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“Great place to stay in downtown Oslo”
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Scandic Oslo City
Ranked #43 of 101 Hotels in Oslo
Sandnes, Norway
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in downtown Oslo”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights during the WC in skiing 2011. It couldn't have had a better location.
Just a few step to the train station where we could get directly to Holmenkollen. Great breakfastbuffet,and very caring and friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

I was in Oslo work over a weekend. The hotel was a welcome Oasis in this cold (and very expensive) country. Rooms were perfect; staff professional and polite; location great; and the breakfast was exceptional! Only compliant was the bar outside the hotel (across the street) that played karaoke (very loudly) until 4am. Request an inside rooms.

Room Tip: Great location by bus station and center to all activities.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Paris, France
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

This hotel is in a good location for trains and buses,however it is also the ugly part of town.Reception staff are slow.
The rooms are small and comfortable,a sauna is available from 5-11pm.

If you want charm this is not the place.

The best part of this hotel is it's great breakfast.The breakfast staff are particularly helpful and quick.

Close by is the Bacchus cafe, has good service,pretty location and OK food.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank Katherine V
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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Just opposite Oslo central station, you couldn't ask for a more central location. Easy to get around on foot and very brightly lit and safe at night. i was concerned it might be a bit noisy, but had the best sleep ever on super comfy beds. the rooms are very large, but it was the service on the front desk that really made this a great experience. They girls were so friendly and full of recommendations - very helpful. The buffet breakfast is quite extensive too!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

I ran out of hot water in the shower after less than 10 minutes. Otherwise a decent bathroom, but with low water pressure. The superior rooms are very spacious, but cheaply decorated and quite dark. Nice and comfortable bed as well as a cosy sofa group. There is no iron, and one cannot borrow one from the reception (I was asked to use the ironing room instead).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Located only 2 minutes away from the railroad station, this hotel is a good choice especially when arriving with a late train or leaving early. I left too early to have breakfast at the hotel, but when I mentioned this at the reception the night before, they offered to make me a breakfast pack to take with me the next morning. I'm generally not a big fan of floor carpets in hotels, but apart from that, I liked this hotel, and wouldn't mind staying there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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162 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We are a family of 3 persons (husband, wife & 14 year old daughter) and spent a night at this hotel on 19 July 2011. The hotel location is just great right near the Central railway Station and within walking distances from Oslo cathedral, Parliament, Opera, Royal Palace etc. Situated just about 100m from Karl Johan Shopping Street, this hotel is ideally located close to a number of shops and restaurants. Free internet connectivity is available at the roooms. The breakfast is good as also the complimentary tea-coffee. The room is standard size with basic toiletries only available.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Scandic Oslo City

Property: Scandic Oslo City
Address: Europaraadets Plass 1 | Scandic Oslo City, Oslo 0154, Norway (Formerly Rica Oslo Hotel)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Oslo
#32 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Oslo City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay close to shopping, nightlife and restaurants. Take the tram to the park Vigelandsparken, or go for a walk along Karl Johan. Enjoy a productive workday in our modern conference centre, and enjoy a meal in the restaurant after a busy day. ... more   less 
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Rica Hotel Oslo
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