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Thon Hotel Kristiansand
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Oslo, Norway
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“Good location and friendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Unfortunately Thon Hotel Kristiansand was almost fully booked at the time of my stay, so I was not able to upgrade my room, and had to settle with a standard single bedroom on the second floor.

The room was recently renovated so the overall standard was good. However the room didn't have a good feeling. It felt very unorganized/unplanned, and the space could have been used much more beneficial. The TV was placed to the left of the bed, and felt unnatural watching from the bed. Also there was no AC outlet near the bed, which is really annoying. The single bed really was hard and uncomfortable, resulting in a bad nights sleep.

While checking in the staff was very helpful. Some other guests had some different problems and I noticed how the staff helped them with a smile on their faces.

The overall standard of the hotel is fresh and modern, but it still has that "budget hotel feeling".

The hotel restaurant is a connected Egon Restaurant. This I find incredibly boring and unimaginative. (IMHO finding a restaurang that is less priceworthy than Egon is a real challenge.) Luckily the good location of the hotel makes it easy finding something more eatable in the city center.

The breakfast selection was over my expectations, but sadly the breakfast was not fresh. I arrived at 08:30 and much of the breakfast was almost emptied, but not refilled, giving a bad impression. Also the vegetables was more than a couple of days old.

The price for this experience was 1049 NOK/night, which is a proper price for a hotel of this standard. They also offer parking for 150 NOK/night.

Room Tip: Avoid the single bedrooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a nice and comfortable hotel with a great location. The staff is very friendly and willing to go the extra mile for their guests. Decent breakfast and the superior room we stayed in was clean and spacious.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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JOMARUM, Daglig leder at Thon Hotel Kristiansand, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
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Takk for din tilbakmelding på oppholdet hos oss. Vi setter stor pris på at du har tatt deg tid til dette. Hyggelig at du var fornøy med opplevelsen av hotellet. Vi jobber kontinuerlig med å levere gode opplevelser til våre gjester. Dine tilbakemeldinger vil bli brukt aktivt for å utvikle et enda bedre produkt. Velkommen tilbake!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Nice, professional safe but their room system is very confusing and unclear from online web booking systems.

Pictures are NOT the room you will get. I booked a queen and yes, it's Norway, hyper-expensive and small, but the room was barely larger than a single. I measured the bed and it was hardly a double but technically it was the minimum for queen size.

Book the cheapest room (standard, double, queen). They're exactly the same.

Once again, the pictures are deceptive. When I asked the reception, they agreed and said the pictures were of a business room. Nothing changed and standard Scandinavian response but still, deceptive.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Hei. Takk for tilbakmelding på oppholdet hos oss. Vi setter stor pris på at du har tatt deg tid til dette. Vi tar alle tilbakemeldingene fra våre gjester på største alvor. Når det gjelder bilder på nettet, så vil vi jobbe med å få på plass gode bilder til den enkelte romtype. Vi ønsker at Queen-rommene våre oppleves som moderne, hyggelige og rene, til tross for en noe begrenset størrelse.
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Additional Information about Thon Hotel Kristiansand

Property: Thon Hotel Kristiansand
Address: Markens gate 39, Kristiansand 4612, Norway (Formerly Scandic Kristiansand)
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thon Hotel Kristiansand 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Kristiansand is a modern city center hotel centrally located by the main shopping street Markensgate. Kilden theatre and concert hall as well as restaurants, museums and other attractions in Kristiansand are all within short distance of the hotel. Major transport hubs like the railway station and ferry terminal are also nearby. If you are looking for a few relaxing days exploring the gentle Sorlandets countryside, Thon Hotel Kristiansand provides the ideal base. The Hotel has a total of 111 rooms. ... more   less 
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Scandic Hotel Kristiansand

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