Had we known in advance about the huge renovation taking place in this hotel, we NEVER would have stayed there. Our room was smack dab in the middle of it, with removing of furniture, wall fixtures, crowbarring, drilling, workmen, etc on both sides of us and above us. When we went out, we had to squeeze by piled furniture and equipment. Really awful. We went on day two, when we realized it was not workable in any fashion, and demanded another room out of the construction zone. We had to be forceful in our "request", but it produced another room in another wing. That was very helpful, although we were still in a lesser construction zone with hallways covered in brown paper and workers present, although to a lesser extent. By the way, the hallways remind me of my high school gym locker room.
The reception people were very helpful in all other matters. I thought the hotel would have been very nice under different circumstances. The reception and breakfast area were very nice. We had so much family in Trondheim that we never got to the restaurant in the afternoon or evening, or the exercise room. The rooms were small, but nice. Our first room had a view of all the construction stuff, but the second had a little corner glimpse of the boat dock and water. I think the hotel is overpriced, but what in Norway isn't? The air conditioning was terrible in the first room (it was probably not functioning at all) and better in the second, but still not very effective. The location is wonderful, within walking distance of everything.
The locked parking under the hotel is very expensive, and the credit card I accidentally left in the center console of the car was used 5 times the day the car was unused and in the locked facility to purchase Star Wars online games. In a locked car in a locked facility that has your car keys, it would seem that the only person who could access the card is an employee. We are still investigating who used the card, which was cancelled immediately. Thank you Chase for noticing! The hotel and the parking are different entities, so the hotel is not responsible for the parking.
I would probably, after renovations were completed, stay there again, but not until I was very sure that it was completely done. The hotel had no hesitation in putting us in a horrible situation, and we were not warned of the renovation. Find out before you stay there! My ratings below are what I would think of the hotel without construction going on.
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