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“Can't get any more central than this!”
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Thon Hotel Cecil
Ranked #41 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
London, Canada
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Can't get any more central than this!”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We stayed there in early Aug 2011. The rooms are your average scandinavian size but fully functional. Staff were jovial, and even gave us a take-away breakfast when we checked out early in the am. Very helpful. Cant say this enough: location, location, location. You are steps away from parliament, city hall, peace prize museum, waterfrony yo take you to viking ship museum and steps away from transport hub to take you to parks, etc. Train station is about a 15 minute walk away.

Breakfast was excellent, though the variety was limited. Go early.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Oxford
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Loved our stay in this hotel. Nice staff - comfortable and reasonably sized room, nicely decorated with kettle, nice TV comfortable beds, desk and armchair. Quiet. Towels were a bit small and the shower door let water out a bit, but the bathroom was nice. Open plan wardrobe a bit untidy as you walked back into your room and the lack of a safe was irritating, though the hotel felt safe and had good security such as having to use your room card to access the lift.
Best thing? The breakfast - really generous and a very nice space to eat it in - we were able to really fill up for a day's tourism . And the location couldn't have been better - within a stones throw of the water and the main musuems and sights including the Town Hall - we could pop back easily to the hotel for a couple of hours R & R after some very intensive tourism. Really appreciated the kettle as it is important to have somewhere to hang out in Norway due to the high prices. And the provision of an umbrella was very useful. Also the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
We would definitely come back to this hotel or use this chain of hotels again.

Room Tip: our room was internal so no view of the street, we looked over the atrium breakfast area, but it was...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Very much the same as most Thon hotels. Basic amenities, smallish but comfortable beds, small Spartan rooms. Plus points are there is a fairly large buffet breakfast to cater for most tastes and the location.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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257 reviews
163 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2011

This was our favorite place to stay on our trip. The beds were very comfortable. Large rooms and bathroom for washing our clothes. The breakfast was phenomenal with three kinds of eggs, meat, gluten free bread form the asking. There was free coffeenin the reception area 24 7. Free GOOD wifi in our room.- a computer in the lobby to use. lots of restaurants nearby and grocery ICA . Try deli del luca for an affordable lunch.good location to walk to harbor and train station and lots of museums. There was a fridge in the room.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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tampere
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2011

This hotel is right in the center of Oslo. You cant get a better location than this to explore Oslo. Great service. We were supposed to check out very early on our last day . While checking out, we were positively surprised to see the breakfast packs ready for us to carry with us. would definitely come back to this hotel , if we come to Oslo again

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank kaustabh
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Edinburgh
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70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Good room, apart from first room the door wouldn't lock but I got moved promptly. Rooms are clean, either a view of the bright atrium or outside. Hotel 2 blocks walk from the marina, and just round the corner from the tram stop and the city centre. Felt very safe as I was travelling alone. Warning the duvet only covers about two thirds of the bed and pillos are really soft.

Room Tip: If you are travelling alone, get a queen bed as a single may be too small.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Thank EdinburghSharon
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Helsinki
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

I picked the hotel in one of the guide books that said "this pleasant city-centre hotel is primarily geared towards business travellers". The hotel was ok between 3 am and 10 pm and if that were a 24 hour experience I would come again. But during the night the disco noice prevented sleeping - not good for business meetings on the following day. I wish I had read the trip advisor reviews in advanced and chosen another hotel in Oslo.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Thon Hotel Cecil
Address: Stortingsgata 8 | Entrance Rosenkrantzgate, Oslo 0161, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Thon Hotel Cecil 3*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city centre next to the Parliament you will find Thon Hotel Cecil. A few steps will bring you directly to Karl Johans Gate, Oslo's main street with a broad selection of stores. The hotel has a vast selection of restaurants and activities nearby. ... more   less 
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