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“Cozy and close”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic Oslo City

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Scandic Oslo City
Ranked #35 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
London, United Kingdom
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“Cozy and close”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Close to Oslo S, close to Karl Johan, cozy and intimate, good breakfast and polite staff. Overall, a good hotel!

Room Tip: Room towards Karl Johan.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Very well placed in Central Oslo but as with so many hotels that are near the central railway stations then you can expect not so sweet people in the neighbourhood during night-time. Good and friendly service, good price,clean room and it met all my criteria for business hotel, including free WiFi. Short way from the Opera, Aker Brygge and Karl Johan the main street of Oslo. Good breakfast included, but a bit of incorrect info of the food, small thing but correct info is necessary for many. (Ham was market as Salmon, Jam as Cottage Cheese etc.)

Room Tip: 211 was ok, quiet, clean and medium (EU) sized. The desk was a bit small.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

The hotel is situated right across from the Central station, and just next to the main street Karl Johan. Check in went smooth, and my room was quite big. Clean and turning towards the backyard. Two single beds pushed together, and with a chocolate on the pillow welcoming me. Could not hear a sound all night, not from the outside and not from the hallway or other rooms. Minibar with the typical high prices, save your money and stock up with snacks and drinks at the supermarket inside the railway station instead.

Bathroom quite small, but clean. No in room safe, though this is not very common to have in hotels in Norway anyhow. Internet was free and worked very well.

Breakfast was very good. Great selection of hot and colds. Really delicious croissants.

Friendly staff, and the price was not bad for Oslo at NOK 1 175 for the night including breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Thame
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

Being so centrally located (right opposite the main railway station) you might not expect such a cosy hotel, but despite being quite big, it is very welcoming. Rooms are not modern in style but all the furnishings are new and the standard of decoration high. Some of the rooms are quite small, though others are enormous. You wouldn't stay here for the views, but for location, comfort, excellent service from a very friendly staff, and a great breakfast in a lovely, typically Norwegian restaurant, you would. All in all, very difficult to fault, and for a very expensive city, costs were quite reasonable.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Wroclaw
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

Helpful friendly staff. Excellent location, walking distance from main train station, buses and tram stops. Rooms were good size as well with a bit of a view down the walk street. The breakfast is excellent with a wide choice of hot and cold food. The Standard Room, did not have tea/coffee making facilities.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights during the WC in skiing 2011. It couldn't have had a better location.
Just a few step to the train station where we could get directly to Holmenkollen. Great breakfastbuffet,and very caring and friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

I was in Oslo work over a weekend. The hotel was a welcome Oasis in this cold (and very expensive) country. Rooms were perfect; staff professional and polite; location great; and the breakfast was exceptional! Only compliant was the bar outside the hotel (across the street) that played karaoke (very loudly) until 4am. Request an inside rooms.

Room Tip: Great location by bus station and center to all activities.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Oslo City

Property: Scandic Oslo City
Address: Europaraadets Plass 1 | Scandic Oslo City, Oslo 0154, Norway (Formerly Rica Oslo Hotel)
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
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 Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Oslo
#32 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Oslo City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay close to shopping, nightlife and restaurants. Take the tram to the park Vigelandsparken, or go for a walk along Karl Johan. Enjoy a productive workday in our modern conference centre, and enjoy a meal in the restaurant after a busy day. ... more   less 
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