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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.
Location and price were right
proximity to the train station room was spacious enough No kleenex
Close proximity to train station and airport Right in the center city very busy lobby and breakfast area
Large, well appointed room, great view, free Internet, free movies, very good breakfast buffet. Excellent location for bus and rail travel.
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.
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.
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.
Very well designed and friendly staff No problems with this hotel
Location was great, breakfast was really enjoyable, great selection of food. Swimming pool could have been warmer.
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.
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.
Perfect location, nice and service minded staff all over.
We had a clean and comfortable room. The view from great - we were on the 16th floor. Very helpful staff.
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.
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
Nothing. Not as represented. Old Hotel not kept up.
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.
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.
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 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.
Hotel is clean, breakfast is outstanding, good bedding Some staff members are helpful, and some are not
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.
Very nice breakfast buffet. Perfect location near Stortinget and Nobel Price Center.
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.
Best location, good breakfest
Alt er på en viss god stabil nivå Astronomisk pris for å brke internett i lobby.
Fantastic breakfast, excellent location.
Yes, good location and good breakfast
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.
Breakfast was great Rooms were small, pillows were terrible.
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.
Most appreciated was the polite and efficient staff
Breakfast The bad was not clean and in the room was pretty cold.
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.
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.
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 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.
The location was excellent with easy access to train station and downtown shopping. Very nice staff and clean room.
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
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.
location, morning meal
great location in the station, clean/new
Friendly staff and excellent location
Location, close to the city center
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Location is great
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.
Staff were very helpful and friendly. Location couldn't have been more convenient.
Great breakfast, terrific central location. Rooms were small but quite functional.
We found this hotel clean, modern, friendly and classy. The breakfast buffet was enormous and delicious. -
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
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.
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.
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.
Great breakfast, very nice and large rooms, comfortable beds Hallways a bit stark. No view from window
Easy access to the town centre and next door to the beautiful opera house in Oslo.
Good breakfast, nice rooms and very friendly staff
availability of business suite for internet access
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.
Good location - short walk to train station and airport express train and close to new Opera House. Good bedrooms and bathroom.
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.
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 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.
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
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.).
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.
Location Very expensive and the service was not great. I would search for something else next time.
Clean, comfortable, quiet room. Breakfast provided Somewhat generic construction. Little atmosphere
Excellent breakfast! The air conditioning system in the room was too noisy, it was like being on a ship.
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
Very nice and cozy hotel in the heart of the city and near the central railway station me and my husband liked it all
Locatio, next to central station the concierge gave me wrong directions: number of underground train stops from the hotel to reach Majorstuen.
The hotel is in a very central location. The staff was very helpful.
Breakfast buffet was excellent. Location was excellent. Staff good. Price very high!
Itis central located
The location and the staff Pretty Old but well maintained
extremly noicy with a caroke bar just across the street from my room. It was only possible to sleep between 3 and 8 am.
Access to city. Reception staff could have been friendlier.
very convenient for central station (and fast link to airport), good breakfast, friendly and helpful staff very basic room at that price, there was an accordion player in the street below until 2am, difficult to find because of roadworks around station
The hotel staff was friendly and efficient, the breakfast was good and the location perfect.
Very central location - near to all the main tourist sites and the tourist information office, and opposite the train station. Not being able to check in until 3pm, although I did go back again and managed to check earlier than 3pm. Being woken up at 8.20am by housekeeping who wanted to clean the room.
Well equipped rooms. perfect location. The room is a little cramped.
The location of the hotel was very good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast set up and choice was very good. The television location could have been a little better.
Hotel was clean and nicely decorated. Best of all, it's across the street from the railway station. With the airport express train, you can avoid a v expensive taxi ride. Excellent breakfast, again avoiding an expensive meal out. Norway is costly. While the location is convenient, it can be noisy through the night as some questionable people hang out around the building.
Nice hotel and room, friendly staff. Close to shops, transport and restraunts. Eacy walking distance to most of oslo. Good free wifi. Best breakfast buffet I've ever seen. There was one or two dodgy looking people hanging around the area. No wifi in the breakfast room.
comfortable bed. breakfast good
all day tea and coffee!!! breakfast also was superior!
Good value for money in usually expensive Oslo. Only 760 NOK for a spacious double room and central location close to the Opera.
Probably the nicest hotel gym/fitness center in the world. Location is excellent, only 2 blocks to the Central Station. Good breakfast, friendly staff. Rooms are somewhat spare, but clean and comfortable.
Clean rooms, friendly, helpful staff. There was only one lift and it was slow.
Good location, sensible cost, nice rooms (ours had lovely view), good breakfast
The staffs are very kind, frinedly, the access to centrum is very near to walk.
