Best Western Karl Johan Hotel - Oslo

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Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo, Norway, 0162  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Karl Johan Hotel - Oslo

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Lobby bar

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Solarium

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Best Western Karl Johan Hotel is a 3-star grand property with beautiful rooms at a short distance from Sofienberg Park, Bygdoy Peninsula and Munch Museum. Offering accommodation in a 5-story building, Best Western Karl Johan Hotel has been hosting guests since 1899 and features traditional architecture.

Best Western Karl Johan Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Oslo. An opera, a theater and a castle as well as parks and fjords are in a short distance from the property.

Quick access to restaurants and cafés is provided.

The hotel lies within a 10-minute walk of Oslo Central train station. 40 minutes by car from Oslo, Gardermoen airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Best Western Karl Johan Hotel come with satellite TV, a sitting area, climate control, a minibar and a writing desk. The rooms look on to the city. Guestrooms are outfitted with a modern interior.

Eat & Drink

Offering a variety of dishes, Hard Rock Cafe Oslo and Relaxo - Asian Tapas & Bar are just about 100 meters away.

Services

There are computer equipment, a conference room and a business centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   114.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Solarium
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of NOK 175 per person per night in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo, Norway, 0162

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City Center
  • Oslo
    800 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • The National Gallery
    300 m
  • Oslo Central Station
    700 m
Underground stations
  • Stortinget
    300 m
  • Nationaltheatret
    400 m
Restaurants
  • T.G.I. Friday's (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Grande Cafe
    60 m
Beaches
  • Huk Paradisbukta Beach
    1.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    114

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Rooms and availability

Best Western Karl Johan photos Room Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 18 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Best Western Karl Johan photos Room Standard Room
    Standard Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 18 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Best Western Karl Johan photos Room Superior Room
      Superior Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
      Size: 26 m²
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      Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sofa bed. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Best Western Karl Johan Hotel - Oslo Oslo location
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        Hotel Address:

        Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo, Norway, 0162

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Oslo
          800 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • The National Gallery
          300 m
        • Oslo Central Station
          700 m
        Underground stations
        • Stortinget
          300 m
        • Nationaltheatret
          400 m
        Restaurants
        • T.G.I. Friday's (cuisine: American)
          30 m
        • Grande Cafe
          60 m
        Beaches
        • Huk Paradisbukta Beach
          1.4 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          114

        Hotel Awards

        NorwegianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedOsloBest Western Karl Johan

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        Best Western Karl Johan Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • National Theatre - 200 m
        • Chat Noir - 300 m
        • Rockefeller Music Hall - 700 m

        Places of interest

        • Akershus Castle - 400 m
        • Oslo Palace - 700 m

        Train stations

        • The National Gallery - 200 m
        • Oslo Central Station - 600 m
        • Oslo Central Station - 700 m

        Convention centers

        • Christiania Torv Square - 400 m
        • Oslo Congress Centre - 600 m

        Shopping areas

        • Historic Museum - 400 m
        • Henrik Ibsen Museum - 600 m

        Amusement

        • Colosseum - 200 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Oslo Parliament - 100 m
        • Oslo City Hall - 300 m
        • Oslo Cathedral - 300 m
        • Oslo fjord boat tours - 400 m
        • Nobel Peace Center - 500 m
        • The Royal Palace - 600 m
        • Oslo Concert Hall - 700 m

        Museums

        • The Royal Palace Park - 600 m

        Theaters

        • Norwegian Theatre - 100 m

        Business areas

        • Karl Johans gate - 200 m
        • Byporten Shopping Centre - 600 m
        • Oslo City Shopping Centre - 700 m

        Galleries

        • National Gallery of Norway - 200 m

        Underground stations

        • Stortinget - 200 m
        • Nationaltheatret - 300 m

        Public parking

        • Oslo University - 300 m

        Local attractions

        • Akerselva River - 1.6 km
          Maridalsvannet - Oslo, Oslo
        • Botanical Gardens - 1.9 km
          Sars Gate 1, Oslo
        • Munch Museum - 2.0 km
          Toyengata 53, Oslo
        • Natural History Museum - 1.9 km
          Sars gate 1, Oslo
        • Mineral and Geological Museum - 1.9 km
          Sars Gate 1, Oslo

        Near the hotel

        • Parliament - 130 m
          Karl Johans Gate 22, Oslo
        • Oslo City Hall - 340 m
          Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo
        • Oslo Historical Museum - 390 m
          Frederiks Gate 2, Oslo
        • Oslo Reptile Park - 530 m
          St. Olavs gate 2, Oslo
        • National Gallery - 230 m
          Universitetsgaten 13 (city centre), Oslo
        • University Museum of Cultural Heritage - 380 m
          Fredriksgate 2 (city centre), Oslo
        • Oslo Cathedral - 420 m
          Stortorvet 1, Oslo

