Ratings based on 1,710 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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boston

Centrally located hotel

Posted Apr 30, 2017
Pros: Location and cost
The hotel is within walking distance ( about 10 minutes) of the train station, and a number of major tourist sites as well as great restaurants. Although the rooms are a bit small they are well-appointed, and clean. The breakfast was spectacular, with offerings that can keep either a gluten-free vegan or a carnivore happy. Solid wifi connection as well. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 4, 2017 by Scandic Karl Johan, Hotel Management
Hi Kathy, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again at your next visit in Oslo. Best regards
5 out of 5
by Nicola

Fresh Scandinavian design

Posted Mar 24, 2017 on Hotels
The room was very small, but done really well, new fittings and bathroom all new and fresh and innovative, so if you kept it all neat not a problem.The breakfast was good and the evening buffet for around 150 NOK good value, all staff very helpful and happy.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 26, 2017
Hi Nicola. Thank you for your email. So lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay! And thank you so much for the 5 star rating. We have three different room categories. Next time please book a superior rom and you will get a much bigger rom with a sofa(bed), chairs and table. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Adriana.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Centrally located, but lacking in comfort

Posted Mar 18, 2017
Because I am a light sleeper, had jetlag and was spending 4 nights, I asked for a room high up that was quiet. The receptionist informed me that there is no noise despite being so central... obviously she has never slept there. I was placed on the 2nd floor in a tiny room with wall to wall carpet. The tram and construction work kept me awake. Never stating here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 24, 2017 by Therese Fredriksson, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us, we do appologies that your request was not granted and that you were not able to sleep well in the room. We will follow up this with the staff to make sure that requests are granted as much as possible for the operation. Wish you a pleasant weekend and thank you for your feedback!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Nashua, NH

Great Location

Posted Feb 28, 2017 on Orbitz
Great Location near the busy street but not on it. Easy to walk to all attractions in downtown and close to the train stations.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 3, 2017 by Adriana, Hotel Management
Hi Kim. Thank you so much for your lovely 5 star ranking. We hope you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Hope to see you again very soon. Have a nice day! Best regards, Adriana.
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
by Jørn

Posted Dec 22, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Tack för er rating!
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
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 7, 2016 on Hotels
excellent location, right in central area, quiet surroundings.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Great having you with us and thank you for writing a review. Hope to welcome you back soon again! Take care, Therese Fredriksson, General Manager
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!