It is a good city hotel, and nice with free coffee through the day! The reception staff forget to inform about get stamped the carparktickets to get 15% off !
The central location, close by Oslo Central Station, and the staff was excellent. The lift was a bit of a nightmare and the breakfast room was totally inadequate for the number of guests. Queing up for items and walking into each other is really something that you can do without first thing in the morning.
it was good value for money and clean
No fuss, good service, close to the station
Very nice clean hotel No
Nice hotel, but noisy No record of internet booking process available when checking in
quality breakfast, great location, very helpful staff, everything looks very stylish and cosy - great weekend getaway! Summer rooms are quite small, view to the hotel yard. Get prepared for big spending - Norway is way too expensive!
interesting experience for a short stay the sailings were all black which will feel after a couple of more days depressive
Great location and wonderful roof top lounge. not too clean, overall renovation would be needed. Breakfast buffet poor and service not particularly good.
The balcony of the room was well situated,the room was lovely.Inclusive breakfast had a good selection of food with great coffee. The room was not ready on my early arrival,as had been previously arranged. The room in general was unclean and the bedding was too soft.
Everything went smoothly; from letting us in the room at 8am after long overnight flight on September 17, Constitution Day, great style, friendly staff, generous breakfast and location. Loose plumbing fixture in bath.
Stylish, hip hotel. Very comfortable mattress on bed. Helpful and accommodating bar staff. The airconditioning was set at 24°C and could not be changed despite the warm weather. The AC dial could be lowered to 18°C but it reset itself to 24°C a few minutes later. The bedding was a doona and despite the fabulous bed I hardly slept due to the overheating. The concept lighting is so stylish that it is not possible to use the bathroom at night without lighting the room. The very hip shower flooded the bathroom.
Design hotel, uncategorized, out of the common standards ! Design is sometimes opposite to functional. The lightning system is the room was surely conceived by a superior engineer...but if you want to stand up at night without disturbing your partner, it's becoming a real challenge ! Otherwise, the lack of view on the outside (the window was giving on an interior courtyard).
The Bar at the roof deck The Service. Didn't get the room I#ve booked. Air Condition didn't work in the suites.
Gabriel, your service is perfect!!
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......
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.
Very convenient location. Walking distance to large parts of Oslo city
friendly and helpfull staff
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.
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.
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.
The hotel has been newly redecorated, but it has kept the Norwegian traditions. Perfect location.
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
City Center; perfect location price/quality questionmark.
Location was perfect and staff was very friendly There was a lot of noise from the street. I was missing a gym in the hotel
The location is perfect, right in the center of Oslo, between the Storting and the National theatre. The room was spacious, and the service at breakfast very attentive. There was no telephone in the room, no WiFi, and the designer chairs looked good, but was not really suited for sitting. The reception area looked unfinished and the minute bar was untidy. Only one of the people in the reception spoke Norwegian. The hotel restaurant did not serve lunch, as advertised, and on top of this, it did not serve alcohol at all (!) I had a room towards the back, but one of the two nights I stayed there, it was incedibly noisy (a night club nearby?) - bring earplugs. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast hotel, this is fine (although expensive), but it is not a full-service hotel. Surprised that the Hilton chain allows a hotel to be opened when it clearly is not finished.
Very good location near the national theater. Polite and friendly staff. Rooms are not very big, but ok size though.
Location, decor, confort was good. Rude staff with no clue for hospitality.
ambiance for that price I expected a bath...and didn't get one
It's a lovely old characterful hotel. The room was small but clean. We stayed in a room overlooking a bar. Unfortunately it was so noisy that we couldn't sleep until the bar closed in the early hours.
The beds were extremely comfortable and the breakfast was delicious! The reception had a hard time giving us restaurant suggestions for the area.
We stay there every time we are in Oslo. very often .(good answer) This time Bristol had an offer since they had an anniversry. 6 year. I was told when I arrived that we would get the same offer as my friend 500 kr. but next day , I had to pay full price. Must have people in reception that no have to answer.
The breakfast buffet was excellent. Room was well-appointed with wood floors and very nice furniture. Everyone we dealt with on staff was thoroughly professional. The lobby was impressive. There are a lot of rooms and the hallways all look the same, as do the rooms. No big problem, but if you're looking for somewhere with period charm, you'll be let down.
breakfast furniture a little shabby in places
the location is the only redeming featurem Very poor customer service. The hotel did not have my reservation and wrongly blamed booking.com. The window did not open in first room offered. All rooms at back of hotel are noisy with fans running all night. Staff said the fans would cut out at midnight - they do not. I moved to Bondenheim on opposite corner after one night. lower price and better staff by a mile.
