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we love the hotel,I wish we could stay more .it is not far from the city,we had a car. the place is very beutiful,at a very good price. nothing at all.
Good alternatieve place to stay for visiting Oslo in case you can get a good competing deal (booking) but you need a car (30 minutes drive) to Oslo centre
The room was great, breakfast was good. The best thing of the Hotel is Lynn, the girl at the reception. We loved her. She is very beautiful. We would like to come back only for her.
Fantastic opportunity to get a chance to relax _
The room was clean, nice and fairly big. The breakfast was excellent. The staff turned on the sauna on our demand at 11pm (in some hotels you are not allowed to use the sauna this late). The location is nice and peaceful, however you need a car to get to Oslo. Thanks to the huge parking lot, the parking at the hotel was hassle free. The only big minus was a 1 cm gap between the floor and the shower door, so the bathroom is easily flooded. The rest I list are small things and do not bother much. The pillows were a bit too soft. The beds look nowhere near as luxurious as the rest of the room. The reception staff could be a bit friendlier. Maybe it is the Scandinavian style where they do not want to be intrusive and try to keep the communication to a minimum, but some guests might value a bit more interaction.
Everything, including: location, room, staff, breakfast, golf, surroundings, design, facilities, etc.
Quiet location in the country side, about 30 minutes drive away from Oslo. Ideal for those who like to visit the city but not stay there.
it was a charming location. It suited us as we had a car. It would otherwise have been difficult to get to. Staff were terrific. cant think of anything bad. We would go back again.
Just spent the night and had a business meeting on the day of departure No all very good. The receptionist was the best.
Restaurent not good. Buffet Breakfast, several hot mealt was cold.
Nice hotel with exellent staff and a good athmosphere. and also near to the city center
have stayed before- very accommodating staff, excellent rooms- good bus link to oslo centre- local cinema and shopping arcade. easy access to local hospital if needed and also lillestrom town good breakfast but lacking fish dishes which have been in other Thon hotels
nice hotel with frindly stuff. perferk brekfast and clean rooms with a good choice of products in the minibar
The hotel is a little far from Oslo (about 25 min by Bus or 15 min by car) but there is a bus station in front of the hotel and it is very easy to reach the city center. By car you have a good parking lot. The staff was really kind and helpful. In the last day we left early and they provide us with some breakfast boxes to take away. The brakfast buffet is excellent.
quiet place, close to supermarket and bus to the city centre breakfast time: should be opened later than 9.30 during the week, at least until 10.30.
The staff was polite. The distance far fromOslo
The room is spacious enough for us, a family with 2 parents and 2 children. There are also play room for my children during our stay at the hotel. I also like the hotel because it has free parking facility for the guests
The breakfast was very good and hotel staff too. Everything was good.
Location and price were right
Great location, within 2 blocks of central station downtown Hotel is 100% computerized- you check in and out on a terminal Very easy and efficient. The hotel rooms are very small, like staying on a cruise ship, economy class. The rooms are very spartan with a small beds, a desk, a chair and small bathroom. Otherwise, they did provide a good wifi signal. If you don't mind clean and spartan, this hotel would be great when in Oslo.
proximity to the train station room was spacious enough No kleenex
We usually book better hotels which the plaza is. But the one advantage for this hotel is location. It is within 500 yards of the main train and bus terminal and a short walking distance to the heart of Oslo and the City Sentrum.
Good food Location Great view Fast service...minus the bar. Bathrooms a bit dated. Wifi was spotty. Business center computers so old they weren't comparable with any up-to-date programs, so I was not able to conduct business as I wished.
The roomview of the city (floor 30), decoration of the room, and the facilities of the business room; good room for a couple with a baby, nespresso machine, free pay TV, free breakfast in the room... The door of the bathroom does not work properly. It is close to the central station (good for travel and airport) but crowed.
Location was great, breakfast was really enjoyable, great selection of food. Swimming pool could have been warmer.
Huge hotel with all pros and cons. While the halls might make you feel like in a submarine, the rooms especially those of the higher floors offer a beautiful view and are also with a great comfort. Staff is extremely friendly, restaurant & bar in the 34th level is a must.
