Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
What We Love
- A hip, boutique Art Deco-style stay in the heart of Oslo, in one of the city’s most famous buildingsThe hotel’s stylish Art Deco colour scheme
- The healthy breakfasts, with organic fruit, cereals and other goodies
- The location, right in the heart of Norway’s capital
What To Know
- Sweet perks like a complimentary light evening meal and free gym access
- The rooftop terrace has direct views of Oslo
- The historic Art Deco building dates back to the 1930s
Clarion Collection Folketeateret is a boutique design hotel in the Norwegian capital and housed in one of Oslo’s most famous buildings and one of Norway’s only Art Deco buildings. Dating from the 1930s, it was inspired by the Empire State Building and was the city’s opera house until 2008. Today, the comfortable rooms pay homage to their past with a hip design evoking mid-century Manhattan.
The hotel’s location means you’re right in the heart of things in Oslo. The iconic square Youngstorget is right on your doorstep and Karl Johans Gate – the city’s main thoroughfare – is a stone’s throw away. City landmarks like the Royal Palace and Palace Park are within walking distance, and so too is Oslo Cathedral, an iconic building dating back 300 years. After a day’s sightseeing, inventive European cuisine awaits at the hotel restaurant, and the stylish, well-stocked Lobby Bar is the perfect place for a nightcap. The hotel scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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This is the hotel I prefer when staying in Oslo. I have never been dissapointed staying here. Central location, clean rooms, evening meal, coffee to go, and the best breakfast in Oslo. This is the place I always come back to.
The hotel is just a 300 mts walk from the Oslo station and in the Folk theatre building. It is has a funky feel to it and is in the middle of all the best shopping and eating places in the city Centre. You can take bus 30 to all the major attractions like the Polar, Viking and Kon Tiki museums. The trams network connects to other places near by.
The check in was good and the room was clean and bathroom looked newly renovated. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast spread really good. Afternoon tea in the main lobby is a great touch. Dinner was included in the room price and was simple but delicious and ample choice available for vegetarians. We had a good stay.
We stayed here at the end of a long holiday (with a long transit at OSL airport). The hotel is right in the middle of town; our car from airport took about 45mins, while on the return leg we used the FlyToGet train from the nearby railway station. The hotel is very well situated in the middle of town, and we enjoyed wandering around the shops and sights of city centre Oslo in the evening. There was a complimentary buffet meal in the evening which was adequate for our needs, and the breakfast buffet was expansive the following morning. The room was small but had a good sized bathroom, and the beds were comfortable. We had a great sleep without any noise disturbance. This is a great choice for a few nights stay in the centre of Oslo.
Fantastic property - great location, complimentary dinner and breakfast were great (in fact, the breakfast was the best hotel breakfast I have ever had.) Rooms were small but clean, well decorated. Would definitely stay here again, the only complaint was that the beds were not great - too soft.
What a treat! We arrived at the hotel at about 11am fully expecting to not be able to check in so early. To our surprise, the very friendly receptionist greeted us with a warm smile and handed the us the keys. The room was good size for my wife and I. It was very well designed and the bed was incredibly comfortable. They offer complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day, a very generous breakfast in the morning, cake in the afternoon and what they refer to as a light dinner starting at 6pm. The dinner came in very handy on our second night because we had symphony tickets for a 7 pm performance. The location is perfect, a five minute walk to the train station and just a couple of minutes walk to the various highlights and activities in the center of beautiful Oslo. It was the perfect location for us because we are walkers and, while we did not use any public transportation, there are buses and light rail lines that run just in front of the hotel. I recommend this hotel without any hesitation whatsoever, the staff and the accommodations are excellent