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Clarion Hotel® Ernst Kristiansand ,  Norway

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Clarion Hotel® Ernst

Kristiansand,  Norway

The Clarion Hotel Ernst is a modern hotel with an interesting history, right in the centre of Kristiansand. This was once the city's only hotel and the interiors have been beautifully decorated with contemporary art.

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This is our own sustainability rating that reflects how each hotel performs within several different sustainability areas. The rating is an average of the last 7 days.

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Rating for Clarion Hotel® Ernst

The rating is based on how the hotel lives up to its goals over time in reducing its environmental impact with respect to energy, water, refuse, food waste, chemicals, textile laundry and carbon emissions.

The rating is based on how the hotel lives up to its goals over time in reducing its environmental impact with respect to energy, water, refuse, food waste, chemicals, textile laundry and carbon emissions.

Selected goals within Strawberry
Climate neutral by 2030

Our goal is to be climate neutral within our own operations by 2030, while also halving emissions in our supply chains.

Less food waste by 2030

We are working hard and proactively to reduce food waste by 50% in our operations by 2030.

Clarion Hotel Ernst is a hotel with an extra touch of warmth and hospitality, conveniently situated right in the centre of Kristiansand. The building's traditional architecture is combined with exciting contemporary art and international design. Welcome to the coolest hotel in Sørlandet!

A hotel located in the center of Kristiansand

Clarion Hotel Ernst is located in central Kristiansand near Markens, the main pedestrian street, within walking distance of the Bystranda beach, Fiskebrygga fish market, Odderøya island and the Kilden Performing Arts Centre. The train station and bus terminal are just a few blocks from the hotel, and there is a convenient airport bus from Kjevik Airport. Find out more about Kristiansand here.

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Restaurant & bar

The Social Bar & Bistro is situated on floor 1 of the hotel. It's the ideal place to come to enjoy a nice drink and some tasty bistro food with a modern touch! 

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner here at the hotel, and our chefs make sure to use plenty of healthy and sustainable produce in the dishes they cook. Our bar is locacted by the magnificent atrium, providing a fabulous setting to sit back and relax with some good music and a nice refreshment.

Gym & wellness

Go ahead and enjoy a good workout before breakfast or work up a sweat in the sauna after a busy day of meetings. You can find out more about our gym and wellness area here.

Accessible rooms

We have a number of specially configured rooms for wheelchair-users and those with disabilities, designed to make your stay easier and more comfortable. Please contact us for more information about our accessible facilities.

Art at the hotel

Clarion Hotel Ernst underwent a full renovation that was completed in 2012. The hotel's rich traditions were preserved and combined with modern and international design, as well as exciting contemporary art.

"Staying at Clarion Hotel Ernst used to feel staying at a manor house or a luxury villa. These days, we want to convey more of a sense of being in touch with the whole world. We're in Kristiansand, but this interior and art could just as easily be found in New York or Paris," says Sune Nordgren, the man behind the artistic concept.

Welcome to Clarion Hotel Ernst – a fabulously vibrant meeting place in the heart of Kristiansand.


  • Rådhusgt. 2 4664 Kristiansand , Norway

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By train

Train to Kristiansand train station.

By bus

Bus to central Kristiansand bus terminal.

From Kjevik Airport, Kristiansand

Airport bus to central Kristiansand,
alight at the hotel.

By taxi

We recommend Agder Taxi and Taxi Sor who charge a fixed price from the airport to the hotel.

About Clarion Hotel Ernst

Number of hotel rooms

199 rooms – 564 beds

Number of meeting rooms

19 – capacity for over 1,000 people

Distance to airport

Kristiansand Kjevik Airport: 17 km,
15 – 20 mins by car

Distance to public transport

Kristiansand bus terminal: 200 metres
Kristiansand train station: 350 metres

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