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Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, linens
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, linens
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, linens
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, linens

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • -hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKarl Johan Gate1 min walk
    Popular LocationSupreme Court of Norway4 min walk
    Popular LocationNational Theater5 min walk
    AirportOslo (OSL-Gardermoen)41 min drive
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Oslo, Scandic Karl Johan is in the city center and near a metro station. Oslo Opera House and Viking Ship Museum are cultural highlights and Kon Tiki Museum is a popular area attraction. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Telenor Arena or Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Karl Johan Gate - 1 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Norway - 4 min walk
  • National Theater - 5 min walk
  • Jernbanetorget - 9 min walk
  • Rockefeller Music Hall - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Tinghuset Tram Station - 2 min walk
  • Nationaltheatret Station - 9 min walk
  • AirportGardermoen Airport (OSL) - 41 min drive


  • Kaffebrenneriet — 3 min walk
  • New Delhi — 3 min walk
  • The Scotsman — 4 min walk
  • Hard Rock Cafe — 4 min walk
  • Elias mat & sånt — 4 min walk

About this property

Scandic Karl Johan

3-star Oslo hotel in Oslo City Centre, near Oslo Opera House
A snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and dry cleaning are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk. All 108 rooms offer rainfall showerheads, LED TVs with digital channels, and portable fans. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, laptop-compatible safes, and showers.
Scandic Karl Johan offers 108 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. 32-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include portable fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional sanitization guidelines of NHO Reiseliv
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of No

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for No between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking nearby: NOK 240 per day (open 24 hours)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available 6:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Danish
  • English
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Portable fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels


  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone



Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of NOK 200 per accommodation, per day

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: NOK 240 per day (open 24 hours)
  • Pet fee: NOK 200 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: NOK 150 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NOK 250 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
Rica Travel Hotel Oslo
Rica Travel Oslo
HTL Karl Johan Hotel Oslo
HTL Karl Johan Hotel
HTL Karl Johan Oslo
HTL Karl Johan
Oslo Rica Travel Hotel
Scandic Karl Johan Hotel Oslo
Scandic Karl Johan Hotel
Scandic Karl Johan Oslo
Scandic Karl Johan Oslo
Scandic Karl Johan Hotel
Scandic Karl Johan Hotel Oslo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Scandic Karl Johan and receive a full refund?
Yes, Scandic Karl Johan offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Scandic Karl Johan cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Scandic Karl Johan pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of NOK 200 per accommodation, per day.
What time is check-in at Scandic Karl Johan?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–anytime. Early check-in is available for a fee of NOK 150 (subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Scandic Karl Johan?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for NOK 250 (subject to availability).
Where is Scandic Karl Johan located?
Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karl Johan Gate, Nobel Peace Center, and Royal Palace. Oslo Spektrum and Aker Brygge are also within 15 minutes. Tinghuset Tram Station and Stortinget Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were very nice and welcoming, the building was always kept so clean and tidy, and the central location is great!
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, friendly staff. Scandic hotels have best breakfast buffet!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Very close to everything you would need in the city. Room slightly small
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
business trip for 2 netter til over kr3000 for et microrom hvor det ikke var mulighet til å jobbe da rommet KUN var utstyrt med en seng....ikke plass til mer....måtte sitte i restauranten for å kunne bruke laptop.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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