After our KickOff we had a team dinner at the hotel restaurant. The hotel lacking any kind of cozy ambience is designed with a strip down scandinavian cold interior. The staff was mainly swedish (what else to expect in Oslo nowadays) and lacking routines.
We ended up with a predefined menu of three courses - and not one of them was satisfactory. Starting with a below average starter with trout, salad and dressing served with days old dry focaccia. Main course was a heavy on salt chicken breast with some kind of tasteless potato sponge. Dessert was a marble sized ice-cream with 3 (!) raspberries.
Even though the dinner in total reflected the hotels minimalist style, sad to say they also minimize taste and the overall food experience to a minimum. With that said, if this were also reflected what they charge for this, all would be ok, but this was a expensive and totally bad experience that will not be repeated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality Hotel Expo is a brand new, full service hotel in the heart of Norway, where sea meets city, only a 10-minutes drive from Oslo city center. As the only beach hotel in Oslo, Quality Hotel Expo features Scandinavian architecture inspired by nature, pitching stone and wood against vast, plant-covered walls and airy spaces. Situated close to the Oslo Fjord in spacious, green surroundings, Quality Hotel Expo is ideal for families, with great experiences for every age.Our restaurants and bar are open to guests as well as the public, ensuring a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Choose fine dining at Brasserie X,pleasant surrundings in our indoor/outdoor hotel restaurant, and great atmosphere in Bar X. Enjoy free internet in our spacious foyer with a latte our Wayne’s Coffee. For exercise, work up a sweat in our large gym, take a refreshing swim at the beach 100 meters away or borrow a bike for free at the hotel for a trip along pleasant biking lanes.Quality Hotel Expo is a perfect starting point for exploring Norwegian nature and culture. Learn about Norwegian engineering innovation at Aker Solutions experience center next door, enjoy the Nansen Park, or visit the Telenor Arena indoor stadium. The Henie-Onstad Art Center at Høvikodden shows modern and contemporary art, or visit Bygdøy for the Viking Ship, Kon-Tiki, and Fram museums as well as the museums of Norwegian maritime history and Norwegian cultural history. Efficient local transport will take you to Oslo city, brimming with cozy restaurants, hip cafés, great, shopping and energetic nightlife, culture and pleasure all in one compact package.We know that a stay with us will be memorable. Welcome! ... more less
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