Karl Johan Hotel

Karl Johans Gate 33, entrance Rosenkrantzgate 11Oslo0162Norway
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About Karl Johan Hotel

Housed in a 19th century building, Karl Johan is a favourite among travellers interested in entertainment, history and architecture. This 3-star property offers comfortable accommodation at affordable prices.

Designed contemporarily, the guest rooms feature flat-screen TV, plush bedding, work desk, and a private bathroom. Some rooms include a balcony with city views; sofa beds and cribs are available (with prior arrangement).

Karl Johan boasts a 24-hour front desk, multi-lingual staff, and free Wi-Fi. Dry cleaning and photo copying services are available (at an extra cost).

An international buffet breakfast with ample options and local specialities is served at on-site dining room. The hotel is also close to several takeaway, restaurants and cafes for guests to relish various delicacies.

The Stortinget Metro Station and the Central Station are in close proximity. City Centre Oslo, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, National Gallery, and Oslo Concert Hall are easily accessible.


Karl Johans Gate 33, entrance Rosenkrantzgate 11, Oslo, 0162, Norway
Telephone: +47 23161700 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Close to shopping and entertainment

Guests have liked the location of the hotel as it is located near city centre, and is only a 5-minute walk to metro stations. Also located close to the property are shopping and entertainment districts of Oslo, thus making it a favourite among young travellers.

Perfect for business travellers

May it be the Wi-Fi or the meeting rooms, Best Western Karl Johan Hotel has it all to fulfil the needs of business travellers. Past guests who were on a business trip have mentioned their satisfaction over these amenities by the hotel.

Multi-lingual staff

The polite and multi-lingual staff at the hotel does a commendable job when it comes to assisting the guests. As mentioned by guests, the staff members have been a helping hand by providing info about local area and POI's.

Negative Reviews

Room size- Too small

Best Western Karl Johan Hotel needs to work on its rooms as the rooms are cramped, the size is as good as a shoe box. Guests have expressed their disliking over staying in a room where there's no storage space and walking room.

Long wait for breakfast

The Breakfast Room offers a fine breakfast with ample options to treat the taste buds of visitors, but in some instances guests had to experience a delay first to be seated and then in getting their food to the table.

Continuous noise

Due to the central location of the hotel, some of the past guests have complained about continuous noise from outside and the famous nightclub thus disturbing their sleep. Sacrificing sleep on a holiday has annoyed some of the past guests.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1415 reviews across the web
8 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.2 /10
  • Expedia
    9.0 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.0 /10
  • Hotelsclick.com
    8.0 /10
  • Zoover
    7.1 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.8 /10
8 out of 10 based on 1415 reviews