Friendly helpful staff. Good location. Good brakfast
A fine hotel with comfortable rooms. The location was perfect. The breakfast was very good for the level of hotel - a good range including local specialities if you want to try. Very helpful and friendly front office staff impressively multilingual.
The atmosphere was a bit close in the room and a supplied fan only helped a bit.
Breakfast is extensive
The fourth floor breakfast room serves a very complete offering. Nice touch is that the menu varies slightly day-to-day.
Perfect location near the King's Palace.
Unfortunately, our room was right over a bar with an extremely loud band playing till 2:30 am. If we hadn't had suitcases unpacked, we would have asked to be moved. Very short night of sleep.
Lovely Hotel in the heart of Oslo
The hotel is located in the very heart of Oslo by Karl Johan avenue by the parliament, national theatre, royal palace and galleries. The bay is only a short walk away. The hotel by itself is grand with paintings all over the walls. Stuff are really polite, nice buffet style breakfast.Really enjoyed our stay. Much recommended!
Staff greeted us personally and were so helpful. Facilities excellent and breakfast was served until 11am so could have a lie in x
Really good location for train and easy to get too. A little bit too touristy for us but it was very convenient. Breakfast buffet is really good. Hotel lounge was very comfortable if you have to check out early and needed a place to rest before your flight.
Bathroom was small and no real shampoo.
Good hotel, good location
They get the job done. Good breakfast, good location, good staff, good price.
The hotel is a little run down, but overall was worth the price.
Very central - location
The rooms. We got 327 which had the shower and the toilet in the same space. It was a minuscule room with zero space to breath. One morning, unfortunately, when walking out of the room we found feces in the hallway. We reported it to the front desk. Although, it is understandable that was not the hotel's fault, one expects to be compensated in some sort for the unsightly inconvenience.
Nice historical feel
We were given a room upgrade, which was very nice. The room was spacious and comfortable.
It was a bit far from the station, but the T-bane was nearby.
Perfect Oslo Hotel
My friend and I just returned home from Staying in Oslo. The Best Western Karl Johan was truly a great find! It is in an unbeatable location next to many restaurants and attractions. It only took us a few minutes to visit City Hall (Noble Peace Area), pier to fjord cruise or Museum Island, National Theater, Parliament, Ice Skating, and Subway to Airport/Skiing. 10 minutes away was the fort, king/queen palace (changing of the guard), and Opera House. The staff all spoke English and were very helpful pre and during trip. They took the time to answer all of my questions prior to visiting Oslo and while staying at their hotel. Breakfast was perfect! First of all, food in Oslo is expensive. Having breakfast included was a major perk. They had quite a variety of items to choose from. Overall, I can't wait to go back to Oslo again. Best Western Karl Johan would definitely be my choice of hotel again.
Wish they had a fitness center, but everything else was excellent.
Great location. Within walking distance of Central Station. Located near all city shops & restaurants and bars. Free Wi-fi.
I know it's Oslo and things are expensive but for the price I would have expected a better standard of room. It was basic. Paying for location I presume.
Convenient location and very quiet (I have stayed in a number of hotels in central Oslo and had issues with street noise, but this was very peaceful). Enjoyable breakfast provided.
Rooms were very basic (e.g., no shampoo etc in bathroom). Decoratively, it is an impressive building but the interior looks quite "tired". Felt expensive for what it was, but reflects high cost of Oslo hotels.
Smell from kitchen in rooms in back side, disco music "booms" late in the night, very late (3 PM) possible check in.
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.
Location is super.
The room is not not clean.
Location, friendliness of staff, good breakfast
Exellent location, very good breakfast, nice view of the pariament square, healpful staff
Good value for the money. Central location for shopping and seeing the city.
The room was too warm. 10 questions in steat of 4!!!!
Nice old culture building. Worth to keep as much original as possible!! :) Good prices for room in center of Oslo.
A little bit smoke smell in first old room we got. But personal was helpful and I got a "smellfree" room. Very nice!
Convenient location between the Parliament and Royal Palace. Near excellent public transportation; large room; nice breakfast buffet.
Located in Oslo (Oslo City Centre), Karl Johan Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nobel Peace Center and Royal Palace. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.