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Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Kristiansand
Oslo, Norway
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55 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Just ok!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stayed for one night early January. Hotel looks outdated from the outside and that impression continues on the inside. By my standards a total renovation is long over due. Room was small and dark. Fluorescent faded lights by the window enhances the outdated feeling. Worn out squeaky bed. The bathroom on the other hand is recently renovated, light and nice, though a bit small. A big plus for the bathtub. Dark and outdated colors on walls and carpets seem to go on throughout the hotel. Well assorted breakfast served in a rather large, dusty, closed in breakfast hall. Staff was welcoming and service minded.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

As previously stated, clean, nice size rooms, free wifi a nice touch but hotel in need of revamp! Breakfast choice not for the faint hearted!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pacco212
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Finn B, General Manager at Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Dear pacco212

Thank you. I am glad you took the time to give us some valued feedback.
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Roatan
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I enjoyed staying at this hotel. I had a real nice view of harbor.
Close to walking street and ferry terminal. Nice breeze from ocean.
Good breakfast in the morning.
I find Norway to be very expensive - my hotel laundry bill at this hotel was $ 161 after sending off one time with very few items
I like this hotel better than the Scandic I've stay at in town

Room Tip: ask for harbor view
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Finn B, General Manager at Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Dear airspeed

Thand you for commenting on our location. In our opinion it is the best in town and i am proud to say that all our rooms has a very nice view eather facing the harbour or the city.
Unfortunately the level of costs in Norway compared to other countries.
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Stayed 3 nights in August 2011, on a business trip
Booked superior double but although the room was reasonable in size, the furniture was old, and shabby, and somewhat tired however the room was cleaned daily
we asked for a room with a sea view and was given room on a higher floor as requested but it overlooked the cargo depot which was unsighlty.
overpriced room, for what you get
Would not stay there again,

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mirrorsmisty
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Finn B, General Manager at Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Dear mirrormisty.

I’m sorry to hear about your experience. We are committed to
providing outstanding customer service; please contact our hotel directly at Guest.kristiansand@radissonblu.com to discuss your experience further”
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Not good or bad. Stayed in a lot better Radisson Blu hotels.. Room is a bit tired.. But it is in a good location.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand

Property: Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand
Address: Vestre Strandgate 7, Kristiansand 4610, Norway
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Kristiansand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand 4*
Number of rooms: 205
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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