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Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
Ranked #9 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm
2 reviews
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“The best collection hotel so far, as it should be”
Reviewed 22 November 2009

I'm frequiently travelling around in Norway and stay approximately 70 nights a year at choice hotels. Staing in Oslo, i have so far prefered the collection hotel Savoy but last time I tried Folketeatret and I must say that is from now on my Oslo home. Interior was stylish, there was a panel on one of the walls including desk, tv, warderobe and iron bord. The bed was fabolus and the views weren't too bad. Some of the rooms even has balconys. The best how ever was the loung on top of the 7th floor with an interior the design inspired by Buddha bar in Paris.
However, I can imagine that the non business-rooms are abit dark as they probably face an "indoor" street.
Service was as you can expect and the only thing I missed at breakfast was fried mushrooms. However, that option is rarely offered in Norway.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

I travel to Oslo a lot, and therefore have seen quite a few of the hotels there. The new Clarion Collection hotel 'Folketeateret' had an opening offer, so I tried it.
It's a Clarion Collection hotel (like for instance Bastion and Savoy), so that means that, besides breakfast, there is a dinner buffet included. And I must say; wow. They serve the buffet in a two store restaurant-slash-livingroom on the top floor. Quality of the food is tremendous and inspired. There's a very good selection of wines by the glass too.

The only issue I have was with the room I had. It looked great, but it's dark (some would call it atmospheric) and not too big. There's a big kingsize bed which doesn't leave much room for, well, anything. There's no desk, no place to put your keys, no closet to hang your clothes. And no lights. Just mood-lighting. That's a bit of an issue I have with the entire hotel. The entry is inside the old Opera, so you never see any daylight. And in Oslo in autumn (let alone winter), daylight is something I don't want to miss a minute of.

All in all I would heartily recommend this hotel. The staff is great, the complementary food wonderful, the penthouse living room a wonderful place to sit and chat or read a book (it even has a good quality music set with an iPod dock). It's especially a really good place if you're traveling alone, as dining out alone is not the most fun.

Regarding location, it's close to both the center of town and the train station, so I imagine it would also be a great place for tourists too. Prices are steep, as they are all around Oslo. Choice hotels (of which this hotel is part) have a pricing system like airlines do, so if you book in time you can find good prices.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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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 #9 of 100 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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