We arrived late at night and quite tired as we'd done the Norway in a Nutshell Tour from Bergen(highly recommended) and the very nice man in reception-by far the friendliest hotel receptionist we came across in Norway- gave us an inside room, as it would be quieter.Room was fine if a bit 'faded' and had the ubiquitous(in Norway) two singles pushed together to make a double, which we hate
The public areas are really nice (if you like the Olde Worlde look) and we treated ourselves to tea and cake in the lobby bar-which didn't cost much more than in Tromso. Also ate in Bristol Grill which was good (we'd got used to Norway prices by the end of our trip and threw caution to the winds...they do wine by the carafe) and we found the waiter not at all 'snooty' as I have read elsewhere. Breakfast was excellent if not quite as wide a choice as the Rica Ishvahotel (which is a bit OTT).
Good location especially in winter-we stuck to the museums in town as it was too cold to venture to the harbour or the sculpture park (wind chill of -19), though we did walk up to the Royal Palace and back down the main street to Oslo Cathedral and back to hotel.Down to the harbour can't be more than 15 mins .
We got a train from Central to National Theatre station (even that -one stop-was about £4 each) and walked the rest-about 10mins. I would think its about a 15-20 min walk from station but we didn't realise that . Taxis are presumably even more expensive in Oslo than elsewhere,it being the capital. Tip-book the airport bus online . It's cheaper (which I'd checked this for Bergen and Tromso too)
I too suffered from the static..weird!
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