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.
How to Get There
We enjoyed one night at the hotel and had a nice buffet breakfast sunday morning. All staff we met was friendly and welcoming. The hotel is well situated at the Youngstorget. The surronding area is full of restaurants and bars.
Had an amazing stay for 3 nights & would recommend this hotel to friends & family who will be visiting Oslo for holidays! Clean & comfortable room, great service & of course, the amazing breakfast spread, lovely afternoon snack, & the wonderful light evening meal (honestly, this felt like a full dinner meal for me; very grateful for this!). Never hungry nor short of tea/coffee/hot chocolate in this hotel! Will definitely visit & stay in this hotel again.
Me and my friend stayed at this hotel 2nd week of January. The experience was amazing. Nice hotel in the heart of Oslo . Clean room , with amazing bathroom and RITUALS products what we love so much.
Entered the hotel and met FO agent he told that his name is Kevin. And from that very moment our stay was amazing ,m he just made our day . Super friendly and polite , with amazing charisma and good vibe.
Forgot to mention the breakfast BEAUTIFUL . We will def come back.
And one more time Kevin, thanx for our amazing stay.
Arrived mid afternoon. No room snacks available. No teamaking facility in the room. Had to go to reception area to take tea up to my room. No phone on room to contact reception for an alarm call. The staff tried to be helpful, but appeared to.be as frustrated as myself by the lack of normal hotel services. No porterage. The restaurant opened eventually ,. The menu appeared expensive and uninspired. I ordered a bowl of soup and in the room. It arrived luke warm and served in a kitchen bowl?? Was totally inedible... after a spoonful I wanted to vomit.....I informed the staff. Previously a kind member of the reception staff had found me a toasted sandwich. My thanks to her. Not a hotel for single well travelled mature lady.
Oslo is a great place to visit, I wish we had stayed longer than 2 nights, you could easily fill 3 full days here.
Pros: This hotel was perfectly located close to the train station (we caught the scenic Bergen to Oslo train, highly recommended!) and a short walk to the Sentrum and major sights. We loved the decor and art, especially the Kate Moss sculpture.... It also had electronic sign in and check out which made the process quick and easy; free lobby coffee and an amazing all you could ever possible eat breakfast. In addition, they provided a free light dinner, which made eating out an easy option, especially after walking the tourist rounds all day. The staff were very friendly and helpful here!
It was a convenient location to visit the Royal palace (for changing of the guard), town hall, Oslo Fjord wharf where we took a 2 hour cruise which was a great way to get an overview of the city. You can catch either a bus or ferry from here to the multitude of interesting museums. The Viking ship museum is a must! We then caught a bus (tickets can be purchased from 7 Eleven shops) to Vigelandsparken another must (allow 1-2 hours at least here).
Cons: The red room we had was a bit small, suitcase holder was too small to hold suitcase, no bench space in bathroom - its hard to balance makeup on the edge of a sink!