My partner and I stayed here for one night – and that was enough. We expected more.
Our standard room (costing 150 euros) was facing into a sad looking courtyard. Double bed could had been bigger and TV didn't worked but it was fixed fast, in 15 minutes. Some lights didn't worked.
We chose to stay here because of the afternoon snack, evening meal and breakfast that was included in room price. Good way to save some money in a pricy Oslo.
Now afterwards, we think that the afternoon snack and evening meal was more like a joke.
What did it include? Well, afternoon snack: lukewarm and chewy pancakes (like those that can be found in any grocery stores) with strawberry and blueberry jams. Evening meal: things that looked like leftover from breakfast, such as cold cuts and salad stuff. So called spring rolls turned out to be fried cabbage rolls that weren't crispy at all. Tomato soup was tasty. Desserts were good, too: walnut cheese cake, brownies and chocolate cake with raspberries. Breakfast was okay, nothing special.
We liked the idea that lounge was open for everyone but like in many other hotels here they charged for drinks. Only water, tea and coffee were free of charge. They could had served at least one glass of soft drink, beer or wine with food.
The lounge itself looked like a canteen and music was played too loud. Kitchen door remained open and the lounge was filled with cooking sounds and smells. We felt we are staying in youth hostel.
Other downsides: coffee served free of charge in lobby tasted horrible. Luggage room didn't feel safe. Anyone could had picked any luggage there. Room door didn't get locked automatically. One has to show the key card to the door not only when entering but also when leaving the room! And no-one told about this. It was just written in the back of the key card. Bath amenities were poor: only body soap.
All in all, this was very average hotel that suits budget travelers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer complimentary breakfast buffet and free WiFi included in the price. You will also see that we offer fresh fruit, coffee and tea all day long in the reception area, afternoon waffles or homemade pastries and a light evening meal served in our 7th floor lounge, this also has a nice adjoining room-top terrace. If you want to work-out you are free to use our well-equipped gym. The hotel is situated within walking distance from the Airport Express train, the central station, shops and restaurants.Our entrance is inside the Folketeateret passage were you will also find several restaurants and a theatre. ... more less
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