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Clarion Hotel Ernst

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

It's a good place to stay. In the middle of the city center. The hotel interior is nice. Pet friendly. The food is super duper delicious, i liked it very much! The staff is very nice and helpful. Lithuanian girl, name Kristina gave us a map and showed the "must" have to see places. She is adorable! The bartender was...

Thank Akvile L
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I tried to book the nicest (and as expected, most expensive) room for 2 people - the Deluxe Double. I ended up with an oddly shaped room with no windows to the outside, which looked NOTHING like the advertised photos. I do not appreciate playing russian roulette with my hotel rooms. It did not matter that I had booked 7...

Thank Marie D
Tornby, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is my favorite in Kristiansand. The location is the best in town if you arrive by ferry from Denmark, and very central for everything else. We arrived after midnight, but after a friendly and speedy check- in, our group soon were in our rooms. My room this time was airy and rather spacious located on the top floor,...

Thank S-ELinna
Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei! Thank you for a great review! We are truly happy that we are your favorite hotel in KRS. We will work hard to keep it that way. Hope to see you back soon

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The common areas in the hotel are typical Clarion - modern, quirky and well maintained. The room I stayed in had a very odd shape, and was cramped. Hotel layout is somewhat confusing, probably due to it being an older building that has been converted to a hote.

Thank Carl H
Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Carl! Thank you for your honest review. You are quite right, the hotel is over 150 years old. And have been expandet several times. So there is a challenging layout. And almost all the hotel rooms are different. So some of our rooms are a bit cramped, but the upside of beeing an old hotel is that many of...

Sandnes, Norge
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My favourite hotel i Krs. I always stay here👌 Great service, great breakfast and walking distance to city centre! The design of rooms and surroundings is very nice! You will live with all the restaurants and shopping streets pratically outside you window without it being any hassle.

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Stefan! Thank you for a amazing review!! We are very happy to be your favorite hotel in KRS. Hope to see you back soon :)

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed at this boutique style hotel for a weekend. The reception area is vast and full of old style French furnishings. In one corner of reception is a staircase to the "Old section" of the hotel, it was built in 1858. There's no sign of age in most of the hotel, which was refurbished 5 years ago. Loads of...

Thank RaezoR57
Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. Hope to see you back soon. You are most welcome :)

Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Me and my wife got granddad to babysit, so we had a night at Ernst Hotel. Dry AND wet sauna, pro work out facilities. Excellent breakfast. Perfect room, with the city pulsing outside. We had our room agains the street, but had no trouble with noise. Recommended!

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Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hei Kristian! Thank you for an amazing feedback. We are truly happy than you and your wife enjoyed the stay at our hotel. Hope to se you back soon :)

Vinstra, Norway
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This hotel tries to be very fancy, but that is only on the surface. Behind the facade it is just an ordinary hotel. Nothing wrong with that; comfortable room, nice food, quite good facilities for conferences, all in all good, just a bit boring.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Recently refurbished and now very trendy, with quirky decor. Rooms are good, nice bar and copious selection at the breakfast buffet. Good location near the port. Very good value with reasonable pricing. Live band some nights in the lobby, so be careful if you want a quiet room. Recommended.

Thank Azure55
Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your great feedback, hope to se you back soon :)

Sola Municipality, Norway
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in a lot of different hotels in Kristiansand over the years, and I think this is my new favorite. Very cool interior, the lobby in particular is memorable. Also one of the best hotel breakfasts I've eaten. We stayed in a "family room", and it had a very spacious bathroom. Some concerns though: 1. Shower curtain was...

1Thank Eileen H
Eindride L, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Hi Eileen! Thank you for a great review. We will do our very best to remain as your favourite hotel in Kristiansand. That I promise! Hope to see you back soon :)

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Ernst

Address: Radhusgt. 2, Kristiansand 4664, Norway
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Price Range: $189 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Ernst 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Kristiansand
Clarion Kristiansand
Kristiansand Clarion
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#1 Business Hotel in Kristiansand
#5 Family Hotel in Kristiansand
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“Ask for room with a view.”
670kais, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we had a upgraded room, but choose a room facing the outside wall to get more daylight in the room.”
310perr, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“do not go to top floor, ceiling are low in the rooms.”
Navpatagonia, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“the top floors are better, more view of the city or else you would be looking into another building.”
Rory-sanNor, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The only flaw was that our room overlooked the street a night club was on and it got a bit noisy but not too bad.”
mamadenice, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
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