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Best Western Karl Johan Hotell
Ranked #41 of 101 Hotels in Oslo
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1 review
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“Stolen Computer”
Reviewed 31 July 2009

My computer was stolen from the locked luggage room. The hotel staff barely apologized and repeated emails to the management have resulted in no response. Avoid leaving valuables.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2009

The hotel is on one of the main streets for bars and pubs, some of which are popular with bikers. In June the noise from the street until 3am or later (it is still liight, so people don't want to go home) is very loud, including music, people shouting, bikes revving. If it is hot, windows open make this much worse fo course, but even when closed it is difficult to sleep.

So not recommended if you actually want to sleep at this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2009

The hotel is in the perfect location, close to the palace and the ferries and right on the main street where all the shops, restaurants and night life are.
I dont know what everyone is complaining about, the hotel was fine, room was large and clean, service was fine. The breakfast was great and is open untill 10am or 11am in the weekends so allows a good sleep in.
Its no 5 star hotel but it doesnt claim to be!

Good value for money
I would definatley stay in this hotel again and dont really have any complaints.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2009

I have stayed at this hotel more than 4 times over the last few month and everytime I have been disapointed.

Check-in: Bad service, they don't ask, they don't listen to what you say.
Rooms: Everytime I have had to change the room (unclean, no curtains, smoke, noise, missing lights etc.)
Breakfast: Okay, but they always close a part when they have few guests and then you will have to sit with people you don't know.
Location: The best in Oslo, directly on Karl Johan.
Internet: I really do not understand how you still can charge for this...
Value: If you can put up with the above mentioned, the location is good and the price low.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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Benalmádena
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2009

We really did great booking the Norlandia Karl Johan hotel in Oslo. It has the best location right in the main street, just a few metres to the underground and rail station (theater) and very right in the middle of the shopping area, with bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and only a short walk to the Akker Brigge (the port) where there is a bunch of restaurants, shops and a few bars. It is just 2 mins to the National Gallery where you can see "The Scream" by Munch and others

Breakfast is superb at the roof with gorgeous local breads, norwegian salmon, mackerels, crepes, etc. Also free coffee and tea machine at receptcion. We had a small but confortable room on floor two, nice bathroom. The hotel is placed in a charming XIX century building and is full of beautiful paintings.

Also, the price was really good compared to other hotels which were not so central located. We will come back

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2008

Having been warned by the other reviews I came prepared with earplugs (noise from everywhere), sleep mask (drapes ripped apart), air freshener (non-smoking room is a joke) and a bottle of disinfectant (all over). For corporate travel policy reasons I was forced to stay at this place. The only positive thing is the central location. Otherwise, it's a dump. It would take too long to list all the things that were wrong, broken, lacking. It's sad to see such disrespect and carelessness for the guests.

Obviously set out for one-time visitors only. No one in their right mind would want to return given that they are much nicer places close by for the same price.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled on business
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Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2008

I'm not going to bother trying to explain what was wrong, just stay away. If you do go there you will regret it!

  • Stayed October 2008
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Additional Information about Best Western Karl Johan Hotell

Property: Best Western Karl Johan Hotell
Address: Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 101 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Karl Johan Hotell 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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 
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Norlandia Karl Johan Hotell Oslo

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