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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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114 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently refurbished and now very trendy, with quirky decor. Rooms are good, nice bar and copious selection at the breakfast buffet. Good location near the port. Very good value with reasonable pricing. Live band some nights in the lobby, so be careful if you want a quiet room. Recommended.

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Sola Municipality, Norway
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in a lot of different hotels in Kristiansand over the years, and I think this is my new favorite. Very cool interior, the lobby in particular is memorable. Also one of the best hotel breakfasts I've eaten. We stayed in a "family room", and it had a very spacious bathroom. Some concerns though: 1. Shower curtain was... More 

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

Hi Eileen! Thank you for a great review. We will do our very best to remain as your favourite hotel in Kristiansand. That I promise! Hope to see you back soon :) More 

Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I visited the hotel during a business trip to Kristiansand in September 2016. The hotel is modern with a flashy lobby and restaurant. Great breakast! Free wi-fi but requires signing in using credentials. My room was tiny but clean.

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

Hello! Thank you for a great review! Hope to see you back soon :) More 

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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I had my doubts after reading the reviews on line but decided to give it a try anyways. My advice is to just go elsewhere. We asked for the most expensive room in the hotel. By Norwegian standards, it was large. But, it was dark inside, cold and next to a nightclub blasting music all night. Not exactly what you... More 

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

Hello Linda! I am sorry that we didn`t live up to you expectations. We hav some really nice rooms that is away from the noise, if you should like too try us again. More 

Hynnekleiv
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This place is very extra ordinary. Very modern. The rooms are reaaly good interiour. The breakfast is very good and very big. It has a reward for the best hotel breakfast in Norway. The staff is very firendly

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

Hello Simen! Thank you for a great review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our breakfast, we are very proud of it. Hope to see you back soon :) More 

Moss, Norway
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had a short business stay and enjoyed the hotelbreakfast but also the bed with really good pillows. Had a friendly welcome eventhough it was way past midnight. I would reccomend this hotel and their location in the middle of the city center.

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

Hello Erik! thank you for a great review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our hotel. We truly appreciate your recommendation. More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed August 21, 2016

room faculties are up standard in this range of hotel, hotel staff very helpful on guest request, location is excellent, room service and choice of pillow may consider to implement in near future to upgrade the hotel service range.

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

Hello! Thank you for a great review :) Hope to see you back soon! More 

Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This hotel is perfectly located in Kristiansand. We stayed there for summer vacation, two adult and two children. The hotel is right in the city, and in walking distance from the sea, with very nice surroundings. Lots of restaurants right outside the doorstep, and the cinema is just around the corner. Nice breakfast with something for everyone. What makes it... More 

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

Hello Mona! Thank you for a great review. We are very happy that you and your family had a nice stay at our hotel. I totally agree with you, it is very nice to stay in the center for Kristiansand in the summe. Hope to see you back soon :) More 

Alicante, Spain
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Stayed at the Clarion Hotel Ernst for 4 nights in August. The first night I had a small single room which was not comfortable, but I spoke with a very nice lady in the reception and got a standard room for the next nights. Rooms was ok, Norwegian standard. The breakfast was good, with a lot of different choices. Nice... More 

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

Hello Kai! Thank you for your great review. i am very glad that we could solve your problem with your room. Hope to see you back soon :) More 

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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very conveniently located, but the beautiful old building is unfortunately not used to its best effect. The decor is almost aggressively ugly - Louis XVII on designer party drugs. Our room overlooking the courtyard was in perpetual twilight. Front desk hardly ever occupied. Breakfast was nice, but overall the hotel was too expensive compared to what we... More 

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

Hello Kristen! Thank you for your colorful feedback :) I am sorry that you didn't like the decor. Is is like that with with special design, you either love it or you hate it. But I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Ernst

Address: Radhusgt. 2, Kristiansand 4664, Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Price Range: $130 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Ernst 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Kristiansand
Clarion Kristiansand
Kristiansand Clarion
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#1 Business Hotel in Kristiansand
#5 Family Hotel in Kristiansand
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“Ask for room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles 670kais, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“we had a upgraded room, but choose a room facing the outside wall to get more daylight in the room.”
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“do not go to top floor, ceiling are low in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Navpatagonia, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“the top floors are better, more view of the city or else you would be looking into another building.”
 of 5 bubbles Rory-sanNor, Nov 15, 2015 | Read review
“The only flaw was that our room overlooked the street a night club was on and it got a bit noisy but not too bad.”
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