Thon hotels are everywhere in Oslo and they are similar to a Travel Lodge but with a bit more Scandinavian class. The good bits are that the Terminus version of this hotel chain is located within 4 minutes walk of the central station and bus terminal. The area is busy but as soon as you step in to the hotel the noise does go away. Reception staff were helpful and answered e-mails quickly. They also answered questions locally with knowledgable answers. The bedrooms are basic but very functional and clean. The breakfast was amazing - I've stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels that don't have the variety this hotel puts out. Everything was fresh and they even catered for my genetically fussy gluten intolerant girlfriend.
The bad parts, of which there were few but may ruin your holiday if you are of a delicate nature.
If you use the hotel car park (the one under the hotel) then be prepared to dice with damaging your car, its tight...very tight - Knowing what I know now I'd just use the one across the road and pay a little extra. Parking is expensive in Oslo - No way round it.
If you have an internal room as we did then they are dark and the only view is of the air up and the restaurant down...or another persons curtains. We were only in the room to sleep so that was ok.
Watch out for the cheap kettles in the room. The switches leak steam on to your thumb when you pour. True story!
As I say, none of this bothered us and we found the hotel to be very pleasant and good value for money (when you can get the discounted rate off their website). Would definitely stay again if only for the breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated Thon Hotel Terminus occupies a central location close to Oslo City shopping center and Oslo Central Station. Oslo's main street Karl Johan and other attractions are also within short distance of the hotel. At Thon Hotel Terminus you get comfortable accommodation in in the middle of Oslo city center. The hotel offers 154 comfortable and modern rooms, all rooms recently renovated. Because of its central location and high standards the hotel is well-suited for both business travelers and leisure guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thon Hotel Oslo