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“Clean, quiet, comfortable, convenient: what's not to like?”
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Thon Hotel Opera
Ranked #7 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
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Manchester, UK
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“Clean, quiet, comfortable, convenient: what's not to like?”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights during business trip to Oslo. I'm a bit fussy about hotels, and in particular want a high standard of cleanliness (depressingly rare in my experience), comfort and lack of noise. This hotel had it all, and then some: it was very clean, modern, super convenient (right next to the station where the airport express arrives), quiet, and comfortable. Oh, and it had a really excellent breakfast, with a wide choice of super fresh and tasty options, with nice touches such as an orange juicing machine and nespresso.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

I have stayed in Oslo several times before over the years but never here.

Previously I've stayed in the Radisson Blu opposite if I wanted to have a hotel next to the station but , as its been a disappoinment previously, I thought I'd try the Thon Opera.

Overall it was good with just a few niggles

On the positive

1 Its incredibly close to the station. Turn left off of the Airport express train and its 50m walk away to the entrance.
On a cold Oslo day in December that makes a difference !

2 Check-in was quick and friendly.They also gave me a decent recommendation for Dinner locally.

3 Although small, the bed was comfortable and I slept well .

4 Wifi was free and fast.

5 I had my room at 1130 - I was grateful for that having arrived on the train.


Slight niggles were no in-room safe - a must surely in any decent hotel.Its such an old-fashioned practice to put your valuables in the 'Hotel safe' in reception.
Also the decor has that dark brown standard 80's motel/hotel furniture - so don't expect modern Nordic design !
As a room it really was a "single" room and I would have not have wanted to stay in it for more than 2 days. It must be the smallest room I have stayed in all year.
The iron and boards are also in the Gym entrance - which is more akin to a hostel than a modern hotel imho.

Niggles aside I would use it again for short trips into Oslo. Any longer than two days though and I'd head into town for another Hotel

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

I stayed there for 2 days, during a conference. I did not have any negative experiences or anything to point my finger at. The food (2 lunches, 1 dinner, one breakfast) was good, and there were no serious queuing. The conference rooms were also good, with no glitches during the two days and the air quality was OK.

My room was on the 7th floor, with a window to the east. Good bed, and Ok size of the room.

The location is very good for a conference, with just a short walking distance to the airport train. But for a good choice of restaurants, there is some distance.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Great location for a hotel if you need to use public transport. Directly out of the station and into the hotel. The breakfast is also phenomenal. Outside of breakfast the food is good but tremendously expensive. The gym is a bit of a joke - be prepared to queue to use machines. The rooms are great - I stayed in the new part of the hotel which doesn't give you particularly good views but everything is brand new and there was no corridor noise. The surrounding area is awful though - everything is currently in the process of being dug up which doesn't look particularly nice - although I realise this isn't the hotels fault. The exteria is also very noisy - it overlooks a square and footbridge - so noise from people moving about and gathering is quite excessive. There's also a club or something near by and the bass - this was on a Friday night - was penetrating which stopped me from getting any sleep at all.

Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

The hotel is just across the main train station. So it is easily reached.
Rooms are renewed and modern designed.
Always people make the real difference. And unfortunately here I couldnt find this personal touch. The hotel is seem to mainly concentrated on conferences. The lobby is like the train station. If you want to go to toilet you need to take a key from the reception.
Everything is seemed to be modern and computerized. I am not against this, but if it is so, I would accept everything to go in a harmony. When we arrived it didnt take to long to get our key. But when we went upstairs to our room, there was a surprise waiting in our room. Our room was not empty. There were a lady sleeping in the room. This was very upsetting for both of us. We had to go down and wait in the queue and ask for a replacement. In a even 3 star hotel, in a situation like this requires a sorry. But here, as if it was our fault, we were punished with smaller room, looking to the busy and noisy train station instead of our first given room looking to the sea.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Comfortable modern hotel with a great view towards the Opera and the sea. Nice breakfast, free wifi (annoyingly you have to re-login through a webpage every day). Umbrella was included with the room, which was very handy in November weather.

Room Tip: Pick a room with a view of the Opera on higher floors! Breathtaking sunsets!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Fantastic location next to the station, yet quiet. Across a footbridge from Oslo Opera. Very warm welcome for a chain hotel. Room was a bit small, but well furnished. Excellent breakfast with wide range at the buffet and decent quality, too.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Thon Hotel Opera
Address: Dronning Eufemias gate 4 | P.O. 397, Oslo 0191, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Oslo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#8 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Thon Hotel Opera 4*
Number of rooms: 480
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Opera is a modern business hotel located centrally in Bjorvika in Oslo. The hotel has 480 rooms in different categories, fitness facilities, Scala Restaurant and Eufemia Bar. ... more   less 
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