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Reviewed 9 September 2012

This is the most noisy hotel i have ever stayed at. It's like a train station. There are trams right outside the windows every 2 min, until 1am, and then starts again at 5am. They are understaffed, and the staff are rude. The man in the reception forgot to activate my wifi access and I had to call three times....

2Thank RHN-2310
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2012

So, we arrived at noon and were a little disappointed that our room wasn't ready for check in, but we were early so we just left our luggage and took a long walk around town. We were back past 3pm and our room STILL wasn't ready. You'd think we'd get priority since we had already been sent away. We got...

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Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am truly sorry that this defines your experience at the hotel. This is absolutely not how we wish to be perceived and I understand your frustration. We will take action for this not to happen again and we should have provided you better service regarding possibilites to change to a larger room. I encourage you to please...

New York City
Reviewed 31 July 2012

The very shabby lobby had worn rugs, no help with bags. Pleasant staff, but only one person at the reception meant waiting. The room looked out on the enclosed skylit breakfast room below. Very dull. I almost whacked my head on the strange glass panels extending on each side of the headboard which was a freestanding affair in the middle...

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I was about to give 2 stars, but thanks to the great service on my last day, I ended up to 3 stars. The best word to describe this hotel is "average". There is nothing wrong, but nothing superb either. I chose this hotel because of a conference in the nearby Radisson Blu -hotel, which had horribly expensive room rates....

Thank Frida30
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 June 2012

This was overall a great place to stay, nice and quiet and comfortable (no iron or alarm clock in room). I arrived in Oslo by plane and took the Flybussen (airport bus) one way for 150k to the hotel which is the last stop. Hotel is very close to the Royal Palace and the main street which is a pedestrian...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2012

It is very easy to get to this hotel from the airport: just take the airport bus and get off at the last stop. The Rica Holberg is only a hundred metres or so in front of you when you get off the bus. (the bus does take quite a while though, about 45-50 mins). I arrived at the hotel...

Thank Joanna M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2012

In a city where everything is expensive, it's important to find a good value hotel. Rica Holberg is located very near the Royal Palace and the metro stop called National Theater. Its very hard to get lost while you're exploring the beautiful town centre. Train station is a beautiful 1.5km walk away, it was lovely on a sunny afternoon. If...

Thank r0cky23
Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 8 May 2012

I very much enjoyed my stay at the Rica Holberg Hotel. Helpful front desk staff. Convenient central location (much to my delight.. about 100 yards from where the airport bus stops). Excellent variety and quality of foods available as part of the complimentary breakfast. Fast wi-fi connection. Spotless, nice room & bath albeit small (to be expected since I booked...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I really enjoyed my staying at Rica Holber. The staff is friendly, the room confortable and complete with everything you need. Good internet connection, excellent breakfast and an overall good impression in every aspect. The location is central, easy to public transport and just few blocks from Karl Johan's Gate. Definitively recommended.

Thank Fonsie73
Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this review

Dear guest Friendly staff, comfortable room, good internet/Wi-Fi connection, excellent breakfast, central location, easy to access with public transport in the city and to and from the airport, and the best of all: value for money! This inspire us to do even better:) Thank you for submitting this excellent review to Tripadvisor regarding our property. We do appreciate your nice...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 26 March 2012

The city is expensive :) in that perspective 130 € for 1 night (2 per) isn't that much. Hotel was clean, staff was very friendly and helpful. Well situated in the city, we went back and forth a couple of times during the day just on foot. Breakfast was delicious with lots of "fish" options, fruits, joghurts, waffles and cereals.I...

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Mehus, General Manager at Scandic Holberg, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for submitting your response to TripAdvisor regarding Rica Holberg Hotel. We do appreciate your nice review. Your comments certainly inspire us to do even better. Thank you again for contributing! Your response is very valuable to us. Best regards Kristian Fredrik Mehus General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scandic Holberg hotel is located in the centre of Oslo and is within walking distance of Karl Johans Gate and Aker Brygge as well as shops and museums. A hearty breakfast is served in our restaurant which also serves lunch and dinner on request. If you're planning a meeting, conference or event, we can provide flexible facilities for up to 70 participants. Parking is available close by for guests arriving by car. As a guest you have access to free WiFi in your room and public areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Holberg

Address: Holbergs Plass 1, Oslo 0166, Norway (Formerly Rica Holberg Hotel)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range: $139 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Holberg 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
Rica Holberg Oslo
Hotel Rica Holberg
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#27 Business Hotel in Oslo
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“One could go for rooms which have a balcony. But all the rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles dhirajwadhwani, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing inside or the courtyard are really quiet and tranquil.”
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“Only one elevator (not overly large or fast) so if accessibility was an issue I recommend a room on one of the lower floors.”
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“Ask what you need and you will get it!”
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“good location, transportation, main attractions”
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