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BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell

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Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't exactly remember why we chose this hotel when making our reservations, but it is very centrally located (just a short 5-10 min walk from the main downtown train station or the National Theater train station, both of which you can get to by regional train from the airport) - near the palace (which is closed in the winter,... More 

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Dewey, United States
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice hotel right on a main plaza in the center of Oslo. My room is like a small apartment. Good feeling and open and airy. Only negatives are that I don't have any view out of my windows, just looking across at other rooms; and the fact there is no dresser with drawers to use. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the railway station and is conveniently located for theatres, bars, restaurants. There is an open air ice skating rink opposite the hotel and the harbour, fortress and museums are a couple of blocks away. The Royal Palace is just 500m away and the sculpture park a half hour walk. We walked from... More 

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San Diego, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is hard to beat, walk to many sights and two train stations. Single room was cozy and quiet. Internet service was reliable and easy to use. Housekeeping adapted to my schedule. Breakfast area well-equipped, bright, with comfortable seating.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beyond the expectation. Right in the center, great selection of breakfast, very stylish buildings. The room was huge, only the bed was too soft for me. The Hungarian receptionist was really cheerful, helpful and gave a smile to every guest. We got two umbrellas from her and an excellent recommendation for restaurant. Great staff here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel seems to be located over a night club or at least our rooms were. We heard booming bass sounds after 2 am plus occupant of next room shouting out of their window. Bathroom fan didn't work so room steamed up. Reception staff unhelpful on check in, signage poor. Perhaps some rooms are better but as the place seemed... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have chosen the hotel based on a previous experience with another BW in some other part of the world. Is should have consider that even if is the same chai, the conditions will not be the same… So, my story goes like this: It started bad by missing the connection to Oslo in Amsterdam and I have arrived with... More 

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Dublin, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are quite small and so are the bathrooms. The hotel was clean and neat. However, the staff is quite nice and, more importantly, the location cannot be beat. You are within walking distance of ALL the major sites. There are shops, restaurants, bars, and markets within a block of hotel. Morever, just steps outside of it there is... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Me and my partner stayed here a couple of weekends ago. The location of the hotel couldn't of been more perfect to explore Oslo! The room was quite small but we didn't mind as we didn't spend much time there! The only minor problem was the 2 single bed duvets for a double bed.The room was spotless and the receptionist's... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Nice and elegant building next to the National Theater,very easy to reach it from airport by express train.Room are clean, large and confortable with nice furniture.5 minutes walking from cathedral and 15 from Opera.Next to restaurants and cafè.Good breakfast at 4th floor.I fully reccomend it.

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