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Scandic Karl Johan

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very difficult vote: the location is perfect, in the centre of the city, close to everything. The room are very small, without a desk to work on. Breakfast is ok, nordic style but with enough variety. The store staff is professional

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ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us Fabio B and for taking the time to write a review. We agree that the location is perfect, in the middle of the city and close to public transportation, shops and restaurants. Our standard rooms are small, they are 10 sqm and does not have a desk or chair to sit on. But we...

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night.Excellent staff,smooth efficient check in.Room is compact,but has everything you need and is well planned.Buffet style breakfast with large selection of food.Allowed us to eat early in order to catch our train.Central location and 5 minute walk to train station.Spotlessly clean. Lovely staff.Could not fault.Wi fi excellent.

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ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello hockey098, Thank you for staying with us and for a nice review. We are glad that you found our staff excellent. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, we hope that you will return soon again to Scandic Karl Johan and maybe for more than one night? You need time to explore and see what Oslo...

Norway
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel is right in the center of town. Stayed from Saturday till Sunday, and the bar had ran out of draught beer + most of the common beer types. Breakfast was ok, not much variety. The room was really small, but as always; you only get what you pay for, so can't really complain.

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ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello ScratchMap, Thank you for staying with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are sorry to hear that the beer supply was low during your stay with us. We will definitely follow this up with our food and beverage team to make sure that we always have plenty of stock. Our breakfast is something we put a lot of focus...

Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This hotel is minutes away from the centre of Oslo so the location is perfect, and on top of that despite being downtown, it's on a reasonably quiet side street. The room is small but the website does inform you of that.... we had the smallest room size (you have to clamber across the bed to get to the far-side)...

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ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello TopsMA, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you had a nice time with us in Oslo. Great that you enjoyed our smart rooms, perfect city center location and tasty breakfast. We apologies that the staff provided you with the wrong information about the airport...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great hotel in a central location. A leisurely 10 minutes walk up Karl Johan Gate from train station. We booked a superior room, price wasnt much more than the standard room. Very comfy bed with a great choice at breakfast time. FrIendly staff. Would recommend this hotel.

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ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation sarah19241927, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are grateful for your comments and that you took time to write to us. Hope to welcome you back to Oslo and Scandic soon again. Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to give Scandic a new chance after a bad experience at the neighboring "Grensen" hotel last month. Karl Johan is by far a more quiet hotel. The breakfast room is brighter and more spacious, and the convenient luggage lockers in the lobby comes handy. I would not recommend the economy rooms for more than a night, but considered the...

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ScandicKarlJohan, General Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello reisedreng, Thank you for staying with us at both Scandic Grensen & Scandic Karl Johan. Great that you had a better experience at Scandic Karl Johan, the hotel has a more quiet location away from the main streets which provide a more calm atmosphere. It is correct that the staff is employeed in two locations, included myself. This is...

Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Scandic Karl Johan

Address: Arbeidergata 4, Oslo 0159, Norway (Formerly HTL Karl Johan)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Price Range: €95 - €163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Karl Johan 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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“Phenomenal location, walking distance from Opera house and Royal Palace, bars etc.”
DKekilli, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you must stay here don't stay in room 612 unless you are on your own and a very very small person.”
splesterL, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“413 is quiet double room, but less area in room”
  • electronic plug, usb
  • area in room (take a photo on bed)
  • Double bed
Patt12345, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you keep a copy of your reservation regarding bed size and rooms. Our room was terribly small and had no space for luggage.”
msoussou34c, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Not a good choice for two people sharing a room.”
TriciaClaire, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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