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Clarion Hotel Tyholmen
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Arendal
Certificate of Excellence
Skien, Norway
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best location in Arendal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Brilliantly located on the waterfront, this hotel offers nice rooms, serviceminded staff, and a very good breakfast. The bus staion is 3 mins walk away; the Railway station 10 mins away (through a parking house / tunnel). Ferries to the islands Tromøya and Hisøya are just ourside the hotel. Summer boat-service to other islands near by.

Nice pubs and restaurants are located in neighbouring Blocks.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Margrethe S, Salgssjef at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Hi!

Thank you so much for your evalutation and kind words about the hotel, much appreciated!

Kind Regards,
Margrethe Svinøy
Director of Sales
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

This hotel is very centrally located on the beautiful pier of Arendal. An amazing place to enjoy the urban seaside if the weather is good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I had a room in the new part of the hotel, and had a beautiful seaside view (from a small but nice window).

The breakfast was excellent. Lots of alternatives to choose from, and a chef that made eggs and omelettes upon request. Nice and tidy. And the dinner restaurant was excellent (but considered in a separate review).

The hotel did not have irons in the rooms, nor a separate ironing room. To my surprise I had to go down in the reception and pick up an iron and an ironing board, walk it to my room and back again. This DIY approach might be charming in boutique hotels, but in a Clarion hotel it was only strange.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Margrethe S, Salgssjef at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Kjartan,

Thank you for visting Clarion hotel Tyholmen, and for your kind words about the hotel and services offered!

Regarding the iron board we wish we could have offered a more preferable alternative, but unfortunately we don't have too many free spaces at the hotel for amenties such as an ironing room. We are however considering several renovations at the hotel, and will put ironing room on the wish list.

Welcome back, and have a great evening!

Kind Regards,
Margrethe Svinøy
Director of Sales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Excellent hotel in Arendal. Consists of one old and one new part. All rooms in new part have partly sea view. Old part is classic with nice rooms in a maritme environment. Breakfast is rich and various. Staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Margrethe S, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear Espen,

My only comment to your review is THANK YOU! Your are very welcome back!

Best Regards,
Margrethe Svinøy
Director of Sales .
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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed here together with my wife for two nights in March. The hotel appears fairly new. Nice, clean rooms, good beds and breakfast has great choices. The only negative issue is some annoying noise from neighboring establishments/bars during the evenings (weekends). Ask for a room away from that, in case you are sensitive to unwelcomed sound.... But all in all: great hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Helge59
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Margrethe S, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Helge,

Thank you for staying at Clarion hotel Tyholmen, and for your kind words! Please feel free to ask for a room in the new wing or towards the sea next time you visit!

Best Regards,
Margrethe Svinøy
Director of Sales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Anyone coming to Arendal for meetings with APL (NOV) must take the quaint ferry to the office and stay at the Clarion Hotel. The hotel staff are super friendly and helpful. Combined with beautiful living conditions and excellent food, this makes every business trip feel like a holiday. It is my second time here and I hope it is not my last.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Jim L
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Margrethe S, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Jim,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards
Margrethe Svinøy
Director of Sales
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Berkeley, California
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

We where here only two nights, and really enjoyed the hotel and the people. Even though it is a chain hotel, the people make you feel like a long lost family member. They simply try to make your stay enjoyable. They will tell you war is going on in the area and in one case went along to introduce us to the folks at a popular restaurant that did not have any reservations available, but somehow had a great table for us after a short discussion. Everyone in the hotel wanted our short stay to be memorable. The rooms are small by american standards, but cozy and clean. But it is the people here!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Margrethe S, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for staying at Clarion hotel Tyholmen, and for all the kind words about our staff! They strive every day to make our guests experience perfect, and appreciate feedback such as yours! We will make sure they get it!

Kind Regards
Margrethe Svinøy
Director of Sales
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Oslo, Norway
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Clarion Tyholmen. The room was very nice and clean, the bed very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. The hotels location is excellent, right in the city center and we enjoyed being able to walk to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner. The breakfast was also very nice, I really enjoyed the waffles.

The drain in my shower was so badly clogged that I had to turn off the water and wait for it to drain several times every time I showered. I mentioned it to the reception when I checked out, so hopefully it has been fixed. However, I'm rather surprised that housekeeping hadn't noticed the problem when the were cleaning the room as the drain was hopeless.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Anna B
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ClarionHotelTyholmen, Director of Sales at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Anna B,

Thank your for lovely words and for telling us about the problem with the drain - it has been resolved.
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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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