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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Hynnekleiv
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Erik K
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
4 of 5 stars 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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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Kai S
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 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Recife, PE
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We arrived late at this hotel. The crossing from Hirtshalls, Denmark, to Kristiansand, Norway, was delayed for 3:30 h due to strong winds and stormy seas, and the trip took 4h, 1:30 h longer than usual, so we arrived at the hotel at 1 A.M, in a very cold, windy and rainy night, but we were very well received and... More 

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

Hello Ivon! Thank you very much for a great review. We are very happy that you had a nice stay at our hotel. I truly appreciate that you were happy with our front desk. Hope to see you back soon :) More 

Lillestrom, Norway
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Large room, but more or less very dark inside, and one window fronted to the lobby leading to less daylight in the room. Breakfast was ok, and there was a good bar. However one person (a man not wearing uniform) in the reception wasn't quite fullfilling the matter of service, but all the ladies there were very service-minded! :)

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

Hello Per! Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you back soon. (I will tell the ladies that they are the best) More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • 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: $140 - $185 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kristiansand
#5 Family Hotel in Kristiansand
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