I went to the Hotel Bristol with high expectations as it was recommended by my hosts and also there seemed to be good reports on Trip Advisor.
On entering the hotel had bags of old world charm and must be wonderful around Christmas time with open fires and tea and cakes in the lounge etc.
Check in was effiecient and welcoming but no offer to help with my bags.
The room, once eventually found through the confusing signage, was very small for the price but adequate but noteven a complimentary bottle of water which I would have expected for the price.
Bed much too soft with some sort of mattress cover which did not look that clean underneath thesheets.
the bathroom had a huge sink but very small shower which was impossible to turn around in. Also you had to sit on the toilet sideways because the toliet roll holder was so close to the toilet and so low it was impossible to sit properly - surely someone must have noticedthis previously.
Breakfast looked tempting witha veritable feast laid out in front of guests and two chefs on hand to cook eggs etc.
I was immediately told off for helping myself to coffee even though nobody had offered to serve me. the coffee was stewed and foul tasting.
Decided to have eggs and bacon as featured on the menu. went to the chef station where they informed me thatthey didnt cook bacon. Took two fried eggs but there were only freezing cold plates available so that by the time I returned to my table the eggs were congealed and inedible.
Croisants were cold and also very hard - seemed to be stale.
I am returning to Oslo next year but will probably not stay in the Hotel Bristol.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Oslo city centre. It is only a short walk from the hotel to shopping opportunities, Oslo's main street Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace, museums and the waterfront area Aker Brygge and most of Oslo's other attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol Hotel Oslo