Best Western Karl Johan

Oslo, Norway


Superior room


Superior room



A laid-back stay in the heart of Oslo's cultural centre, at a contemporary base with a historic twist, including buffet breakfast

Sitting right in the historic centre of Oslo, Best Western Karl Johan blends in well with its surroundings; this heritage property dates back to 1899. The grand lobby, corridors and reception areas, hung with large portraits and carpeted with thick Oriental rugs, befit the building's history, while the guestrooms exhibit a contrasting, contemporary style.

The hotel's main draw is its location, right in the heart of the city. The relaxed atmosphere for which Oslo is famous can be felt everywhere, and the city's myriad cultural attractions are right on your doorstep. Armed with a hearty packed lunch courtesy of the hotel restaurant, head out to explore the exhibitions at the National Gallery, marvel at preserved Viking longships at the Vikingskipshuset, or enjoy a picnic in the serene Slottsparken.

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We like

  • Making the most of the location, right in Oslo's cultural heart
  • The wide-ranging breakfast platters, including smoked fish dishes
  • Escaping the urbanity for a stroll through the peaceful Slottsparken

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