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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The hotel is located in central Oslo near all attractions and 5 minutes away from the Central Station and easy to reach. The room was clean, the bathroom very spacious, and the staff very nice. There is room to leave the backpacks also and the price is very good for what we've seen in Oslo. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Hello IrinaBanicaBucharest, Thank you for staying at HTL Karl Johan, we are glad that you had a great time in Oslo and found the hotel location convenient. We appreciate that you took the time to write a review and thanks for mentioning our great staff. The entire team looks forward to welcome you back during your next trip to Oslo....

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The hotel is nice and fresh. You can check in by your selves or one of the nice staff can do it for you. Our room was small but we had little luggage so that was no problem for us. The breakfast buffet was good, though no warm food. Staff was really nice and friendly. Location is good and you're...

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

Hello Breines, Great having you at HTL Karl Johan. Thank you for taking the time to mention our friendly and helpful staff, our stars. We are glad that you had a nice stay with us and hope to welcome you back to HTL soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Germany
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice boutique hotel. Great breakfast buffet with a lot of fresh stuff like smoothies. Small but clever designed hotel rooms. Ideal for a short stay, since it is located in the middle of the city, next to the parliament. We enjoyed our 3 days here a lot!

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

Hello Tobson888, Great having you as our guest at HTL Karl Johan. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel concept and the breakfast. Hope to see you again during your next visit to Oslo. Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Really good hotel if you're going for a short city break. The room was small but this didn't matter to us as we spent most of our time out exploring. The bed was very comfortable and both me and my partner slept very well throughout our stay. The shower in our ensuite was also incredible, high pressure rain shower that...

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

Hello Paul W, We are glad that you enjoyed Oslo and you stay with us at HTL Karl Johan. We trust that you had a great time exploring Oslo and we look forward to welcome you back soon again. Our hosts have plenty of tips for you to explore in the city. Don't miss our city guide, you find it...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Small but there is no requirement for a large room when you just need a clean warm place , central to town to stay. Easy to reach from Central train station and few nice bars/restaratn very near. Also opposite a theatre if that is want some one is into. Music bar next door too

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

Hello Ccccc49, Thank you for staying with us at HTL Karl Johan, we are glad that you had a nice stay and appreciated the convenient location of the hotel. We hope that you chose HTL for your next stay in Oslo. Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This hotel has a lot going for it. It's in a fantastic location, it's reasonably priced, the rooms are very well put together. However, I would say to be aware how small the rooms are. Everything in them is clean and handsome, but there really is very little space. For us as a couple staying for the weekend this was...

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

Hello Chris B, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at HTL Karl Johan and thank you for writing a review. We hope to welcome you and your loved one back to Oslo soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson

Norway
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I stayed in this hotel by accident (hotels.com had not booked a room in a Scandic hotel as promised, and offered this hotel instead), and it was a nice surprise. It is very centrally located - 1 minute walk from the popular Bristol hotel, and much more reasonably priced. It is in a quiet street, so I did not hear...

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

Hello quickstep09, We are happy to be your new place to stay in when in Oslo and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The HTL team looks forward to welcome you back soon again and wish you happy holidays. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Reviewed 10 December 2015

If you are looking for at hotel down town Oslo, this is a good alternative. The service is good, the rooms are average but the location is the best thing about this hotel. A step outside and your are in the middel of it all! The Parlament, Karl Johan, shopping, Akershus Fortress etc...

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

Hello Bjmikk, Thank you for your review and for choosing HTL Karl Johan. We are glad to hear that you valued our location and service and hope to see you again soon. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights while I did some Christmas shopping in Oslo. The location was great for dropping off the shopping bags during the day. The room was small, as expected, but unlike those cabin style hotel rooms, this one actually had a decent size bathroom. The room was clean, and the bed quite comfy. It had several...

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

Hello Mengha, We are glad that you had a nice shopping trip to Oslo and hope that you found everything that you were looking for. The team at HTL Karl Johan wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to welcome you back to Oslo soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We have just returned from a lovely weekend in Oslo. We stayed in the HTL Karl Johan, which was wonderfully located within walking distance of all the major sights. The rooms are tiny, but clean and have great power showers. Basic continental breakfast was available, but we chose to eat out

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

Hello Anne O, So glad that you enjoyed your winter weekend in Oslo and at HTL Karl Johan. We wish you a fantastic winter and holidays and hope to see you soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 6,550 - ₹ 11,280 (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.”
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.”
splesterL, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“413 is quiet double room, but less area in room”
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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.”
msoussou34c, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Not a good choice for two people sharing a room.”
TriciaClaire, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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