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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Oslo, Eastern Norway

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nikkib758
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful waterfront location a short hop from Olso centre”
Reviewed April 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Visited in April with two teenagers who wanted a break with a difference. The location is perfect, you're far enough away from the centre of Oslo to feel remote and peaceful yet a short bus ride away from the centre to visit all the city has to offer. Public transport was punctual and efficient so didn't need to worry about a hire car. The cabin itself was well equipped and the owners helpful and available in case of need. It was a joy to come back after each day's sightseeing, to relax with the sound of the waves and watch the sunset. Would recommend to anyone visiting Oslo, who enjoys more space and independance than hotel rooms can offer.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2017
Thank you for visiting us! Please come back some other time!
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katie_ate...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed February 1, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Although we unfortunately never actually met the hosts, they were happy to accommodate in any way they could! The house was quirky and the views were absolutely amazing! Really made our trip! Thank you Truls and Kare! Will be back in the summer :0)

Date of stay: January 2017
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2017
Thanks for your review Katie, and a warm welcome back in the summer! Then we surely need to make sure we meet up...
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DERWYN
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Breathtaking panoramic view”
Reviewed October 15, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

From the minute we arrived we could not take our eyes off the jaw dropping scenery, we found it very difficult to leave the apartment to visit the rest of Oslo. There is a small jetty directly in front of the property with a table and comfy chairs, this is where we spent most of our holiday. Although the apartment is quite small it has every thing you could need for a self catering holiday. The upper level with 2 double mattresses is only accessible via a vertical ladder attached to the wall, we are both in our late 40's and managed fine with the ladder, but older or physically impaired people may struggle, I loved it. The hosts Kare and Truls a very friendly and helpful, there have put together a lot of local information about the local area in a visitors book, but they where also helpful with any requests or assistance with the apartments equipment. They are the kind of people which will respect your privacy or have a drink with you, depending on what you prefer. The location is pretty good obviously for the views but there is also a bus stop right out side which was very convenient for trips in and out of Oslo. If you fancy something different and a little quirky with a breathtaking panoramic views, you wont beat this. Personnal thanks to Kare & Truls, hopefully stay with you again in the future, cheers guys.

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Busy road out front
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jessica...
Bewdley, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Mrs”
Reviewed October 12, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I had a lovely stay here the first week of October. The location is perfect the views are incredible and it's so easy to get into the city. If we're lucky enough to go back to Oslo we'll definitely be staying here again.

Date of stay: October 2016
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annev118
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed August 12, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We had an amazing stay with Truls and Kare in their lovely cottage by the Oslo fjord. The pictures are a very accurate representation of the cottage. The location is gorgeous, beautiful sunsets, you can swim from the private pier, and it is really easy to get to the city by bus. It is well equipped, it has a great barbecue, lots of comfy chairs, towels, etc. The cottage itself is rather small for six adults, so the outside is really important extension of the living space. Truls and Kare were lovely and took great care of us - they even got a large parasol to sit under outside if it rained a bit. Anton the cat is also very friendly. Overall, we had a great stay and would love to come back!

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ineedahol...
Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“What a lovely apartment”
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The view is exactly as it's given in the pictures... The water looks magical in the long afternoon sunlight. It's a lovely relaxing peaceful view of the fjord throughout the day too. The apartment itself is lovely and has a full kitchen. We could hardly tear ourselves away from it, it was such a haven! The owners were also really friendly and helpful.

However visitors have to be aware that this apartment may not be for those with mobility problems- it is 20 min from Oslo city centre ( though we had a 45min journey one weekday afternoon); it's a 50m walk to the apartment down stairs and over gravel, and the main bedroom is a loft and needs a steep climb up a ladder. If this is not an issue, book it early!

Date of stay: June 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2016
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to know that you found the place 'such a haven' -- and a place it was difficult to tear yourselves away from. You are always very welcome back! We are sorry to hear that you got delayed in traffic in the early part of the summer. There was construction work underway in Bjørvika in that period, and that affected traffic in periods. The normal travel time by bus from Oslo Central Station to the property is 12 minutes outside of rush hour.
As for the cottage: let me perhaps just clarify there is one bedroom and a sleepong loft with two double beds.
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Margo P
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
“Perfect fjord-side retreat”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We loved our stay in Oslo at this charming authentic seaside bungalow. Well-appointed and fully equipped. Evening sunsets on our private dock and the opportunity to join our host for breakfast our first morning made this a highlight of our visit to Norway. Be prepared for stairs to the cottage as well as a steep ladder to the loft sleeping area.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: View and ease of transportation
Liked least: Stairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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