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All reviews great location aker brygge central location city hall nobel peace centre excellent breakfast minute walk the breakfast area karl johans gate train station tourist sites nice size national theatre two night stay comfortable beds heated floors nice hotel
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Reviewed March 12, 2015

In the most expensive city in the world, this hotel, which is well situated in downtown, is a great value. The rooms are simple, clean and comfortable. The price includes breakfast which includes Scandinavian and American style. What a surprise, I had to leave at 4am to catch a train and they provided a simple boxed breakfast!

Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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thonhotelcecil, Guest Relations Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2015

Dear Mondadplus
Thank you very much for the lovely review and thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel when you visited Oslo. I am very happy to hear that you found the room to your liking and that you enjoyed our fresh and varied breakfast buffet. Some of our guests have schedules that require them to leave the hotel very early before breakfast starts. We don’t want any of our guests to leave the hotel on an empty stomach and can provide breakfast bags for guests who leave the hotel before we open for breakfast.
Thank you again for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Oslo.

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Reviewed February 24, 2015

My family visited Norway in May 2014. A great experience. So we made reservations in advance at the Thon Hotel Cecil which ran a bit high, $150 a night USD. This we found to be reasonable by Norwegian standards. However we didn't make advanced reservations for the end of our trip as we were unsure where we would be. Ended up back at the Thon Cecil because of the location & clean rooms. The shock came when we came to pay our bill. The $150 room ended up costing $300 a night for the last four nights. Couldn't talk the folks down at all. So I guess the warning would be to make reservations ahead of time as you can usually cancel the same day pretty much anywhere in Norway. The breakfast was wonderful. If you stay at the Thon Cecil I would get a room facing the street, for the view, and a bit more air.

Date of stay: May 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Jerry L
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thonhotelcecil, Guest Relations Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2015

Dear Jerry L
Thank you so much for staying with us during your trip to Norway last year and for choosing us again when you returned to Oslo at the end of your journey. I am glad you found the location and the hotel to your liking. It is very convenient for travelers to stay at our hotel as it is located in the center of Oslo as well as close to the National Theater station where the airport express train leaves from. From the hotel it’s a short walk to several of Oslo’s attractions such as the Akershus Fortess, the National Gallery, the Opera and many others.
You will always find the best prices if you plan well ahead and the best place to do it is on our website where we often have special deals and promotional offers.
Thank you for your feedback, you are always welcome here at Thon Hotel Cecil

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Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just arriving home after a mini break in Oslo, Norway, in Thon Hotel Cecil and i´m just allready missing the city and the hotel.

For a 3* hotel it seemed to me and to my wife, just wonderful! Excellent location in the city center, nearby all the important spots to visit, good room, a little bit short but large enough to sleep very well! Zero noise and zero issues with noise! ZERO in room 706, facing the interior yard!

Bathroom very small but quite warm, the AC in the room not so hot, that, it seems better to one sleep in the bathroom (kkk)!

Breakfast excellent with lots of delicious menus, served in a fabulous interior yard! EXCELLENT!

Staff very friendly and nice, special Thorje who i speak for so longue for two nights! Very polit and friendly!

If you want to visit Oslo, stay in a very central hotel, quite excellent and good value Thon Cecil is the place. If you come by plane forget, taxi transfers, a fortune, catch the FLYTOGET TRAIN to NATIONALTHEATER STATION and walk to minutes to this fabulous Hotel by a cheap price.

Loved Oslo, loved Thon Cecil!

Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Sérgio M
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thonhotelcecil, Guest Relations Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2015

Dear Sergio M

Thank you for your wonderful review and how lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Oslo is indeed a beautiful city and we are very fortunate to be located in the very heart of the city centre. Since the hotel is an atrium hotel most of our rooms face away from the street. Many of our guests enjoy this as it makes the rooms very quiet.

I`m so glad you found our breakfast buffet to your liking. It is a solid spread and we always serve it with a focus on quality and freshness of products.

Our staff strive to maintain a high level of service and all our guests should feel at home in our hotel, I am very happy to hear that Torje and the rest of our staff took so good care of you.

Your recommendation regarding the Flytoget is an excellent one. From the airport it’s only a 25 minute journey with the Flytoget and from the National Theatre stop it is only a three minute walk to the hotel.

Thank you again for staying at Thon Hotel Cecil, we hope to see you and your wife again soon.

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Reviewed January 1, 2015

Having travelled Europe for the last month, Thon Hotel Cecil was by far the best place I stayed in.

- Good value and perfect location - the hotels near Sentrum were pricer but all the trains going there stop at Nationaltheatret anyway. It was also just down the road from the Christmas market and perfect to quickly run home and change if you've fallen over in the ice rink! Also walking distance to many attractions, and easy access to bus/train/airport

- Ignore Google Maps telling you to take the train to Sentrum and walk, it's much more convenient to follow the hotel's directions and take the train to Nationaltheatret to avoid wheeling your luggage through the downtown shopping street!

- I asked for a quiet room and this was given to me, zero issues with noise

- Heated bathroom floor was amazing in winter!

- Breakfast buffet was fantastic, lots of variety. Better value than many meals in Oslo!

- The staff were friendly but not over the top

- There was even an umbrella provided, which was very useful for the weather in winter!

I had a fantastic time, I'll definitely be back here if I visit Oslo again

Room tip: I asked for a quiet room and got one
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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thonhotelcecil, Guest Relations Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Diti27
It is lovely to read that you had such a good time whilst staying at our hotel on your journey through Europe. Our location is as you described quite perfect, in the middle of city centre. Just outside our door you may find shops, pubs, attractions and good links to public transport. If you arrive from the airport it is very convenient to get off at the Nationateateret station and walk the short distance to our hotel.
Our breakfast buffet offers as you said a good variety of foods and our breakfast staff works hard to present a fresh and inviting spread.
Our staff strives to make our guests stay an enjoyable one and I am glad to see that we could compliment your needs of a quiet room. As our hotel is an atrium hotel with most of our rooms facing away from the street our rooms are very quiet, this is something many of our guests appreciate.
Thank you so much for your lovely review and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and made it safely back home. You are of course always welcome at Thon Hotel Cecil.

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Reviewed December 5, 2014

Stayed one night in November. Nice room, a little on the cold side. Thermostat broken. About 5 minutes walk to Nationaltheatret station and right by Karl Johan, so nice and central location.

Not sure why but room pricier than other Thon hotels close by; would probably choose other hotel next time.

Breakfast average, croissants stale and juice from concentrate. Also, scrambled eggs but no bacon (only ever experienced in Norway, local custom..?) means an average mark.

Date of stay: November 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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thonhotelcecil, Guest Relations Manager at Thon Hotel Cecil, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2014

Dear Stromqvist
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We do appreciate all feedback from our guests; it is very helpful to us when we look at what we can improve upon.
It’s pleasing to read that you enjoyed our very central location and our rooms. As you mentioned the hotel is only a short walk from the National Theatre Station where one may find a variety of public transport links including the Airport Express train. In the area you may also find several good restaurants, lots of shops, a few shopping centres, bars and pubs.
You may find the best prices online at our website where we offer many good deals at competitive prices.
Our breakfast is of good quality for our hotels standard. We offer a good spread with eggs and bacon, sausages and much more. Our apple and orange juice are not for concentrate
Thank you for staying at Thon Hotel Cecil and we hope to welcome you back on your next stay in Oslo.

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