutes' walk to main Oslo shopping area. Large breakfast included in price. As with everything in Oslo, overpriced for what you get. Carpets and general condition in need of updating.
Centrally located - near the station as well as the harbour. Room was comfortable and not noisy.
Great hotel, new, modern, clean, great interesting design, superb location, helpful staff, would definitely stay here again Nothing
Very small room, bad parking (330kr.)
Clean and modern, in a great location. Room was tiny.
Very clean and new; small room but well laid out. Great breakfast - a little different than the regular hotel breakfast!
Central location and good breakfast. Chef available for individual cooking needs. Friendly staff. Rooms are very clean but quite compact.
Cleanliness and service In the room I missed a few hooks or equivalent to hang the clothes