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Clarion Hotel Tyholmen
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Arendal
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1 review
“Fantastic hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

If your going stay in Arendal, stay at this hotel. Nice food, nice staff and scenic view.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

I've stayed at Tyholmen many times and it's always a pleasure comming back. Service are terrific with friendly and helpful staff. Even though the older part of the hotel is somewhat tired, the rooms are spacious and clean. The newer part is great. View is lovely. Breakfast is very good with lots of varity.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

Stayed here for two nights in Oct. 2011 - work-related, alone in room. The location is fantastic with panoramic view of the fjord. The rooms could need a brush-up though, but you can live with the some-what worn rooms due to the fab view. My room was spacious and bright, but I also think I had one of the more expensive rooms. Ask for a portable lamp if you're planning on working, as the lighting above the desk is partly dim. What really makes this hotel stand out, however, is (in addition to the vista) the excellent service. An over-all "yes"-attitude to all my requests, and they were quite a few. The food is good as well. Excellent breakfast, with plenty of ecological choice (try the Røros-butter), gluten-free cereal etc. Not too many choices on the menu for lunch and dinner, but really good quality on what is on offer. Fantastic Fish Soup!

Room Tip: You pay a bit more for the rooms with ocean view (can't remember how much), but the panoramic vi...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

Stayed here two times for a total of 6 nights.
Breakfast was excellent, and the location and the view from the rooms are great.
There's quite a noticeable hum from the AC in the hotel, so ask for a room in the east-wing - it's not so present there.
Friendly staff, and good standard.

Room Tip: Rooms on the east side have less noise from the ventilation system.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

The hotel is no longer new - which does not have to be a bad thing if well maintained and kept. However, the first impression states this is a building in need of new paint - especially outside, where the old paint is scaling off. At first glance inside, the impression is better - but when looking closer there is a need for redecoration both in corridors and rooms, as dents, stains, scaling paint and and broken items appear every here and there. The general impression is fair, but worn. -Like the outdated lounge-furniture in the hallways.
What also added flavour to our stay, was the smell from the kitchen (our room was just above it apparently); when we arrived there was a distinct smell of cabbage in the corridors and in our room. A little later this smell changed to fish. And then exhaust... - both from the basement garage - and also from the outside traffic. We stayed one night from saturday to sunday, and saturdays are clearly a popular night on town. We had both cars passing outside our window all night long, happy people going to the bars - and then home from them with the shuttleboat that one can hear coming and going - docking just outside the windows. In addition, You hear the guests in the neighboring rooms coming and going all night. (Walls are not soundproof...) Needless to say, we had a hard time trying to get a good nights sleep...
The room itself (a standard double, twin beds) was nice and well equipped (flatscreen TV, minibar, free wlan access, coffeemaker, trouser press), decorated in a maritime style. The cleanliness was good, but unfortunately the impression was let down by poor maintenance. The bathroom yet another reminder of the need of maintenance (rust stains on the floor, cracking and dirty joints, cracked washbasin and peeling drain in the bathtub).
Breakfast was good, but for dinner we recommend you try one of the restaurants in the neighborhood. (We had some friends staying here at the same time, and they were very unhappy with the a la carte dinner they were served).

All in all probably the best choice in Arendal - just bear in mind that central location also means noise.

Room Tip: Away from the street at weekends!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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ClarionHotelTyholmen, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Sir,

Than you so much for your thorough response, we take all feedback from our guests seriously and will use your comments in our continuous effort to improve!

The main section of the hotel and the bathrooms in this section are 24 years old, and especially some of the bathrooms and parts of the hallways need renovating. We upgrade parts of the hotel every year, in 2011 and 2012 the bar, dining and reception areas on the first floor have been completely renovated along with one of the suites. The bathrooms are next in line and will be completely renovated within a few years.

The restaurant Tre Seil was our A la Carte offer when you visited last year, but after many requests from our guests and the local population in Arendal we have re-opened Ruffen Mad & Vinkjeller, a steakhouse in the basement of the hotel. Ruffen is open every day and we hope it will be to your satisfaction should you visit Clarion hotel Tyholmen again.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

We often visit Arendal. We always choose to stay in the Tyholmen hotel! The rooms are as close to the sea as possible with a wondeful view and a cosy, maritime atmosphere within the room in combination with a truly excellent breakfast makes the choice, of this Choice hotel, a must!
Eva and Niklas, Sweden

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Niklas017
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Our familiy of five stayed two nights at Tyholmen. The familyroom was nice and clean, the personell was hospitable and best of all - the hotel is located in the middle of Arendal so we had everything we needed just around the corner. The kids loved the breakfast where they even could get pancakes and waffles.
Drawback - a little bit noise from the streets but that is the price of beeing in the citycenter.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marianne0880
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Tyholmen

Property: Clarion Hotel Tyholmen
Address: Teaterplassen 2, Arendal 4836, 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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