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“Very good place for a business trip.”
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Scandic Helsfyr
Ranked #56 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had a business trip a few weeks ago, and I stayed at the Rica Helsfyr hotel.
Getting right into the things, the service was good, with breakfast including an open buffet of a very good selection, tho nothing special.
The value was very good considering the services rendered.
The beds were comfortable and the pillows were sufficient.
The cleaning personnel came by every day, and tidied up everything.
Location right next to the underground station was a point in its favor, for those that like to use the underground to get around. Moving around with the car after a point in the day however, would be problematic, as there's only one street that gathers cars from a large area that feeds into the highway, so traffic jams might be an issue.
Finally the rooms were large enough and well equipped, however the phonic isolation was quite bad allowing me to hear the nearby highway.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Good Hotel. Perfect location. Bus express from Airport stop in 5 min walk. 4 stops to city center by underground.
Nice breakfast. The hotel restaurant menu is OK, but the choice is not that big.
Good Wi fi

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have used this hotel for several business trips due to it's location. It seems like most people here visits for business reasons.
The rooms are of a good size, and they are clean. The staff is friendly, and the breakfast is good. That's the good stuff.
The training room is very disappointing, and can hardly be called a training room. They got two dumbells, an elipse machine, treadmill and a bike. Which is really old!
The restaurant in the hotel is not much to brag about, the food is really bad! Go somewhere else! I've tried it three days, and every meal was horrible.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Linn A
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nice and modern hotel, easy to get to with the tube (T-bane) or bus from the Central Station. The building and interior looked like it was recently renovated. Rooms were very nice, comfy bed and clean bathroom. Breakfast buffet was good.

The only downsides are the distance from the city centre and some noise from the motorway next to the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was here for a business meeting and probably would've just left after looking at the lunch buffet if it weren't for the super friendly staff working there. They are really nice and a pleasure to talk to.

The problem with this hotel is the food. This day and age you do need proper food at expensive places like Norway, and lunch here was very bad. Didn't look good, and tasted next to nothing.

It would be strange to stay here for anything other than a business meeting due to the location of this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very disappointing. OK, I do not want to nag, but a 4-star hotel that is more average than average. No tea kettle in the room, and if you need an ironing bord you have to go to the basement... I was told that superior rooms have it, but HEY, so I am staying at a 3-star room? How am I supposed to know it?
The room is the typical nordic easy-to-clean, no rugs or carpets and quite cold.
Breakfast is good, but do not expect anything more from the hotel.

Room Tip: Do not expect much!
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Rune A, Front Office Manager at Scandic Helsfyr, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Dear Traveler,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate our guest feedback to and always strive to deliver what the guests expect.

I am sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations.
Our website and the 3rd party travel agents all have the information about room amenities. We do also have rooms with rugs if you prefer that on your next stay.

Once again thank you for your feedback and apologies for your experience.

Best Regards
Front Desk Manager

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

The hotel is situated a bit away from the centre of Oslo, however it is very convenient to get there from the airport - a short bus ride and you are there. I was attending a business meeting and the hotel was just steps away from the meeting place. There is a metro station almost beside the hotel and you can be in the centre within minutes.
The hotel room was spacious and very clean. The bed was comfy and there were plenty of fluffy towels. Water pressure in the shower was ok but the hairdryer was a bit powerless.
Good fitness room, did not get to use the sauna. The breakfast selection was excellent and the wifi very stable and fast.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Helsfyr

Address: Stroemsveien 108 | Gps Address: Innspurten 9, Oslo 0663, Norway (Formerly Rica Helsfyr Hotel)
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Gamle Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: $98 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Helsfyr 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Helsfyr is situated in Oslo, a 4-minute walk from Helsfyr Metro Station and the airport shuttle bus. It offers free public parking on site and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. All the air-conditioned rooms at Scandic Helsfyr have wooden floors. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk and fridge. Guests can work out at the on-site fitness-room. Relaxation options include a sauna. The main restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and International dinner dishes. Light meals are available as well. Drinks are available in the Lobby Bar. Oslo city centre is a 7-minute metro ride away. Valle Hovin Stadium and Valhall Arena are both within 500 metres of the hotel. ... more   less 
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