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 were met by nice and helpful desk staff in a relaxed and unformal reseption area.
The hotel is centrally placed with walking distance to many atteactions.
The hotel serve an execllent breakfast and also offers free evening meal.
Rooms are nice.
I booked this hotel because of its proximity to the train station.
We were arriving late and leaving early, so we only needed the standard, lead in room. We knew it was going to be small, but we have stayed in small, well designed rooms before, without a problem. However, even though the room only contained a bed, two tiny bedside tables and one chair with a fold down desk, it was so poorly designed that it was incredibly overcrowded. There was so much wasted space! There was nowhere to store our two medium sized cases. There was a small, open hanging space, which was only big enough to house our coats. There were several, silly little box-like shelves sticking out of the wall, which looked quite stylish, but were too small to actually store anything in and had to be carefully negotiated around when getting into and out of bed. One of the boxes contained a mini fridge, which we didn't need as there was an ice machine just down the hall. There was no safe and nowhere to store clothes, which we had to leave in our cases. One tall, narrow cupboard which could have had shelves for clothing, instead contained an iron and ironing board. In a room this small, surely it would have been better to go down to reception to borrow an iron if necessary. There was no kettle though. To get a hot drink you have to go down to reception. If you're travelling with a small carry on case and only staying for a night, it might be OK. as it's pretty good value for money. The buffet dinner was more than adequate and included soup, salads and a main course and breakfast had a variety of choices.
The main point to stay in this hotel is the breakfast. It is the best breakfast I got in Oslo so far. Guests can have complimentary dinner, too, which in a Country where to dine out is extremely expensive, it is a big deal (and dinner in the hotel is very tasty anyway).
The location is another advantage of this hotel: it is 10 minutes walk form everywhere in the city centre (Central Train and bus station, Opera House, Aker Brygge9
The only black mark is the rooms, which are too dark (we found out that all the Clarion hotel have very dark rooms and some of them are really depressing) and without any wardrobe where to put clothes.
We had 2 stays in this hotel recently, what a treat, it is within walking distance of the station and the Harbour and Oslo is really easy to get around. The rooms are quite unusual ,but very comfortable. Excellent spread for breakfast and the complimentary tea / coffee in reception as well as the dinner provided were much appreciated. The staff were so helpful and always smiling. Thank you for great memories.
My experience in this hotel is really disappointing.
I paid over 350€ per 2 nights, and when I arrived to my room I realized I didn’t had Body lotion.
For this category of price and hotel. Is a basic thing for costumers. So I asked to the recepción, they told me it wasn’t included in my category room (350€x 2 nights) and I had to pay extra for it. I told to the guy at the reception that that is the first time I see hotel with this category without that so I wouldn’t be happy to pay for that small bottle of body lotioN from “rituals” Which is the same that they give for free in many other hotels like INDIGO.
The worse part is not the fact that this body lotion is not included. It was the bad attitude of the receptonist, he didn’t care about my petition. And he even was happy when I told him I will post this on the website, his answer was “okay fine I will answer you”
What kind of service is this ?
There is many choices of Hotels around the world.
CLARION will be always my Last and least option to go or recommend from now.