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“Next best to home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden

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Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Drammen
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Next best to home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2010

Location: Walking distance from trainstaition. Area not peculiar interesting or friendly, but possibilities to eat and drink nearby. A little noicy due to train and traffic if room to east or south, especially with window open. 20 mins walk to citycenter.
Service: Extrimly friendly and nice. Allways a smile and help at the hand. Good breakfast buffet in the morning, waffels in the afternoon and evening buffet for those who do'nt bother to go out for dinner.
Cleanliness: Better then average in both room and public areas.
Rooms: My room was large with two comfertable beds and a small sitting area. Bathroom a little outdated but light and adequate furnished and with floorwarming. Shower only except for suites.
Public areas: Dining room is nothing special, but with warm colours and a welcoming atmosphere. Clean and tidy.
There is no bar, but drinks can be bought in reception. Comfortable salons and sitting areas for everyone.
Overall: Great value for money and a nice haven for the frequent (business)traveller.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Bergern
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Tbings, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden, responded to this review, 17 February 2017
Dear guest,
thank you so much for this lovely review- this mean so much for us. And please keep on telling others about us- maybe other guests will find their way to us.

Welcome back anytime!

Best regards

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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93 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2010

An enormous event seemed to fill all the reasonably priced hotels in Oslo where we wanted to break our trip from the U.S. This nearby town on a main rail line served us well. It is in a commercial area but easy to access and very good value for Norway in tourist season. We were especially pleased with the extensive and excellent buffet breakfast included in the room rate. There's nice outdoor seating for relaxing with drinks, but caution--smoking is permitted.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank Salt_City_Sue
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Tbings, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden, responded to this review, 17 February 2017
Dear guest,
thank you so much for this lovely review- this mean so much for us. And please keep on telling others about us- maybe other guests will find their way to us.

Welcome back anytime!

Best regards

Trine & Tollerne
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warsaw
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

I always choose Clarion Tollboden for my stay in Drammen. Spotlessly clean rooms, comfortable beds, a little bit outdated bathrooms, but still comfortable and clean. If you're lucky to get the room with a view on the river and the old brewery, it's fabulous in the evenings - the hill lit up with lights from windows, lit up brewery, all reflected in the water. Though there are trains coming down, the windows are soundproof and you can enjoy the silence. Ladies at the reception desk are fabulous - always smiling, helpful and answering all the questions you can ask. Once I had a problem with the radiator which I notified in the morning, leaving for a conference. In the afternoon everything was fixed. Ah, if you come till 9.00 in the evening, there is free supper - warm pasta, meat balls, sandwiches, etc. And you can always pour a cup of free tea. The beer (sold at the reception desk from taps) is Norwegian, so don't expect anything special ;-) (sorry, my Norwegian friends, its aquavit that is the pride of the country, not your beer).

All in all, a good business-stay place. And please remember, the bars and pubs are on the other side of the river - you have to cross the bridge to get anything close to a nightlife. The hotel is in "worse" part of Drammen and in the evenings it's very quiet around. Before you go to sleep, take a walk on the river bank. Fantastically quiet surroundings.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank efa1
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Tbings, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden, responded to this review, 17 February 2017
Dear guest,
thank you so much for this lovely review- this mean so much for us. And please keep on telling others about us- maybe other guests will find their way to us.

Welcome back anytime!

Best regards

Trine & Tollerne
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London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2009

This Hotel is actually called the Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden (there is a duplicate entry on TA). We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights while in Oslo for a friend's wedding. The location isn't brilliant - feels like you are walking through an industrial area, but it's literally only a 10 minute walk back across the bridge to the main square ((which is actually quite nice, despite not having a very good rep in Oslo). The hotel is very clean and is presented nicely. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are fairly modern, though the bathroom could do with an overhall - some new tiles and a new shower screen would do the the trick - not much effort to get the room up to a standard that would be actually impressive. The breakfast buffet was the highlight and there is a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and eat if the weather permits (we were fortunate enough to have 28 degrees ! ). There is a complementary meal between 6 and 9pm, but we missed that. The hotel doesn't have airconditioning, but we had pretty freakish weather, and I doubt a Norwegian hotel would often need airconditioning.

Friends of ours attending the same wedding stayed at the First Ambassador and by all accounts the Clarion was way better.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bannon
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Tbings, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden, responded to this review, 17 February 2017
Dear guest,
thank you so much for this lovely review- this mean so much for us. And please keep on telling others about us- maybe other guests will find their way to us.

Welcome back anytime!

Best regards

Trine & Tollerne
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2009

We stayed at this hotel as we were attending a wedding in nearby Sande. The hotel was teriffic - about a 10 minute walk from the train station. Service on reception was excellent. Rooms were very clean and the bed had good quality linen. The room did not have overly large windows or air conditioning, so therefore, our room was quite stuffy. The breakfast was excellent (fruit juicer and espresso machine available for use) and there was an evening salad buffet provided (free of charge). There is a lovely garden area with tables and chairs - a charming place to enjoy your breakfast espresso. Some of the other guests at the wedding we attended were staying in other hotels in Drammen and frankly, they did not sound nearly as nice. We booked this hotel using Expedia and found it very good value for money in what is a typically expensive country.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NES14
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Tbings, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden, responded to this review, 17 February 2017
Dear guest,
thank you so much for this lovely review- this mean so much for us. And please keep on telling others about us- maybe other guests will find their way to us.

Welcome back anytime!

Best regards

Trine & Tollerne
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Property: Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
Address: Tollbugata 43, Drammen 3044, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Buskerud > Drammen Municipality > Drammen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Drammen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden 3.5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden is a different, first class hotel, centrally located at Stromso, Drammen. It's easy and nice to come "home" after a long day working, make your own waffles and have a cup of coffee or tea, on the house of course. For further relaxation we recommend our sauna. We also recommend staying at the hotel in the evening, enjoying our evening meal, served every evening, also free of charge. Welcome to us, we hope to see you here. ... more   less 
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