We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell

3.0 of 5
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
Special Offer
30 % Off Scandinavia
BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Ranked #47 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Tom C Oslo
Add Photo Write a Review

453 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    78
    193
    110
    42
    30
See reviews for
94
119
50
101
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (74)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (453)
  • Mar-May only
    (102)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (158)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (104)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (89)
All months
Wallasey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hotel couldn't be in a better location! It is a 10 minute work away from Oslo Central Station and then a 2 minute walk from the Nationaltheatret station which has the T-bane and also trains to all three of Oslo's main airports. The Hotel itself is clean and very elegant, with coffee facilities on the ground floor, a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Level Contributor
215 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Karl Johan hotel primarily for the location and it did not disappoint in that aspect. We took the train from the airport and the hotel was a short walk from the National Theater stop. Our room was ready when we arrived at 11:00 and it was a max 10 minute walk to the ferry to the Bygdoy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying at a few hotels in Oslo as I've been working here, and I've yet to find one that ticks every box. But this one certainly wins when it comes to location. Just across from the National Theatre, and opening onto a large pedestrian area with bars and restaurants a-plenty this is the area to be if the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had a fantastic time at this hotel. We had the family room on the top floor overlooking the parliament building. We couldn't believe the space. We are a family of 3, with a 10 year old. The room was one of the best I have ever stayed in. I think it was great value, lovely staff, and we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Iowa City, Iowa
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This hotel is perfectly located on Karl Johans Gate. It's within very easy walking distance to Oslo Central Station, and just about a block away from the Nationaltheatret Station. Really--a great location for walking anywhere in the city. The rooms are fine--nothing special, but they're clean, of relatively decent size, and mine had a balcony with a great view of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Level Contributor
112 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have been here before. It is perfectly situated close to Tinghuset on Karl Johan street, not far from the royal castle. The room was pretty small, but I was on my own. I did not find out how the air con was working, so it was pretty hot. It was clean and quiet though, and the bed was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
59 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed 3 nights at the hotel. The room was big and warm and my bed was comfortable. The building is old and beautiful and there were paintings in the corridor. People on the reception were extremely polite and welcoming. The breakfast was wonderful with salmon and lots of fruits. The best thing was the location next to the Parliament and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First let me address a growing concern. If like me your spend a lot of nights in hotels you quickly become a booking.com addict. It flexible, simple and you get interesting rates. The point is hotels will hate you. In oslo the best Western welcomed me ( for a late arrival) with ah your are the last one and you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers are raving about these Oslo hotels

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
123 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this place - the location is absolutely killer, I was fortunate enough to be placed in a room facing the square, with a big window and high ceilings. Some of the rooms have a couch (including my own), which I thoroughly enjoyed. The bathroom is adequate, mine had a bathtub. It could take... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

160 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (155)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (49)
Viewed
Room/suite (27)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Other (60)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay