This is a brand new hotel in Oslo I think. My first stay, and it is "WoW"! Really liked the atmosphere, really cool and friendly at the same time.
The hotel is not located "downtown", but if you really want a chance to experience Oslo as the locals this should be your pick! The hotel is in a area with lots of nice cafes, restaurants and bars mainly visited by the locals. (I´ve noticed that one of the other reviews said that there wash´t much to see close by, but I beg the difference: you are within walking distance to Grünerløkka, one of the most popular bar/restaurant areas in Oslo - but then again for the locals).
Just next to the hotel is the brand new "food hall" Vulkan; mainly selling local produced food and groceries.
I had dinner in the hotel restaurant "V"; excellent! A 3-course dinner menue based on locally Norwegian produced specialties. Best meal I have had in å long time. And not pricy either. I paid less than NOK 400,- for 3-courses incl. a glass of wine (in Norwegian standard this is not bad - and worth every penny if you want to try really good Scandinavian cooking).
I stayed here on business, but would imagine that it is also a good alternative coming with the family. Spotted a children playroom on my way to the reception. And the neighborhood area is very child friendly with parks and playgrounds nearby.
My new favorite hotel in Oslo!
Tip: if you are sensitive to traffic, ask for a room not overlooking the passing street. I didn´t mind, but too bad to spoil a great stay if you are bothered by the passing traffic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This modern Oslo hotel has an attractive location in Oslo's Vulkan area, just 2 km from central Oslo. Hotel Scandic Vulkan opened in October 2011.The new Scandic Vulkan hotel has a great location in Vulkan, just north of central Oslo and by the Akerselva river. Vulkan is a part of Oslo that represents innovation, creativity and culture. The hotel is also close to Oslo's trendy Grunerlokka area with plenty of cosy cafés, bars and parks as well as several cultural institutions and creative colleges. Oslo's city centre and popular attractions are only a 2 km walk from hotel Scandic Vulkan.When you stay at hotel Scandic Vulkan, don't miss a visit to our popular restaurant V. Our restaurant serves great local food and is a relaxed and informal meeting place from morning till evening. You can also enjoy a drink in our hotel bar or arrange a conference or event with us. With solar cells, geothermal energy and other smart solutions with environmental focus, Scandic Vulkan is the first hotel in Norway with the Norwegian term 'Energy class A'. ... more less
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