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Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
Ranked #12 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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“Good hotel with lots of benefits”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The benefits of staying at the Clarion Collection have been well documented in other reviews: fantastic breakfast, free tea and coffee in the reception and an evening buffet. These are huge bonuses in what is a very expensive city: you can save plenty of money if you have a big breakfast and eat at the hotel in the evening. Bedroom was also great - huge comfortable bed and very modern bathroom.

However, I felt that the hotel is probably best suited for business trips though perhaps lacks a little character if you are in Oslo on holiday. There is no bar area for guests for example which would have been nice. The buffet is also served in a pretty uninspiring room on the top floor of the hotel - although there is a small roof terrace if the weather is nice.

Also be careful with breakfast times. We checked in on a Friday evening and were told that breakfast was between 8-11am. However, these are the hours for Saturday and Sundays and when we went down for breakfast on Monday morning - just before 10am - we only just made it in time as the hours are different on weekdays. The receptionist did not tell us this during check-in so we did have to rush our breakfast on our final morning having only just got there before it closed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We absolutely loved the Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret, and there isn't anything that they haven't already thought of for their guests.

We arrived at around 11pm after a long day of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. Fortunately, the hotel is situated within a convenient 5-8 minute walk from the train station. Unfortunately, the late night meal was not available by then (completely understandable!) but the front desk did give us each a large sandwich to go! There is also complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby for your consumption. The buffet breakfast was also delicious and had a wide variety of items to choose from, including all sorts of eggs, bacon/sausages, pastries, cheeses, cereal and yoghurt. There was nothing left to be desired!

We were given a handicapped room which was a pretty large size for a European hotel, and included a couch next to our bed. It was a really trendy, cool room and felt really modern. The bed was comfortable and met all of our expectations.

Since our flight was in the late afternoon, the hotel staff let us store our luggage in their luggage room free of charge. This was another really nice gesture on their behalf, which we appreciated! The luggage room also has stacks of safes, so we were able to keep our passports and money safe.

Overall, a great hotel in a great location at a great price, and we wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I stayed in this hotel for three nights. It's location is ideal for all places in the city. But mainly it is the wonderful staff who go out of their way to help. Insulation of windows are very good. The afternoon and evening meals are really nice for the traveler.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Clarion Folketeatret is a charming and beautiful hotel with a perfect central location. The breakfast may be the best in the world. Only high quality ingredients and some unusual twists, like freshly made espresso.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Clarion Hotel Folketheateret. It is a typical European hotel in that the rooms are on the small side. It is within easy walking distance to the rail station and its easy to pick up public transportation to explore the city.You can also walk to some attractions such as the Opera house the Cathedral and Parliament. Breakfast is very good and included in the price per room. The restaurant serving breakfast is also good for lunch a lite dinner or just for drinks. They serve a free last night fare for people arriving with a late check in.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hamar
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is my business hotel in Oslo. I usually stay here one night each week, and I'm very satiesfied with this hotel as it is perfect for my needs. Rooms are ok sized with good bathrooms. Some rooms with separate WC. Downside with bath is that there is little space for things you bring with you. Very good hairdryer.

If you have longer stays so be aware that it is no drawers and that there is hangers for clothes, but no lockers.

Breakfast is very good and all you need and more for a good start of the day. They also have a free evening meal, and this is usually of ok quality, and many of the guests uses this offer.

Staff is very good both in reception and in the lounge where they serve the evening meals.

No tea/coffee in room, but a machine in reception.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Its one of a the nicest design hotel during my Scandinavian trip. Front desk staffs were courteous at all time and helpful to share they local knowledge. I like most is the design of the lobby whereby someone like me from the Tropic would certain appreciate a cup of hot drinks after a cold & wet day out! The layout of my room were quite well planned with generous room area and glad to have a window overlooking Storgata. Amenities were somewhat lacking whereby I was expecting more and the only missing part for this hotel is the vehicle dropping area which is located at the rear end of the building. Not that convenient for families travelling with kids & luggages.

However the location quite well situated with a Tram & Bus stop nearby, good restaurants are aplenty within the building, money changer & local coffee store is just next to it. Also there is a mini market nearby for some shopping (caviars!)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
Address: Storgata 21-23, Oslo 184, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer complimentary breakfast buffet and free WiFi included in the price. You will also see that we offer fresh fruit, coffee and tea all day long in the reception area, afternoon waffles or homemade pastries and a light evening meal served in our 7th floor lounge, this also has a nice adjoining room-top terrace. If you want to work-out you are free to use our well-equipped gym. The hotel is situated within walking distance from the Airport Express train, the central station, shops and restaurants.Our entrance is inside the Folketeateret passage were you will also find several restaurants and a theatre. ... more   less 
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