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“Good hotel, great location”
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Thon Hotel Opera
Ranked #7 of 101 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Tromso, Norway
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40 reviews
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“Good hotel, great location”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a very good hotel in Oslo. The view towards the opera builiding and the Oslo fjord is magnificient. It is located next to the railway station and therefore easy accecible from trains including the airport express. The bus station is also nearby.The hotel is quite new, and the rooms and other fascilities are nicely designed the scandinavian way. Our room was clean, and, in spite of this being a budget hotel, quite big. The breakfast buffet was quite average for Norwegian hotels, considering that the average breakfast buffet in Norwegian hotels is fairly high. They could however clean the tables after guests having left a bit faster. Recomendend.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Three nights over Easter and had a great stay. The Thon Opera is located very conveniently for the main train station and the express train from the main airport which is 20 mins away.

Some reviews have commented that the rooms are small but in all honesty for a couple even our small room was more than adequate. Whilst it did not have a view of the Opera house, it did have a quiet view over the main square outside the train station which was fine.

The breakfast is excellent, large selection to cater to all tastes, the full range of Nespresso coffees and a full range of tea.

Location is a massive plus point for this hotel. As the name suggests it's right by the Opera House as well as next to the train station (don't let this put you off as I know some areas around main train stations can be a bit seedy, this is not and is in fact part of a wider development of shops and offices known as the Opera Quarter). Aker Brugge and the harbour / town hall is only 10 minutes walk away and the main shopping street Karl Johan's Gata is only a couple of minutes walk.

Overall a very pleasant and convenient hotel.

Worth noting that the area around the front of the hotel on the side of the Opera House is a bit of a building site at the moment but this does not detract as the hotel is very well insulated.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Thon Hotel Opera with my family for 3 nights during my visit to Oslo. The hotel is located right next to the main railway station, Oslo S, which was convenient as we arrived from the airport on the train and departed on the train to Bergen!

The rooms are all modern and clean! The gym is small but has weights, running machine and Sauna. The hotel staff are welcoming and very helpful. On arrival, we were given a map of Oslo and a brief of all the hotels facilities.

The breakfast here was one of the highlights of my trip (sad I know but for someone who stays in hotels a lot, I appreciate a good hotel breaky). Oslo is a fantastic city, but I actually looked forward to going breakfast as it had everything you could want. The fruit, muesli and yogurt bar selection was huge, the smoothies were tasty (Avocado!!) and the omelette bar was a nice touch. The chef's were very friendly and she gave me some nice pointers of places to visit!

Price wise, very affordable. I'm not sure if all hotels that are part of the Thon chain are of the same standard, but I saw a few during my next stop in Bergen and wished I was booked in there, as the Radisson Blu was a tad disappointing.

Also, highly recommend the Oslo to Bergen train journey, it was amazing.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Literally walk out of the train station and the hotel is there.
Very convenient for late arrivals or early departures.
Staff is very helpful. They went above and beyond.
Rooms are fine. Nice showers.
Breakfast is good.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stayed two night at Hotel Thon Opera, terrific location right next to central station and within easy reach of buses, trams, main attractions etc. Lovely rooms, clean, quite, spacious, well equipped. Nice lobby to lounge around in with bar attached. Breakfast is another one of those great Nordic feasts and not to be missed. All staff are very courteous, friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very nice hotel in a great location. and right beside the station for the express train to the airport. Staff were lovely; polite, helpful and efficient. Room was well equipped, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very good too. Would stay at the Thon Opera again and definitely recommend it anyone visiting Oslo.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend. The hotel is extremely close to the central station of Oslo only 200 meters. Its thus also very close to the train that takes you to and from the airport. The Opera house is also very close right in front of the hotel. We had a room in the newer wing. It was bright and large in a nice modern design. Bathroom had shower no bathtub and was very clean. Wifi is free and worked fine, there is a minibar and a large flat TV. The hotel has a nice bar in the lounge area and a restaurant on third floor where the breakfast is served. Breakfast was a large buffet with all you can ask for. Omelettes, scrambeld eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs, bacon, sausages, american pancakes, home made muesli and different kinds of yoghurt. Smoothies, nespresso machines for coffee of your choice. I have hardly seen such a large variety of things at a hotel breakfast in Scandinavia. Also the staff were amazing keeping all tables clean. We got a very good deal on the room and so it was an excellent value for the money. Strongly recommend this hotel specially if you arrive by domestic train or by airport train. Its also an excellent choice if you are to visit the Opera for a performance. Some constructions going on round the hotel but they didnt disturb.

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Property: Thon Hotel Opera
Address: Dronning Eufemias gate 4 | P.o. 397, Oslo 0191, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Oslo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#8 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thon Hotel Opera 4*
Number of rooms: 480
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Opera is a modern business hotel located centrally in Bjorvika in Oslo. The hotel has 480 rooms in different categories, fitness facilities, Scala Restaurant and Eufemia Bar. ... more   less 
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