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Thon Hotel Cecil
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stortingsgata 8 | Entrance Rosenkrantzgate, Oslo 0161, Norway (Sentrum)   |  
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Ranked #34 of 86 Hotels in Oslo
Boise, Idaho
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“In the middle of the action”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Very nice botique hotel right in the middle of what ever you want to walk to in downtown Oslo. Easy walk to the downtown shopping, restaurants and the waterfront to catch the boat tours to the Kon Tiki and Viking measums. Great staff. Fantastic breakfast buffet. Quiet location. Clean rooms. Couldn't ask for more. Easy walk to the central rail station.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi Ralph L!
Thank very much for your wonderful review. It is a true pleasure to be called a boutique hotel. We are a rather small hotel with a prime location in the heart of Oslo and everything is right at our door step and it is very easy to get around. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope to welcome you back.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Just completing a two night stay here. Very clean hotel with nice rooms. Very nice breakfast served in the atrium. Hotel's two greatest assets are its location in the center of Oslo (walking distance to lots of attractions, the harbor and public transportation if you want to go further out) and its pleasant staff.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Ken S!
Thank you very much for staying with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. There are few hotels that can beat our prime location and the hotel is suitable both for business and pleasure travellers. I am very proud of our staff and they do their outermost for our guests.
I wish you a pleasant trip in Scandinavia and hope to welcome you back in Thon Hotel Cecil!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The hotel is situated near Karl Johan. Walking distance to tourist attractions and shopping. The room we had was small but clean and well kept. There is a nespresse coffemaker in the reception with free coffee. There are plenty of bars and resturants near the hotell. The breakfast was good.
We had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Kailarsen!
Thank you very much for staying with us and wonderful feedback. We truly appreciate it. Thon Hotel Cecil is located in the heart of Oslo and Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen, which is the place to hang out in the summer, is within a short walking distance from the hotel. Shops, attractions, public transportations and wide selections of restaurants and bars are just outside our entrance. We are looking forward welcoming you again at Thon Hotel Cecil!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Stayed one night in May. Found hotel without to much trouble. Parked in garage under hotel, this was booked in advance and cost extra. Staff was very friendly. Room small but fine and clean. Hotel is situated in the middle of central Oslo, only short walk from main street Karl Johan. No noise, quiet hotel. Breakfast buffet was very good, lots to choose from. You could even make your own waffle. Will stay here next time we go to Oslo. Very affordable hotel, good location, helpful staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Karitofte!
Thank you very much for staying with us and your lovely review. Thon Hotel Cecil has a prime location in the middle of the city center. Most rooms are very quiet since they are facing our atrium where we serve breakfast buffet with a wide range of hot and cold dishes. We have special deals for the summer at our webpage. We are very much looking forward welcoming you back at Thon Hotel Cecil next time you are going to Oslo!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hotel in central Oslo within walking distance to main tourist attractions.
Rooms on the small side but clean and taken care of.
Breakfast excellent.
Free coffees available in the reception hall.
The room temperature was a little on the high side but we had a window which opened over the street so had no problems cooling down the room.
Nice 10 minute walk along the main pedestrian street runs from the bus / train stations to the hotel which saves a 20 euro, 2 minute taxi trip.
Staff all friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend the 'Thon Cecil Hotel' for a simple and enjoyable Oslo stay.
Check out their own web site for very good discounted offers.
A special thank you for the breakfast bag presented to us at checkout at 03:00 am which came in very handy throughout our long morning travel to and from the airport.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Martinlewisjo!
Thank you very much for staying with us for your weekend in Oslo. Thon Hotel Cecil has a prime location right in the middle of the city center just off the main street, Karl Johan, and next to the Parliament. Most of Oslos wide selection of restaurants, attractions, theatre and shopping is right outside our door.
You will always find our best rates at our website and special offers are also published here.
A tip is to go by the Airport Express Train to the Nationaltheatret which is about 300 meters from the hotel and is closer than the Central Station. When you get out of Nationaltheatret you follow the tramlines straight forward towards the Parliament and when in front of the Parliament you turn right and you will be at Thon Hotel Cecil.
Thank you very much for recommending us and we hope to welcome you back at Thon Hotel Cecil!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My experience with this hotel was largely positive from the start. The lobby was pleasant with comfortable seating and complimentary Nespresso and there were plenty of branded umbrellas for guest use. The receptionist was polite and patient (I got my credit card PIN wrong a few times, but no trace of annoyance from him!!).

I was pleased with the clean state of the room, and the bathroom was smallish but all a person needs. The shower door had a 50mm gap leaving a bit of water on the floor beside it, but we're not talking floods here. There was a shampoo/shower gel dispenser in the shower, which I love - think how grateful the environment must be for all the little half-used complimentary bottles that saves - and the water pressure was OK but nothing to write home about. The bed was a bit springy for my taste, but I didn't ask reception if they had anything harder - slept OK anyway, after a couple of beers!

Another umbrella was found in the room, although anyone hoping to check for rain with a glance out of the window would be disappointed - as other reviewers have observed, rooms generally look out over the covered atrium and offices opposite. Unlike others, I experienced no problems with the temperature in the room, so did not miss opening windows. The drawback with the view over the atrium was pointed out by a colleague who was woken by breakfast being set up around 6 am. I didn't notice this, sleeping as I did with earplugs as I had heard a faint trace of bassy music as I turned in around midnight - really distant, maybe coming from another guest's room, as I didn't notice a nightclub downstairs...

Breakfast was excellent - selection of Norwegian papers provided, the usual cooked selection, variety of breads and mini-patisserie, cold meats and cheese, fruit, yoghurt etc, and even a waffle iron for making your own waffles (which I did - delicious!).

In summary, I felt welcome on arrival and left clean, well-rested and very well fed!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear AdamskiLondon!
Thank you very much for staying with us while in Oslo. We appreciate your thorough and detailed review which gives a good picture of Thon Hotel Cecil. We are doing major renovation on the hotels ventilation system so much of the former feedback regarding ventilation and temperature has improved. We are happy that you enjoyed staying with us and welcome you back next time you are going to Oslo.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Close to most of what you are looking for in Oslo - including restaurants, sights, shopping, transportation and business area. Very helpful staff. Breakfast average. Ask for a room NOT facing Stortingsgata.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thonhotelcecil, General Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear SmilyBergen! Thank you very much for staying with us while in Oslo. Thon Hotel Cecil has a prime location just of Karl Johan, the main street, and next to the Parliament. Everything Oslo has to offer is just outside our doorsteps. Most of our rooms are facing towards our indoor atrium with a glass ceiling. We are looking forward welcoming you next time you are going to Oslo.
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Address: Stortingsgata 8 | Entrance Rosenkrantzgate, Oslo 0161, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thon Hotel Cecil 3*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city centre next to the Parliament you will find Thon Hotel Cecil. A few steps will bring you directly to Karl Johans Gate, Oslo's main street with a broad selection of stores. The hotel has a vast selection of restaurants and activities nearby. ... more   less 
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