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“Good Business Hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Quality Hotel Expo
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fornebu
Certificate of Excellence
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Business Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stayed here 4 nights on a business conference in January 2014, comfortable hotel with good facilities, but nothing more spectacular to say. Food was OK, Room was OK, Staff were OK. I just dont understand the Norwegians obsession with tiny beds, wood floors, lack of refreshments in the rooms (tea/coffee etc). I did not like the exposed concrete walls in my room, but thats just personal taste I guess. Overall though there was nothing to complain about in the hotel, it was just OK.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. Half of all the hotel rooms have carpets in the hotel rooms and all superior rooms have coffee and tea facilities. Next time you can ask for a room with carpets at check in, and if you want to upgrade your room to a superior room, that is of course possible.

Hope to see you back again soon.

Best Regards, Frederik Lindvik
Hotel Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have traveled to more than 40 countries and stayed in tens of hotels east and west and I can easily say it is one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had.

First, the location of the hotel. There is almost nothing interesting close to the hotel. Even the hotel does not give any catalog or information about you can do in the city or area.
Second, the service is non existent. There is no room service. I checked in on Sunday and the only restaurant there opens at 5 pm so I had to be starving before being able to go to the restaurant. When I went there I asked for a copy of the menu and they said they don't have and they don't do room service.

Third, the room is a joke. The bed width is around 50 cm so I was scared all time while sleeping to fall from it. There is no closet. There is only a very tiny space that would fit around 3 hanging shirts. No place to put your shoes. Mini bar has very few items. The TV channels are very few and hard to find anything to watch, it does not really suit someone from outside the country

Guest Services. You will be lucky if you get your phone call answered.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Hisham C
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Hisham,

Thank you for your review, although I would like to point out some wrongful information that you write about our hotel. The reception has maps and brochures about Oslo and they also have city guides that we give out to guests. In every hotel room there is an information brochure that explains about the immediate surroundings. On Sundays, Waynes Coffee opens at 11 am and they serve warm and cold sandwiches along with wraps and premium coffee. Waynes Coffee close when the restaurant opens so that there will always be a food alternative for our guests. No need to starve on Sundays. We have many copies of the restaurant menu and I find it very strange that we did not have a menu. We do not offer room service, but offer our guests to take the food with them to the hotel room if they do not wish to eat in the restaurant. I am not sure if you know how big 50 cm is, but no beds are 50 cm wide, not even in Norway. The smallest beds we have at our proberty are 92 cm wide. Minibar and TV is pretty standard when it comes to Scandinavian standards. I would like to point out that we are not a 5 star hotel. We are a modern conference hotel and do not have traditional 5 star service that you seem used to.

Please contact me at frederik.lindvik@choice.no for further information or complaints.

Best Regards, Frederik Lindvik
Hotel Manager
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Oslo
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123 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed here for the Depeche Mode concert in december. It is right across the street to the arena and have a large parking garage in the basement. The standard room that we had was well furnished, the bed was comfortable and everything was clean and nice.

We did not preordre a dinner reservation, so it was full when we decided to eat - we can only blame this on ourselves and decided to go to the sandwich bar. It is not a part of the hotel, and not a culinary experience to write about. There are not many restaurants in the area, but a lot of people ordered pizza and ate in the bar area.

Nice bar to hang out in while waiting for the concert to start and a five minute walk to the arena.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Montgomery1974
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review and hope to see you back for another concert at Telenor Arena.

Best Regards, Frederik Lindvik
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Lovely clean hotel with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Nice views despite being in a built up area.
All of the hotel staff very friendly.
The food variety available in the restaurant is very good.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TipTop0099
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you back at the hotel soon.

Best Regards, Frederik Lindvik
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Oslo
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Visited this hotel with wife and two kids. Had a large room with extra bed and view of the sea side. Room was nicely decorated with a coffee machine and a large tv. Very comfortable bed.

The only negative aspect we met throughout this stay was that it was no wifi reception in the room.

Tried out the fitness room, which was very good when compared to other business hotels. Usually a fitness room is a bike and rowing machine. This was surprisingly good.

Breakfast - large selection of food. Very good standard.

Empolyees - very friendly both at the reception and the breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Baltzeberg
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review and that you enjoyed the stay at Quality Hotel Expo. All rooms at the hotel should be covered with WIFI access and we will look into why this not worked in your room during your stay.

Best regards, Frederik Lindvik
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Drøbak, Akershus, Norway
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This hotel is good for business meetings. Interior is very modern and food is good, but not excellent. The hotels common areas gets very noisy when there are many people. The hotel should consider noise mitigation measures. Only about 15 minutes to Oslo city center, and buses are frequent. No spa or workout facilities, but nicea area for walks and jogging.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Per T
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest.

Thank you for your nice review. We do have a rather large gym availible for hotel guests and access card is obtained in the reception. As for the challenges with acoustics in common areas, this is something that will be improved this month.

Hope to see you back at Quality Hotel Expo.

Best Regards, Frederik Lindvik
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Bergen, Norway
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Again a booker at Quality Expo, Asker for a nice, quiet room and got - it must have been - the very best one. Fantastic view, quality bed, internet functioned well and in a quiet atmosphere surrounded by autumn colors I slept as a prince. Last but not least very friendly service in the reception and a breakfast with all that you desire.

Quality Expo Fornebu, I' ll come back to you - I promise!

PS
I do not think they have a swimming pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Asbjørn E
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Frederik L, Manager at Quality Hotel Expo, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Asbjørn,

Thank you for your kind review and the fact that you enjoy staying at Quality Hotel Expo. We do not have a swimmingpool, but encourage our guests to do some ocean swimming in summertime. Hope to see you back soon.

Best Regards, Frederik Lindvik
Hotel Manager
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Property: Quality Hotel Expo
Address: Snaroyveien 20, Fornebu 1360, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Akershus > Baerum Municipality > Fornebu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fornebu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Quality Hotel Expo 4*
Number of rooms: 301
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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