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Frogner House Hotel Norum

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bygdoy Alle 53, Oslo 0265, Norway
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Ranked #25 of 88 hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel has no aircon or ventilation and in the summer the rooms get very hot. When opening the windows there is disturbance from street noise. In july yhis part of the town is very quiet since it's mainly residential.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Hotel Norum (formerly from several years ago The Rica) was a pleasant surprise. The room was spacious, well laid out, and thoughtfully decorated. The staff were helpful and friendly, especially the person in charge of the breakfast. The location is not at the center of tourist activity in Oslo (a plus, maybe), but rather in what is perhaps the... More

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Sortland, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful old building is a charming hotel. We stayed here as a family of 4 for 2 nights and I stayed on for an other night in a single room. Having traveled for work in Asia for nearly 15 years I might be what you call spoiled for luxury in hotels and this is not luxury inthat sense, but... More

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Brampton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here and would stay again. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were very kind and helpful. The breakfast was delicious, with good selection and a very tasty homemade juice.

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Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am currently staying at this hotel and can assure you it is a nice one and everyone very helpful here. In fact, I stayed here 3 years ago when it was a Rica hotel and specifically asked to stay at it again on this occasion. For some weird reason however, the decision was made not to have phones in... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Upon arrival I was asked if I wanted to upgrade my standard room to a superior room for 200NOK. I declined, but it was nice to be asked. In hindsight I should have done it, because I didn't particularly like my room. Because of the sun the room was insanely hot and there were no real way to bring the... More

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FrognerHouse, Leder  at Frogner House Hotel Norum, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback about your stay here at Frogner House Hotel Norum! We are sorry that your stay was not what you had expected. We will take your feedback with us further in our work in becoming a better hotel! We have now order 20 new electric fans, and hopefully that will help with... More

Halmstad, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed there three nights at the end of May 2014, the building is fantastic from the outside - glorious architecture! Reception staff were friendly and helpful. No hotel parking but we were able to park a few streets away for free. We found the bed a bit small and the pillows and duvets filled with some kind of "fibrefill"... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed there for 3 Nights in May. The hotel has kept its traditional style. The rooms are quite big. The bed was exceptionally good to be a hotel bed. The rooms are nicely decorated. The bathroom is quite small but had floor heating. The breakfast was very good and the staff very nice and helpful. The lift is old... More

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FrognerHouse, Hotellsjef at Frogner House Hotel Norum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy that you found the room to be clean and nice. We are in a unique location, and it is a great way to spend time in Oslo. We look forward to another opportunity to welcome you back. Kind regards, Michaela Blomqvist... More

Croydon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The outside of the building was very pretty, and I thought it had a lot of charm. When checking in, the receptionist was very helpful. The old-fashioned lift put me off a bit, with it's manual door, but once I got into my room, it was very pleasant indeed. Although the hotel is old, the rooms seem to have been... More

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FrognerHouse, Hotellsjef at Frogner House Hotel Norum, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of our hotel. We truly appreciate you taking the time. I will give your kind feedback to our staff. We look forward welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Michaela Blomqvist Hotel Manager Frogner House Hotel Norum More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I had a very comfortable stay in this hotel for 4 nights from 17 March 14. It is well situated on the western outskirts of the city with good publec transport links. There are a number bars and restaurants within walking distance. They provide an excellent buffet breakfast to kick start your day.

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FrognerHouse, Hotellsjef at Frogner House Hotel Norum, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy that you enjoy your stay and its unique surroundings. We also have great restaurants surrounding us, and I’m glad you took advantage of this. We hope to welcome you back at another time! Sincerely, Michaela Blomqvist Hotel Manager Frogner House Hotel Norum More

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Address: Bygdoy Alle 53, Oslo 0265, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Frogner House Hotel Norum 3*
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Also Known As:
Rica Hotel Oslo

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HOTEL HISTORY The hotel was originally an apartment building that was built at the beginning of 1900. Mrs Norum who becomes widowed at an early age came to Christiania with her children and fell in love with Mr. Brodtkort who owned the building. Mrs. Norum married in 1912 after which she started pension Norum. The rent for the rooms were 1,25 NOK and 4,50 NOK. At the end of 1930 most guest houses and hospices in Frogner were given hotel status. Guest house Norum become Hotel Norum in 1952. Mrs. Brodtkort got the King`s gold medal for her efforts to promote the Norwegian hotel industry. Mrs. Brodtkort daughter Ellen and her husband Per Mathiesen took over the Hotel Norum and after them their son Bjorn Mathiesen. Bjorn Mathiesen sold the hotel to Skaugen family in 1997. The year 2000, Rica Hotels took over, and recently sold it to Frogner House. On the 1st March 2013 we took the Norum name back and incorporated it to become our first hotel, Frogner house Hotel Norum. ... more   less 
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