We booked one night at this hotel, with SAS Eurobonus points. We have often stayed at SAS Radisson hotels so expected a high standard of accommodation. The check in was fine and the receptionaist very pleasant. The room turned out to be right opposite the lift on the 7th floor (room 708). I do not know if was a normal size or a room allocated to guests using bonus points. The price of a double room here is usually about 1600 kroner (£160) for one night.
The room was OK but fairly small. The bathroom was very small. For those who have travelled by ferry in the North Sea, the bathroom was of a similar size to those in a cabin. It was well equipped but should have had some protective rubber on the walls of the shower to prevent elbows being bruised. It would have suited Tom Thumb perfectly.
There was a chair in the room, meant for use at the desk. The seat was broken! Come on SAS, you should not let out a room to a guest when it contains a broken chair (see picture).
I had to pay 180 kroner per 24 hours for the car park. This really annoyed me because the car park was just the parking area in front of the hotel. It was not a covered car park but simply a way in which SAS Radisson could extort a little more money out of guests.
The breakfast was very nice. A really good selection of hot and cold foods served in a nice room. The Internet was free and worked well.
The only other comment was that in our room, we could open the window, which is nice. It was hot in the room when we arrived so some fresh air was lovely. However, there is a container park rigt opposite the hotel and the noise of these being moved around by heavy equipment meant that you could not have the window open if you wanted to sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel is situated by the seafront down town Kristiansand. The hotel is full of atmosphere and reflects a high standard and service throughout. Come and join us. Experience something different. We are not just an ordinary hotel. We can taylor anything from rock climbing to boat trips or salmon fishing. We suggest - You approve - We arrange it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Kristiansand
- Kristiansand Radisson