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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo Hotel Oslo
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