Whilst this is not the worst hotel we have ever stayed in (that would be the tree house in Sri Lanka) this comes a close second. Clearly it serves a certain genre and that's not us. Spartan and bland, lacking in any form of ambience or soul. One key at check in disallows you to do anything if your partner has nipped out for a coffee. The floor flooded after our shower and there was no soap. Cheap, thin towels and no hand towels. When we checked in the cleaners had left their trolleys at the entrance to our room which was untidy and unwelcoming. We did not see one staff member our entire stay.
The bed was comfy and the pillows were good.
Seedy part of town but close to walking street and the train station.
I believe you can get far better value at one of the other hotels in Oslo, but it was an experience (not to be repeated). As said, this hotel caters for a certain market and it simply is not ours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Citybox is a modern economy hotel with low prices. Our rooms are cheap because we keep our running expenses down while still offering our guests what they really need: a simple and stylish room with a delicate bath, a comfortable bed, a good chair, a desk and a place for hanging your clothes. Wireless broadband is available free of charge throughout the hotel. Citybox combines simplicity with comfort and low prices. The hotel is located in the centre of Oslo, 5 minutes walking from Oslo S, train staion. If you want to spend your money on something other than a minibar and room service, then Citybox is the place for you. Oslo is full of bars. Why do you need one in your hotel room? We recently teamed up with a cafe that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for all our guests, and also provides a 10% discount for our guests. In addition they also cater to our meeting rooms. The cafe has a direct entrance from the hotel. ... more less
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