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Clarion Hotel Tyholmen Arendal
8.3 Excellent
Teaterplassen 2, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
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0.5 km from city centre, Arendal, Norway 
ExcellentBased on 476 reviews
8.3

Featuring a sauna, Clarion Hotel Tyholmen is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating holiday and showcases views of Arendal. Only a short walk from Arendal Town Hall, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, a mini bar and a coffee maker.

Grand Hotel Arendal
8.0 Excellent
Vestregate 11, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
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0.5 km from city centre, Arendal, Norway 
ExcellentBased on 1,910 reviews
8.0

Located within a 10-minute walk of Arendal Railway Station, the hotel is an ideal base while in Arendal. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms.

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About Arendal

Arendal is a lively city that captures the charm and energy of Southern Norway. The picturesque coastal town is set around a bustling harbour lined with outdoor bars and restaurants. Admire colourful wooden houses in the historic district, bask on sandy beaches and explore a handful of offshore islands.

Things to do in Arendal

Known as Pollen by locals, the inner harbour is the place to be in the summer. Soak up the sunshine at a waterfront bar and dine at al fresco restaurants overlooking the harbour. Many serve local delicacies such as haddock soup and oven-baked cod. Street musicians and open-air concerts give Pollen an infectious holiday atmosphere.

The pocket-sized historic district of Tyholmen looks like it’s been plucked from a fairy-tale. Stroll along the cobbled streets and browse boutiques selling handmade ceramics, jewellery and homewares, as well as artisan cheeses, chocolates and preserves. Visit the excellent Kløckers Hus, which charts the rich history and heritage of the district.

In summer, it’s hard to resist the crystal-clear water of the outdoor swimming pool. It floats within the marina and treats you to beautiful views over the harbour and the surrounding islands. The grassy foreshore is perfect for sunbathing and picnics.

Day trips to the offshore islands showcase the raw and rugged natural beauty of Arendal. Car-free Merdø is crisscrossed with walking trails that take you to pristine beaches and historic lighthouses. Enjoy coffee and cake at the open-air café and learn about the fascinating history of the island at the tiny Merdø Museum.

Getting around Arendal

Arendal is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Ferries make it easy to explore the offshore islands while rental cars offer the freedom to explore at your own pace. Kristiansand is a one-hour drive away and Oslo Airport is a four-hour drive north.

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  • What are the best hotels in Arendal?

    Clarion Hotel Tyholmen Arendal is a very popular hotel in Arendal with a score of 8.3 from 475 reviews. Thon Hotel Arendal (8.5 from 493 reviews) and Grand Hotel Arendal (8.0 from 1,907 reviews) are also highly rated Arendal hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.