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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best location in central Oslo. Right next to Karl Johan street. Very confortable rooms. Big shower and good bathroom. TV big and well located. Clean hotel all over and good staff. Good price, recommend this for all.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The good point is the location, center of Oslo, only one corner to Karl Johan gate. The breakfast was great and rich. This is a typical continental breakfast. The disadvantages are the small rooms and the weak walls. There is no place for the clothes. No lunch and dinner served. Reception guys are very helpful and friendly. If I need...

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

Hello barcabazsi, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that the room did not live up to your expectations. Our standard rooms are only 10 sqm and are quite compact but with everything you need, a highly comfortable bed, a TV, safe, smart storage solutions with knobs...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and always willing to help and answer all your questions. The room when we first arrived was very clean and tidy. Also the common area was quite big ideal for having your coffee in the morning or spend some time relaxing with friends, reading a book etc. Breakfast was quite big with plently of options and...

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

Hello Tina D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are glad that you had a great time and that you enjoyed our excellent breakfast and great location. We are thankful for your kind comments about our helpful and friendly staff. Hope to welcome...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the scandic Karl Johan for three Nights over NYE. The hotel is very centrally located in Oslo. We walked everywhere by foot - the weather was sunny and not very cold. The breakfast was excellent even with vegan and vegetarian products. But best was the service - very nice, competent and courteous. I give one Point less...

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

Hello Simoeny, Thank you for celebrating the new year with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are glad that you had a nice stay with us and that you enjoyed Oslo. We are grateful for your comments and we continuously work to improve our rooms. We would love to have more facilities in our rooms but due to lack of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved our stay at the Scandic Karl Johan. It's very clean and is very thoughtfully designed. The bathroom and showers are really well thought out and high quality. No corners have been cut anywhere in the hotel. The shower has a main shower head and then a mini one and good water pressure, there are plug sockets by the...

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

Hello tangotalie, Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We hope that you had a nice time exploring Oslo after a great breakfast. There is nothing better than starting your day with anything and everything you want. We look forward...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was such a plus that I would recommend people to stay just because of that. Rooms were not big but not expensive compared to other centrally located hotels. Rooms were warm enough in the winterperiod (including well functioning shower and heated floor).

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

Hello Christiaan P, Great having you with us, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast buffet. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you soon again! Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Horten, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stay at Scandic Carl Johan. This hotel has been in the Scandic family only for two months in December 2016. It is a nice hotel located close to Carl Johan and it's just a short walk to all the restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe Oslo, Spikersuppa, Aker Brygge, the Royal Castle and a lot of other stuff....

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

Hello Roger B, Thank you so much for staying with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to explore Oslo a bit more. Thank you for providing feedback about our breakfast, our head chef will introduce some bread rolls for our weekend buffet this week. Hope to welcome you back...

Buxton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great location right in the heart of Oslo, the xmas markets are a 2 minuite walk the shopping street is 1 minuite away. The rooms are small but clean with a great shower. I have saved the best for last what a breakfast salmon, yougurt, bacon and eggs infact far too much to name and everthing high quality, the best...

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

Hello Terry F, Thank you for staying with us, we trust that you had a great Christmas break in Oslo. We are so glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and hope that you will chose Scandic Karl Johan for your next city break as well. Take care! Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We spend 3 days in Oslo in this hotel. The location is so central and close to all the attractions. You can walk around the city or use the public transportation (everything is close) The hotel is typical Scandinavian, rooms small but very well organized - the space is used in the best way. The receptionists are all very kind...

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

Hello epetrovska, Great having you with us, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our receptionist is so grateful for your comments, you made her day! We can not wait to welcome you back, we hope it will be soon. Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $121 - $191 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles splesterL, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for separate beds if you like your on space... otherwise it will be too cosy :P”
 of 5 bubbles KookSooph, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“413 is quiet double room, but less area in room”
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 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles msoussou34c, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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