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All reviews the main street great location business lounge parliament building royal palace christmas market karl johan there is no air conditioning within walking distance free coffee and tea would stay here again train station decent size top floor main attractions third floor the heart of the city
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

From Central Station this hotel is only 10 minutes walk. It is perfectly situated in the centre of Oslo. The rooms are basic but clean and serviced every day. There is tea making facilities on two floors . The staff are so friendly and accommodating with special reference to Liev who sorted out my boarding card problems!! I would strongly recommend it as a base for sightseeing.

Stayed: September 2018, traveled with friends
Thank Anne O
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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Anne O

Thank you very much for your kind words and nice feedback. Hope your Journey to Dublin went well.
Hope to see you again.

Best regards
Leiv R:

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

The breakfast was amazing, location was perfect. It was walking distance to central train and bus station, only a block from the airport train stop. Staff were wonderful. Very few reviews talk about the breakfast but there was something for everyone.

  • Stayed: September 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank pam h
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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Dear pam h

Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel..
It is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future.

We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

Best regards
Leiv R

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

The hotel is in an excellent location. Extremely friendly and helpful reception staff. However the room we received was awful, it was facing an inner roof that had the A/C units and other fans (noisy and ugly). We did receive a better room immediately once we requested to move.

Room Tip: Make sure to request a room that is NOT overlooking the internal roof that has noisy A/C units and fans
  • Stayed: September 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Romil62
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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Dear Romil62

Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel..

It is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future.

We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

Best regards
Leiv R

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This hotel was in the past surely a splendid institutions. However, as time passed, the hotel management was overly sure about its unique location and nobody took care seriously about modernization and refurbishing. The result is very sorry state of the hotel, with uncomfortable beds, noisy and dusty rooms without noise insulation, unattractive bathrooms. The only positive thing during the stay in this hotel was the sumptuous Scandinavian breakfast.

Room Tip: Hard to say, it is a lottery
  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled with friends
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Thank Martin B
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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Dear Martin B

It was sad to hear that you were not happy with your stay. The hotel is an old and honorable hotel, with the best location in Oslo.
It will please you and all our guests that we will build new rooms and totally renovate our hotel.

Hope we can welcome you back.

Best regards
Leiv R

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

I stayed here with my husband for 1 night, the hotel location is excellent, its about 150m from the station and near all the main attractions. The hotel staff were lovely they let us check in early. The hotel itself is old fashioned and full of character. The room itself was small and quite stuffy, but that was due to the unusually hot weather; there was a fan in the room. We did open the window in the night but you can hear street noise, however it is silent when closed. We only stayed here 1 night which was perfect, however had it been longer I would have probably stayed somewhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank DMA_86
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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Dear DMA_86

Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel..

It is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future.

We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

Best regards
Leiv R.

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