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Rica Helsfyr Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Stromsveien 108, Oslo 0663, Norway (Gamle Oslo)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Everything very average or slightly less. Visiter the very expensive (even for a hotel) hotel restaurant. Seated fairly quickly but after that it was hard to catch the attention of any of the waiters. Had a small burger with fries - both were "ready to eat" as they were somewhat on the cool side. Tap water was free.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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103 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Rica hotel is located some 4 km from the city center. The hotel was located in an industrial area with loads of office buildings nearby and I also noticed that there were public transportations that would take you easily to the city center. The hotel had loads parking spaces outside and much to my surprise they were for free,... More

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Leusden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed a couple of times in this very nice hotel. The rooms are very nice, especially thy have very good beds. Also the restaurant is serves good food. The direct area around the hotel is not that interesting. There is a sport arena, but it is possible to take a metro or a walk to the city center. For... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had a business trip a few weeks ago, and I stayed at the Rica Helsfyr hotel. Getting right into the things, the service was good, with breakfast including an open buffet of a very good selection, tho nothing special. The value was very good considering the services rendered. The beds were comfortable and the pillows were sufficient. The cleaning... More

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Moscow, Russia
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Good Hotel. Perfect location. Bus express from Airport stop in 5 min walk. 4 stops to city center by underground. Nice breakfast. The hotel restaurant menu is OK, but the choice is not that big. Good Wi fi

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Trondheim
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have used this hotel for several business trips due to it's location. It seems like most people here visits for business reasons. The rooms are of a good size, and they are clean. The staff is friendly, and the breakfast is good. That's the good stuff. The training room is very disappointing, and can hardly be called a training... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nice and modern hotel, easy to get to with the tube (T-bane) or bus from the Central Station. The building and interior looked like it was recently renovated. Rooms were very nice, comfy bed and clean bathroom. Breakfast buffet was good. The only downsides are the distance from the city centre and some noise from the motorway next to the... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was here for a business meeting and probably would've just left after looking at the lunch buffet if it weren't for the super friendly staff working there. They are really nice and a pleasure to talk to. The problem with this hotel is the food. This day and age you do need proper food at expensive places like Norway,... More

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Stockholm
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very disappointing. OK, I do not want to nag, but a 4-star hotel that is more average than average. No tea kettle in the room, and if you need an ironing bord you have to go to the basement... I was told that superior rooms have it, but HEY, so I am staying at a 3-star room? How am I... More

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Rune A, Front Office Manager at Rica Helsfyr Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for your review. We appreciate our guest feedback to and always strive to deliver what the guests expect. I am sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. Our website and the 3rd party travel agents all have the information about room amenities. We do also have rooms with rugs if... More

Reykjavik, Iceland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The hotel is situated a bit away from the centre of Oslo, however it is very convenient to get there from the airport - a short bus ride and you are there. I was attending a business meeting and the hotel was just steps away from the meeting place. There is a metro station almost beside the hotel and you... More

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Address: Stromsveien 108, Oslo 0663, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Gamle Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rica Helsfyr Hotel 3.5*
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Rica Helsfyr Hotel is situated in Oslo, a 4-minute walk from Helsfyr Metro Station and the airport shuttle bus. It offers free public parking on site and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. All the air conditioned rooms at Rica Hotel Helsfyr have wooden floors. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk and minibar. Guests can work out at the on-site fitness centre. Relaxation options include a sauna. The main restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and International dinner dishes. Light meals are available at the casual Hov-Inn Kro. Drinks are available in the Lobby Bar. Oslo city centre is a 7-minute metro ride away. Valle Hovin Stadium and Valhall Arena are both within 500 metres of the hotel. ... more   less 
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