Booked this hotel for its central location, just a 5 minute walk from the Opera House, the main railway station and bus terminal and only one street away from the main shopping street Karl Johans Gate. The attractive pricing gave us a fast decision on this hotel.
Arrived at the hotel, you check in yourself with a touch screen computer (there is no reception, but there is a staff office where you can go with all your questions and troubles). The computer you use to check in and check out asks your payment details and finally automatically gives you your hotel room card, which you use to enter the hotel and use the elevator.
Hotel rooms are brand new, clean and tastefully decorated. The bathroom is pretty luxurious for this low pricing.
Good and soft beds too. Maybe a bit too soft for those who like harder beds for their backs.
Our room was located near the Prinsengate, a not so active street by day, but by night a lot of locals who go out in the neighborhood which makes it quite impossible to leave the windows open for some ventilation because of the noise and screaming drunk people, passing trams and busses.
Because the building itself is quite old, a second layer of windows was inserted on the inside, so that you can use the space between the two windows as a refrigerator for all your drinks and food.
After our stay, we were able to keep our luggage stashed away in a separate room even after we checked out and delivered our room key back. Nice service.
Definitely a must-go-again if we ever go to Oslo again.
- 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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