The Astoria is a budget hotel, and my review is based on this fact. If you want something more upscale, I recommend Thon Hotel Opera next to the Cetral Train Station. I stay there once in a while when I can afford to, but the Astoria is better suited to my income. And the Astoria coffee is just as good as the Opera coffee.
Astoria is very centrally located, just a few minutes' walk from the central train station (where the airport train stops), the bus terminal, and our lovely opera house.
Karl Johan, a major shopping street, is right nearby.
A bit further away, but still well within walking distance, is the ship terminal for the Stena Line and DFDS ferries to Denmark.
And there is good food to be had next door: A Thai restaurant on one side, and a newly opened Turkish one on the other side.
The Astoria staff is invariably friendly, and the breakfast is great, Scandinavian buffet style.
Just remember to bring earplugs. Some of the walls are thin, and sometimes there's loud music from a club nearby.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included