Large, well appointed room, great view, free Internet, free movies, very good breakfast buffet. Excellent location for bus and rail travel.
Great location right next to the rail station. Very nice hotel and room. Excellent breakfast. No power plugs near the bed. Bed only had bedding for 1 person, even through we specified 2 at reservation and check-in.
We had a clean and comfortable room. The view from great - we were on the 16th floor. Very helpful staff.
Arrived late, got bags and extra bed delivered. Breakfast room service - awesome meal! Great location Strange drunk or druggie people outside hotel between hotel and train station. More than other EU capitols, all begging for money.
Very well designed and friendly staff No problems with this hotel
Close proximity to train station and airport Right in the center city very busy lobby and breakfast area
Perfect location, nice and service minded staff all over.
Comfort, breakfast Noise during the night from outside.
location poor business center (only 1 computer, tiny) poor barkeeper in Grand Cafe: did not know his sherries nor acquavit: served both different sherries and aquavit than asked for. door to french balcony could not be closed properly letting in a lot of noice during the night.
Nothing. Not as represented. Old Hotel not kept up.
I liked the location of the hotel it was very central and the staff we very friendly. The foo was good and the hotel was very clean
The location there has gone a lot of things wrong for us at the grand hotel unfortunately. there has not been room cleaning the whole weekend. the video system dind't work proper and this could not be solved. the spa we couldn't make use of with our 2 1/2 year old, because he should be 3 years. unfortunately they could only inform us about this after we were dressed in our bading suits. the hotel staff wasn't very cooperating.
location was great. breakfast was poor and needed to wait for the coffee very long. Rooms need renovation badly.
This is a warm hotel which seems to appreciate its customers. The room was an elegant modern design filled with quality. It was attractive and stylish and contained a very comfortable bed. We really liked this hotel and will stay there again.
Excellent Hotel and superb staff
The carpets in the lobby were lovely! The staff at reception when I checked in were not very helpful. I was waiting to be attended to and they dealt with three other people who came in after me. There was also three fire alarms going off in the afternoon. Each time I followed the fire instructions and went downstairs but there were no staff there to advise me when it was safe to go back in or what had happened. When I was leaving via the stairs the third time, there was a workman vacuuming the staircase and he told me not to worry and that it was nothing. Not a very professional attitude from any of the staff.
Friendly staff,nice room and very clean.Good location. We decided to have a meal on the night we arrived in the dining room,waiter said how good the food was,he took our order and we ordered a bottle of wine then he returned to say all that was available was a burger.Not good for first impression.
I stayed 2 nights for a city break and found the hotel fine in particular I found the sauna a welcome relief after touring the city all day. The breakfast buffet had everthing you would want with good quality ingredients. It was a good location just a 5 min walk to the main street karl johans. my only fault was the room was a little small (twin queen were 2 single beds although comfortable) with no tea coffee making facility which is a pity especially when walking around the city all you look forward to is a warm cup of coffee to relax in your room, the hotel lobby was dated the chairs were quiet worn and the leisure facilities (pool) was freezing!!
We don't know what we would have liked because our reservation was cancelled on the morning of our flight to Oslo because of a hotel workers strike. Obviously, we didn't like the need to find another hotel at the very last minute.
Breakfast The room was old and not entirely clean, staying at this hotel was a true disappointment, not value for money at all!!
The roof bar and the location with a nice walk to the city center.
Breakfast buffet was nice, good location Didn't really have air conditioning -- our room was really hot which was disruptive
The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The swimming pool and sauna had free lockers and plenty of fluffy white towels. The breakfast was absolutely amazing. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others. The booking details were totally correct. Thank you. No.
Very slow/non-existant Room Service.
