Stayed here for 2 nights last week. Friendly, efficient check in, lovely building and interior, and the room was an OK size with a good view. Decor is of the period, but I think "faded glory" as I read somewhere is harsh - it's a very nice lobby, and the bar and breakfast area is also very comforable and nice.
Good, fast free wifi throughout the hotel.
The main square and main shopping streets and many restaurants are all easily walkable, and having walked throughout the whole centre and also travelled to both of the nearby station areas I'd not stay outside of the area where the hotel Bristol is - we saw several more modern hotels near the central station (e.g. Radisson), but these areas were not central enough.
breakfast was good - served until 10am, hot and cold and a good choice.
Gripes? None, really.
Tips for travellers?
1. Wifi is good throughout except in the breakfast room some tables have no signal so if you want to read your paper online get a table near the entrance/bar area.
2. To get here from the main airport, it IS possible to walk from either of the two train stations (central, theatre) - but I'd not recommend it as it's just a little too far especially when arriving early evening. We got the train in from the airport to the central station, and then got a cab to the hotel - much better and easier.
- 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