We were supposed to stay at the Apotek Hote. We arrived early in the morning from an overnight flight from Seattle. The staff was so kind and got us into a room right away at the Bristol Hotel next door. They also wanted us to have a quieter room because of the Pride Celebration that week-end. Loved the location and the kindness of the staff, because I ask a lot of questions. Chris
The gracious public spaces - and great breakfast! All the personel were very pleasant and competent. The noise ourside - but both nights we were there were Saturdays.
Everything was wonderful. Comfortable room, big breakfast, nice gym, relaxing lounges and restaurants. Great location and pleasant, helpful staff. Gym was too hot.
Ecletic hotel and a welcome change from the usual business offering
I liked the standard of cleanliness. The breakfast buffet in the morning. The access to a washer AND dryer. The proximity to attractions. The outside architecture. The separate dorms. The small size of the dorms. The option to have ensuite dorms. The stark white halls That the lights were always bright in the hallways at night when others came into the room.
Everything is clean. Recent fresh renovation has the Hostel/Hotel looking tip top from bottom to top. Beautiful lounge. Kitchen. Sheets and towels are Included. Sink in room. Lockers in room (Bring own lock). Seperate room for showers and toilets, keeping your shower low key. Everything was wonderful. The price.
Friendly, clean, good breakfast
Location Twelve strangers in a small cramped space. One chair in the room with practically no place to sit even to put your shoes on. Not sure what all the rave reviews are about. Cleanliness is average for a hostel. Received polite service from one representative, the other could not have cared less if he was there or not. Free Internet did not work for me but I did not pursue the issue to fix it and I noticed others were using it. Average breakfast.
Excellent hotel in a good location - particularly liked the always available coffee and tea, and the chance to make pancakes in the afternoon
Staff very friendly meals offered were great. location is close to train station, but walk to hotel did not feel safe.
friendly staff, good facilities, walking distance from the centre
The staff was very helpful and courteous. Also the fact that breakfast and "light" dinner came with the price of the room was excellent. It ws actually a dinner. It was an excellent value whicgh sometimes is hard to find in Europe.
Service at the reception was very good and friendly. We had a choice of different rooms and we had an opportunity to see them first. Beds were comfy. Evening buffet and pancaces were great. The price was much higher than anywhere else and the area was not very pleasant.
I was offered an upgrade at a good price, took it, and got the best hotel room I ever had in Oslo. I spend between 50 and 100 nights a year at Oslo hotels...
The rooms and service, facilities (food, leisure facilities etc) were all very good. The room was cold as the heating did not work, we were moved to another room and a oil radiator was also put in the room, which made it allot warmer. Also the remote controls in both rooms did not work despite replacing them at reception.
It was a warm ,cosy hotel,designed beautifully and full of charm.there was fresh fruit,salads and hot and cold drinks which was on offer the whole day.We very much enjoyed our stay at the clarion.
Wide and good choice and quantity of food for breakfast and light evening meal. Beautiful sauna and whirpool!!! The air conditioning was out of order! And they didn't fix it during my staying. The hotel is in the city center very easy to be found and with very good connection (10 min to the central station), but not near some street very similar to... A red district...
Stylish and clean general appearance. No wardrobes in the rooms.
Very good location. Too cold in the room and not possible to stop the air conditionning! Staff not very friendly.
Nice hotel inside, nice room, good breakfast and nice staff. Very centrally located Seen from outside the hotel looks grey and dull. The building and the entrance is not impressive, but nice inside !
location I asked to put the company address on the invoice at check-in, when checking out (so time was limited) this was not done. In restaurant the service was poor: the first 2 red wines by the glass I wanted to order were not available and the waitress only found out when she went to get them, the salad was served without any dressing and the potato gratin consisted of reheated, big chunks of potato floating in a white fluid. Breakfast was meagre.
The location is perfect. Within walking distance of everything. Not enough personnel to handle breakfast: the poor employees were never able to keep up with table cleaning and replenishing of food and drinks. In addition, the breakfast room was nowhere near big enough for the number of guests. It was like McDonalds on a bad day. I tried calling reception from my room three times to get the internet password but never got an answer. I had to go down and ask for it. There was nobody else there. When I asked why no one was answering the guy said it had been very busy... The view from my room was depressing, a concrete grey wall and the fire escape. Could not see the sky at all. Bathroom door did not provide enough intimacy.
Location, design, comfort.
We liked its central location, close to the water front and the main city centre. It was convenient for all the public transport which was very good. It was easy to get to all places of interest in the Oslo area. Many were within walking distance. We loved the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent.
Comfy beds. Friendly and very helpful staff. Good breakfast. Spotless and new-looking rooms. Decor is little soulless.
Excellant breakfast, very clean room and friendly stuff..
The hotel has a great location. Excellent breakfast choice