Very nice breakfast in nice room The interior of the rooms is "dated"
Stig the Receptionist at front desk who tried to rectify the problems with our rooms My wife and I arrived on the 17th August 2015, and on attempting to check-in we were told the "computer system" was not working and therefore we we not able to check in. We were told to either wait (they could not provide an estimate on how long it would take). After a 15-min wait we were checked in "manually". As an American Carlson member, I presented my Club Carlson Gold card, but it wasn't accepted because my trip was booked through Kayak! Nevertheless after a short delay we were in our room. Immediately we noticed that the carpet in the room was dirty, and there were 2-single beds (as opposed to a double as we booked) Credit to the front desk staff who promptly reassigned us to a "newly refurbished" room. The room was a marked improvement over the last, and we happily settled in; unpacking our suitcases and preparing for an afternoon of sightseeing. On return in the evening, we prepared for the night and around 20:00 we tried to lock the door. The door lock did not work. A call to the front desk and a couple of minutes later someone from maintenance was at our door. I explained that the door wouldn't lock from the inside and he insisted that the lock was working. I was a bit taken back by his curt response, but nevertheless invited him to try. What followed next had me flabbergasted! The maintenance employee closed the door, and using his body weight proceeded to to yank on the door handle until he could engage the lock. Curtly he replied, "There it is locked". I attempted to unlock door by turning the lock itself and when I couldn't he demonstrated how to unlock the door. Standing on his toes and again using all his body weight he pressed down on the door handle until the lock disengaged. Again the curt response, "There it is unlocked". I couldn't believe it! Visibility annoyed at this point, when I pointed out that locking the door in such a manner would be a fire hazard (not to mention my wife will never be able to unlock the door if I locked it), he suggested that I actually didn't need to lock the door as no one from the outside could get in without a key. In response I stated that any member of staff could enter if the door was unlocked, to which he acknowledged was true and said I could either call the front desk to arrange a new room, lock the door as he demonstrated, or leave the door unlocked; but there was nothing he could do to fix the lock. Another call to the front desk and we were offered a room on the 20th floor. So after repacking we moved to our 3-room for the day. From then on the only issues we faced were with our room keys. Every time we left our room, the room key would not let us back in. So we had to make our way to the front desk where they would make a new key. Every time without fail!
The staff was excellent - they helped me recover my kindle when I accidentally left it on the airport shuttle. They also helped me with directions and provided assistance in finding my way around Oslo. The breakfast buffet was very good as well. Room temperature was a bit warm for my taste - the ac was apparently not on yet (early spring), so I could not make the room cooler.
exceptionally good was the breakfast, very wide variety of anything you can wish for and great service( michael from the brekfast service was very helpful and gave a great service!). also the view from the hotelbar is great! the "business class" rooms were a little bit old fashioned and run down, but clean and everythign was there.
Yes, good location and good breakfast
Very nice breakfast buffet. Perfect location near Stortinget and Nobel Price Center.
Alt er på en viss god stabil nivå Astronomisk pris for å brke internett i lobby.
Amazing breakfast (included everything), very clean, great spot, exactly downtown, very helpful and polite staff, It was my first time in norway so i cant compare with other norwegian hotels, but this one seemed amazing.
The rooms were well appointed and the staff was top notch. Scandic's location in Oslo was great, minutes walk from the heart of the city.
The breakfast was quite good. The rooms were not clean properly (Dust and hair). Carpet was filthy. Water boiler was unhealthy. Due to an extreme noise level our first room (9th floor) was changed. The bed was uncomfortable and it was very difficult to sleep two persons in it, being way too soft. The extra pillow in the cabinet was full of hair. The lunch/Xmas buffet came with a surprise, a black/short curly hair on the ham. The male receptionist should not be working in a service oriented job. He had a very arrogant attitude.
Fantastic breakfast, excellent location.
Nice location in the middle of town. Didn't have any problems during my stay. Hotel room is basic but clean. The breakfast selection is huge, and I think typical for most Scandic properties.
Breakfast was great Rooms were small, pillows were terrible.
Hotel is clean, breakfast is outstanding, good bedding Some staff members are helpful, and some are not
Best location, good breakfest
Most appreciated was the polite and efficient staff
This hotel has all the needed facilities and is perfectly located in the centre of Oslo. Despite agreement there was no early check in possible and no coffee/tea facility available. The TV was also very old.
Great hotel with fantastic location in the city center. Everything nearby. Staff is extremely friendly and help you with all your questions. Especially the bell-boys at the entrance. The restaurant in the hotel (Theatercafeen) is the most famous one in Oslo and also very nice to have a diner. a lot of business people. Cosy restaurant on 1st floor (Gourmet) and nice lobby-bar for an afternoon coffee. Free use of computer, printer and internet. Facilities in the room are super. Fantastic view (ask room on higher level). Would certainly visit hotel again for a next stay. Oslo is very very expensive...but that is in whole Scandinavia.
