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Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Drammen
Prestfoss
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Okay, but is that enough?”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Stayed here overnight due to business. Room was okay, but very small. Since I booked a superior room (don't know if I got one), I still wonder what people do in the "normal" rooms. But the bed was nice and wide.

The shower was not to my satisfaction, due to the showerhead (fixed to the wall) I had to stand outside the shower curtain and wait for a little while before the water got warm. Stupid people in the 80's who installed such showers.

I am not sure if it would be necessary for me (or the hotel) to be afraid to use the elevator, but when I see it is from 1987 and sounds like it's going to break, I would definitely do something about it. I guess I had a room in the old part of the hotel (A-wing).

The breakfast was served in the restaurant area down by the lobby. It was a Monday morning at 0730. There was not much light, so I had trouble seeing everything. Breakfast was ordinary, especially the warm stuff (only tomatoes - why do people eat them for breakfast, well nobody did, bacon and eggs) did not look tempting.

I saw only one guy cleaning and organizing, he was so busy he couldn't even say hello when you bumped into him.

Well, all in all a hotel with fair prices and great location. Not a place to spend your honeymoon, but perfect for business people or people who need cheap accommodation close to the railway.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were a couple of couples and one single staying for one night in First Hotel Ambassadeur. Coming by car and wanting to leave the car in the garage, it was a bit tricky to find our way. But a good explanation from the reception desk directed us right on the track. The garage was a public one, not only for the hotel guests, there were however several available places when we arrived on a Saturday afternoon. Check in at the reception was made efficiently and quick by a polite and friendly desk clerk. The rooms were not small at all, they were clean and roomy. Bathroom was not roomy but the shower was quite good.
We arrived early for our evening arrangement in the city and experienced very quick and good service in the hotel's bar. Next morning we found a fairly good selection of breakfast items, and it was included in the room price.
The one of us that was single were directed to the older building across the street. The room there was smaller. However our beds, in both buildings, were very good - not too soft and not too hard. We all enjoyed our stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Room was clean and well presented small single functional box with bed, desk, TV and en-suite. Disappointingly the Non-Smoking Room smells of tobacco smoke despite the sign that tells occupiers they will be fined if they smoke in the room. Apart from this there is a well equipped Gym available at a small additional cost, NOK 100 per week, just off the Lobby. The hotel is very well situated near to the train station and centre of town with a good selection of local restaurants. Heard little to no noise during my stay and would give the hotel a much higher rating if the room didn't have a lingering smoky smell.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Here, You can negotiate a deal. It´s a perfectly OK hotel with a not so cool location. It´s therefore cool to negotiate a deal. The buffet is great if you cater a conference. You charge the conference and the meal ticket and make the arrangement with the hotel. Everybody will be happy here. It´s a good hotel for conferences, and not close to shopping malls and downtown attractions that will distract your guests. So if you are coming into Norway to do a conference, consider this place. The train ticket from Oslo is cheap compared to parking at an Oslo hotel and the room price here is much more reasonable than an Oslo hotel. And it is only 30 minutes from downtown Oslo.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stay here for 2 nights - to be honest was not expecting much after some of the reviews on here but was pleasantly surprised.

Room was clean, functional and bed very comfy - bathroom had excellent shower and all in all ideal for the stay.
Location couldn't be better - right opposite the train station - high speed link from the airport - some good restaurants within the square opposite and walk across the bridge into the town.

Will use again if in Drammen.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

1.hotel Ambassadeur was clean everything in the room was ok, but still it left us with the impersonal effect. It is not a ver cozy. There was a good garage under the hotel and breakfast was good. The situation is good.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

I stayed at the First Hotel Ambassadeur on business with a few colleagues for one night. We chose it because it is very well situated for the airport train - being only a few minutes walk from the station.
Walking into the hotel, it feels a little dated, but it's OK. The reception staff were friendly and check in was efficient. The room had everything needed, and whilst it was modern enough, the bathroom could have done with a little refurbishment. I had a disabled access room (and can't comment on the layout from that perspective, not being disabled myself) but it meant that there was a large metal ramp in the room right next to the bed to allow acces over the threshold into the bathroom. It was removable, so not too sure why it was there (it made my feet cold!)...
We decided to eat in the hotel, and I probably wouldn't do so again. The menu was very limited, and the service took a long time (too long). That said, the food we had was OK if you're happy to settle for a burger.
All in all, there was no single thing that made me not want to stay here again, and it is an OK hotel, but I'm left with the feeling that I would probably try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen
Address: Stroemsoe Torg 7, Drammen 3044, Norway (Formerly First Hotel Ambassadeur)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Buskerud > Drammen Municipality > Drammen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Drammen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen 4*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is build in a modern design and is the biggest in the Drammen region. Their main focus is personal service and to create a good atmosphere, to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel has got 9 conference rooms with space for up to 400 guests, 7 meeting rooms and a comfortable lobby. All the facilities are equipped with modern equipment. ... more   less 
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