One of Plaza's merits is that it is close to the Opera. It is also close to the Railway station, thus saving the traveler both time and cab fare. We spent two nights, from Friday to Sunday. Arriving we had the feeling that the desk was manned by substitutes; service was slow, laborious and somewhat hesitant. The room seemed okay though, reasonably spacious. It’s worth noting that they have reorganized the space, putting the bed in the middle of the room rather than in the corner or against the wall, as has been the regular set-up in the old SAS Radisson hotels for years. Next day, at breakfast the stay became less pleasant; the restaurant was more than full and the guests were more or less treated as cattle by a less than attentive staff. The "scrambled eggs" have clearly become more yellow, but they are still made from egg powder and taste nothing at all, which means, I guess, that they have just added some more color to the mixture. They place was basically noisy, stressful and not a place to linger (which is most likely the idea). We had noticed that one of the bed lamps was not working and asked the receptionist to have it fixed as well as to provide us with an extra towel to stand on getting out of the tub. Upon returning late in the afternoon the lamp still wasn't working and, worse, the room had not been done. Wanting to refresh ourselves, we found out that the bottle opener was missing. Furthermore, we were out of tissue paper. Calling the reception, they promised that everything was to be fixed by the evening. Coming back, the bed was done, but the lamp was still dead, there was no tissue paper, and we never got the extra towel. Breakfast next morning, Sunday, was even worse. And checking out, we were never asked whether we were satisfied or not, so I had to draw the shortcomings to the attention of the receptionist, who, gracefully, deducted two beers from the tab. I have had no experience with the hotel during the week, but if this is representative for how it is weekends, stay away, find something else if you're a couple going away for the weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is the largest hotel and the tallest building in Norway, featuring 673 rooms and suites. The hotel is conveniently located next to the central railway station, with easy airport access. Shopping and sightseeing is within walking distance. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the swimming pool on the 35th floor and Plaza Fitness on the 37th floor. Concierge service, valet parking and room service is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo Hotel Oslo
- Radisson Oslo
- Oslo Radisson