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Scandic Karl Johan

3-star3 stars
Arbeidergata 4, Oslo, 0159, Norway

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Nobel Peace Center
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
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  • Staff were very nice and welcoming, the building was always kept so clean and tidy, and…Feb 25, 2020
  • Great location, friendly staff. Scandic hotels have best breakfast buffet!Jan 8, 2020

Scandic Karl Johan

from ZAR 2,523
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Scandic Karl Johan


  • In Oslo City Centre
  • Oslo Opera House - 16 min walk
  • Nobel Peace Center - 10 min walk
  • Royal Palace - 11 min walk
  • Oslo Spektrum - 11 min walk
  • Aker Brygge - 14 min walk
  • Munch Museum - 27 min walk
  • Kon Tiki Museum - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Gardermoen Airport (OSL) - 41 min drive
  • Nationaltheatret Station - 9 min walk
  • Oslo Central Station - 9 min walk
  • Oslo Skoyen Station - 6 min drive
  • Tinghuset Tram Station - 2 min walk
  • Stortinget Tram Station - 3 min walk
  • Stortinget T-Bane - 3 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Scandic Karl Johan’s small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NOK 150 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NOK 250 (subject to availability)

Parking is available nearby and costs NOK 240 per day (open 24 hours)

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

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Scandic Karl Johan

  • Does Scandic Karl Johan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Scandic Karl Johan does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Scandic Karl Johan?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Scandic Karl Johan.
  • Are pets allowed at Scandic Karl Johan?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of NOK 200 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Scandic Karl Johan?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge of NOK 150 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of NOK 250 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Scandic Karl Johan?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,0 From 322 reviews

Good 6,0
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.
ie2 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Better for single person
All was quite good. Perfect location, great service, very good breakfast, comfortable bed. But, the room is really too small for a couple. No chair. And, our bed was on a 2 inch high platform that went to the wall at the bottom and far sides of the bed, so there was no easy way to get in or out of bed from the far side - had to try to walk on the platform to not disturb my sleeping spouse.
Julia, us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Great location and breakfast. Superior service. A little tight for Americans, but comfortable.
us3 night romance trip
Fair 4,0
The rooms are extremely small and it appeared as if there was pet urine on the carpeting of the hallways.
Steve, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Highly Recommend in Centrum Oslo
I recommend this hotel. It was spacious for a centrum based hotel. Friendly staff. Clean room and comfortable bed. Large bathroom. I did recommend that the hotel get new carpeting in the rooms. It was worn and stained from over usage.
Michael, us4 night trip
Very good 8,0
Clean yet basic
Clean yet basic accommodation in the city centre. Breakfast is decent - what you’d expect from a 3* hotel really. Bathroom and bedroom clean.
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Good location. Good breakfast.
xuejun, ca1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Great location, Nice staff!
I was only there less than 24 hours, so it's hard to judge. The couple of people at the front desk I encountered, were very accommodating. It was clean. My room was a little tight, negotiating around the bed to the window. Over all it was very nice. I would book there again for a short stay, as it was a great location.
Marcia, ie1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Room on the small side. Nowhere to sit in room, lack of hanging clothes apart from on hooks. A lot of noise from trams etc late evening and early morning - ( we know that is not the hotel's fault ). Very handy situated for our purpose.
gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
I’ve stayed here several times and will do so again. It’s pleasant, very central and the breakfast buffet is excellent and the staff are very helpful.
Karen, gb2 night family trip

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