Breakfast The bad was not clean and in the room was pretty cold.
Breakfast according to expectations with Norwegian touch.Magnificent view on the National Theater (front view) is worth asking for. City center location with access to all nearby landmarks of the city center. Room was rather cold (no temperature control possible).
The location is excellent, 3 minutes from central station (buses, metro and railway), walking distances from the port and the center of the city, opera, etc
Location, close to the city center
location, morning meal
Great breakfast, terrific central location. Rooms were small but quite functional.
Friendly staff and excellent location
It was very convenient for my specific needs (traveling from airport to connect with a tour). I was particularly impressed by free Internet connection. Nothing comes to mind.
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Location is great
The location was excellent with easy access to train station and downtown shopping. Very nice staff and clean room.
Location is great next to train train. Buffet breakfast is excellent. If you have early train connection than this is the number one choice. No airconditioning switch you have to ask staff to change the temperature in the room and they will change it for you. Airconditioning is there just no controls.
great location in the station, clean/new
The comfort, internet access, the central location, comfortable rooms, little noise it was easy to see that all the fruit on the breakfast table was sliced the day before. It would have been more delicious with fresh sliced. Equal with the "agurk". Since I'm not at coffee drinker I would have liked green tea.
Staff were very helpful and friendly. Location couldn't have been more convenient.
The place is quite ice with a wonderful breakfast and competitive rates, but... The hotel uses a rope style security chain on doors that is child proof. My mother Is a strong retiree but couldn't open the contraption She became so afraid, she pulled at it so hard, the system failed only because it is simply nailed into a thin decorative door frame. Thank goodness no fire for those trying to get out, or any burglar who can easily break in (if he has the strength of an 85 year old.
Very clean and new. The staff was very helpful. The terrace was a great place to hang out and plan the day and in the evening, have a beer. Very good breakfast. No coin laundry nearby. Be aware that this is a cashless hotel. That's not a bad thing, just don't plan to use cash for anything. The single room is tiny. Bed, restroom, entrance, area to step off bed--each make up a quarter of the room. The sink is too small to wash a shirt in. Don't plan to hand wash anything.
Thon Hotel Opera is new, stylish, reasonable priced for Oslo and the location cannot be beat! Right at the train centre it is within walking distance of the major sites to see in Oslo.
I liked the fact that the room had a bathtub and nice big bathrobes. They breakfast was very ordinary, I would expect a little more from this hotel. But breakfast was still good.
When checking out, I was charged a bit more than the price given in the booking confirmation. I have sent an e-mail to the hotel about this.
We found this hotel clean, modern, friendly and classy. The breakfast buffet was enormous and delicious. -
Easy access to the town centre and next door to the beautiful opera house in Oslo.
Good breakfast, nice rooms and very friendly staff
Close to the airport, 10 min walk. Close to the train 5 min walk. Free shuttle to airport. Taxi to central station was cheap, 160 kroner. Rooms are clean. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast was not included in room, 99 kroner extra. Shower was tiny. So small I kept hitting the control for hot and cold water.
Great breakfast, very nice and large rooms, comfortable beds Hallways a bit stark. No view from window
Good location - short walk to train station and airport express train and close to new Opera House. Good bedrooms and bathroom.
availability of business suite for internet access
Nice hotel, great location!
Excellent location, great buffet breakfast, but a minimalistic approach to services; basically, none. If one is set to act one's own, it is a great location. no real services at the hotel
The hotel is in the train station so it is extremely convenient. Go down two escalators and when you find the "hall of restaurants " walk to the end by Bella Italian and the hotel check in is right there . It takes a couple of minutes to find the entrance but so worth it. Staff was very friendly. Nothing
The fact that te hotel is located in the train terminal , it's very convenient for people who are arriving by train. The room however is extrmely small. My husband and I had trouble finding the space we need to set up our luggage. Similar to a couple of other hotels we stayed in other cities in Norway, there's no air conditioner and only 2 towels were provided. If you have long hair or like to take more than one shower a day, it may be a hassle. The hotel would be good for solo traveler. Location
The Bathroomdesign The breakfast restaurant was much too small and has a bad floorplan-design. The buffé is located in the hallway towards the restaurant, therefore it is very bad organized and you get quickly annoyed by the other guests.
