I stayed there for 4 nights in January. I am frequently in Trondheim, not always at the same hotel. Scandic Solsiden hotel looks nice, it is very centrally located, the busstop for the airport bus is just 50 m away.
I had a heating problem in my first room (too hot, heating couldn't be turned down). After two complaints, I was given another room, which was fine. Heating can only be controlled via television, which was annoying. Room was okay, quite small, but clean and the mattress was good. Strange thing: the cleaning staff just leaves the bin liners, you have to insert them yourself into the bin.
TV - mostly Norwegian channels. Internet worked fine.
Breakfast buffet was good, esp. the different choices of bread, but I had better in Trondheim. I found the breakfast room very stylish, but somehow 'cold' and uninviting.
Overall, the hotel is okay. What I didn't like was the staff at the reception. With one exception (she was nice) they were largely 'cool', short and didn't really make you feel very much. They didn't tell me that you can train for free at the fitness studio nearby (you have to ask) and were generally reluctant to offer information.
I also found the hotel a bit 'stingy'. In most hotels in Trondheim you get free coffee and tea in the lobby (sometimes also fruit or sweets), others have kettles in the rooms. Not so the Scandic. You can buy coffee or tea in the small shop next to the reception. It is not very expensive (NOK 15), but it would be nice if they offered them for free, as other hotels of similar quality do.
I won't stay again here, there are nicer ones, such as the hotel Augustin, where I always felt very much at home.
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