Lovely hotel, wonderful location, best breakfast, helpful-est staff
26/05/2019 Susan M,
We stayed here five years ago on a trip to Oslo to see the ship museums, and liked it so much we stayed here again in April. It's a charming older building on an historic park-promenade that runs fro... more
We stayed here five years ago on a trip to Oslo to see the ship museums, and liked it so much we stayed here again in April. It's a charming older building on an historic park-promenade that runs from the Storting on the south all the way up to the palace some blocks to the north, with trees and fountains and restaurants all along the way; it's walking distance (a few blocks) from the train station, where the train from the airport will drop you off; and very close to the harbor where you can catch the commuter ferry to see the ship museums or take a harbor tour.
The rooms are on the small side but I love them. We've been really lucky with our windows both times, full moon over Oslo is gorgeous. There's the breakfast, the best buffet breakfast we had on our trip to Europe (with multiple sorts of pickled herring, the waffle iron, the soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs, the cured salmon and smoked salmon and whitefish just for a few). The hotel staff was exceptionally helpful this time around: they called Kiel and Hamburg in Germany to confirm our hotel reservations in those cities, and when I got into a panic over whether the ship museum in Kiel would be closed over Easter weekend they called the museum for me, too.
We stayed three nights for less than $400. It's such a nice clean quiet hotel (they're doing construction, but we never heard it), the location is so central and convenient, and the park with night life and the restaurants up one side and down the other was just a special treat.
I wouldn't stay anywhere else the next time I'm in Oslo. less
Leiv R, Leder at Karl Johan Hotell, responded to this review
Dear Susan M,
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