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Bristol
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect location for walk in the centre, visiting the Thieves Island or taking the train. Rooms a bit small but overall convenient. Breakfast buffet is a huge plus. Three kinds of salmon, kaviar, 3 tupes of eggs and so many other things to choose from, all organic!

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

Hello Kostis T, Thank you for choosing Scandic Karl Johan and for sharing some comments about your stay with us. We are glad that you had a great breakfast experience with us and that you enjoyed our city center location. Welcome back soon again, we look forward to it! Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Although our room was slightly small, our overall experience at the hotel was outstanding. The breakfast was truly exceptional with fresh bread, cheeses, meats, eggs, cereals, fish and pastries all available at the buffet - plentiful and absolutely delicious. Friendly staff and a clean room. We would definitely return!

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

Hello Malley1, Thank you so much for staying with us and for writing a great review. We are glad that you had a nice time with us and that you enjoyed your stay in Oslo. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is important to us that everyone gets a great experience at the start of...

Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 31 January 2017

In middle of Oslo, with just a few steps to shopping, restaurant and train station. Great breakfast with big variety: bread, cheese, scrambeled eggs, sausages etc. The kids receive a surprise on arrival

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

Thank you for your review Siri L, We trust that you had a great time with us at Scandic Karl Johan and we hope that the entire family will be back soon again. We are glad that you enjoyed our superb location and delicious breakfast. See you soon! Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

...mainly because the staff were so great. Brilliant help from the person on the front desk, going out of her way to explain and write down directions for us. Brilliant location. Brilliant breakfast. Clever design for a small and adequate room. Would definitely stay again.

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

Dear Simon E, Thank you for staying with us at Scandic Karl Johan and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you found our staff service minded and helpful. I hope that our receptionist was able to help you create some memorable experiences from Oslo and that we will have the opportunity to welcome...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The Scandic Karl Johan is very well situated in the centre of Oslo. The rooms were small and a bit shabby, but clean and comfortable. The staff were fine. Breakfast was really good - I understand it is standard across Scandic hotels. All in all, this hotel was good or value for its location.

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

Hello Lima J, Great having you with us, we trust that you had a nice stay with us at Scandic Karl Johan. Thank you for mentioning our nice staff member, much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and our excellent location. Hope to see you soon again. Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Haugesund
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Litteraly the worst scandic I've ever stayed at. Rooms are dirty, carpets with numerous different spots from what I guess is different body fluids. Located in between a local hoolgan pub and another low class pub, and boy to they get drunk an noisy! Infact every single day in the week!! We were 3 in the same group and all...

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

Hello kayrudimrk, We are sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant stay with us but we are very grateful for you comments which allow us a chance to improve. Cleanliness is very important to us and we have shared you comments with our housekeeping team and will closely follow up their improvement. With our location in the...

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Hello Food-lover-and-more, What a great review, thank you very much. We are so glad that you had a nice stay with us and that you enjoyed our rooms and friendly staff. Hope to see you soon again at Scandic Karl Johan! Best Regards, Therese Fredriksson

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Karl Johan 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
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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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