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“Basic business hotel”
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Scandic Sjolyst
Ranked #35 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
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“Basic business hotel”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed here for a night while on business travel to Oslo - it is conveniently located near to train station but otherwise not within walking distance from downtown. Given Oslo's size it is definitely an easy commute to anywhere in the city. It is a very basic hotel, with no frills and almost resembling a dorm room - not too surprising given the room rates. The breakfast was wonderful though

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Jannicke L, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
We are very pleased to hear that you were happy with the breakfast, we put a lot of effort towards making the breakfast good for our customers. In fact we are launching a new breakfast concept over the next two weeks, which is even better!Hope to see you back to taste our breakfast!
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Jannicke Lorentzen

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

A basic business hotel. The rooms are OK, but very spartan to the point of feeling uncomfortable. There are very minimal public spaces, and there is no ambience. Breakfast was decent. If you need a place to sleep, get a good rate and need to be in this area then this may be a suitable choice, if you are looking for more then go elsewhere. Beware there are very few services: no room service, no gym onsite (available off site), no coffee or mini-bar in the room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Elizabeth R, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and comments after your stay at Scandic Sjølyst.
I am sorry to hear that you find our rooms spartan and uncomfortable, this is not the experience we want to give our guests. As you mention we do not offer room service, but we offer a tasty meal or lighter snack in our onsite hotel bar and bistro. Ou guests can visit the nearby SATS fitness centre for free or borrow a bicycle from the hotel reception and explore Oslo. At the hotel, we also offer wireless internet in all public areas at no extra cost. In our hotel we have empty minibars in all rooms, this is so that our guests can stock up with items of their own choice from our Shop in the lobby. Our Shop is open 24/7 and offers a wide range of choices both food, beverage or travel items.
If you were to visit us again, I can recommend you to make a reservation for our Superior rooms or Superior Extra rooms, these rooms are specially equipped with kettle coffe/te, bathrobes and shower products from Face to make our guests who wish to choose these categories feel even more comfortable.
Hope to be able to welcome you back to Scandic Sjølyst!
Have a nice day!
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Elizabeth Rojas Vik
Hotel Manager
Scandic Sjølyst
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

hotel is well located to the business center, all offices are in walking distance, and a lot of restaurants. However, this Hotel looks a bit worn, a renovation is urgently necessary, in particular for the bathrooms. But the breakfast is very good, with a great variety also of fish.

Room Tip: so far as I could see upo to nowe, all rooms have bathrooms that should see renovation urgently
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Elizabeth R, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay with us in early November. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our organic breakfast buffet with over a 100 energizing breakfast options. We agree with you that our location is indeed quite nice and easy to get to, both from the Airport and the city center, with the Skøyen train station in short walking distance. The Skøyen area is a cozy and expanding area with a lot of cafés and restaurants. We are also very fortunate to have wonderful tourist attractions and nature experiences close by.
Our hotel went through renovations in 2009, in most of our rooms, restaurant and lobby. We agree with you that some of our bathrooms are next on our priority for renovations, as we strive to give our guests a great experience at our hotel.
We hope to welcome you back at Scandic Sjølyst in the near future!
Have a nice day!
Best regards
Elizabeth Rojas Vik
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Scandic Sjølyst
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed for one night attending a workshop at a supplier's office in Skøyen. Would otherwise prefer downtown as better proximity to restaurants etc.

Breakfast is very nice, but rooms (especially bathrooms) are old and a bit worn.

There was a desk in my room, so managed to do some work with the wirless network access which of course is provided free of charge (as you'd expect)

Room Tip: Lower floor rooms facing Karenslyst Alle have some traffic noise
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Elizabeth R, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is nice to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast.
The Skøyen area is a very nice, quiet and expanding business area with a lot of cafés and restaurants. With the Skøyen train station in short walking distance one can easily get to the city center where you can find an even wider range of services.
As we strive to give our guests a great experience at our hotel, we are constantly looking for ways to improve ourselves and we agree with you that some of our bathrooms are next on our priority for renovations.
We hope to welcome you back at Scandic Sjølyst in the near future!
Have a nice day!
Best regards
Elizabeth Rojas Vik
Hotel Manager
Scandic Sjølyst
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Minimalistic and worn rooms. The bed was so narrow, I almost fell out one time during the night. Had dinner. Some kind of minestrone soup that I suspect must have come out of a bag. And a lamb steak. Not very tender but cooked perfect for my taste. Small portion.

