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Clarion Hotel Ernst
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
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500 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Central Location”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Central location and ideal for business meetings and possibly small conferences with the emphasis on small, great catering facilities with professional staff that appear experienced in looking after guests.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Helena G, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
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Thank you for your review to us we really appreciate it.

have a nice day
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Tau, Norway
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Very central location. Stayed 4 nights in a single room facing the atrium, very quiet. The room and bathroom were clean. The bed was wide, but too soft (I found out too late that the other side of the bed was firmer / harder), Minibar in the room, and the WiFi appeared to work perfectly. The staff was VERY corteous, riding the fine balance between "superb" and "ridiculous". The hotel slogan is "Clarion loves you!" Really? LOVES me? Common politeness and friendliness would go a long way - I don't expect the staff to be totally ecstatic just because I check in, order a burger in the restaurant, or pass one of them in the corridor. At ease, please! Breakfast was fine. Parking is available, but expensive. Oh, and the room prices are not the cheapest in town, but probably worth it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Helena G, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Hello!

thank you for your review to us we really appreciate it.

hope to see you again soon
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Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

stayed here for 2 nights - all fine - especially the breakfast was superb !

Did not test fitness etc but it looked to be great equipment

Laundry service worked as planned

But at a price of +200 euro it should also be just fine !

Again this is Norway

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank callelux
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Helena G, Chef at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Hello!

thank you for your nice review of us. we are glad you liked it here.

you are welcome back any time.
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Skien
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This hotel was the best in Kristansand for 1 to 2 years ago. But now we have 2- 3 hotels in this city who is better. Try the New Scandic Bystranda or Comfort Kristiansand instead. The service level have been poor the last months, the maintenance is leaking and the overall experience is not so good as it should be on a Clarion brand hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new building if you will stay here.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Helena G, Chef at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
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Hej Rune K!

Tack för din feedback till oss det värdesätter vi verkligen. Jag beklagar också att du upplever att hotellet var bättre för ett par år sedan. Vi arbetar med att förbättra oss hela tiden och beklagar verkligen att du inte uppskattar de förandringar som varit.
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 weeks for a work trip. Big mistake, next time I will try the Radisson down the street. All I ask for in a business trip hotel is 2 main things: cleanliness and a good nights sleep. Want a LIVE BAND keeping you up on Thursday Friday and Saturday night (and sometimes Wednesday)? Then stay at Clarion. I absolutely cannot believe that management finds this acceptable. Half the rooms FACE THE LOBBY yet they have a live band playing down there all night like it's no big deal. Absolutely unacceptable, it sounded like Metallica was in my bathroom at night while trying to sleep. I'm so disappointed with the lack of sleep I've gotten at this hotel that I am writing this review before I even check out... Flight is early in the morning tomorrow, looks like I will be getting zero sleep until this band stops playing. Which usually isn't until the early morning hours. Oh, and they have a bowl of earplugs sitting at the front desk.... Sorry, that doesn't cut it! I have to be able to hear my alarm to get up in the morning, plus this hotel was expensive and I shouldn't have to use ear plugs to be able to sleep at night for the price paid. Ridiculous and unacceptable for a hotel to throw parties like this in the lobby, when paying guests are trying to sleep. Parties and live bands belong in hotel ballrooms, not in the lobby!!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Bergen
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66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I really liked this hotel. Excellent service from the get go, different and relaxing atmosphere, clean room (upgraded but very small). Bed was decent. However, I would like one thing changed that would make this place top notch. The coffee (although free) was hardly drinkable. Maybe not so important in the afternoon, but I do like my coffee in the morning. Breakfast was ample with a nice selection, but at this point I really wanted a good cuppa. I kept looking for a waiter, but did not see one. It would be nice to be able to order an espresso or a cappuccino for breakfast. A small gripe, but it is the small things that make the big difference.

Room Tip: Try to get a room not facing the lobby. It gets hot, and so it is difficult to air out. Also there a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Helena G, Chef at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Hello
Thank you for your review to us. We really appreciate it a lot.
Will see what we can do to upgrade the coffee station for some more selections of coffee.
And we really have to better the service in the breakfast area.
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Nice modern hotell in old building.
Great reception. Cool bar and entry.

Park in the street or garage (safe)

Great location. Close to city center
Close to ferry to denmark and Main street
Very clean room and bathrooms

Helpfull reception.

  • Stayed October 2013
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1 Thank BioLum
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Helena G, Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Hello!

thank you for your nice reveiw to us.

we hope you will come back to visit us soon agian.
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Property: Clarion Hotel Ernst
Address: Radhusgt. 2, Kristiansand 4664, Norway
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kristiansand
#5 Family Hotel in Kristiansand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Ernst 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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