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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 07.30 in the morning after getting off the sleeper train from Trondheim and walking along Karl Johans Gate. A very cheerful welcome from Zita, the receptionist on duty. We were glad that we could leave our rucksacs in the baggage room as the hotel was was fully booked and we would not be able to check in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very warm outside, so the lady at the reception told us to open windows to get fresh air. Once we went to the room, we understood what she meant. It was very very warm. The problem however was, that right beneath the window is the hotels dumpsite. The stench was awful. At least you are given the choice... More

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Kirkland, WA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short but sweet stay at this hotel. After arriving in Oslo without our luggage, we were welcomed at this hotel and made to feel at home. We had a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast at their buffet before heading out to sightsee as we awaited the arrival of our bags. When we returned, they were... More

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Rockford, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here on a business/pleasure trip in June. My room was a single, so I cannot comment on their larger rooms. The upside: Great location in downtown Olso Nice historic looking building Nice breakfast room with good food Nice and clean Descent Bed The downside: No air conditioning Very slow and very small elevator My room and bathroom were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is at a very convenient location if you intend to walk around the city centre. Services are perfect, comfort family room, an excellent breakfast buffet, and free tea-coffee all day. The receptionists were really helpfull, friendly, and always smiling (especially the ladies). For the price paid I undoubtably recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Location is amazing, on the main street , near the subway station.Staff is kind and helpful.I had a problem with my luggage and they really fixed it:) room atmosphere was warm and breakfast was delicious, price might seem expensive but it is Oslo , you cannot find cheap&good.Definetelly will prefer the same plate next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed in karl johan hotel for three nights with my boyfriend, I would say that it is a very good value for money and concerning the fact that in Oslo evertything is very expensive! We loved the location as it is close to everything, the inside of the hotel was very cute and cosy with nice decoration. Our room... More

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Roohski
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We booked this hotel for it's location as we were traveling with our 2 adult kids and wanted flexibility for them. But we also looked for one room, with room for all. We booked because of the bed count and after emailing them, I realized their room didn't match their advertisement. Many back and forth emails later, they fully accommodated... More

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Address: Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
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Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell 3*
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Norlandia Karl Johan Hotell Oslo

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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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