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Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus
Ranked #13 of 103 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed for three nights in the older part of the hotel ( second floor facing the street) at the end of June. It is a lovely relaxing place to come back to after a day sightseeing. Coffee, tea, cappuccino is available 24/7. Waffles!!! In the afternoon! A coffee maker is also in the room. Breakfast was delicious, as was dinner. We probably saved US$80 to $100 a day not having to eat dinner at a restaurant.
The only quirk was the bathroom. The door is glass. Now I must say in our room the door did NOT face directly out to the room, so my sister and I were able to maintain privacy.
Other than that, I don't think I would ever stay anywhere else in Oslo.

Room Tip: Ask to be in the original building.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear guest from North Carolina.

I am delighted to read your review! I hope the readers will appreciate what you have mentioned about the value of the stay, and it will help us attract more satisfied guests in the future.

The glass door issue we are working on. We have frosted the glass doors in a variety of rooms already and we are planning to do the same in the remaining rooms as well by the end of this year.

Hope to welcome you at Gabelshus when in Oslo next time and wish you a pleasant summer!

Naira Lalayan
General Manager

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a pleasant stay! Excellent service offered all the time. Feels like home - ... all was comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable.
Special service at breakfats, coffe-time and dinner at Gabelshus made this trip unforgetable!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Markus J
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear Marcus,

What a pleasure to read your so fantastic review! It made us feel that we are doing something right - helping you feel comfortable as at home!

Thank you for your time and review and welcome back to us again when in Oslo:-).
Best regards.

Naira Lalayan
General Manager

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Easy to find on our arrival by rented car from the airport and easy on site free parking, great and helpful staff. Rooms nice size in this 1900 era building and absolutely fabulous breakfast included. All the usual with stuff like smoked salmon plus the ability to cook your own eggs. Fabulous. We were quite stunned to learn that dinner was also included in the reasonable price. Okay, it wasn't a gourmet dinner but lots of salads and pastas as well as a meat dish and a delight when still sleepy from an overseas flight. Quite unusual for Oslo there was a heat wave and our room on the top floor was hot. Few rooms in Oslo hotels are air conditioned but they provided a fan and it did cool in the evening.

Room Tip: Rooms in front were quiet but I suspect rooms in rear would be even quieter and get less sun and be...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear guest from Massachusetts.

I just want to thank you so much on behalf of the whole staff for you generous and very kind review. We loved reading it and felt that our efforts to make it a pleasant stay for you were rewarded.

We all hope to meet you again and wish a lovely summer!

Best regards,

Naira Lalayan
General Manager

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

If the prices for this hotel were not so high, we would have enjoyed it. However, because of the high price range, we were expecting too much. Breakfast was nice and the rooms were lovely, but this hotel did not meet out high expectations.

Room Tip: The rooms are all the same.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Zachary W
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear Zachary,

We are not a full service hotel however we offer a cozy hotel in an elegant area, breakfast included in the rate and a free of charge evening meal, with fruit and coffee/Tea and afternoon waffles available without payment. I hope you had a nice place even though it was not fully up to expectations and wish you a pleasant summer and a warm welcome to us for another occasion.

Best regards,

Naira from Hotel Gabelshus

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice hotel with a beautiful outdoor terrace-a great place to unwind and relax after flying all night from US. Dinner buffet tasted pretty good with both European and more western style dishes. Our room was quite clean although not roomy. We were not in Oslo to sightsee but rather as an overnight stay before touring the west coast of Norway; therefore, being close to the city center was not crucial for us. I would recommend this hotel for it being in a quiet neighborhood with a few restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Austin.

Thank you for the review! We are truly not in the area called “city center”, but we are in the most privileged part of central Oslo where most of the locals prefer to be both for leisure and living. It is a 10 minutes walk to Aker Brygge- the harbor where one finds best restaurants of Oslo, Astrup Firnely museum and other attractions and great view. Our neighborhood is quiet, safe and elegant.

Thank you for your stay and you are very welcome to visit us again while in Oslo.

Have a wonderful summer and thanks for your choice!

Naira Lalayan
Hotelldirektør/General Manager

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Quite a trip from the station, a 180-200 NOK taxi trip or two trams and a short walk. Hotel in a good area fro Frogner park and on bus routes to Bryggen and town centre. The trams were not running properly while we were thee - roadworks - but we found our way eventually.

We arrived at 3.30 and had a wait to get into the room but were given a drink to compensate. The room had a small balcony, our window opened onto the street. hand a large number on the wall by the bed in case you forget !

Quirky and fun.

It was good to have comfortable chairs in the reception area and library.

Breakfast and evening meals were good, plentiful coffee and tea.

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Room Tip: Front rooms are more interesting, better upstairs
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Amy,

Thank you for your time and your review. Usually one needs to take tram nr. 13 from the city center to arrive at the hotel without changes. Currently there is contraction going on where the tram runs and therefore much better to take a bus nr. 30 direction Bygdøy. Frogner Kirke will be the closest bus stop and only 3 minutes walk to the hotel.

I wish you a enjoyed Oslo and hope to see you more in our lovely city and beautiful hotel.

Have a great summer!
Naira Lalayan / General Manager

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Its appearance looks like an ordinary European house covered with Ivy in front wall to the street, which changes color nicely in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Atmosphere is good and friendly. A night meal is convenient and time saving.


  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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NairaOslo, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Shunichiro,

Please accept our thankfulness for your choice of hotel in Oslo and your nice description of the house and our offer!

Have a nice summer and welcome back for another occasion!

Naira Lalayan
General Manager

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Additional Information about Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus

Address: Gabels gate 16, Oslo 0272, Norway
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Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#14 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range: $148 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stay at Hotel Gabelshus offers a deep dive into the culture and history of Oslo. The interior is composed of historical details and fantastic paintings. Being in the heart of an elegant residential area and in walking distance from Vigelandsparken, Aker Brygge and the Royal castle you are guaranteed an exciting stay in Oslo.The hotel offers tasty meals in a charming atmosphere with access to our popular terrace for outside dining. Enjoy your breakfast or complimentary evening meal surrounded by murals reflecting the history of the area. The special atmosphere of the dining room and lounges around has been a background of various fashion shoots.Hotel Gabelshus offers a range of salons with a relaxing atmosphere- the hotel library has a dignified style where you can relax with a book, watch TV or enjoy a glass of wine. The so- called fireplace room is furnished with antique furniture and calming colors offering relaxation in comfortable armchairs in front of the open fireplace.Hotel Gabelshus has a long and exciting history. The mansion was erected in 1912 and was originally a lodging house. The three first managers and owners were women, one more special than the other. Miss Sommerfeldt who ran it from 1933-45 lived herself in the building with her two parrots that had free access to anywhere in the building. She ran the place in a caring and authoritative manner at daytime and used to relax with her guests smoking a pipe in the evening. ... more   less 
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