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All reviews parliament building perfect location minute walk from the train station walking distance short break large room main attractions the hotel is clean t bane stayed two nights the main street would stay again great breakfast comfortable rooms salmon oslo central station double bed
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

This hotel is close to the main mall, is clean and quite with small comfortable rooms. I had a omfy double bed which I had to climb on the pull the curtains. The bathroom is modern and clean and the room has a led TV.
I come to Oslo often with work and will stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The room was very compact but carefully designed for convenience. It was very adequate for a singel occupant,, but might be crowded for two. The hotel functions on the basis of a saving of space equalling a saving of expense, and one must be prepared for this. There is for example no chair, and so one watches television from the bed -- very comfortable for one. There is seating on the groundfloor, with internet access at one table.
The bathroom is excellent in all respects, especially teh underfloor heating, which was at exactrly the right level. The lack of a wardrobe is compensated for by a great dealk of hanging space, cunnng contrived. It is a paardise for those who travel light and want to have on shirt on and another drying! (In Round the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg had three socks, two on and one drying.)
The breakfast is very adequate for the price. The staff are kindness itself, and were happy to communicate with me even when I tried to speak Norwegian. Minor problems were quickly resolved, and the whole experience was very positive. Had the weather been good, the location of the hotel would have been a great benefit, but only a seconed Noah could have coped with the rain on my final day.

Room Tip: If you understand this hotel comcept, any room will be satisfactory. If you don't, please stay away.
  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Notlix
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HTLOslo, Hotel Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hi Notlix

thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your kind words about the staff, the breakfast and our concept

we wish you welcome back

Feridnando

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

One of the worst hotels. Although the rooms were small, we were expecting this and did not complain about that. However, as we arrived to our first room, the smell of sewage from the bathroom was overwhelming. They promptly changed our room but unfortunately they gave us another room which smelled like sewage. We sent an email to the hotel to address our concerns but never heard back. Others have described this smell in previous rooms so beware.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

On the plus side:
- Helpful and service-minded staff
- Nice and comfortable bed (although a bit small).
- Large room (at least ours).

On the negative side:
- Stained carpet on room (old carpet?)
- No furniture in the rooms makes them cold and gives an empty feel. Only place to sit is in the bed (not very hygienic).
- Walls in room washed off with a dirty cloth (you could see the stripes and discolouring).
- Breakfast not worth the money. Just go around the corner and you will get more for your money.
- No minibar and no room service (just some water bottles would help)

Conclusion: The hotel tries too hard to be hip, smart, boutique like… and therefore failing. If you just want a place to sleep, then I guess its ok.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank HansKG
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HTLOslo, Hotel Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hei Hans

Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to see that our staff did a good impression, about the other negative comments, we will soon become part of the Scandic chain, there will mean included breakfast with a much better choice. I will check the housekeeping routines about the wall cleaning.
I hope you will give us an other chance in the future

Ferdinando

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Small but cozy and modern rooms. Well located in the center of Oslo, close to some many restaurants and shops. The bus from the airport stops really closed to it. There are also bikes that you can borrow. Nice experience.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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HTLOslo, Hotel Manager at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hei Maria

thank you so much for your review, we are really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we wish you welcome back to us

Ferdinando

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