The service in the breakfast room had room for improvement as well, as they were a little slow to clear tables and replacing napkins, plates and cutlery.
Classic furniture in birch wood. Two single beds placed along a matching head board in birch.
Compact bathroom with bathtub, decorated with pink tiles and basin surrounded by a marble top.
One small armoire. As this was a room for two, the armoire did not provide enough storage for us both. Part of it was taken up by the minibar. One basin in bathroom, but top provided more than enough space for your toiletries.
Both hotel room and bathroom were well maintained. No cracked tiles, and no dust found on picture frames and other surfaces, and the inside of the window frame.
We looked for air conditioning or any other sign of air processing, but did not find any. The room got very warm and we had to open the window in order to get fresh air during the night.
Some other features of our room:
- Flat screen TV
- Hot water kettle with coffee and tea
- Free wireless connection in excellent order
- Hair drier
- Room service.
There were different kind of rolls and breads, and they even provided a gluten free alternative.
There was a wide variety of meats, cheese, paté, herring, but none of the mayonnaise based salads you often find in a well stocked breakfast buffets
For the health freaks there were muesli's, fruits and yogurt. There were freshly brewed coffee on each table and you could choose from orange and apple juice.
- Breakfast restaurant
- Bar /restaurant
- Fitness studio in the city available free for guests.
- Air conditioning (in working order?)
- Room service
- Rest area
- WI-FI zone
- Extra PC in reception area
All the hotel was well maintained and well cleaned.
We paid, in my mind, too much compared to what we got. Clarion Hotel Tyholmen does not offer facilities or a room standard that may defend paying a price like this.
Rating the Clarion Hotel Tyhomen: BBBB- (3,60 points)
Clarion Hotel Tyholmen
Teaterplassen 2, 4801 Arendal, Norway
Phone:+47 37 07 68 00
Fax:+47 37 07 68 01
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