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Thon Hotel Spectrum
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brugata 7, Oslo 0186, Norway   |  
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Ranked #63 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The hotel has a nice location, close to everything in the centre of Oslo. We had a nice room on the top floor, light and clean. The breakfast buffet is good, and in general you get good value for your money, this being one of the most expensive cities in the world.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mandal, Norway
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

location perfect, food ok, rooms ok, price ok, nothing more nothing less

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for its convenient location. Its located very close to the train station and walking distance from city center. However, the location didn't seem to be too safe - we heard drunk men late at night. Overall the area looked like 28th Street and Broadway in NY - heavily populated with wholesale shops and not too friendly. We didn't come across any problems though and didn't stay out very late.

The corridor was very stuffy and had a bad smell, room ceiling had some holes and the hotel clearly needs updating. The room was decent size but bathroom very tiny and messy. My husband didn't like it at all although I didn't mind it much since we spent more time outside anyway. For $200 a night it was too pricey. Not sure if I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

If you want to be close to nightlife, cafés, bus, train, and most attractions, then Thon Spectrum is worth considering. Rooms are newly renovated but a bit small. There is no real ventilation (and no A/C) which is annoying in June-August. Wireless works perfectly and is free. Reception did a perfect job.

Breakfast was odd. Backpackers stocking up on food without the waiters caring, meatballs and sausages were mixed - a far shot from the normal Thon standard, and the area was crowded. Cleaning is OK but an industrial vacuum-cleaner was left in the middle of the hallway, and carpets in the hallways are in need of a change.

This hotel should be rated between 2 and 3 circles when compared to the standard in Oslo, but if you stay during winter, get a decent price, and believe management will return from vacation - then I would say 3.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

newly renovated. clean, practical. Lies just close to the central station, very convenient. A little unpersonal though.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

--Rude check-in girl
--No explanation of location, what to do in area, etc. When asked for a map she gave one. Then had to ask where we were on the map. Then had to ask her if she could mark it on the map.
--Beds are TERRIBLE. Very very soft--no support AT ALL. No bedboards available. Even sofa bed povided no support. Had to place mattress on the floor and sleep on that.
--Dirty room
--bad price value

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Aldridge
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Good value considering the prices in Norway

Smart hotel

Could fill up on variety of breakfast

Stayed July 2011, traveled solo

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Address: Brugata 7, Oslo 0186, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Thon Hotel Spectrum 3*
Number of rooms: 151
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Also Known As:
Golden Tulip Oslo
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