Clean, friendly staff, great WiFi, perfect location across from train station and main tourist road (Karl Johan Gate), close to many tourist attractions, room has a minimalist desk and chair for laptop/writing/books, etc. Was satisfied with my stay - being next to the train station and main subway station is perfect for getting in and out of Oslo as well as exploring the city by public transportation (and walking everywhere by foot is easy, too). In less expensive cities could get more for your money (but Oslo is very expensive in general). Rooms are small but not too small for those just wanting a place to sleep. Very few amenities (e.g. no daily room service except for a fee, no breakfast, etc.).
its a 4star hotel. good! good! prices of food at resto, but understandable, its 4 star
the place has a something special about it, fairy tail style part of the hotel (used as a conference centre) is really different from usual modern hotels. It has spa, which is good after you came back from Sking (just 10 min drive). Beautiful panorama of Oslo City is open to see from mostly any open side of the hotel. It was not possible to get any !!!!! food after 10pm, as everything except bar was closed already. we were coming late and didn't even got chance to get bread and butter.
The quite time away of the city. The ten minutes walk from the bus stop. The add did not specify that rooms with view are extra. I would have paid more for the excellent view.
We were camping and were looking for a nice alternative in Oslo due to bad weather. The Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica was an excellent choice. We liked the building style of the central part of the hotel (the extension building with the hotel rooms is a normal building) and the magnificent view overlooking Oslo Fjord from the hotel room. The breakfast buffet offered a wide range of different styles of breakfast and should make everybody happy. Holmenkollen subway station is nearby (10min walk down the hill), so the hotel can be easily reached from the city centre. At the time of our stay (August 2009) the subway track was being upgraded and there was no service to Holmenkollen station, but there were high frequency bus replacement services.
Very attractive facility with a magnificent view of Oslo and the surrounding countryside. Ample beakfast. Free internet. The restaurant is very attractive but the food was oversalted to the point of being inedible. Although we checked in just before 3 pm, our room wasn't ready.
Great restaurant "De Fem Stuer" The hotel building in Dragon Style is a feast for the eyes, and what is inside is good too. Right outside from the parking a one hour hike to Frogner seteren begins (for working off the calories). The bar is not well stocked with wine; however, the restaurant is.
Look of the hotel, views from the hotel, helpfull staff (we got an excellent recommendation for a restaurant) I requested a double non-smoking room upon reservation. At hotel they gave me a twin room at first. We I didn't accept, I got a double room. But non-smoking wasn't available anymore.
How well the staff treated our children and their incredible breakfast! They do not provide any shuttle service from the metro. Oslo has a very convenient metro system so we did not rent a car. The front desk told me it was a short walk from the metro. It was a tough up hill walk with our luggage and family.
The servant at the dinner was very, very good! The meal was also very good! It took more than one hour to receive the main course..
We've got a nice view as requested, excellent breakfast. The bus (1B) connection from the train station to the hotel was very poor. It was rarely on time. Even worse, the bus usually left before the train arrived. That means the passengers have to wait for the next bus. There was one day that we and the other guests of the hotel were waiting for a bus in the rain for more than half an hour. ... To improve this, during the construction of the railway, the hotel should have provided a shuttle bus service to pick up their guests at the last stop of the train line 1. That would make this hotel even more attractive...
Breakfast is amazing!
a cosy warm room for unseasonable cold Oslo weather The shower and wash basin took ages to warm up - I can't imagine the amount of water that was wasted.
Very comfortable room. Excellent bed and armchair! Perfect with ironing board and possibilty to hang up clothes-hangers in shower. Placing of breakfast rather erratic. Spent a lot of time finding the different items of food and drink and getting them to my table.
friendly and helpfull staff
The hotel has been newly redecorated, but it has kept the Norwegian traditions. Perfect location.
