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“Average hotel in city center”
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Thon Hotel Astoria
Ranked #58 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
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“Average hotel in city center”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located in the city center, quite new with small but comfortable rooms. During the night the area is pretty loud but this is a common problems around the city. The breakfast it good they should have more choice for sweet but this is tipical scandinavian. The personnel is helpful. In my room wireless was not working.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in July and it is a very good place when you come for sightseeing. Room was really small (2nd floor, next to the lift), facing backyard and breakfast area, but spotlessly clean. The hotel is situated at Dronningens gate which is 5 mins walking (even with heavy suitcase ;) ) from the Main Station and walking distance to all attractions within the centre. Check-in was very fast, you get doorcard in a cover on which there is all information about meal hours, wifi access and so on. Lift is activated also with the card. Regarding wifi - it is free and worked perfectly on all devices in the room and they have a PC at the reception where you can use it without a charge.
Just to add a few words about bathroom - it was the smallest hotel bathroom I've ever seen ;) no more than 2sq meters. Towels changed daily, all snowy-white, no stains or holes. Unfortunately bathroom door was a kind of smoked glass so it was actually the same if you closed it or not because of transparence ;) Also twin beds turned up to be two beds (very, very soft) with one (shared) comforter.
But the best thing was undoubtedly breakfast - apart from standards like sausages and scrambled eggs there was plenty of choice of everything, breads and rolls, milk (even lactose-free and soya), fruits, cheese, vegetables, salads, fish, meat, teas so almost everything you may want to eat for breakfast. All food is supplied all the time, so you have the same choice whenever you come.
Very good price for Norwegian standards.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This really is a budget hotel. The price for a room is friendly. The location of the hotel is right in the middle of the city center next to the main street of Oslo. The breakfast is very good, they offer a lot of choice. Our room was next to a nightclub, so the sounds around midnight were terrible! We couldn't sleep. I don't know why thay gave us that room innthe first place...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2012

I booked this because we were getting in late from our train on Fjordtours and it was close to the rail station and it was relatively cheap by Norwegian standards. The clientele were basically like us, middle class travelers looking for a inexpensive room. The room was smaller than a college dorm room. We couldn't open our window to cool it down because our neighbor at a right angle to us had already opened their window fully. The front desk offered us a fan which I propped up in the window. It was clean. However, when I went down to the street to have a cigarette I was proposition 3 times by the local ladies.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Set in quiet location just off main street. Rooms extremely small. Shower to small, kept banging into taps. Very basic amenities. Not told I had to use room key to operate lift. Some friendly staff but not all. Good breakfast. Very handy for all city centre attractions.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed in a single room for seven nights in the Thon Astoria Hotel...

Positives:
- central location close to bus terminal, main train station and within walking distance to most of the sites in the city (that being said Oslo isn't that big so I imagine most hotels in the city centre are within walking distance of the attractions)
- staff at reception were helpful and attentive at checkin, checkout and in between
- the breakfast here exceeded what I expected and there was a generous variety of food
- free wifi in the rooms
- for a single room it was the cheapest I could find in the city

Negatives:
- the two rooms I stayed in were both VERY SMALL. I paid for a single room so I wasn't expecting it to be big but when I put my suitcase on the floor there was no room to walk around it and I had to step over it to get to my bed
- the bed appeared to me to be smaller than a standard single bed (if that's possible)
- similarly the bathroom was very small and it was a tight squeeze in the shower
- I had rooms facing the inner courtyard and sometimes it was noisy in the mornings was cars, trucks and people around

The Thon Astoria hotel is a great hotel in a very central position. I was travelling on a budget but if I had a bit more money I would stay somewhere with a larger room.

  • Stayed July 2012
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China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The hotel is so close to the city center.The single room is quite OK for solo traveller.The bathroom is small but euipped so well.I slept very well.Free Wifi is offered in the room.The room fare including the breakfast.The breakfast is good.Juice,milk,coffe,tea,cornflakes,salad etc.Anyway It is a good deal.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Thon Hotel Astoria
Address: Dronningens gate 21, Oslo 0154, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thon Hotel Astoria 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Astoria is a functional Budget Hotel located in the heart of the city centre. The hotel provides compact and clean rooms, friendly service, free WIFI and a great buffet type breakfast. Enjoy your breakfast daily until 11 AM. On a sunny day in the hotels backyard. ... more   less 
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