        Restaurants nearby

        • T.G.I. Friday's - 30 m

          Address: Karl Johans Gate 35
          Phone: 2233 3200

          58% likes this, based on 202 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: GBP 29 - GBP 115

        • O'Learys - 20 m

          Address: Karl Johans gate 33b
          Phone: +47 22 33 20 40

          54% likes this, based on 34 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • United Bakeries (Inside the Paleet complex) - 50 m

          Address: Karl Johans gt. 37-43
          Phone: 22 41 27 53

          61% likes this, based on 43 reviews

        • Grande Cafe - 60 m

          Address: Karl Johans Gate 31
          Phone: 23 21 20 18

          60% likes this, based on 150 reviews

        • Ett Glass - 20 m

          Address: Karl Johans gate 33 (entr.Rosenkrantz g)
          Phone: +47 22 33 40 79

          72% likes this, based on 39 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          114

        Hotel Awards

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        Best Western Karl Johan Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Karl Johan

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 254 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Very good location in the central of city.

        • Couple
          5.8

          The hotel is located in the heart of the city...with a lot of bars and restaurants around the area...but Oslo is the most expencive city where I have been.

          The room is very small and old...

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          The location of the hotel is excellent. We booked the junior suite facing Karl Johan Gate and it was very large and comfortable.

          No parking at the hotel. The nearest Parking place is 5 min. walk from the hotel in a parking garage and is expensive. There is only one elevator that serves both the hotel guests and the maintenance. There are 2 free coffee machines and both of them were out of order.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          Very well located with helpful staff. The hotel is good value, by the standards of Oslo.

          We were kept awake by the very loud disco in the next building until 3 in the morning. Staff moved us to a room higher up which was less noisy, but it was still very difficult to sleep. I would avoid the hotel at weekends in the future.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          The bed was great.Great location, right in the centre of Oslo.

          It was too hot in the hotel and we wondered why (we were there in June and the heating seemed to be off)

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          Location

          The noise in our room was unbearable . A large vent was located outside our window and the motor ran all night. Would not stay hear again.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          Best location for a hotel at this price in Oslo.staff were very nice..

          I had booked a double room but got one with 2 beds joined together, was comfortable enough , however one large bed would be better!!

        • Couple
          3.8

          Excellent location on main street in Oslo

          Poor rooms, poor cleanliness, poor staff - unfortunately fairly typical in my experience of Best Western hotels.

        • Single
          8.2

          The location of the hotel and the breakfast - good choice and good location (on the 4th floor).

          I had some electricity problems in my room - but hotel staff was very friendly and solved (finally) the problem.

        • Single
          6.6

          City location

          När man är diamond medlem så brukar man få nån typ av mat kupongs rabatt. Men inte här!! Ingen information om Parking, det borde informeras när man bokar

        • Couple
          7.0

          The staff were extremely helpful. At reception, Shahzad was particularly helpful and aided us in organising ourselves around the city as well as taking time out to highlight the best parts of the city for us. Very warmly appreciated by both my wife and I.

          Dated furniture

        • Single
          5.8

          Most everything was OK.

          -The WC itself had, shall we say, clear signs of not being cleaned. The Word "sorry" was never uttered from the staff upon being informed of this. -At 11.57 there comes a knock on the door, just as i was about to leave the room, "sir, why haven't you checked out yet?" Very uneccesary. Heavy vibration from the ventiation system. Almost like on a large ship at sea, I happen to like ships, so it didn't destry my sleep.

        • Couple
          7.4

          Excellent central location - close to museums, shopping, and food. Complimentary breakfast was fine.

          Being right on Karl Johan Gate, and above a bar, our room was very noisy at night. The windows don't provide much soundproofing.

        • Single
          5.4

          Situated in the centre of Oslo, so easy to see the city center and close the trainstations

          This hotel should have been renevated some years ago, bit worn out and outdated. Noisy area. Hotel room was fairly small and TV was screwed to the wall next to the bed so no visible when laying in bed!?

        • Older travelers
          4.4

          It is a rather rundown hotel with a nice fasade, but aged facilities inside, which are poorly maintained. The pipes sing. You can also hear clearly the next rooms conversations. Breakfast quality is poor. The hotel has no restaurant for lunch or diner. Some employees are reather rude. It is advertised as an art gallery, but it is really a tasteless collection of unorganized paintings, most of them cheap copies. In general, it is too expensive for the service you get.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Best Western Karl Johan Hotel - Oslo Oslo location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo, Norway, 0162

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Oslo
          800 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • The National Gallery
          300 m
        • Oslo Central Station
          700 m
        Underground stations
        • Stortinget
          300 m
        • Nationaltheatret
          400 m
        Restaurants
        • T.G.I. Friday's (cuisine: American)
          30 m
        • Grande Cafe
          60 m
        Beaches
        • Huk Paradisbukta Beach
          1.4 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          114

        Hotel Awards

        NorwegianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedOsloBest Western Karl Johan

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in Norway

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