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#6 of 19 hotels in Kristiansand
Designhotel in the middle of Kristiansand. Primeraly used for business with great offers during the weekend.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Norwegian, Swedish
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Titus723 wrote a review 8 Oct
Stavanger13 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice to see this famous old hotel back to its former high standard, back to normal after Covid-9. Given a nice room on the third floor, well equipped, Friendly staff. The best was the restaurant. We ate dinner at the hotel every day and took the waiter's advice to choose - dish of the day "dagens". Superb food, real gourmet. Breakfast was also of a high standard. Nice location a few minutes walk from the city main street and a couple of minutes from the railway station and bus station. Will definitely be back at this hotel in the near future.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sofia wrote a review Sep 2020
Oslo, Norway82 contributions32 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Comfortable big beds single beds and comfortable bunk beds perfect for 4 people. I love the big pillows. Nice clean bathroom with bathtub with Ritual (brand name) soaps, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Delicious breakfast with lots of choices. Clean, modern and practical room. Great location in the middle of Kristiansand, close to café, restaurants, shops etc.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kevin Hansi, Owner at Clarion Hotel Ernst
Responded 23 Sep 2020
Dear SofiaO7366HY, Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and of course for your very positive feedback! We appreciate your time and efforts as well as we get very motivated by communicating with satisfied guests. I will gladly share your feedback with the rest of the team and thank them for the excellent job they did! We wish you a nice day and hope to see you again in Kristiansand and at Clarion Hotel Ernst! With the touch of premium Kevin Hansi/ Welcome Office Service Manager
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Anurag S wrote a review Jul 2021
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We booked a standard double room for 2 adults and 1 kid. Given room at the 4th floor and ceiling were slant. It was very difficult to move freely in the room as at times there was danger of hitting our head to the slant ceiling. For a family, we would expect hotel to provide different room than the ones with slant ceilings. Breakfast was okay but you have to prebook for the next day in advance. There were 2 areas for breakfast, one in the same floor as of reception and other one was downstairs which is primarily a conference hall but being used a breakfast area because of many guests. Conference area doesn't have all the breakfast items as compared to other one at the ground floor for ex no coffee machine or half fried eggs. I was told both areas offer same breakfast :( So make sure to book breakfast in the ground floor area well in advance otherwise slots get full quickly. In the room few basic things like coffee powder and sugar were not given on daily basis. Few positive things: Location is very prime and close to almost every important place like bus terminal, train station and shopping street. They were offering free water bottles near the reception which is really required in hot summer. Booking the breakfast through mobile was quick and easy. They offered storage area to put our luggage as we arrived bit early than 15:00 hrs and you can checkout and still keep the luggage which is a really nice things. At the entrance, there were quite a few informative templates about the places you can visit in Kristiansand.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Kevin Hansi, Eier at Clarion Hotel Ernst
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Hey Anuragsharma21, thank you for your important feedback to us! Regarding hotel rooms, we never recommend double rooms for 3 people, as this quickly becomes cramped. There are still options for guests who want to save a few kroner to choose this solution, to reduce costs around larger rooms and extra beds. Therefore, I would recommend you superior room next door or higher room category. In these room categories you will not find sloping ceilings either, and the room will then automatically seem much larger, which is also the case in these categories above. Due to high occupancy at the hotel, according to Norwegian law, we had to comply with infection control rules and national measures. Therefore, there were 2 different breakfasts distributed among the hotel guests, to keep all of the rules and safety for both guests and staff. This is something I can inform only applies to summer and high season. We thank you for this time and constructive feedback we received, and we will now continue to work on this at Clarion Hotel Ernst. Sincerely, Kevin Hansi / Welcome Office Service Manager
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Christine T wrote a review Jul 2021
Nesodden Municipality, Norway3 contributions1 helpful vote
Uninterested receptionists, room was not prepared (in spite late check in), breakfast was the most disappointing ever: chaotic, no service, freezing cold + bad smell in the restaurant, lack of food + low quality, terrible coffee. In spite of pandemic; I expect much more from Clarion. We didn’t feel welcome, it wasn’t worth it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Kevin Hansi, Eier at Clarion Hotel Ernst
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Hi Ctorklep, thanks for your time and feedback. It is very shocking to read that your stay did not live up to your expectations this time and that things did not go smoothly. This is now followed up and evaluated by the management of the hotel, so that this is avoided in the future. We will now be checking up on this with food quality and taking new internal tests in collaboration with the kitchen. We have been named one of Norway's best breakfasts repeatedly, and have not received anything negative about our breakfast regarding quality and selection. As the hotel is fully booked and in high season, there will naturally be a bit of a queue at times and at certain times. Therefore, we recommend guests to eat breakfast early to avoid most of the traffic. We thank you for your stay this time, and hope you will come back to us in the future so you can see the development and improvement that we now choose to make. Have a really nice day ahead and welcome back to us! Regards, Kevin Hansi / Welcome Office Service Manager
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nicole1234562014 wrote a review May 2021
Kyiv, Ukraine33 contributions41 helpful votes
I have to admit how surprised I was when I arrived at the hotel. The pictures on here and on their website make it look wonderful. The lobby was uninviting and bland with weird mis-matched decor. There is a small area off the lobby with bathroom items for sale... all of which were VERY dusty. There was a "dj music cart" parked off in the corner.... that just didn't feel right in an "upscale hotel". We stayed during weekend and there was never any music. We booked a "family room".... and have stayed in MANY family rooms in other hotels.... this room was barely large enough to sleep two people comfortably! Kids bunk-beds crammed into a corner, barely enough room to walk around the bed, etc... The room was so hot that we had to keep the window open at all times. And unfortunately, the window would barely open. The bathroom was tired and in need of a redo. Paint peeling on door frame, holes in tile around the vanity, sink overflow drain wasn't connected a drain, so water would just pour out onto the floor. A positive note, the staff was very kind and welcoming and the hotel location is good. When we visit Kristiansand again, we won't be staying here. For the $, there are nicer options.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Room 266, a dog-friendly room.... very small, and very tired. Avoid!
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Kevin Hansi, Owner at Clarion Hotel Ernst
Responded 21 May 2021
Hi Nicole1234562014, Thank you very much for your important feedback in our ever-improving work we do at the hotel. Your mentioned points have now been brought up to the management and measures have been directed at the points. It makes us very sad that the room is not perceived as big enough, or good enough in relation to your standard. I can assure you that we have annual internal control in all rooms where we have been approved by our quality control. But we have chosen to go across the room to check again, if there is something we need to fix after your feedback. We thank you for your important feedback and for choosing to be a guest with us. Feel free to contact me directly at kevin.hansi@choice.no next time you come to Kristiansand. Then I can make sure that you get a room that suits your wishes. Sincerely, Kevin Hansi/ Welcome Office Service Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarion Hotel Ernst
Which popular attractions are close to Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Nearby attractions include Fiskebrygga (0.4 km), Kristiansand Domkirke (0.2 km), and Otterdalsparken (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Conveniently located restaurants include TilStede Mat og Mer, Saigon Nam Nam, and Håndverkeren Restaurant & Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Is Clarion Hotel Ernst located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kristiansand.
Are any cleaning services offered at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Clarion Hotel Ernst?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Clarion Hotel Ernst offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.