Spent two weeks at this hotel.
Location is quite good. Walking distance to a number of restaurants, the fish market, city centre, banks, shops, bus stops. A ten minute walk to the Fløibanen Funicular station, which takes you up to mount Fløyen (a must go).
Breakfast is standard Norwegian style: lots of food. You can even have salmon and shrimps if you fancy them for breakfast
Hotel guests can use the Vikinghallen gym which is just round the corner. It's a reasonable gym, but better than the "gyms" of most hotels I've been to. Remember to take a 10 NOK coin to use the lockers (the coin is returned to you - it just activates the lock).
There's a living room just past the reception, with a coffee/tea machine available full time.
WiFi internet access if included. Just get the password at the reception. The signal can be weak at some times. My room was way at the end of the corridor and the signal was a bit weak. But nothing that my portable re-transmitter couldn't solve...
The room is OK, but you will notice that it's sort of oldish. The spring mattress was more springy than I would have chosen, but I actually slept well.
There is a desk where one can sit to work, and a little sofa.
Staff is really kind.
Although breakfast is great, I was very surprised that despite the kitchen and the great dining room they don't serve any other meals at all! No snacks, no lunch, no dinner. Which meant that every night I had to walk in sub-zero temperature to find a place to eat. They truly miss the opportunity to actually make more money.
The "do not disturb" sign that I hung on the door was pointless. When I was finally sleeping, a staff person knocked on the door, and without waiting for a reply just unlocked the door and walked in to deliver something to someone which was not me. Simply unbelievable.
The keys to the room are those thick perforated cards. My first impression is that anyone with minimum skills can replicate on of those. But the bad thing is that three times I got locked out of my room. The card would simply not unlock the door. After leaving the door alone for a while, the lock must have thought I gave up and then accepted the card. Made me late for an appointment.
The radiator can be set to up to 34°C. But once outside temperature was a few degrees below zero, it just wasn't enough to keep the room warm. All windows and the door to the terrace didn't seal properly, and a constant cold draft came in. I found a way round by putting the curtain behind the windows/doors when closing, to seal the gaps.
No amenities at all. A kettle in the room would be really nice.
No proper cupboard or place to keep clothes. Just an old wooden frame.
Bottom line: I would definitely go there again. There were some minor problems that the hotel can sort out easily if they want. Knowing how Norway is expensive, this hotel could likely be a good choice for those on a low budget.
My room was way at the back, facing the Vikinghallen gym on the other side of the road, and the moun...
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