Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel Kristiansand

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Average rate: $101 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Vestre Strandgate 7, Kristiansand, Norway

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Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel Kristiansand Reviews

sarahsan sarahsan
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An old and tired hotel Jan 06, 2010
The Radisson SAS Caledonien hotel is located near the harbour and on the edge of the town center. It is close to the ferries from Denmark which makes the town a convenient entry to Norway.

The hotel has seen better days. The interior is dark and need an upgrade. The rooms are medium sized, but the bathrooms are small and the showers tiny (65x80cm / 25x31 inches). It was impossible to shampoo my hair without hitting my elbows. The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, TV, Pay TV, free wi-fi and room service.

Other facilities at the hotel are the Brasseri C, a restaurant which serves international cuisine and offers both inside and outdoor dinning, the Lobby Bar, a piano bar with live entertainment every weekend, the Telford´s Pub, a pub with Scottish interior and atmosphere and På hjørnet (meaning ”on the corner”) a lively bar which serves small dishes. They also show football on a big screen and have concerts regularily.

The strangest thing about this hotel are the ghosts. In 1986 there was a big fire at the Caledonien where 128 people were brought out of the hotel, about 50 were injured and 14 people were killed. They say that the ghosts of those people are ”haunting” the 9th floor. I have stayed on the 9th floor several times, but have never seen or felt any ghosts. Must say that I am a bit disappointed. Since I´m not so sure that ghosts exsist, I would love to meet them.

The reception staff is freindly and helpful, but unfortunately does not make up for the fact that the hotel is in desperat need of renovation.
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jennjeff1 says:
Nice place for ghosts to hang out!

Posted on: Jan 06, 2010
Willy2009 says:
This is a very good summary !!!
Posted on: Jan 06, 2010
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Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel Kristiansand Overview

Location. Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand is located in Kristiansand, close to Kristiansand Cathedral, Christiansholm Festning, and University of Agder. Additional area points of interest include Kristiansand Kanonmuseum. Hotel Features. Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel also has a coffee shop/caf and a grocery. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. This 4.0 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, technology support staff, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Kristiansand property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a marina, multilingual staff, and a nightclub. This is a smoke free property. Guestrooms. Air conditioned guestrooms at Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer city or sea views. Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and safes, guestrooms offer direct dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Notifications:Minimum Spring Break check in age is 18 years old. There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Nightclubs
  • Playground
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Ballroom
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

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