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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right in the heart of Oslo, the xmas markets are a 2 minuite walk the shopping street is 1 minuite away. The rooms are small but clean with a great shower. I have saved the best for last what a breakfast salmon, yougurt, bacon and eggs infact far too much to name and everthing high quality, the best...

Thank Terry F
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Terry F, Thank you for staying with us, we trust that you had a great Christmas break in Oslo. We are so glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and hope that you will chose Scandic Karl Johan for your next city break as well. Take care! Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend 3 days in Oslo in this hotel. The location is so central and close to all the attractions. You can walk around the city or use the public transportation (everything is close) The hotel is typical Scandinavian, rooms small but very well organized - the space is used in the best way. The receptionists are all very kind...

Thank epetrovska
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello epetrovska, Great having you with us, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our receptionist is so grateful for your comments, you made her day! We can not wait to welcome you back, we hope it will be soon. Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, all is true: the rooms are very small, they do not have a cupboard but some hangers on the wall... but location is superb, breakfast more than decent, wifi powerful, lobby is to have even meetings.. I do not share the opinion about staff, to me they were friendly. Lets understand that they are Norwegians, and when they take...

Thank Elzevires
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Elzevires, Thank you for staying with us and for you honest feedback. We always strive to improve our product and services and will use your comments for this. Hope to welcome you back soon again to an even better experience. Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scandic Karl Johan is in the very centre of Oslo, not actually along the famous Karl Johan street, but only 100 meters down a side street. 10 min walk from the main train station and just next to the metro station Stortinget. The hotel is modern and clean. My room was one of the smallest I've ever stayed in, but...

Thank Dan O
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Dan O, Thank you for staying with us and for writing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed our location and comfortable bed. Sorry that our breakfast did not live up to your expectations, we would love your feedback on what you think is missing. We always strive to improve our products and services. If you would like...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here while on business. The travel agency that we use covers the cost of the room and when I checked in, I was requested a card for "extras" which is standard practice so I obliged. What I was surprised to see was that the hotel had UNKNOWINGLY charged my personal card for the entire trip - even though...

Thank Ligia A
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Ligia A, Thank you for contacting us in regards to your additional transaction. Our hotel manager has been in contact with you directly in regards to this mistake. We sincerely apologies and strive to improve the level of service as well as system knowledge throughout the hotel. We trust that the conclusion was to your expectations. Best Regards, Therese...

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in October. The floor has underfloor heating which was great in cold Oslo. The bed was comfortable and the decoration was very modern! The breakfast was phenomenal - really good choices and healthy choices if you were being good!! Would definitely stay again. This used to be the Rica Hotel and we weren't aware Scandic...

1Thank SmithNa
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello SmithNa! Thank you for staying with us at Scandic Karl Johan, we trust that you had a nice stay with us. If you consider a longer stay why not reserve a superior room instead? Plenty of space and an extra seating area where you can relax between shopping and cultural sights. Hope to see you soon! Best Regards, Therese...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I am a member of their Scandic club, i pre paid my accomodation, yet when i arrived at the hotel, they told us they were overbooked and didnt have a room for us. They moved us to their Grensen location instead (no upgrades or anything).

Thank Pinkymaomao
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Pinkymaomao, We do apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with us. We have currently gone through a rebranding, from one hotel chain to another and during this process we have also changed hotel systems which have caused us to receive more reservations than we could welcome. This is definitely a situation we do not whish to encounter and our...

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The service in this hotel was perfect. Their English was very good, they were kind and helped us with whatever we needed. The rooms were clean and comfortable, though a little small. It was large enough to be comfortable though.

Thank Debby C
ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Debby C, Thank you for your review and for mentioning our staff, it means a great deal to us. The entire team hopes to welcome you back soon again! Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Not a very big hotel but with excellent location, close or between walking distance to some famous attraction of Oslo and Centre train/bus terminal. Personall, I would stay there again but on a colder weather because without air conditioning the room can be unbearable! We have to open our window to let minimum air in as our window was not...

Thank Kypsony
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing location close to the centre of Oslo. But small room and none chair for to sit down. Good cleaning. Bed and pillows comfortable. No phone for room service. Cloakroom available after the check out.

Thank stefano_85london

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Additional Information about Scandic Karl Johan

Address: Arbeidergata 4, Oslo 0159, Norway (Formerly HTL Karl Johan)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Price Range: £66 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Karl Johan 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Rica Travel Oslo
Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
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“Phenomenal location, walking distance from Opera house and Royal Palace, bars etc.”
 of 5 bubbles DKekilli, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you must stay here don't stay in room 612 unless you are on your own and a very very small person.”
 of 5 bubbles splesterL, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for separate beds if you like your on space... otherwise it will be too cosy :P”
 of 5 bubbles Jebentwatjeeet, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“413 is quiet double room, but less area in room”
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 of 5 bubbles Patt12345, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you keep a copy of your reservation regarding bed size and rooms. Our room was terribly small and had no space for luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles msoussou34c, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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