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Thon Hotel Spectrum

Brugata 7, Oslo 0186, Norway
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There were bed bugs in our room, all of us got bites during the first night and we changed hotel. Staff didn't denied what happened and offered us new room immediately. There was a lot of noice from a disco/karaoke bar across the street. Staff was friendly, place otherwise good, rooms otherwise clean and breakfast nice.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the worst hotel on our two week stay. unfriendly front desk person, very dated rooms. hard to find location. I would never stay here again. the breakfast was ok. the area around the hotel is very trashy. not impressed. it was close to train station

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear MN-FIRE, Thank you for leaving us a review. I am sorry to hear that you didn't have a good stay with us. Our rooms are quite dated, but will be renovated in the not too distant future. We hope that this will make the hotel more attractive. We are really sad to hear that the staff at the front... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: 1. Good location. 5 mins walk from Oslo-Sentrum station and waking distance to the Castle, Opera house, the House of Parliament 2. Clean 3. Good service. Not amazing but good enough 4. A good cafe just outside (cafe con bar) 5. Good mattress and comfortable bed. Cons: 1. Breakfast wasn't bad, but they have a room for improvement. It... More 

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Almaty, Thank you for leaving a review for us! We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay and that you would come back to stay again. Centrally located, comfortable beds, clean and good service are important factors for us and we are pleased that you found all of them present. I am sorry to hear that... More 

Tromso, Norway
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a budget hotel and due to some reviews here on TA we did not have high expectations. It is located a short walk from the train station. Very close to Oslo Spectrum Concert Arena, which is mentioned by others here. The reception area is not much to talk about, very small and with no decorations at all except... More 

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Linksmom, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Thon Hotel Spectrum! I am pleased that you found the staff to be nice and that they provided good service for you and that you found the breakfast to be complete. Our rooms facing the back are, as you write, more quiet than the rooms... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay in this hotel frequently because of the less than 5 minutes walk to the Central Station and generally good location. The hotel is basic but everything is clean, neat and well managed. Never had any hassle or inconvenience with Thon Spectrum.

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear FalconGVA, Thank you for leaving us a Nice review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and that everything was clean and neat. We hope you had a safe trip back home and hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Stine Nordhaug General Manager More 

bruxelles
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nothing really special to say. On the positive: clean room and bathroom, excellent buffet, centrally located and near train station and major transportations and free wi-fi. On the negative: very noisy street at week-ends nights - double glazing, but doesn't protect from noise-, leaks from the bathtub, no real wardrobe, no place where to put personal belongings in the bathroom,... More 

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Mollica62, Thank you for leaving a review for us on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that the rooms at the hotel did not live up to your expectations. We are aware of that some noise from the street below makes it to the rooms. We are hoping to be able to replace the windows to better soundproof the rooms in... More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Excellent managed and situated hotel. In the centre of everything downtown Oslo. Lots of parking houses, restaurants, concert halls and what not in the nearest proximity. The hotel's atmosphere is friendly. I highly recommend Thon Spectrum

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear NorwayMorten, Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and especially that you found the atmosphere to be friendly. We wish you a wonderful week and hope to see you again at Thon Hotel Spectrum soon! Best regards, Stine Nordhaug General Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We learned about the Thon hotel chain from Rick Steves and were glad we did! The price was reasonable and included a substantial breakfast. The location is close to the Oslo south (central) train station. some reviewers didn't care for the location--thought it was "unsafe". I felt fine and you can walk to the major sights. There are several OK... More 

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear MLC1965, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It is good to hear that you found the price reasonable and the breakfast substantial. Together with the rest of the businesses located in the street, we have worked hard to make the street a place visitors feel safe. We are happy to hear that... More 

Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

noisy at night if you get rooms facing the street. Rooms on the other side are old and small. Good buffet breakfast but laking toaster. Near the train station but the neighbourhood is not nice. Within walking distance from the Cathedral, but then Oslo is a small city.

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Xantal, Thank you for leaving a review for us. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Located in the middle of Oslo, rooms facing the street will be more prone to noise during the night than the rooms facing the back. Our rooms were renovated in three stages, the oldest dating from... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Basic but clean and quite spacious room. Bit worn in places, but good value for the money. Great location only 5 mins walk from the central railway station and 10mins from the main shopping street. Lovely buffet breakfast with wide range of foods. The only minor "complaints" are that the lighting in the bedroom was very dim (no lamps in... More 

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Stine N, General Manager at Thon Hotel Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Tiina M, Thank you for leaving a review for us. We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and that the stay provided you with value for money. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. Some of the rooms do not have lighting fixtures on the ceiling. We try to... More 

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