Undoubtedly Arendal's best hotel, the Clarion combines a prime waterfront position in a restored old dockside building that emulates Tyholmen's old-world ambience. Rooms in the original wing are the most atmospheric, and have ridiculously lovely views, as do the corner suites in the new wing. The hotel restaurant is a relaxed and stylish option too.
Overlooking the Galtesund strait, this hotel is located in the historical district of Tyholmen in central Arendal. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and free gym access. The guest rooms at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen have either harbour or city views. All guest rooms have a TV and a tea/coffee maker, and some have a seating area. Clarion Hotel’s Kitchen & Table Restaurant offers fine dining and views of the Arendal marina. The Åtte Glass Bar overlooks the islands of Hisøya and Tromøya. Fishing equipment and maps of fishing areas are available at Tyholmen Clarion Hotel. A bowling alley is situated 100 metres away, and there are several hiking trails nearby.