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Scandic Holberg
Ranked #54 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Reviewed May 28, 2012

In a city where everything is expensive, it's important to find a good value hotel. Rica Holberg is located very near the Royal Palace and the metro stop called National Theater. Its very hard to get lost while you're exploring the beautiful town centre. Train station is a beautiful 1.5km walk away, it was lovely on a sunny afternoon. If however you are lazy then there are plenty of taxis nearby. Hotel itself is pretty basic with an old elevator. Room was very clean and wi-fi was free and powerful (other hotel chains please take note!). Would visit again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

I very much enjoyed my stay at the Rica Holberg Hotel. Helpful front desk staff. Convenient central location (much to my delight.. about 100 yards from where the airport bus stops). Excellent variety and quality of foods available as part of the complimentary breakfast. Fast wi-fi connection. Spotless, nice room & bath albeit small (to be expected since I booked a single room). Excellent overall value -- especially given the price point.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I really enjoyed my staying at Rica Holber.
The staff is friendly, the room confortable and complete with everything you need.
Good internet connection, excellent breakfast and an overall good impression in every aspect.
The location is central, easy to public transport and just few blocks from Karl Johan's Gate.
Definitively recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Dear guest

Friendly staff, comfortable room, good internet/Wi-Fi connection, excellent breakfast, central location, easy to access with public transport in the city and to and from the airport, and the best of all: value for money! This inspire us to do even better:)

Thank you for submitting this excellent review to Tripadvisor regarding our property. We do appreciate your nice review.

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Reviewed March 26, 2012

The city is expensive :) in that perspective 130 € for 1 night (2 per) isn't that much. Hotel was clean, staff was very friendly and helpful. Well situated in the city, we went back and forth a couple of times during the day just on foot. Breakfast was delicious with lots of "fish" options, fruits, joghurts, waffles and cereals.I would happily go again.
Our room was at the front and there was some traffic. Didn't stay up for too long though

Room Tip: Maybe rooms on back side are quieter
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2012

Dear guest

Thank you for submitting your response to TripAdvisor regarding Rica Holberg Hotel. We do appreciate your nice review. Your comments certainly inspire us to do even better.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

It's a rather small and cosy hotel close to the Royal Castle.The breakfast was good,and served till 11 during the weekends,perfect!The staff is helpfull and friendly. They have a small and quiet bar where we could relax after long days.The rooms vary,mine was small,but with a balcony. Well kept,and clean. Most of the sights in Oslo are in walking distance.

Room Tip: Might be some noise from the traffic during weekdays,but no problem in weekends.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2012

Dear guest

Thank you for submitting your response to TripAdvisor regarding Rica Holberg Hotel. We do appreciate your nice review. Your comments certainly inspire us to do even better.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

I was just going through our photos of our trip to Oslo and remembered I'd not said anything about our stay here. This is a nice, no frills, but comfortable spot to stay in Oslo. It's only a few blocks from the Palace and Karl Johan's Gate, and less than 10 min by tram to either Vigeland Park (a must), City Hall, or Central Station.
A friendly and attentive staff, excellent breakfast spread, and comfortable beds, make this a hotel we'd definitely book again if we're ever lucky enough to return to Oslo. The room's small, but we spend very few of our vacation waking hours in our hotel. The lobby's quite nice for visiting with friends and newly made acquaintances. You'll really enjoy your stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mehus, Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for submitting your response to TripAdvisor regarding Rica Holberg Hotel. We do apreciate your nice comments and hope you will be able to visit us again next time in Oslo.

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Pleasant hotel in walking distance to train and center of Oslo. Room small but clean. Good table to work at in the room. Very nice bathroom. Ordering a taxi worked perfect. Nice breakfast buffet and good coffee.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for submitting your response to TripAdvisor regarding Rica Holberg Hotel!

News January / February 2012:
-New beds in all hotel rooms
-New free Wi-Fi system that works flawlessly

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Additional Information about Scandic Holberg

Address: Holbergs Plass 1, Oslo 0166, Norway (Formerly Rica Holberg Hotel)
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 )
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#27 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range: $120 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Holberg 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Holberg hotel is located in the centre of Oslo and is within walking distance of Karl Johans Gate and Aker Brygge as well as shops and museums. A hearty breakfast is served in our restaurant which also serves lunch and dinner on request. If you're planning a meeting, conference or event, we can provide flexible facilities for up to 70 participants. Parking is available close by for guests arriving by car. As a guest you have access to free WiFi in your room and public areas. ... more   less 
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