It is a good property with absolutely no service orientation. I reached hotel around 1 PM . Since I had requested for early check in , I thought it is OK. The stiff faced receptionist told me that they did not receive my request. When I requested him about any possibility of early check in ,the receptionist told me rooms are not ready till 3 PM. I requested him about possibility of at least one room getting ready. It looked to me that he was annoyed with my request , responded to me by saying " Didn't you read in your e mail that check in time is 3 PM". Having travelled across the globe, I asked him again , When I further insisted, then he told me that if I need room immediately, I need to upgrade my room. Since I was so tired , I went ahead with my upgrade paying hefty sum. His total lack of empathy and service orientation increased my pain much more than the additional money I was forced to pay.
When I came down for lunch, I saw the place was full. I was surprised. I tried to go there . One person told me that it is lunch place for office employees of a company which is attached to hotel. Then I saw that the building has two different entrances . one entrance will lead you to some office and another entrance is to hotel.So careful when you want to take little walk around the lobby .
Rooms are small and with minimum amenities. They have standard Lux shower gel but when i tried to use it , it was empty . similarly hand tissue box was also empty. This reflected the quality of house keeping .
Breakfast spread was good. Restaurant has limited choice with exorbitant prices.
It is close to beach other than that there is nothing interesting close to hotel . In winter it is a difficult place. In case you need to have some thing to bite , you can walk to Statoil gas station which is about 1 km.
If you are a seasoned traveller and If you have choice , please avoid this hotel.
- 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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