Ratings based on 1,661 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Manchester U.K.

It's my third time in this Hotel

Posted Dec 30, 2016
Every time I come to Oslo I come to this Hotel , it's well ubicated , breakfast buffet is big and delicious and price is worth it . Looking forward to do it again
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2017 by Therese Fredriksson, Hotel Management
Hello RIC, Thank you for staying with us, once again. It is a pleasure welcoming you back to us and we look forward to seeing you soon again. Take care!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from UK

Excellent affordable city-centre hotel

Posted Dec 14, 2016
Pros: Excellent breakfast and friendly staff.
Cons:
Location: Great location in the city centre. Walking distance to lots of sites including the Castle, Palace, Museums and Shops.
We stayed at the Scandic Karl Johan for a long weekend in December and found the hotel met our needs perfectly. More affordable than larger hotels in the area, we had expected basic accommodation but were pleasantly surprised. Our room was 'petite' with no wardrobe / drawer space for clothes but since we were only staying for 3 nights, this didn't matter. The overall finish was also high quality - good shower, tv etc. Key selling point of the hotel = very good breakfasts. Buffet breakfast with cooked items and continental was a lifesaver for us - we only needed a snack in the afternoon before dinner which gave us back valuable time for sightseeing!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 21, 2016 by Therese Fredriksson, Hotel Management
Hello Londontraveller, Thank you for staying with us at Scandic Karl Johan. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our great breakfast buffet. Hope you had a good time exploring the town. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best Regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Did what it said on the tin and more, room was warm and had every thing we needed. Breakfast was fantastic
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Therese Fredriksson, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had a nice stay and enjoyed our breakfast buffet. Welcome back soon again!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 19, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 2, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Tack för recensionen!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Fan of HTL concept.

Posted Oct 21, 2016
Pros: Concept. Location. Price. Room facilities. Breakfast.
Cons: No stairs from hotel entrance to the road. Would be easier when having heavy suitcase
Location: Close to 2 main train station. 10 min walk. 2 min to airport bus station. in the shopping area. restaurants nearby. 10 min walk from the marina
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2017 by Therese Fredriksson, Hotel Management
Hello Caroline, Thank you for your rating and kind comments. We are sorry to inform that the HTL concept is not available anymore. The hotel rebranded to Scandic in October but the hotel is almost the same. Beautiful design, exellent staff ,effiecent check in and check out and super breakfast. I hope you will visit us again as Scandic.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 17, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Tack för er rating!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from los angeles/bangkok

Great Stay

Posted Sep 28, 2016
Pros: Central location for attractions & services. The friendly & helpful staff.
Cons: Shower floor towel is needed for wet feet.
Location: Close walking distance to all the central attractions including the piers & bus/train stations. Markets & cafes surround the hotel.
A clean functional hotel with a central location. Beware of the tight spacing of the room & no fridge. But great bed, shower, wi-fi. Attractive breakfast. The staff is cheerful & helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from cambridge. UK.

Walking distance or Close to main attractions

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: Provide Kettle for Coffee and tea making Perhaps air conditioning
Location: Geat location, Lots of restaurants close by but prices are high compare with uk
Very please with our stays , staffs are very helpful and polite. Allow into the room even when we were too early for the actual check in time as mentioned in the web site. Overall the room is clean but Very small as mentioned by many reviewers. Location is geat, between walking distance to several landmark attraction, for eg paliment, city hall and ferry services. as we are facing global warming, without air conditioning the room temperature was rather high. even in the month of September I was felling rather hot with no flow of fresh air either. During our stays There was some sort of renovation works going on across the street, the loading or unloading start as early as 6am, loud bang or sudden dropped of building materials( God know what ) was rather annoying and had disturbed my sweet dream !
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 20, 2016 by Adriana, Hotel Management
Thank you for your positive feedback. We changed our hotel from HTL Karl Johan to Scandic Karl Johan. Welcome back to Scandic Karl Johan. Merry Christmas!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from USA

City Center

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Pros: Location, staff, price
We enjoyed staying in this hotel and would stay again. It was within walking distance to many attractions and well priced.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 20, 2016 by Adriana, Hotel Management
Thank you for your positive feedback. We changed our hotel from HTL Karl Johan to Scandic Karl Johan. Welcome back to Scandic Karl Johan. Merry Christmas!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel,close to center.

Posted Sep 8, 2016
Rooms are small,yet clean and comfy. Staff are friendly. They even gave us the room before the 2 pm check in time. They allowed us to store our luggage the day we checked out.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 20, 2016 by Adriana, Hotel Management
Thank you for your positive feedback. We changed our hotel from HTL Karl Johan to Scandic Karl Johan. Welcome back to Scandic Karl Johan. Merry Christmas!