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“OK, but not more than that”
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Thon Hotel Astoria
Ranked #58 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OK, but not more than that”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Taking the price into considderation, I suppose this hotel is OK, but it is definately not more than that. The lobby made me seriously worried when I walked in. Rooms are perfectly fine, though and spotlessly clean with heated bathroom floors <3. But the internet is so bad even writing this review is a bit of a project, not to mention making a Skype call.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very good location, right beside Karl Johan street. Not impressive reception. Polite staff. Small room. The worst is the bed, too soft. Feel like you are drowning in the bed. My back hurts the next morning. Excellent breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2014

yes the room and bathroom are small, it felt more like a cabin on a cross channel ferry, but it was clean, cosy and comfortable and I certainly wasn`t in Oslo to sit in my room. Free wifi, the password is given to you on your room key when you check in. The location is superb, a 2 minute walk from the central bus and train station, just off the main shopping street. Oslo is compact so everything is walking distance. it felt safe in the area despite the occasional spaced out junkie around the centre - but you see that in every city in the world
Breakfast was excellent, a wonderful spread - cereals, breads, salads and cold cuts, frankfurter style sausages, scrambled or boiled eggs, delicious mini rosti potatoes, fruit - better than some 4 and 5 star hotels I`ve been to!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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debyshire
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

The only reason you would book this hotel is price.There are equally well placed hotels in the area.So don't moan about the facilities.The hotel is clean, staff friendly, breakfast superb and by Norwegian standards more than covers the cost of the room.You might not be able to swing a cat in the bathroom but I didn't take one but for the purposes of a bathroom it was more than sufficient. To conclude an excellent stopover in an otherwise overpriced city,well done thon

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manstad
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel one night. The room was as small as a mans cabin on a cheap cruise boat. It was probably meant for one person for some years ago and they just put a bed for two people for selling the for room two. The furniture and bathroom are calculated for one person and you need to accommodate. The TV was working with several channels and WIFI is free of charge. Our room face inwards and it was quite noisy as it was work in the courtyard. Breakfast was standard with enough food to choose. Coffee in the entrance is free of charge. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is great for visiting the center of Oslo and the opera. We were not too disappointed by the hotel but the price they charge is too high for the standard they offer. We did not have a car but it does not seam easy to park in this area.
The Thai restaurant near by is worth a visit if you need to eat and do not want to go too far. It was recommended by the receptionist and we were pleased for the ratio quality and price, name of the restaurant " Risbolle Thai Restaurant"

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Thon Hotel Astoria is a good,clean,with decent and civilized services and has a great advantage:an excellent location in downtown.
In my opinion this hotel is suitable for 2-3 nights in Oslo.
+ Location,Clean;
- Small rooms,Narrow bed.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Rotterdam
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189 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I wanted a decent hotel and not spend too much on it. Maybe that is where it went wrong already. Not that I paid a ridiculous low price but I just got a hotel that did not meet my minimum expectations. The location is nice but with that it's all said. My room made me feel like backpackers-time. It's a youth hostel plus and did not enjoy spending time in my little room (with barely enough room to turn around).

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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