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Park Inn by Radisson Oslo
Ranked #26 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Norway
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“central and cheap”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

inexpensive hotel placed in the center of Oslo. Rooms have dull view (backyard), so used room only for sleeping.no views from the hotel but nice location 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
No ordinary stairs (just lift), only stairs to emergency exit.

Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Raggenibergen,
Thank you for your honest review of Park Inn by Radisson Oslo. We do our utmost to keep our rates low and our quality high. Thank you for noticing! :) Next time you are with us, please request one of our rooms with a streetview or a balcony with a view over the old part of the city. These can definitely be recommended!

All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidorparkinn.com
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Very good location , central but not on a busy street. After a small confusion about our concierge status at check in we were upgraded to a superior room which is large with a good sized bed and decent bathroom. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is exactly what you would expect. Not brilliant but more than acceptable.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Travel_Duck_UK,
Thank you for your positive comments. We truly appreciate you sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. On behalf of Park Inn, I would like to apologize for the confusion upon check-in. I am so happy to hear that we were able to upgrade you and that you were pleased with your superior room.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidorparkinn.com
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Norfolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Had one night in the park inn, very clean, friendly staff, small room but clean and comfy.
Great location with a supermarket round the corner.
Breakfast included was lovely, great choices of traditional Norwegian foods.
Would use again!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear StrawHatReviews,
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo. We hope to welcome you back next time your travels bring you to Oslo for another comforatble stay in the heart of the city.

All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidorparkinn.com
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We have always been happy with Park Inns and this one was no exception. Clean and comfortable room, excellent breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi worked well in the room. It is just a short walk to the harbour, where the ferry leaves for the island museums which are well worth visiting. Karl Johan Street is just a couple of blocks away, with restaurants and shopping, and the train station is a 15 minute walk. We stayed 4 nights and were happy with our choice of hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Reipa,
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We appreciate your loyalty. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the near future. If you have any preferences you would like to share, please let me know and I will make sure you are taken care of!

All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidorparkinn.com
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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The Negatives: We had a Business Class room and it was small by American standards but average in Europe. While the hotel is on a "parking" street, the tram goes by on the corner so you do hear noise, particularly if the window is open. Thee are no drawers or cupboards to put your clothes in, and little room to put out one suitcase, so storage is a problem. While there is no icebucket in the room, if you go to reception, they will give you a wine bucket that is open and will place some ice in it. The "bar" is actually five stools that are scooted up to the small reception area and it is closed most of the time. The shower is one of those that wets the sink area. A small glass partition is meant to contain the spray. It does not work and a slippery floor is dangerous. You could put a towel down to sop it up, but the management only wants to give you one bathtowel a day. The wifi connection is horrible. At all times, at least something was broken at the front desk. (The credit card machine, the copy machine, the fax machine, etc.) The primary complaint would be that the bathroom door offers no privacy. It is on sliders, but even if it stays in the sliders, there is a significant gap between the door and the wall. Positives: the housekeeping staff are terrific. I don't think that the hotel had more than one housekeeper working during the day, but they did a great job of cleaning the room. If we wrote a note and requested something, the housekeeper made sure that we got it. I have to put in a good word for Klaudia. She wrote us kind notes and although we never saw her, she seemed like a cheery presence. In addition, the breakfasts has a great selection of good yogurts and granola, along with everything a global tourists might want. (Like baked beans.) The chef was available and friendly. The kitchen staff put together a fabulous champagne, fruit and chocolate tray for us. (Be aware that the breakfast area is sunny but not large and can become crowded.) Rooms on the sixth floor have nice views. While much of the view is rooftops, the sky is lovely in the evening and the seagulls make for a feel of being in Norway. The hotel is convenient to almost everything. Trams are easy to catch and nearby. Central Station (train) will require a taxi but the price is not bad. Overall, the hotel was fine for us, but I'd probably not stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarcB13
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear MarcB13,
Hello and thank you for your honest and balanced feedback - we truly appreciate your comments and have gladly reviewed this information with our team in order to ensure these items are addressed for future. Thank you also for sharing your comments about the room with us. I will pass them on for our future renovations. I will make sure to celebrate our housekeeping team, and Klaudia for a job well done.

