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“On the water in the Center of Arendal” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel Tyholmen
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Teaterplassen 2, Arendal 4800, Norway   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Arendal
Berkeley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“On the water in the Center of Arendal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We where here only two nights, and really enjoyed the hotel and the people. Even though it is a chain hotel, the people make you feel like a long lost family member. They simply try to make your stay enjoyable. They will tell you war is going on in the area and in one case went along to introduce us to the folks at a popular restaurant that did not have any reservations available, but somehow had a great table for us after a short discussion. Everyone in the hotel wanted our short stay to be memorable. The rooms are small by american standards, but cozy and clean. But it is the people here!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margrethe S, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Thank you for staying at Clarion hotel Tyholmen, and for all the kind words about our staff! They strive every day to make our guests experience perfect, and appreciate feedback such as yours! We will make sure they get it!

Kind Regards
Margrethe Svinøy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Clarion Tyholmen. The room was very nice and clean, the bed very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. The hotels location is excellent, right in the city center and we enjoyed being able to walk to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner. The breakfast was also very nice, I really enjoyed the waffles.

The drain in my shower was so badly clogged that I had to turn off the water and wait for it to drain several times every time I showered. I mentioned it to the reception when I checked out, so hopefully it has been fixed. However, I'm rather surprised that housekeeping hadn't noticed the problem when the were cleaning the room as the drain was hopeless.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClarionHotelTyholmen, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Anna B,

Thank your for lovely words and for telling us about the problem with the drain - it has been resolved.
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Saeby Denmark
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Great hotel in Arendal.
I stay there 1-2 times/year, and always happy.
The location is great, down to the water, with a nice view.
There in only a few minutes by foot, to restaurants and harbor.

The hotel, resturant and the service is great.
It is possible to park in the basement for a fee.

Take some time to enjoy the great view from the restaurant.
The breakfast is great, so dont miss out.

Free internet :-)

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClarionHotelTyholmen, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for staying at Clarion hotel Tyholmen, and for the great feedback! We hope to see you again in 2014!

Best Regards, Margrethe Svinøy, Director of Sales
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Oslo, Norway
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great location! Super bar and food. New room or cosy in the old part. Wake up to the sound of old boats in the harbour.

Very helpfull reception. Park in the street (cheep until 08:00) or in their garage (safe)

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
522 helpful votes 522 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located right on the water in Arendal. The building has a lovely feel. The receptionist was a very pleasant lady.
There is an old building and a new tower. We were in a tower room. It was compact but functional. The tiny bathroom was very well laid out with shower doors which folded out of the way when it wasn't in use. They provide a body/hair shampoo in wall mounted dispenser. No conditioner or hand cream. But I strongly support this way of supplying shampoo instead of the wasteful little plastic bottles.
The breakfast room and buffet are wonderful. A large selection of breads, meats, herring, smoked salmon, etc.
Probably the nicest place in town.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lansdowne, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We were assigned a room on the 4th floor in the newer section. The room overlooked the water, was in great condition, of a good size and had a very functional but small-ish washroom. The location was great and the staff were very obliging. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and the food was delicious. It was short 1 night stay but delightful.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Was assigned a room in the 'new wing', with a view of the entrance of the 'pollen' or inner harbor of Arendal. Pleasant to watch the boats going in and out - if you like marine scenery, this is the place to stay there. Room is high quality and small, but very clean. The room and adjacent hallway was quiet. Breakfast included, as is true with most Norwegian hotels. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. A 3 minute walk to the airport bus stop.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Tyholmen

Address: Teaterplassen 2, Arendal 4800, Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Aust-Agder > Arendal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Arendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Tyholmen 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful building situated on the wonderful seaside of Arendal accomodates both the sophisticated business traveller and the conference participant. A maritime atmosphere gives the restaurant concept its character. The hotel has 96 well equipped hotelrooms and suites with a total of 200 beds. We can arrange events like weddings, seminars and conferences in nice rooms, please contact us for your event. Here you can find the restaurant Tre Seil and the bar 8 Glass , as well as a carpark. Welcome! ... more   less 
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Arendal Clarion

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