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“No A/C = No sleep”
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Scandic Fornebu
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fornebu
Oslo, Norway
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“No A/C = No sleep”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed here as a part of a wedding in Oslo early June 2013.

At check in the front desk and the hotel looked very nice. It wasn't until we returned from the wedding the problems started.

Our room at sixth floor did not have a working a/c. Since this weekend was one of the hottest weekends in Oslo in a long time the temperature at the room was about 26 degrees celsius, making it impossible to sleep.

When commenting this to the night shift at the hotel the only response we got was: "We know about it, there is nothing we can do" in a not-so-friendly tone of voice.

When we checked out the morning after, with close to no sleep, the reception also had the same answer as the night shift: This was a thing they knew about, and they were sorry for it, but there was nothing they could do.

If you want to sleep - stay away from Scandic Fornebu, at least until they have fixed their A/C. The hotel itself looks quite nice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
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Scandic Fornebu realy appreciate our guest feed back about there stay with us.

One of the most important thinks on a hotel visit is a good night sleep, our Technical Manager has looked into this case and the A/C is running now as normal.

Thanks again for your feed back.

Best Regards
Scandic Fornebu
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

When you stay here you need a car to be able to get around. Hotel rooms where typical Scandic Style. Takes a long time to get seated in the resturant some times... Even if there is plenty of tables. This is definitely something they could improve on.

  • Stayed May 2013
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
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Thank you for your feed back from your stay at Scandic Fornebu

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a perfect business hotel right in the middle of the IT/TELCO/OIL/GAS cluster in Oslo. The hotel is new and everything is set up for business travellers. Free and easy wifi connection. Big lounge area. Conference facilites.
The busstop is just outside the door, and you can take the bus downtown. It's walking distance and a walkway from the hotel to Telenor, Statoil and Aker. If you have time you should go for a walk enjoying the beautiful nature and Oslofjord.
Hot meals in the lunch buffet was a bit limited. They only served fish, chicken and beef. However the dessert table was full of sweet temptations.
The hotel serves and fullfills the basic needs for a business traveller. For a family the hotel lacks family activities like a swimming pool.
Parking cost 150 NOK per day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feed back from your stay at Scandic Fornebu

We hope to see you soon again and after the summer we will offer our guest a brand new gym.

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Gjovik, Norway
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed at Scandic Fornebu 29-30. april 2013. At arrival we loved the hotel. Modern and nice. However, the room missed towels. The room was not cleaned. The phone did not work, and two lamps did not work either. At 2350 the room was cleaned... 7 hours after arrival. When we adressed the situation to the reception, the staff had no authority to do very much about it.
After we got home, we sent an e-mail to Scandic Norway. The day after the manager of the hotel sent an e-mail in return offering his apologizes, and a gift certificate for a free stay next time.

A stay starting badly, resulted in something good after all.

This hotel admitted the problem, and did something about it. That is very good!!!
We are looking forward to our next stay at Scandic Fornebu. The hotel is great!
Everybody can have a bad day...

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
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Thank you for sharing your experience from your stay with others here on Tripadvisor.

We are happy this turned out good.

Welcome back to us some other time.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed one night in Connection with a show at nearby Telenor Arena.
Our room was really nice and spacious, we had large windows on 2 walls (corner room), mainly overlooking the Oslofjord. Clean and spotless! The hotel is very New, som aybe not a surprise, but i really liked some of the details (like the toilet seat that lowers slowly, not one of those cheap Things one usually gets that just falls Down ;-O )
Staff was very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet had a good selection of everything you need. Only disappointment was that the "warm" Food (sausages, bacon, egg, .. ) was cold instead of warm :-(
Perfect hotel for our needs, as the walk to Telenor Arena is about 10 minutes only. It's a bit out of the way if you want to experience Oslo, but busses are running every 10 minutes and it takes only about 15 minutes to reach the city center.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank hakadoelen
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
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We are so happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us and wanted to share it with more people here on TripAdvisor.

Welcome back to Scandic Fornebu some other time.

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I had a good stay in the Scandic Fornebu. The hotel is quite new and the facilities are basically very good. The room I stayed in was nice - if a ltttle minimal and maybe a little small. The room was comfortable and perfectly clean but there really is nothing beyond the basics. The shower was good. There was a very nice view over the bay from my window.

All of the public areas in the hotel are nicely decorated and there are nice places sit. The restaurant in the hotel was good - although maybe the menu was a little limited. The only problem is the cost - it's very expensive - but I think this is more a reflection of Oslo in general than this hotel.

The location is very convenient for the new Statoil building - less than a 5 minute walk into the offices there.

All the staff I came across were very friendly and helpful - they all seemed willing to make a special effort to help you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
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Thank you for sharing your experience from your stay with us here on TripAdvisor.

We realy appreciate it.

Welcome back to us on your next trip to Oslo

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Bangalore
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights and this hotel is on the outskirts of oslo central. this hotel is ideal if you have business meetings in surrounding areas. the rooms are small but comfortable. there is no room service at this hotel, just in case you are used to room service facility. the food was excellent but has limited options if you traveling from Asia.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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JOHBJO, Manager at Scandic Fornebu, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
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We realy appreciate that you have shared your experience from Scandic Fornebu here on TripAdvisor.

We wich you welcome back to us some other time.

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Property: Scandic Fornebu
Address: Martin Linges vei 2, Fornebu 1364, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Akershus > Baerum Municipality > Fornebu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fornebu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Fornebu 4*
Number of rooms: 334
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its open and airy lounges and magnificent outdoor terrace, Scandic Fornebu is perfect for conferences and is a popular family hotel during the summer months. Children will enjoy their own play area at Child Planet Atlantis. Our hotel enjoys a unique location by Rolfsbukta by the Oslo fjord, and an interior inspired by underwater life, which gives the hotel a relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 
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