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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. A bit noisy on lower floors. Staff is one of the bast I have encountered, very helpful for the business traveler. Good breakfast. Building just marvelous, rooms not much so. Avoid near by bars and restaurants, too touristic.

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Yariv K Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Reviews like yours truly put a smile on our faces. I am overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us.

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

good enough hotel, great location, good breakfast buffet, comfortable beds, slight down side is noise from revellers on a Saturday night, so if this puts you off, choose a hotel a few streets back, it didn't bother me, the young chap at reception has a great easy going character and makes booking in and enquiries no problem for him at...

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear gerry k I am happy to hear your experience at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell was good. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. We would love to see you again soon.

Germany
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Karl Johan BW is an OK hotel in a very good location in central Oslo. The rooms were OK but, to be honest, dated when compared to the competition. I was stunned to be presented with a stand up fan in the room rather than have air conditioning - particular when this hotel averaged 1600 NOK per night. However,...

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Neil Thank you for your kind feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Best Western Karl Johan Hotell.

New York, USA
Reviewed 12 September 2016

When I request upper floor with view I DON'T expect to be offered corner room with interior views or second floor room. Did not appear to be a/c at all and must be uncomfortably hot in evening. Location was excellent but other hotels within blocks.

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear wildeworldtravel Thank you for posting your review and we are glad you found our location great. I'm sorry to hear that you had some issues with the request and ac. I hope this didn't cause to much trouble for you. Welcome back!

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Just a short walk from the main train station towards the city. Easy to find with the blue flags fluttering outside. Receptionist was very helpful and the hotel itself is very quaint and well kept. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice and the wifi worked fine.

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Darren P Thanks for such a great review. We love hearing from happy guests and we hope to see you again very soon.

Roseville, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 September 2016

During our tour of Scandinavia, I would consider this both one of the best experiences and values of the trip. You couldn't possibly find a more ideal location - facing the central plaza which is bookended by the Parliament and the National Theater. Our gigantic double windows opened over this beautiful scene. Virtually all of the major museums and attractions...

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write a review of your stay with us at Best Western Karl Johan Hotel. I’m happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that our location has been so convenient for visiting the city. Glad you have liked our rooms and that the breakfast has been tasteful and varied, and...

Kökar
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Best Western Hotell is super well situated right on Karl Johan street. Although it is a bit scruffy with endless corridors (reminding me of Faulty Towers) the service is very good and so is the breakfast. There was a big water damage outside the bathroom door, there was no wifi, but I enjoyed my stay nevertheless.

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear yphh22730pph Thank you for your nice feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A very nice and old stylish hotel in the middle of the main street in Oslo. The location is as central as one could get it. Rooms are nice and clean, and the price is not as bad location taken into consideration. A bit odd that breakfast is served as late as 0700, but no nig deal. Will definately come...

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth B Thank you for your wonderful comments here on tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that your overall experience was very good, and that you especially like the location and breakfast. We wish you welcome back to us on your next visit to Oslo.

Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel ticks all the right boxes , the hotel is in a great location right in the heart of Oslo, lots of restaurants, bars , sights with 5-10 minutes walking distance. Its very easy to reach from the Airport Direct train to Nationaltheatre and then just 5 minutes walk to the hotel. The rooms are very good for a...

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Traveller4146 Greetings and many thanks for your kind words. We get inspired by getting this kind of feedback and we promise to keep up the service level. Thank you for also pointing out our staff, I have share your review with the rest of the team already. Thank you again for your recommendations and welcome back, we hope to...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Five minutes from the palace of the King and close to the central rail station. It's better not to come with a car. There are restrictions on using cars in the near streets.Under the hotel there is a restaurant - EGON - with reasonable prices (taking in consideration that you are in Norway). The breakfast in the hotel was lovely....

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Leiv R, Daglig leder at Best Western Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review

Dear Dov K Thank you for your nice comments here on tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that your overall experience was very good, and that you especially like our helpful staff, excellent breakfast and location. We wish you welcome back to Best Western Karl Johan Hotell on your next visit to Oslo.

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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 

Additional Information about Best Western Karl Johan Hotell

Address: Karl Johans gate 33, Oslo 0162, Norway (Formerly Norlandia)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range: €107 - €181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Karl Johan Hotell 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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Best Western Karl Johan Hotell Hotel Oslo
Norlandia Karl Johan Hotell Oslo
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“Higher floor rooms to avoid noise from bars on the Karl Johans Gate.Or a side room”
 of 5 bubbles UKNorseman, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Kar Johans gate”
 of 5 bubbles 137kristianl, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask if they have a quiet one, maybe away from the street?”
 of 5 bubbles Lalan06, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the front of the hotel! Even on the fifth floor, the street noise is too much.”
 of 5 bubbles CrofK, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the square.”
 of 5 bubbles jimdryden, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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