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Clarion Hotel Ernst

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Radhusgt. 2, Kristiansand 4664, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernst has a great location for both business and leisure trips. A couple of steps out the front door and you step into the main street of Kristiansand. A five minute walk and your down at the beautiful waterfront. The hotel itself keeps a great, high standard in all areas. Highly recommended.

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Jan Egil, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Ernst in the not to distant future. More 

Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for a weekend with my friend. The lobby area is beautiful and the hotel has been newly renovated. The hotel looks really nice and the sauna is relaxing. The breakfast at the hotel is outstanding with omelettes and lots of different kinds of cheeses to name a few highlights. The service can be improved in some... More 

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Renate, Thank you for your positive feedback. Im glad that you enjoyed your weekend away at Ernst. We are very well known for our outstanding breakfast so I am glad to hear your enjoyed what we had to offer. Hope to welcome you back to us again soon. More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember it from the old days. It was grand and grand in a way your grandmas rococo dining sett was. The large staircase still exist, but a bit hidden. The hotel have gone with a strange "theme" it's like good an worse at the same side. The hotel is dark. Same problems with dust in the lamps in the... More 

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Geir, Thank you for your feedback and recommendations to potential guests. I am sorry to hear that you felt the room service food was not good, so I will look to see how we can improve this service. However I was pleased to hear that you classed our breakfast as one of the best in the chain. Thats fantastic!... More 

Brewster, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Deluxe Room" was a dark, small ugly place. I would have had to take off my backpack to turn around. I just looked inside and called the Radisson for a room. The staff did not seem at all embarrassed.

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Gregory. I am very sorry to read of how disappointed you was at our hotel. I hope that we can welcome you back to us so you can see some of the other category rooms we have and to experience the service level that is expected. More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotell with really nice staf, espesially from the bartender and the chef that was so nice and made me an omlett free for lactose. The breakfast is so great, with a lot of options for people with allergies. The waiter on the breakfast, a nice girl with some accsent in her norwegian was really helpfull and nice to everyone.... More 

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Hanne, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and had so many positive comments about our different departments and staff. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely welcome back on my 15th + annual visit to Ernst hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice room with harbour view. Improved dinner menu. Rather dark hotel décor may not be to everyone's taste.

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Durnovarian, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Its great to hear that you come back to us each year and we look forward you coming back to us in 2016. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well turned out hotel, comfortable and clean rooms (absolute bare-minimum to get a good review from me!), and a great selection for the breakfast spread. Hotel is very centrally located, and we phoned ahead (I think this is essential) and booked a parking space under the hotel - Think twice about this if you have a big car (or not... More 

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Simon, Thank you for your fantastic and honest feedback. I do have to agree with you that our garage is a little tight but we can recommend other alternatives that are more suitable to larger cars. If you come back to Kristiansand we look very much forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Ernst! More 

Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotell with excellent loction and service. Big breakfast buffet with good products. Free wifi. The rooms are clean and functional. Have loved both my stays here. Nice selection of tv-channels. Recommended.

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Joar, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our forever popular breakfast. Hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future. More 

Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has been completely renovated and is very modern although the decoration may not be to everybody's taste. It is very centrally located in Kristiansand, with everything within walking distance. The rooms are small, although OK for shorter stays without too much luggage. The main inconvenience is that the light is automatically turned on when you enter the bathroom,... More 

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Eivind, Thank you for your review. I appreciate your honest feedback as this helps us to continue with improving our hotel and services, so we can be one of the best hotels in Kristiansand. We do offer a wide range of different rooms in size and catagories and I hope that maybe you can try one thats a little... More 

Oppland, Norway
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cold eggs and bacon every day for 5 days !!!!!!!!!!!! no matter at what time we tried, too little personell to keep the breakfastroom tidy . Missing towels in the room every day even after giving message to staff in reception.

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Stig, Thank you for your feedback! I was very sorry to read of your experiences. I can assure you that your comments are taken seriously and the relevant departments will be contacted to see how we can improve these services so that such situations do not happen again. I hope we can welcome you back to Ernst for a... More 

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