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All reviews free soup great location traditional norwegian food central location karl johans gate street noise walking distance family room double bed tea and coffee train station salmon the heart of the city nice breakfast breakfast was included royal palace the main street
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Reviewed February 19, 2015

The hotel is in a real great location, it can't really be beaten, everything is in easy walking distance of about 5 minutes. Concierge are pleasant, and food is ok.
The entrance has been nicely decorated. But that's it. I found our room totally hideous. Like it has been decorated by Ikea in 1997, so dated. The hallways were like a hospital.
It was so noisy, I could hear footsteps from the room above, I could hear children screaming down the corridors, and I could hear the beeping of the pedestrian crossing outside all night.
I also hate it when you ask for a double bed, and they push two single beds together.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our room was large for twin beds, Our room had sofa and a few chairs, desk, wardrobe. The separate bathroom. My room had own router, internet is fast and free. The beds were comfortable.
This hotel is very near the trams, T-bane (subways) and buses. I have no complaints.
I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Golf_2003
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Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our room was pretty large: 2 twin beds, a few chairs, desk, wardrobe. The separate bathroom had no curtain or door on the shower so things got a little wet and damp in the mornings, but the bathroom itself does have a step and lip to keep things contained within. The beds were comfortable with a comforter and a woolish blanket (which wasn't needed). The TV was on the small side for the room (bot not small) and was slightly off-center for the 2 beds. The room (403) had windows facing out onto the street (Kristian IVs gate) and there is a restaurant/bar across the street that closes at 3am. You could hear it if you listened for it, but light sleepers or the overly fussy would not be pleased with it. Anyone who lives in a city probably won't. Besides there are heavy drapes as well.
The lobby is small but pretty; the people worker friendly and offered us a needed hour later checkout. There is a restaurant that serves free breakfast for the hotel with hot eggs, potatoes (sometimes with meat), and heart-shaped waffley pancakes.There is also the meat and cheese cold cuts, various fishes, lots of different breads, cereal, drinkable yoghurts, juices, and coffee. It's not fancy, but it is ample and was a nice start to the day. They also serve lunch (not free) which we didn't try and also an assortment of pastry and cakes.
The hotel is centrally located near the trams, T-bane (subways) and buses. It's really a walkable city for the most part, but the option to jump on one of the frequent trams was great.
It wasn't that expensive and included free wi-fi so I have no complaints.
Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: 401 is directly across from the elevator, but there is an ante-room to minimize the noise. 401-405 face the front of the building. There are rooms that face an interior courtyard.
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank stevinazo
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Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights in November and can not say it is more than okey. The room I got was small but looked like it was redecorated not too long ago, although there were some cables sticking out and it did look a bit like it was done in a hurry.

The hotel is connected to a next door-café where there is served breakfast. The breakfast finished at 09:30 and the waiters were quite eager to take it away. And it was also a very simple breakfast, nothing special to look forward to.

The hotel has a great history and every room is named after a famous Norwegian writer or poet, which can be interesting. Location is the key here, within short walking distance to almost everything in central Oslo.

Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Tore S
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

This hotel was a wonderful surprise--a lovely old historic hotel very centrally located in Oslo at a good price point. Norway is astonishingly expensive, so this was a welcome surprise indeed.

The rooms are comfortable, include free wi-fi and ours at least had a very nice view. An extensive breakfast buffet is included in the price. The location is very central and just around the corner from a Flybussen stop.

Front desk staff were hit or miss, but the restaurant staff were amazing, friendly, helpful and willing to go the extra mile. Actually the restaurant (Kaffestova) saved our travel budget, being exceptionally low cost for Norway.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank YMuchoMas
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