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Clarion Collection Gabelshus

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Gabelsgate 16, Oslo 0272, Norway
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Ranked #5 of 88 hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Markus J Mannheim, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mannheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a pleasant stay! Excellent service offered all the time. Feels like home - ... all was comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. Special service at breakfats, coffe-time and dinner at Gabelshus made this trip unforgetable!

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find on our arrival by rented car from the airport and easy on site free parking, great and helpful staff. Rooms nice size in this 1900 era building and absolutely fabulous breakfast included. All the usual with stuff like smoked salmon plus the ability to cook your own eggs. Fabulous. We were quite stunned to learn that dinner... More

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Claremont, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the prices for this hotel were not so high, we would have enjoyed it. However, because of the high price range, we were expecting too much. Breakfast was nice and the rooms were lovely, but this hotel did not meet out high expectations.

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Austin, TX
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel with a beautiful outdoor terrace-a great place to unwind and relax after flying all night from US. Dinner buffet tasted pretty good with both European and more western style dishes. Our room was quite clean although not roomy. We were not in Oslo to sightsee but rather as an overnight stay before touring the west coast of Norway;... More

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Austin. Thank you for the review! We are truly not in the area called “city center”, but we are in the most privileged part of central Oslo where most of the locals prefer to be both for leisure and living. It is a 10 minutes walk to Aker Brygge- the harbor where one finds best restaurants of Oslo, Astrup... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
68 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a trip from the station, a 180-200 NOK taxi trip or two trams and a short walk. Hotel in a good area fro Frogner park and on bus routes to Bryggen and town centre. The trams were not running properly while we were thee - roadworks - but we found our way eventually. We arrived at 3.30 and had... More

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for your time and your review. Usually one needs to take tram nr. 13 from the city center to arrive at the hotel without changes. Currently there is contraction going on where the tram runs and therefore much better to take a bus nr. 30 direction Bygdøy. Frogner Kirke will be the closest bus stop and... More

Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its appearance looks like an ordinary European house covered with Ivy in front wall to the street, which changes color nicely in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Atmosphere is good and friendly. A night meal is convenient and time saving.

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Shunichiro, Please accept our thankfulness for your choice of hotel in Oslo and your nice description of the house and our offer! Have a nice summer and welcome back for another occasion! Naira Lalayan General Manager More

Oslo, Norway
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to most hotels in Oslo, and was surprised by this cosy hotel in a quiet area in Oslo west, Not in the center, but tram 13 is close will take you there in 4 minutes. (15 minutes walk- max) Nice old building done up beautifully with everything you want including american coffe machine, and the ability to... More

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Aina. Thank you so much that you chose to stay at Hotel Gabelshus! We want to thank you as well for the nice review. The Italian restaurant you mentioned is called +39 and is a good partner to the hotel and we recommend our guest to try them. We had our Christmas dinner there and were very satisfied both... More

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice little hotel - clean, friendly and very functional. The rooms are a bit small by North American standards but typical by Scandinavian ones and quite acceptable. The hotel is well located in a very nice part of town - central Oslo is walkable 15 or 20 minutes from the hotel and there is a tram... More

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Canadian guest, It was very nice to read you review realizing that you enjoyed your stay with us even though the size of the room and the bed was not so specious according to North American standard. I also hope you enjoyed your stay in Oslo and hope we will be in your mind when returning to Oslo in... More

Bergen, Norway
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Situated in a quiet road in one of Oslo's more upmarket areas - Frogner - this hotel looks like it has been moved there straight from the English countryside. The decor is traditional, with dark woods, high ceilings, carpets and heavy curtains. Although the size of the room was on the modest side - especially the toilet/showerroom - the bed... More

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Tommy. Thank you for your stay at Hotel Gabelshus and your feedback. The poor choice of vegetarian food will absolutely be discussed with the Food & Beverage Manager at the soonest occasion. I am sure we will be able to adjust it easily and in a reasonable time frame. I wish you a nice summer and hope to see... More

Boras, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Everything about this hotel is great. In the new rooms I like to have a desk its easier to work with a laptop. If you want a desk just ask for a room in the older part of the hotel. :) The breakfast, dinner, service and interior in amasing!

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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Gabelshus, responded to this review

Dear Sara, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! The rooms in the old part of the hotel have really a working desk. The rooms there were renovated last summer and the bathrooms will be renovated this summer starting form the 24th of June. So nest time, you can ask for a room there to get both a desk,... More

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Address: Gabelsgate 16, Oslo 0272, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Gabelshus 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#6 Business Hotel in Oslo #6 Romantic Hotel in Oslo #8 Family Hotel in Oslo
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A stay at Hotel Gabelshus offers a deep dive into the culture and history of Oslo. The interior is composed of historical details and fantastic paintings. Being in the heart of an elegant residential area and in walking distance from Vigelandsparken, Aker Brygge and the Royal castle you are guaranteed an exciting stay in Oslo.The hotel offers tasty meals in a charming atmosphere with access to our popular terrace for outside dining. Enjoy your breakfast or complimentary evening meal surrounded by murals reflecting the history of the area. The special atmosphere of the dining room and lounges around has been a background of various fashion shoots.Hotel Gabelshus offers a range of salons with a relaxing atmosphere- the hotel library has a dignified style where you can relax with a book, watch TV or enjoy a glass of wine. The so- called fireplace room is furnished with antique furniture and calming colors offering relaxation in comfortable armchairs in front of the open fireplace.Hotel Gabelshus has a long and exciting history. The mansion was erected in 1912 and was originally a lodging house. The three first managers and owners were women, one more special than the other. Miss Sommerfeldt who ran it from 1933-45 lived herself in the building with her two parrots that had free access to anywhere in the building. She ran the place in a caring and authoritative manner at daytime and used to relax with her guests smoking a pipe in the evening. ... more   less 
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