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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Ranked #42 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Tornby, Denmark
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“Really OK - and at great location”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

After reading some of the reviews, I was rather pleasantly surprised, when I spent 3 nights at the hotel last week as part of a business group. The staff at the reception was friendly and OK. Even though we arrived rather early we were able to get our rooms.
My room located on the 11th floor (facing north towards the famous landmark Holmenkollen Ski Arena) looked refurbished recently, and was clean and comfortable.
One thing that still amazes me with most Scandinavian hotels is the lack of coffee and tea making facilities in the room. It is a nice service, and wouldn't cost a fortune.
The breakfast buffet is probably one of the best I've ever had at a hotel, with a great selection of cooked items. A particulary nice touch was the omelet made to order in the restaurant. Beware that even though the breakfast restaurant is hughe, it was virtually full from 8.00 am, so come early on a weekday.
We went to a trade fair at Lillestrøm outside Oslo, but the hotel was really well located for public transportation by train to the fair - and the airport, using the station Nationaltheatret. There is also a bus service to Oslo airport Gardermoen from the front door. The central location is great for meetings in the City - and if you have time/would like to explore the city centre.
Remember to visit the bar on the 21st floor sometime during your stay eg. for a nightcap. The view is absolutely stunning - and the prices are actually reasonable even at a Norwegian level. :-)

I stayed at the hotel some fifteen years ago, but I trust that it will not be that long before my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Built in 1972 and not much has been invested since. Old stained carpets in small rooms with outdated design. Avarage breakfast buffet with practically no service. Plates are not cleaned from table and coffee is not offered but must be asked for. All public areas look worn and uninviting

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed at this hotel during a conference in Oslo, and I was very happy with the accomodation and service from the staff. The room was available even though I arrived before ten in the morning, and the staff was very helpful with providing me with a room according to my preferences. It was huge, even including a big terrace outside! Clean, no noise and the best shower ever (complete with glass doors to prevent water from spilling out onto the bathroom floor.
Excellent breakfast with very attentive staff making sure you had everything you needed. I must say this was right up there with Grand Hotel and even Rica Nidelven in Trondheim; excellent!
Conference facilities where also excellent, allthough the 400 delegates managed to crash it pretty quickly (which always happens).

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My room was a small room on the sixth floor (605). Worn down carpeted floors, broken tiles in the bathroom and everything hung crooked on the walls. It also smelled molds and the tv wasn't working. For the price of 1800 NOK it was a robbery. The breakfast room has a kind of retro style and was quite cool. A also give kudos for the retro phone at the bathroom My advice - don't stay there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Located at walking distance from the major attractions including the castle (Akershus Fortress), waterfront, shopping areas,restaurants,museums, parliament and esp the train station it was convenient place to stay + it was a pick up point for the bus to the airport.
The room was clean and gave a good view of the city.
However that's where the good part ended.The en-suite toilet basin was blocked; with the water seeping slowly; on complaining....nothing happened nor was the staff apologetic ! We had to make do with it only.
The morning breakfast too was boring and the staff were usually busy chatting loudly amongst themselves.
We had stayed here as our experience in Helsinki was great with this chain of hotels. In future I'll have to rethink on the options.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor and check the toilet before settling in !
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Good location;easily accessible from the airport and the railway station... Also it's near to the opera and the waterfront.the most important thing I like was its near to shopping as well as good restaurants are nearby the hotel... The food of this hotel is also good

  • Stayed May 2013
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Paradise CA
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We recently returned from a trip with GATE 1 Travel to Norway. The first hotel we stayed in, the Radisson Blue Scandinavia really set the tone of the entire trip. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the breakfast buffet was amazing - the array of food and the quality was unbeatable.
We have taken 7 trips with Gate 1 Travel and have yet to be disappointed with any aspects of our trips. From the guides, to the itinerary and the hotels, such as the Radisson Blu, we have always enjoyed traveling using Gate 1 travel. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality travel with afforable prices.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Address: Holbergs gate 30, Oslo 0166, Norway
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Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 499
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is located in downtown Oslo, and is just a short walk from the Royal Palace and the main street Karl Johans Gate. Here you will find restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and famous sights. Easy access to Oslo Airport with the airport bus just outside the hotel entrance, or via Nasjonaltheateret station. 499 guest rooms and suites which combine timeless elegance with high comfort. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs and safes. Wireless high speed internet is included. We offer our hotel guests free access to a gym and swimming pool for a refreshing morning! The hotel restaurant, Enzo Restaurant & Bar serves an international menu based on Norwegian ingredients. From Summit Bar on the 21th floor hotel, you can experience the city's most spectacular views! ... more   less 
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