The good thing was the staff. Both the girls in the bar/restaurant and the reception staff were all helpfull and nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Elizabeth R, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your valuable feedback and for taking the time to write us a review.
We really appreciate your feedback related to our nice and friendly staff, your comments on our food has been passed on to our F&B department and we will be sure to look for ways to improve ourselves in these areas.
If you were to visit us again, I would recommend you to try another room category with a larger bed to ensure that you have a pleasant and nice stay.
Hope to welcome you back to Scandic Sjølyst!
Have a nice day!
Best regards
Elizabeth Rojas Vik
Hotel Manager
Scandic Sjølyst
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Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

I was working very nearby for a shipping client and stayed here two nights. The hotel is comfy and basic....no frills. However the breakfast was outstanding ... Or maybe I'm just not used to the great variety of healthy food that they serve up here in Norway. Good location for me, although its some way out from downtown Oslo. That said I ran along the waterfront and was here in about 25 mins. Not a great deal of restaurants nearby, just a couple of pizza places. The area is pretty dead during the evening.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Elizabeth R, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experiences after staying with us.

How nice that you enjoyed our full ecological breakfast, did you know that our breakfast buffet offers over 100 energizing breakfast options?

We agree with you that our location is indeed quite good and easy to get to, with the Skøyen train station in short walking distance. We are also very fortunate to have wonderful tourist attractions and nature experiences close by. And as you mentioned only about 25-30 minutes along the waterfront and you can get to Aker Brygge.

The Skøyen area is expanding fast lately and more and more cafes and restaurants are finding their way to the area.

Look forward to welcome you back at Scandic Sjølyst in the near future!

Best regards
Elizabeth Rojas Vik
Hotel Manager
Scandic Sjølyst
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

There are a lot of positive things to say about Scandic Sjølyst, and only a few negative things. Lets start with the positive things.

The location in excellent, the train/ bus station is only 5 minutes away, and if yot are arriving by car, it’s easy to find the hotel from the E18 motorway. The airport express train stops at Skøyen station, which is the name of the station at Sjølyst. This means you can enter the airport express train at OSL Gardermoen airport and get of at Skøyen station and the Scandic hotel.

If you are on a business trip and visiting Lysaker or Fornebu (e.g. Statoil) you can simply take the train to Lysaker or catch a taxi at Skøyen. If you are a tourist you can take bus 20 to the Vigelands park or any trains or bus heading east to the city.

My room was more than big enough for me, but don’t expect any luxury, uniqueness or fancy design. This is standard mass-produced. Standard and included is also Wi-Fi if you want to surf the Internet. The Wi-Fi worked without problems in my room in the 5th floor facing north.

The breakfast is generous, but unfortunately the staff wasn’t able to refill the food fast enough. A big plus for a healthy variety of bread, fruits and veggies.

I bought one beer from the bar, and you have to be aware that one single glass of beer will set you back 99 NOK.

What I liked least was the poor cleaning of my room. I stayed for four nights and wasn’t pleased with the overall cleaning. Also, especially the bathroom was worn out, and there was water all over the floor after a quick shower. I used my two included/ standard "baby" towels to dry the floor.

Thought there were some negative things, I liked the Scandic Sjølyst and have no problems staying there again. It is efficient, practical and good located.

The hotel gets three stars from me. Do a better, or normal as expected, cleaning and I’ll hand out another one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Elizabeth R, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful and valuable review, we really appreciate you sharing your experience with us.
Regarding your comments on the cleaning in your room, we extend our sincere apologies for this and can ensure you that we have taken action on your feedback.
Thank you again for taken the time to give us a review and we hope to welcome you back to Scandic Sjølyst in the near future!
Have a nice day!
Best regards
Elizabeth Rojas Vik
Hotel Manager
Scandic Sjølyst
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Property: Scandic Sjolyst
Address: Sjoelyst Plass 5, Oslo 0278, Norway (Formerly Scandic Oslo Sjolyst)
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Oslo
#29 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Sjolyst 3.5*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Scandic Sjolyst is located in a trendy area in Skoyen with cafes, shops and restaurants. Popular attractions such as the museums at Bygdoy and the park Vigelandsparken are only a 15 minute walk from our hotel. The hotel is perfectly located for outdoor activities such as running and biking as well as the popular beaches at Bygdoy. Public transport to the city centre is very convinient and it only takes 4 minutes by train. ... more   less 
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