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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

Lantzville
Reviewed 22 November 2015

HTL Karl Johan is easy to find, and a quick 10 minute walk from the Sentralstasjon. The location is excellent - very central, and easy to walk just about everywhere. Also literally a minute from the Stortinget station to head out towards Holmenkollen. Check in was easy with a self-check in computer system (as well as a friendly member of...

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

Hello Mike D, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at HTL Karl Johan. Please visit us again during your next trip to Oslo. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Location of the hotel was perfect. It was in the centre of Oslo, very close to shopping centres and restaurants. Staff were all friendly and helpful. The room was big clean and comfortable. I recommend it to all travellers. Value for money.

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello norandbeng150380, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at HTL Karl Johan. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and future guests. The entire team hope to see you soon again. Take care! Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 November 2015

It was a simple and nice hotel. We stayed there during our last night for the Scandinavia trip earlier this May. Tight space in the rooms but well utilized. More details and photos on my blog - link is also in the profile.

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Bon V, Thank you for staying with us! We trust that you had a nice stay in Oslo and hope to welcome you back during your next trip to Scandinavia. Take care! Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Fantastic hotel. The AirPlay in our room was not connecting so Charlotte at the desk changed our rooms so we were 100% satisfied with the modern touches of this beautifully designed hotel. The room is well designed for a modern hotel. Great bathroom with powerful shower and a FANTASTIC location.

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello lestyn W, Thank you for staying with us at HTL Karl Johan during your recent visit to Oslo. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Take care, Therese Fredriksson, HTL Manager

Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

From the moment we stepped foot inside the HTL we were pleased. Really lovely people on the front desk (tho it's self check in/out), very modern rooms with USB ports, Apple TV, interactive to channels and a cool and comfy shower room. Bed very big and comfy too. Roomy and spacious with lovely decorative and useful features. We had awesome...

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello DanSummers2012, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at HTL Karl Johan and trust that you enjoyed your stay in Oslo. The entire team looks forward to welcome you back soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson, HTL Manager

Oxford
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Fab. Brand new and such cute rooms. You couldn't be more central and convenient for night life, shopping and national gallery etc. staff v helpful. And the tap water is delicious!!!! Would def stay here again. Stayed with my friend. Couldn't ask for more. Oh yeah the bedding was super comfy.

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello ronim_lad, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for writing a review. The entire team at HTL Karl Johan hope to see you soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The rooms in Karl Johan are quite small but still it didn't feel cramped. The bed was perfect and the room was clean. There was no traditional reception desk and you have to make your own room key but the checkin system was easy to use. Nice location. And the price was a bit cheaper than in traditional hotels. So,...

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello superhani09, Thank you for staying with us at HTL Karl Johan. We trust that you had a nice visit in Oslo and in our hotel. Please visit us again during your next visit to town. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The hotel is very well located, around the corner from Oslo's centre's main street (Karl Johan) and a 10 minute walk from the train station. The check-in is automatised and the check-out consists in just giving back the magnetic key in a box, all very convenient. The personnel is very nice. The rooms are very small and definitely essential (no...

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello Enrico T, Thank you for choosing HTL Karl Johan for your recent trip to Oslo. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

I went here because price was good in september and the position is perfect to visit the city If you dont have too many expectation you ll be happy The cleanliness of the room was not great, they could maintain a standard instead of moving ahead something differently every day

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HTLOslo, Hotelldirektör at Scandic Karl Johan, responded to this review

Hello ClaudeBeaux, Thank you for staying at HTL Karl Johan. We trust that you enjoyed your stay and apologies for the faulty cleaning service, this will be a focus for our housekeeping team. We hope to welcome you back soon again. Take care, Therese Fredriksson HTL Manager

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM408 - RM762 (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.”
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