All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidoparkinn.com
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The location is not particularly nice, on a street with lots of traffic, but it's central, just a few steps away from Karl Johan (Main Street in Oslo). Value for money is good as you get modern, comfortable rooms. Just don't expect a nice view or extraordinary service, because this is simply a place to sleep comfortably.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear JornBerg,
Thank you for your honest and balanced feedback in regards to your stay with us. I was happy to read that you enjoyed our location in the heart of Oslo. If you decide to come back again, I will make sure you are taken care of.

All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidorparkinn.com
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here 4 nights in total in May 2014 - 2 at the start of our Norway trip and 2 at the end.

Arrival - you can take the train from the airport to downtown and it is a few blocks from the train station. We arrived late morning after our flight got in. Although early for check in they had a room available so let us check in early.

Both rooms: The room was a decent size, tv, wifi worked well in the room and room darkening curtains (important in the spring / summer). No problems with noise from street or other rooms. No in room safes or mini bars (none of our Norway hotels had these).

First stay was room 308 - this was a room meant for allergy / disability. Wood floor instead of carpet, shower with no step up and grab handles by the toilet.

Second stay was room 311 - regular room (see pics).

The only thing wrong with both rooms were the bathroom doors. They have sliding doors. In room 308 it was very tough to pull open / closed. Can't imagine doing it if I had a disability. In room 311 it was off the track (not possible to "lift" bakc on track) so it wouldn't close fully and properly.

Breakfast Buffet: Very good European buffet with lots of options.

Internet worked well in the rooms but if you want to use the terminals in the lobby there is a charge that is quite expensive.

Location is central within easy walking distance to a lot of the main attractions. Next door to the hotel is a small grocery store (Kiwi) if you need anything.

Overall this was a good hotel for the cost and we would happily stay here again.

For those not used to traveling in Europe / Norway:
1) Rooms are smaller than in the US
2) Hotel ratings are different - generally a 4 star hotel in Europe would be 3 or 3.5 star in the US
3) Bathrooms usually have a shower or a bathtub but not usually both. If you have a preference check before you book
4) Queen / Double beds are two twins pushed together. The hotel can organize the room two different ways then depending on what is requested
5) Duvets are separate for each person - not one big one. Great if one of you is always hot and the other always cold
6) Pillows are flat - you'll have to double them over to prevent your head from hitting the mattress.
7) Common US breakfast foods are not usually served except maybe at larger chain hotels (oatmeal, pancakes, waffles). Eggs are usually hard boiled or scrambled - not omelettes.
8) In Norway most people speak English very well - so no worries about communications.
9) In Norway food and drink are very expensive compared to the USA. A pint of beer is $10-13, a half liter of soda is $5, a glass of wine is $13 to $17. Entrees in an average restaurant run $25. Things are about half price at the grocery store. If you're on a budget breakfast is included, get groceries and make sandwiches for lunch and then eat dinner out.
10) European public transit is very nice, clean, pleasant and efficient. If the schedule says 12:02 the train leaves at 12:02 so don't run late as it will already be gone!

Have a great time on your trip!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank NYC-Canuck
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CWillersrud, M&E Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Oslo, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear NYC-Canuck,
Thank you for your positive and informative comments. We truly appreciate you sharing your experience with us, and are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Park Inn. Thank you also for the comment regarding our bathroom doors. Our technical manager is currently working to upgrade all bathroom doors, as this is something we receive continuous feedback about. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the near future.

All the best,
cathrine.willersrud@rezidorparkinn.com
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Property: Park Inn by Radisson Oslo
Address: Oevre Slottsgate 2c, Oslo 0157, Norway
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Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#19 Business Hotel in Oslo
#21 Family Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Inn by Radisson Oslo 3*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park Inn by Radisson Oslo is brilliantly situated in the heart of Norway’s beautiful waterfront capital. This stylish and comfortable hotel in Oslo is a short walk from the city's bustling main street Karl Johan. Surrounded by an exciting array of cafés, restaurants and world-class shopping, the hotel is also closely situated to popular attractions like the Opera House, the Royal Palace and Akershus Fortress. Offering 118 modern and inviting guest rooms, this city centre accommodation provides the perfect location both for business and leisure travellers. The hotel is conveniently located near public transportation such as the Airport Express Train, SAS Air Shuttle, the subway and trams. Park Inn by Radisson also offers free high-speed, wireless internet access throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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