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Clarion Collection Gabelshus

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Gabelsgate 16, Oslo 0272, Norway
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly hotel - good atmosphere - on thing that is rare in Oslo is the dinner which was included in my room rate. Good value compared to many other Oslo hotels in comparable locations. Ask to get explanations on his to use the room key because you have to lock the room when leaving.

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

Dear Jerome, Thank you for staying at Hotel Gabelshus. The light evening meal we offer complimentary is one of the unique selling point that all Clarion Collection hotels in Nordic countries offer. We do not claim it to be a full dinner but rather a convenient alternative for those, who choose to stay at the hotel instead of going out... More

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food very good,but evening meal included in price which is a great plus as eating out in Oslo can be very expensive.also coffee available all day in dining room. Rooms very wel laid out and very clean.

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

Very dear guest from Dublin, We are grateful for your review on TA and truly hope we will meet you again at Hotel Gabelshus in the future. In the meanwhile We all wish you a nice summer and all the best! Naira Lalayan General Manager More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, we enjoyed staying here. The hotel is beautifully decorated and in a very nice neighborhood. The breakfast buffet was great, but the dinner buffet was really awesome and saved us a lot of money vs. having to go out to restaurants in this expensive city. The window in our room did not open very much and it was very... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your stay and the nice review. In old days the building of the hotel Gabelshus was a guesthouse, that had separate bedrooms but one big bathroom for all the inhabitants to share. When after The Second World War the house was transformed into a hotel, it was not possible to make big enough bathrooms everywhere,... More

Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in the older part of the hotel ( second floor facing the street) at the end of June. It is a lovely relaxing place to come back to after a day sightseeing. Coffee, tea, cappuccino is available 24/7. Waffles!!! In the afternoon! A coffee maker is also in the room. Breakfast was delicious, as was dinner.... More

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

Dear guest from North Carolina. I am delighted to read your review! I hope the readers will appreciate what you have mentioned about the value of the stay, and it will help us attract more satisfied guests in the future. The glass door issue we are working on. We have frosted the glass doors in a variety of rooms already... More

Mannheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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

Dear Marcus, What a pleasure to read your so fantastic review! It made us feel that we are doing something right - helping you feel comfortable as at home! Thank you for your time and review and welcome back to us again when in Oslo:-). Best regards. Naira Lalayan General Manager More

Wayland, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

Dear guest from Massachusetts. I just want to thank you so much on behalf of the whole staff for you generous and very kind review. We loved reading it and felt that our efforts to make it a pleasant stay for you were rewarded. We all hope to meet you again and wish a lovely summer! Best regards, Naira Lalayan... More

Claremont, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

Dear Zachary, We are not a full service hotel however we offer a cozy hotel in an elegant area, breakfast included in the rate and a free of charge evening meal, with fruit and coffee/Tea and afternoon waffles available without payment. I hope you had a nice place even though it was not fully up to expectations and wish you... More

Austin, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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

england
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76 reviews 76 reviews
68 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

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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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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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