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“Ideal for visit to oslo city centre”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #13 of 101 Hotels in Oslo
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NorthWales
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Ideal for visit to oslo city centre”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

hotel is traditional and has a certain relaxing feeling about it. Great location , great atmosphere and certainly wonderful staff.

I booked via Hotel Club and had an excellent deal inc breakfast as Norway can be very expensive.

only thing to watch out for is the STATIC on everything.. carry a pen with you to press the lift buttons !

Room Tip: Quiet rooms 5th floor side very good
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Efficient and informative check-in. Beautifully appointed and elegant bedroom with bath and shower. Mini bar contents are electronically linked to your account..... so only remove items if you intend to consume them. Room safe, dressing table/desk with morror and table lamp. Reasonable storage space but shelf and cupboard space limited. The hotel has a fitness centre with exercise machines and sauna. A 'guest office' is equipped with computer, printer and internet access just in case you need to check-in with the airline and print off those boarding cards. There is free wi-fi in the rooms. There are ice machines on two floors - so to chill a reasonably priced bottle of wine (for Norway!) we went out of the Hotel entrance, turned left, then right at the traffic lights and into Vinmonopolet on the right hand side of the street, bottle into carrier bag and fill with ice from the machine back at the hotel. Simples! Breakfast was excellent with lots of choice and very good service. There is a left luggage facility and we used this as we went off sightseeing before our flight. The Flybussen airport stop is just a one minute stroll away from the hotel. Great location for exploring the city, superb hotel with excellent staff. One of the best city hotels we have ever stayed at.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms looking out onto the street to get an undisturbed night's sleep
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you can afford to visit Oslo, you could do a lot worse than splash out and have a couple of nights at the Hotel Bristol. Very elegant, with an old world charm but very modern rooms and very genteel, obliging staff. We stayed for two nights and almost felt like staying in our room just to enjoy the comfort and luxury - besides it was snowing outside. The hotel has free wifi everywhere and it is not limited to one device, which was a bonus. Breakfast was sumptuous and so full of choice, it was hard to decide what to have. However, scrambled eggs cooked to perfection in front of us was the ideal choice. All in all, a superb stay, well worth whatever it cost.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, ask for a club room. It gives you just that extra bit of space to spread your...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had a very pleasant stay at the Bristol in Oslo for one night in March 2013. Excellent and swift check-in procedure, nice and clean room. A very nice bar with attentive and educated barkeeper.
The breakfast was delicious with a great variety of cold and hot food.
Only thing that wasn't top notch was that it was a little noisy room (street noise), even though I stayed on the 5th floor, but the beds were excellent so had a nice sleep anyway.
Old time charm and a great plus for the Bar/ Restaurant made it yet another pleasant stay at the Bristol.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

This hotel offers elegance and some very nice rooms also I liked the room size and the staff are always helpful and friendly. The breakfast was also very nicely served and a great selection. The lobby of the hotel is impressive if you would like to sit down and meet friends the bar is also comfortable with nice lighting. I would recommend this hotel and would return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Crail, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Great location close to restaurants and transport links. Old fashioned grand opulence with a lively buzz about it. Check in staff helpful and efficient. Only problem was the lack of hot water for an early morning shower!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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160 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed at the Bristol for a couple of nights prior to our flight to Tromso to see the northern lights. The airport bus stops about 50 metres from the hotel entrance which is convenient. The lobby exudes a warm feeling and have that old time decor which is pleasing to the eyes. We were pleasantly served upon arrival and given a room immediately despite an early check in. After a long flight from the Far East, this is a bonus for us, and we were grateful. The room is small but clean with a very comfortable bed. The room comes with a safe and a mini bar. The bathroom is adequate and clean. The breakfast spread is good. Wifi is free and available throughout the hotel. The Bristol is also a good place to explore the city, within walking distance to the various sights. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Bristol

Property: Hotel Bristol
Address: Kristian IVs Gate 7, Oslo 0164, Norway
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Oslo
#5 Family Hotel in Oslo
#5 Business Hotel in Oslo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#10 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 251
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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