Perfectly located with normal living condotions. Reception staff could be more friendly Wi-Fi internet would really help as we had only phones and pda, plus it is very cheap to implement.
breakfast was okay We would liked to have any information regarding the fire alarm after we went down to the lobby. Nobody told us what it was all about......
a sauna would be perfect in such cities especially in winter time. the breakfast is not good...Nobody attended the room (until 8:00). Little choice of fresh fruit...No green tea available.
Location, comfortable rooms, good food.
Clean, quiet, conveniently located in the heart of Oslo
Perfect Location The Bus stop for to and from airport shuttle is right at the entrance of the hotel The hotel is in a perfect center of the city Most of the things/places to see in Oslo are within 10 minutes walking distance of this hotel Hundreds of restaurants, bars and late night fast food places available within 3 to 5 minutes walking Perfect place if you are visiting Oslo for leisure or business. Staff is very polite and friendly. Maybe need to improve on soundproof windows
Very convenient location. Walking distance to large parts of Oslo city
A nice 3 star hotel central to downtown oslo good breakfast,and staff friendly. No bad points that come to mind.
Terrific value in Oslo. Walking distance to Munch museum (very close), central station, as well as downtown and harborfront area. Good, affordable (for Oslo) restaurants nearby. Hotel's extensive breakfast was much appreciated given high prices for food in Oslo. Taxi stand right out front and very close tram service was extremely convenient. Our room was plain, clean, and provided everything we needed. We were surprised by how quiet the room was, even being right across from the elevator. I would definitely stay at the Anker again in the future.
Breakfast selection good. Good value for.money
Efficient toaster available at breakfast - not always the case in Norway!
the staff are friendly, the rooms are clean It was our first trip and first stop in Norway in our life, our expierence with parking by Anker Hotel was absolutely terrible and we will not recommend this place to anyone else we care and will never visit this hotel again. Ankel hotel has a parking place BELONGS to a private parking company. But on the entrance of the parking it's written clearly: Q-Park Anker Hotel. The parking lot welcomed us with a fine of 80 euro, while we were trying to pay the parking fee in the hotel, in about 10 minues before we returned to the hotel. Anker Hotel claimed they are seperated with the parking lot and asked us to complain to the parking company. How can a hotel list its name on the parking place without being responsible for the parking management? We have to pay this extra 80 euro for the 10 mins absence while Anker Hotel claims nothing to do with it. Therefore we regret our stay there and will never come back again.
Good breakfast and location Rebuilding work in hotel was noisy and outside the advertised hours of 11-1600 (0745-2100 on one occasion)
Everything is as advertised or even better. Some of the staff members look inexperienced. Their English is not very good and they apparently don't know all procedures very well. Note that other staff members are very experienced and were very helpful with everything.
clean hotel. helpful staff. very nice brekfast selection. easy access to city centre asked for a jug of ice water at nite time, receptionist was only able to provide a glass of water and no ice. ice is a fairly basic thing to provide, day or nite.
Location close to city centre and River Aker. Good public transport. Filling breakfast. As expected much less noisy than in recent reviews during refurbishment which was largely complete. Cooked breakfast options disappointing especially rubbery scrambled eggs.
There was alot of renovationg happening so the hotel was constantly extreemely noisy. Plus they began with the drilling and Jack Hammering at 9am on a Saturday morning! We were very annoyed by this and would not stay there again.
Great Location, only 5-10min walk into town, also situated by a tram stop. Is in between a new trendy bar/restaurant area and town. Nice warm rooms for Cold Oslo! Breakfast was good and is served until 11am which is a bonus.
Locatio, next to central station the concierge gave me wrong directions: number of underground train stops from the hotel to reach Majorstuen.
Clean, comfortable, quiet room. Breakfast provided Somewhat generic construction. Little atmosphere
Breakfast buffet was excellent. Location was excellent. Staff good. Price very high!
Very nice and cozy hotel in the heart of the city and near the central railway station me and my husband liked it all
My room and the convenient situation of the hotel The road works outside made access difficult but this is not the fault of the hotel.
Itis central located
The hotel is in a very central location. The staff was very helpful.
free Wifi internet The hotelroom was far too small for the price
Public areas good for meeting free coffee and water Room modern but very small bed in strange location claustrophobic
Excellent breakfast! The air conditioning system in the room was too noisy, it was like being on a ship.
Location Very expensive and the service was not great. I would search for something else next time.