Scandic Karl Johan Hotel - Oslo

ex. HTL Karl Johan/Rica Travel Oslo

Arbeidergata 4, Oslo, Norway, 0159show map
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Overview

Set in the centre of Oslo within a 10-minute walk of The Palace Park, this royal-style venue features 108 rooms and quick access to Aker Brygge, which is about 850 metres away. Scandic Karl Johan welcomes guests to its modern rooms since 1993.

Location

The hotel is situated in a business area, near Karl Johans gate. The accommodation is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Oslo.

Main points of interest, including a parliament building, an opera house and a palace, can be found near the property.

Stortinget underground station is about 350 metres away.

Rooms

All rooms at the venue include a standard design along with a private safe, TV and a sofa set. Every room is fitted with a hairdryer, a drier and terry dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

The continental breakfast is available at the lounge area. The hotel features a 24-hour restaurant and a snack bar. Guests can dine at Grande Cafe and carls Kj kken Bar Espresso, about 100 metres away from the property.

Services

A safe deposit box, a lift and a cloakroom as well as cloakroom service, tour service and wake up calls are available.

Leisure

Cots, a kids' club and a play area are offered for guests with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   108.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle hire
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children4 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • City view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Superior Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Basic Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
Basic Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Basic Double Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Oslo Congress CentreOslo Congress Centre500 m
Oslo Spektrum Music ArenaOslo Spektrum Music Arena700 m
Historic MuseumHistoric Museum400 m
Henrik Ibsen MuseumHenrik Ibsen Museum700 m
The Norwegian Armed Forces MuseumThe Norwegian Armed Forces Museum900 m
The Royal Palace ParkThe Royal Palace Park700 m
Karl Johans gateKarl Johans gate80 mKarl Johans Gate
The Norwegian Parliament The Norwegian Parliament 80 mKarl Johans gate 22
National Museum - National GalleryNational Museum - National Gallery280 mUniversitetsgata 13
Stortorvet Stortorvet 290 mStortorget 1
Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke) Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke) 380 mStortorvet 1
The Historical MuseumThe Historical Museum410 mFrederiks gate 2 The Museum of Cultural History
KaffistovaKaffistova90 mRosenkrantz' gate 8
Bohemen SportspubBohemen Sportspub40 mArbeidergata 2
Joe & the JuiceJoe & the Juice60 mKarl Johans gate 25
Uchi SushiUchi Sushi50 mGrensen 20
Oriental RestaurantOriental Restaurant70 mArbeidergata 2
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Getting around
Airports
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)37.2 km
Moss Airport (RYG)59.6 km
Train
Oslo Central Station700 m
Underground
Stortinget200 m
Nationaltheatret500 m
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Reviews
8.2
Fabulousbased on 285 reviews

Rating by category:

8.5
Location
7.2
Rooms
6.6
Service
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Excellent location: right next to the Parliament, but on a quiet street. Clean, very functional rooms. Excellent breakfast.

    The rooms were on the small side and the use of the computer in the lobby was not free (WiFi was free, however). No water kettle in the room.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    hotel was in central oslo so all amenities were a short walk away.. breakfast had something for everyone from fried to vegetarian food and special diets like gluten free

    being at the front of the hotel it was very noisy and the norwegians seem to celebrate until 04.00am,but that was the only downside to the hotel

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    the breadfast buffet was very huge and delicious

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    no cofe facilities in room

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The hotel is situated in a very central position. The reception staff was very courteous and available. Breakfast was served with a wide variety of good food, in a well furnished hall.

    Walking from the central station to the hotel is a quite long and uphill way. However, as mentioned in the "pro"s, the hotel is very close to the city centre. The room was pretty small, with the sole exception of the bathroom. One side of the bed was leaned against a wall, making it difficult to lie down, and in general there was little space in the room to move around.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Reasonable rooms, reasonale prices for Oslo

    Reserved double room, which was not available. Staff placed me in single room without consulting me and still charging full amount for double room. After complaint no professional service by hotel staff in order to find acceptable alternative or to find a double room in other Rica Hotel in the proximity. Found myself another hotel accross the street through Booked.net. Can recommend Bondesheimen and will not return to Rica Travel any time soon.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very helpful staff. Spoke perfect English. Excellent and fresh breakfast included with lots of choices. Room was small but had everything necessary. Great location near the shopping street Karl Johan Gate and close to buses and train station. After check out they had a secure lock up to keep my luggage until I left for cruise port in late afternoon.

    Small room but appropriate for the price though there was a noisy nightclub next door. Stairs to front desk made it hard for single female traveler with luggage.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Great breakfast, central location and near the airport bus stop

    Really tiny room and small bed

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Position right in the centre, clean and confortable, great breakfast, courtesy of the staff.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Reasonable price for a short notice stay, great breakfast buffet and helpful staff. Bed was comfortable, and the room was well equipped.

    The only complaint would be the small room size. However, for a short business break it was acceptable; if I required a larger room, I would expect to pay more. It would be an improvement for the room to have coffee making facilities.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We were initially booked into a small room, which had been prepared in error for just one occupant. When this was discovered we were immediately upgraded, without discussion. This was very pleasing, and we were treated well.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location in the heart of the city, but still in a quiet street.

    The elevator did not work in the morning hours, without any notice from the reception. turt have rooms bedt to the elevator, quite å lot of noice during the night.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Greate location, perfect brekfast, nice staff. I will stay in this hotel again.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Greeted by very friendly staff. Hotel is in good location about a 10 minute walk from central station and near many restaurants and shops. Breakfast buffet is delicious. Includes fried eggs, bacon, a variety of cereals pastries fruits and juices. The beds are very comfortable with nice linens.

    The rooms are very small which would be a problem for a longer stay as there is no room to put luggage anywhere. Since we were there for one night this did not matter.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    A friendly welcome. We had just had a backpack stolen at the bus station along with cash and travel documents such as the e-booking ticket.The Manager was very helpful and did offer to make telephone calls for us and advice on going to the police.The room was very comfortable and not too small. The breakfast was excellent and tea and coffee were available free at the machine.A very convenient place to stay in the city.Everyone should be aware of the considerable number of hand baggage thefts outside of the railway station in Oslo. There was no security presence whatsoever.

    All excellent

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Highlights
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children4 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)37.2 km
Moss Airport (RYG)59.6 km
Train
Oslo Central Station700 m
Underground
Stortinget200 m
Nationaltheatret500 m
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