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Scandic Helsfyr
Ranked #56 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Reviewed 19 October 2013

I was here two days. The room (426) seemed to be very spacious, neat and clean . They had forgotten to put the shower gel. but this was quickly arranged when I asked about them . The hotel had typical carpet cleaning odor in the room and the hallway . The room had carpet all covered. There was some dirty marks on the carpet that they didn't manage to remove. I discovered some cereal lying under the sofa as the cleaning staff had overlooked . The beds were good. I slept pretty well :)

The hotel had a sauna , a small relaxation room, and a small exercise room with two sets and a yoga ball . I was not tempted to try any of the parts even though it looked nice and tidy .

The breakfast was just as expected on such business hotel. Varied , but seemed a bit " impersonal " I thought. Staff was around and poured coffee if they had time . They did not have time to clean the tables if there was a lot of people at breakfast.

I had a pizza in the restaurant one evening. It was not as expected. Hard and salty , even though I had a beer to help myself with.

Room Tip: Om mulig, spør etter rom på de to øverste etasjene da de var nyere bygd.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

The location will be pretty bad for tourists and most people staying here during the week are on business in the immediate area. The area consists of offices mostly and a lot of traffic. It is close to Valle Hovin stadium that hosts large outdoor concerts.

The check-in staff are polite and efficient. The rooms vary quite a lot from the downright dreary carpeted rooms to the refurbished and upgraded ones facing the parking lot.

Breakfast is good, plus for an actual fresh juice machine and nice selection of health foods, including fruits and yoghurts. There are hot options as well. Table coffee service refill.

The gym is poor, but you can rent bikes for free.

Restaurant was not that good for dinner, different staff consisting of some older guys that try to make it an upmarket experience (as the prices indicate) but it fails and the food is poor. There are no food options in the vicinity, but it is very easy to get on the metro into town for lots of options.

I wish the staff was more consistent in recognizing Rica elite members and offering upgrades for golds.

Room Tip: Upgrade to superior rooms facing the parking lot.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Good standard hotel, meeting all the requirements of a business and leisure traveller. Nice room, quite new and refurbished (at least on 8th/9th level), soft and comfortable bed. Complete breakfast buffet - just great to start into the new day!
Location - close to businesses in Helsfyr, and also just a 5 minute walk from the flybussen airport bus station Helsfyr.
Coming to Olso, I will stay here again!

Room Tip: Upper level rooms might be a good choice.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We had a very bad experience most of all because of the rudness of the people at the Front Desk. The room was clean but very unconfortable. The rates are very high for what service and rooms offer. Will never reccomend this hotel.

Room Tip: This place doesn't have nice rooms.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Rune A, Front Office Manager at Scandic Helsfyr, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Dear Traveller,
Thank you for your honest response. Rica Helsfyr Hotel strives to deliver the best service to all our guests. We therefore appreciative all the feedback we can get.

I am sorry to hear that you had an uncomfortable situation at our hotel. On behalf of all the staff I apologize for your experience.

We welcome you and your family back to Rica Helsfyr Hotel or any other Rica Hotel and apologize once again.

Best Regards
Rune Aasprong
Front Desk Manager

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

The hotel was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Room heater looked as if it was damaged but as wasn't needed was not bothered. As was travelling with a tour bus did not checkout transport into the centre. Staff were helpful and there was a free newspaper in English.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Poeple are not very enthousiatic!
Room are very clean. The hotel is recent!
No air conditionning and the noise of the highway avoid that you could sleep with the open windows.
Food is OK but very expensive. A beer is served at 15€

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

The Helsfyr hotel is well located close to various businesses and on the road to the airport. The city is not too far away. Rooms are not large but clean and well equipped. One thing I don't quite understand is why hotels in Scandinavia don't have black-out curtains? In summer you have sunlight in the rooms at the most ungodly hours. For light sleepers not ideal.

Room Tip: Perhaps get a west facing room if you don't to get the sun in your at four in the morning.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Helsfyr

Address: Stroemsveien 108 | Gps Address: Innspurten 9, Oslo 0663, Norway (Formerly Rica Helsfyr Hotel)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Gamle Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: £75 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Helsfyr 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Helsfyr is situated in Oslo, a 4-minute walk from Helsfyr Metro Station and the airport shuttle bus. It offers free public parking on site and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. All the air-conditioned rooms at Scandic Helsfyr have wooden floors. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk and fridge. Guests can work out at the on-site fitness-room. Relaxation options include a sauna. The main restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and International dinner dishes. Light meals are available as well. Drinks are available in the Lobby Bar. Oslo city centre is a 7-minute metro ride away. Valle Hovin Stadium and Valhall Arena are both within 500 metres of the hotel. ... more   less 
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