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“Bad Service and Outdated Hotel”
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Scandic Gardermoen
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Gardermoen
Malaga, Spain
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“Bad Service and Outdated Hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

If you need somewhere to sleep close to the airport, Rica Hotel Gardemoen is NOT the place you want to stay. Rooms are allright, but it seriously needs an update. And there is nothing to do in this area if your not a huge fan of Mcdonalds. My experience with the service is bad, but that is only one persons fault. The one that checked us in was very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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RicaHotel, Manager at Scandic Gardermoen, responded to this review, October 4, 2014
Dear SKommedal,

I am sad to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations.

I do hope you would consider to stay with us in the future, If you do so please contact me directly and I will do my very best to ensure you will have a pleasant stay.

Best regards,

Joel Andersson
joel.andersson@rica.no
Conference Manager
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Sandefjord, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a popular conference hotel near the airport. Convenient if you need to stay overnight for an early flight. However be warned: There is absolutely nothing to do at this place, so minimize the time you spend here. The hotel is located in an intersection, and not even a walk in nice surroundings seems possible. Also you will not want to eat here. They cater to large groups of conference pariticipants and the food tastes really bland.
The rooms are okay, could do with some renovation. Those of them which faces the parking area near the reception should be avoided - noise from people who go outside to smoke - some of them in party mood with loud voices.
A few minutes to the airport with shuttle S22. Ticket Nok 70 can be bought at the bus

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Sandvika, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a very good airport hotel. The rooms are quite ok and needs upgrades but still very nice. Good beds with big pillows. The restaurant is very good and the service is excellent. The shuttle take you to the airport or the train station in just a few minutes.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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RicaHotel, Front Office Manager at Scandic Gardermoen, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Hello Jørgen!

Thank you for your review! I am glad to hear that you had a nice stay and a good night sleep in our hotel! All our beds were new in 2013, Rica Hotels is committed to do our best to make you sleep well with us. We are now offering a pillow menu in all our rooms. With five different pillow options we want you to choose the pillow that fits you best.

I welcome you back to our hotel the next time you are visiting Gardermoen!

Best regards
Siv Jonassen
Front Office & Revenue Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

I was literally in Oslo overnight so decided to stay close to the airport. The airport shuttle bus runs every 30 mins and this hotel is one of its stops. I booked online direct with the hotel. Check in was quick and easy. Staff explained the services available. Breakfast was excellent, so many choices both hot and cold. Very impressed. The room was comfortable, love the heated floor in the bathroom. Bed was very comfortable. Maybe ask for a room on the top floor as I could hear people walking around upstairs, but for one night, it was not an issue. On checkout, I was offered the opportunity to buy my shuttle bus ticket from the hotel and charge it to my bill, very convenient. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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RicaHotel, Front Office Manager at Scandic Gardermoen, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Hello!

Thank you for your review, that is of great value for us and for future travelers! I am glad to hear that you had a nice stay, a good night sleep and good breakfast at our hotel!

As a comment the shutlebus is driving every 15 minute weekdays and every 30 minutes weekend. Please have a look at the schedule:

http://www.nettbuss.no/rutetilbud/flybuss/shuttle-gardermoen-osl#close

I welcome you back to our hotel!

Best regards
Siv Jonassen
Front Office and Revenue Manager
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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

I am used to Rica Hotels but this was my (our actually) first time in this one, situated just a short bus-ride away from the airport. The personnel was really nice and the rooms well enough. We were quite lucky with the TV program and slept like stones. The breakfast was very good too, mixing salty Scandinavian food-stuffs (like fish cakes) with a goof choice of dairy products and bread. And last but not least, a night for two cost us only... 666 kroner! Rock on !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lionel P
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Holmestrand, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

You get your money's worth. This is not a grand style hotel, but basically a place for travelling overnight visitors. Two things worth considering: you ahve to pay for your own shuttle bus, thaat makes it NOK 140 pro person for a roundtrip or 240 for two. So this should be kept in mind if you are comparing this hotel ith the Radisson Blue that is a couple of minutes walking from the terminal building at Gardermoen. The only really negative thin, though, is that there is no working light over the desk, and it was difficult to find power outlets. Not geared towards people working when they are travelling?

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Room is small but clean and cosy with flat screen TV, free wi-fi and desk for lap top. Free coffee/tea at the reception area. MacDonalds, Esso station and a convenience store are located opposite. Parking space outside hotel. Airport shuttle bus stops directly at entrance. Breakfast was good with several hot dishes.

We thought the rate in August was a bit on the steep side for this hotel, but was offered an even higher one (rose to NOK 1,300) when we re-booked in September. Therefore, we stayed at another hotel 400 m away, with similar facilities at a reasonable rate.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scandic Gardermoen

Property: Scandic Gardermoen
Address: Jessheimvegen 467, Gardermoen 2060, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Gardermoens)
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Akershus > Ullensaker Municipality > Gardermoen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Gardermoen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Gardermoen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Gardermoen is a central, practical, sensible meeting place. It is only 7 minutes from the airport by car or bus, easily accessible from the E6 motorway.For our staying guests and conference guests the hotel offers free parking outside the hotel. There is a shuttle bus which goes to and from the airport ( children under the age of 16 years is free ). Scandic Gardermoen is a full-service hotel, which has taken into account the need for comfort sought after both by families with children and business travellers.The brightly decorated rooms at Scandic Gardermoen have private bathrooms with a shower. All with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, work desk and trouser press. Guests can work out in the gym. Meals are available at the hotel restaurant, which has an open fireplace. Drinks are available in the bar, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Oslo city centre is a 35-minute drive from the hotel. ... more   less 
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