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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic Oslo City

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Scandic Oslo City
Ranked #35 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
milano
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“comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

It's a very comfortable hotel because of it's position in the city, it's right in front of the central station and all busses, trams and the subway that conduct you all over Oslo city stop exactly at his side. The rooms probably aren't really a 4star type but it's a nice, comfortable and clean hotel, the staff is extremely kind and helpfull and, really, don't miss their BREAKFAST!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Rio De Janeiro, Rj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Good location, silent. Nice bed and good shower. One block from the central station, and a walking distance to many restaurants and bars. Shopping over the street and just 10 min walk to the new pier.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

The hotel is a very standard budget business hotel.

Stayed there for two nights in a single room. The room was recently refurbished with up to date furniture. The bed was comfortable. The windows were not sound proof as there was a lot of noise streaming in to the room during night. This affected my sleep. The bathroom, and especially the shower, was very tiny and narrow.

The hotel staff was nice, but not too service minded.

Will not stay there again if I have the option. Would definitively not stay there for a romantic getaway.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed there one night in April 2014. Small rooms, but quite ok. What gives high scoore here is the amazing breakfast that was exceptionally good. This is probably the best I've ever seen in Europe! Scandic Hotel Eddekoppen has long been the best breakfast in Oslo, but here's a worthy competitor.
Extra points for nice breakfast staff and especially a gentleman named "Knut" which was a whirlwind to clean and fix most things. Got served coffee twice at the table, which is also a big plus.
Price as expected in a big city.
Perfect location.

Room Tip: High, a little less noise there.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Hammerfest, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

This hotel has a very good location, very close to the railway station, metro station, and you can walk to most of the sights and public offices in central Oslo. The reception and the public areas are well maintained, but there are many rooms in which are old and needs some work. The rooms are also very different, in which some are ok in size, and other are a bit small in Norwegian standards.
The level of service is what you would expect in a four star hotel, but not more than that. The Breakfast is also average by Norwegian standards.
There are no iron in the rooms, and no few toiletries in the room.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the entrance can be a bit less quieter, because of the tram and noise form people
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed for one night in early March and prefer this hotel to Royal Christiania across the street, mainly because of room decor and breakfast. The service is good and the location obviously great in both hotels. The breakfast area is nice, not overcrowded, with a great choice of food (and newspapers too). Will be back!

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The hotel is well located for the Central Station and therefore the airport express trains. The rooms are small but have everything you need. The conference facilities again are functional.
The best thing about the hotel though is it's location - close to the harbour bars and restaurants and easy to het to and from the airport.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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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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Oslo Rica Hotel

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