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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Western Karl Johan is located on Oslo’s most famous street in the very heart of the city within walking distance to most attractions in Oslo. There is a metro station, Stortinget, 200 meters from the hotel and the main railway station is less than 10 minutes by foot. This is an old historic hotel with a lovely facade and... More 

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Thank Dan O
Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Dan O Thank you for your time in providing feedback about your stay with us. Nice to hear that you like the location, staff and Wi-Fi. I will take action and improve the carpet and the bathroom light. I hope to see you again. Best wishes Leiv R. More 

Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Western Karl Johan is a quite old hotel, with a great location in the middel of the city center. Had a nice room (considering the age) and also surprisingly quiet considering the location at Karl Johan. Breakfast can be improved with bigger selection, but quality was okay. Would recommend to check in at this hotel if you get a... More 

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Thank Kristian L
Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Kristian L Thank you sincerely for this review and your kind feedback. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards Leiv R More 

Koh Tao, Thailand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is perfect and the room was nice and clean. Breakfast was a positiv experience. The reseption area is what mainly pulls down my rating. It looks dirty and old, and gives you a wrong impression of the hotel.

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear joombie2015 Thank you so much for the lovely review. So nice to read you were pleased with your stay. Eventually we will upgrade the reception area. Hope you will be back soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We took the train from the airport into national theatret station and the hotel is a short walk from there. No taxi required. Warm and welcoming greeting staff. Breakfast was fantastic! Lovely freshly made breads (still warm) and a good assortment of fresh fruits, as well as freshly made waffles, fresh sunny side up eggs and nice crispy bacon. We... More 

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear CHP839 Thank you so much for the lovely reveiw. Nice to read that you had such a lovely stay with us. Hope to see you again. Best regards Leiv R More 

Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The location was fantastic- great for exploring the City, galleries and museums. It is close to buses, trains and ferries. The breakfast was decent and convenient. The staff were helpful and friendly (though on check out the guy at the desk spoke only to husband regarding our booking- despite the fact that it was under my name LOL). The building... More 

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Lalan06 Thank you so much for taking the time to reveiw us. It's is much appreciated. Great to read you liked our hotel and location, but unfortunately I understood the pub play to loudly music. I will talk to the manager of the pub so they can tune the music down. Thank you again for staying with us. More 

Avon, Indiana
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171 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

First off, I can not say enough great things about this hotel. We took the metro into the city and you come up the ramp, make a left on the main street and walk a short distance to the hotel. You kind of can't believe it's location. It is right on the pedestrian only street that runs from the parliament... More 

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Ashley Y Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is very nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Best Western Karl Johan Hotel. Thank you for pointing our out central location and our great staff. This is highly appreciated and I will share your comments with my collegues. We hope to see you again, welcome... More 

New York, New York, United States
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The GOOD: decent breakfast, which is free. Free coffee and tea in the business lounge and first floor any time of the day. Comfortable rooms, free wifi, friendly staff, phenomenal location on Karl Johan street (which is literally down the street from the royal palace). The NOT so great: it's a hotel with a lot of "charm", which is to... More 

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Amy L Thank you for taking the time to write a feedback from your stay with us at the Best Western Karl Johan Hotel. It's always nice to hear from our satisfied guests and we appreciate that you liked the breakfast, our friendly staff, comfortable rooms and our wonderful location. We are constantly striving to improve our product for... More 

Vancouver BC
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

For a younger demographic, this might be an OK hotel. For seniors like my wife and me, it wasn't a great choice. First, we got a room on the second floor and almost directly over the entrance. Karl Johans gate is very lively, next door to a couple of sidewalk cafes and with lots of motor traffic. On a warm... More 

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Crofk Thank you for taking the time to give us an review after our stay with us. I am very sorry that you had problems. 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. Best regards Leiv Roda... More 

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64 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

As I sit here at 2:40 AM in the hotel, on my second night, I've resigned to the fact that I made a mistake. With two more nights to go in Oslo, I am looking to see if I can simply check out, eat the 2 more nights at this hotel and get some sleep and rest somewhere else. I'm... More 

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear N231SD On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. A bit noisy on lower floors. Staff is one of the bast I have encountered, very helpful for the business traveler. Good breakfast. Building just marvelous, rooms not much so. Avoid near by bars and restaurants, too touristic.

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Yariv K Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Reviews like yours truly put a smile on our faces. I am overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On Oslo's main street and in the heart of the city centre lies this historic hotel from 1899. Next to the Parliament and within immediate walking distance to a variety of museums, attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has 114 rooms, as well as 5 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 70 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Best Western Karl Johan Hotell

Address: Karl Johans gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range: £90 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Karl Johan Hotell 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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Best Western Karl Johan Hotell Hotel Oslo
Norlandia Karl Johan Hotell Oslo
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“Rooms facing Kar Johans gate”
 of 5 bubbles 137kristianl, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask if they have a quiet one, maybe away from the street?”
 of 5 bubbles Lalan06, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the front of the hotel! Even on the fifth floor, the street noise is too much.”
 of 5 bubbles CrofK, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the square.”
 of 5 bubbles jimdryden, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 418”
 of 5 bubbles auntychelle, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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