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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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Sustainability Rating
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Sustainability Rating

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.

Welcome to Clarion Hotel Ernst! Do you have any questions about your stay? We hope you'll find the answers here.


There are several parking garages close to the hotel which can be used by our guests. We also have a limited number of indoor parking spaces. These can be pre-booked at a cost of NOK 290/24 hrs.

Luggage storage

We provide a luggage room for storage of your luggage before and after your stay.


WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Log in to the network using the code you can pick up at Reception. If you are a member of our Strawberry, you can log in with your username and password. Didn't bring your computer or smartphone? No problem – we have a number of iMacs at the hotel you can use free of charge.

Clarion loves a VIP-treatment

Maybe you want to surprise someone with fruit, wine and chocolate? Flowers in the room? There are many possibilities. Let us know and we'll make sure everything's ready for when you arrive.

Upgrade your stay.

Would you like more space or some extra comfort? How about an upgrade to a larger room? Have a look at our room types here and make sure you don't miss our most luxurious suites either.

Left something behind?

We sell toiletries and various bits and pieces you might need at reception. Our Clarion pillows are available for purchase if you'd like to take a piece of hotel comfort home with you.

What's on at the hotel and in Kristiansand?

Take a look at our calendar to find out everything that's happening at the hotel and in Kristiansand during your stay. And please don't hesitate to ask us – we'd love to share our best tips with you.

Cash-free hotel 

Clarion Hotel Ernst is a cash-free hotel. This provides a safer working environment for our staff as it reduces the risk of theft and burglary. It also means that we have more time to spend on taking care of our guests. For guests it means faster and more secure payments. We accept all major debit and credit cards. Please contact us for more information.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in from 3pm
Check-out no later than 11am


For more information or to make a reservation, please don't hesitate to contact us on
+47 38 12 86 00 or at


Monday – Friday: 6.30am – 9.30am
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 7.30am – 11am


We accept lunch bookings for groups made at last one day in advance. Lunch is available from 11am - 2.30pm, featuring a dish of the day and dessert or a buffet. We are closed during the summer holidays until 15 August.


Served in the Lobby Bar.
Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 10pm
Sunday: closed

The Lobby bar

Monday – Saturday: 5pm – midnight*
Sunday: closed

*Please note that the kitchen closes at 10pm.

Relaxation & Gym

Monday - Sunday: 6am - 11pm

The opening hours for our facilities vary during the summer months and on bank holiday weekends. Please contact the hotel for current opening hours.

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