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Scandic Karl Johan

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Everett WA
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We stayed for 3 nights in May. We loved this place. The staff was friendly, the breakfast was amazing and location unbeatable. You are in the heart of the city within easy walking distance to everything. When I analyze reviews, I look for things that are repeated by multiple guests. We paid a little extra for a larger room, since...

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Gjovik, Norway
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Denver, Colorado
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights on my first trip to Oslo. The hotel is very centrally located. A short walk to the harbour and train station. The room was pretty small, New York or Tokyo small, but they have maximises the use of space successfully. We had breakfast included which was Amazing. So much variety, including gluten free and lactose...

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Gjovik Municipality, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good hotel close to the main street in Oslo. Very friendly staff. Brekfast was very good. Just a little difficult so find some thnig there. Room was not a very big one but it wat not any big problem. I recommend this hotel!!

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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ScandicKarlJohan, Front Office Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Scandic hotel is just a couple minutes walk from the Stortinget metro station, and about a 10-minute walk to the harbour. The breakfast here was the best we had in a two-week holiday going around to various other hotels, including another Scandic hotel in Helsinki. It included some special Norwegian treats such as their waffles and the famous brown...

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

Hello again captainunderbelly, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your review here on TripAdvisor as well. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and please feel free to read my reply on bookign.com as well. Hope to welcome you back to Oslo and Scandic Karl Johan soon again. Best regards, Therese Fredriksson

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared the price and quality, it's not worth it. Rooms are very small, service not the best and price high. I asked an iron on a first day into my room, they promised to organize it but nobody contacted again. They didn't gave me a wine bottle opener into my room and I had to go to the reception with...

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

Hello Kadri S, Thank you for staying with us, we are sorry that we were not able to live up to your expectations. Sorry to hear that the reception did not follow up your request for an iron, we will share this with the team to make sure that this does not happen again. We do not have any wine...

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location and excellent breakfast. Our room was a small, but perfect for us, because we only stayed two nights. The hotel was decorated very scandinavian style. On the weekend the breakfast was served until 10:30 which is a huge plus for me!

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

Hello Emilia L, Great having you with us, we are glad that you had a nice stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed our excellent breakfast buffet and that you found our design and style to your liking. The entire team hopes to welcome you back soon...

Copenhagen Region, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in the city center close to Karl Johan. Great breakfast with fine variety. Good service and kind staff. The room was very small, but clean and quiet. Absolutely good value for the money.

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

Hello arneh782, Lovely having you with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are so glad that you had a nice stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. The entire team hopes to welcome you back soon again! Best regards, Therese Fredriksson

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: £81 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Karl Johan 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
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“We requested a quiet room and were on the 7th floor in the back. It was quiet.”
CAAdams, 29 May 2017 | Read review
“Phenomenal location, walking distance from Opera house and Royal Palace, bars etc.”
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.”
splesterL, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“413 is quiet double room, but less area in room”
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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.”
msoussou34c, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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