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BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
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Ranked #53 of 88 hotels in Oslo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very much enjoyed my stay here. Hotel is in a great location, walking distance to everything. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Hotel is also 1 1/2 blocks from the drop off point for the airport shuttle.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Karl Johan's Gate is definitely the place to be during the day. Nighttime is a different story. The hotel should provide complimentary earplugs. Crowds of drunken merrymakers rule the night until 3am (weeknights) or 6am (weekend nights). Otherwise, the hotel was pretty good. Breakfast buffet was fine, with its emphasis on classic Norwegian cuisine. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loud music and noisy people will keep you awake until 3am! Such a shame as it's a nice location otherwise. Could do with a bar where guests can enjoy a drink or two. Breakfast was very good, something for everyone there I think. Free, fast and reliable broadband.

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Petchaburi, Phetchaburi, Thailand
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in First Floor - Ground Floor has the citys most popular Disco! Noising until 3 o´clock in the morning - impossible to sleep for my wife and I! (Could read one Prospect that they have bought the neighboring Property to make 60 new rooms, but telling nothing about if the disco will be closed.) In additionit it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location; decent breakfast; efficient staff; free & reliable Wifi; great view over Oslo's main square. An extra 700NK [around 65GBP] for a kids bed which I'm reliably told was "massive &really comfy". No air conditioning but was happy to be a little bit sweaty. Overall value for money.

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Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in an excellent location - centre of town near the Palace. It's a nightmare to get to if you are driving a car, as we were - with one way streets even the Garmin couldn't help. The nearest car park is two blocks away and cost NOK290 for 19 hours parking! Our room was on the 4th... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel lobby, exterior, floors, and room were all beautiful and comfortable. Staff were friendly - especially Vita. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Bed was relaxing and decor was modern. Room windows opened wide. My only issue with the room was no AC. If it's hot out, I could see how that could be a problem. Street noise... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel staff were friendly and the breakfast was fine. Location was good Our room, being a junior suite however was a little disappointing. It was large, but rather old and worn with only the basics and could definately do with a rennovation.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed two nights. with our 13Y daughter. small room, need makeover. Till then we will avoid staying here despite the staff at the reception that was very nice & helpful, the breakfast & the great location.

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Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's very nice hotel , room ( I had single room ) was clean and good size . I missed AC in the room , and loudness from outside doesn't stop till 3 am . Breakfast - excellence selection . Location is great . Close to public transport , restaurants , shoppes and lot of attractions are easy to walk... More

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Address: Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
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Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell 3*
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On Oslo’s main street and in the heart of the city centre lies this historic hotel from 1899. Next to the Parliament and within immediate walking distance to a variety of museums, attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has 114 rooms, as well as 5 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 60 people. Most rooms renovated during 08/09. ... more   less 
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