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“Very good for business travellers”
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Scandic Sjolyst
Ranked #30 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

The location is perfect if you are in Oslo for business and your business is on the west side of Oslo or in Baerum.
The rooms are by no means spectacular but they are clean and you get at good night's sleep. The staff are very friendly and service minded. The breakfast is really good.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Jannicke L, General Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Hello,

Thank you for taking your time to summed up your stay with Scandic Sjølyst. We are happy to hear we have met your needs as to good breakfast, comfortable and clean rooms in addition to a good location business wise. Hope to be able to welcome you back!

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Jannicke Lorentzen
General Manager Scandic Sjølyst

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

The front desk people could not have been nicer or more helpful, especially Tijs (Oh I hope I got that right). The breakfast was good and the people working the breakfast were very nice and friendly. There was plenty of variety and I love bread and there were 7 choices of breads. My room was very small, but very clean and the bathroom was roomy compared to the size of the room. I have no advice for which floor and as for a view you are going to look at one building or another, it just happens that one side looks at the entrance and another building. We were on the 8th floor and I have read the complaints about waiting for the elevator but it was not bad to us. And free internet in the room was lovely. We get so tired of paying for a room, then adding a fee for internet. It was advertised as internet free in the public areas but it was in the room too. That is 1 of the reasons I gave it an excellent. I know they are working on a gym in the hotel but we were thrilled to be able to use SATS club just down the street. It was perfect for us. You can walk to the harbor very easily which was another plus for us. There is plenty of shopping and a few restaurants and coffee shops and a grocery very near. We have stayed at the Radisson Blu on other trips to Oslo, which we like very much and the breakfast is better than at the Scandic, but we really liked the location of this Scandic. We will stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank jschaberg
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Jannicke L, General Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about Scandic Sjølyst here at Tripadvsior. We are thankful when guests take their time to leave a comment about their experience here at the hotel. The team is thrilled to read your experience here at the hotel, and we are proud to hear you received good service from Tijs (yes, you got his name right). Good to hear that the room was also up to expectations and that location wise you found the area to have shopping, cafes and close walking distance to the harbour. Thank you again for such a nice review. The whole team sais thank you! Welcome back and have a nice day.

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Jannicke Lorentzen
General Manger Scandic Sjølyst on behalf of the whole team

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

I stayed for 4 nights for business reasons. Located in a business district, but only 5 minutes by train or 15 minutes by bus to downtown Oslo, or you can walk it in well under 45 minutes. Very easy access from the airport (30 minutes) as Skøyen station is within 3 minutes walk of the hotel. You do not need to take a taxi (if you do, it will cost NOK 155). Rooms are clean, functional, modern, with excellent, free wifi, a good TV, an iron with ironing board, excellent lighting, desk etc. The breakfast is superb and of an excellent standard and choice. The hotel is of equivalent standard to a Premier Inn in terms of furnishings. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and will use it on future visits. If you want a hotel in the centre of Oslo, then you will spend more, and this hotel is very close using the transportation system.
Minor criticism is that sometimes the dirty coffee mugs weren't replaced until requested, but this was an oversight rather than deliberate.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Jannicke L, General Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Hello,

Thank you for writing such an informative and nice review about your stay. We are pleased to hear as a business traveler we are accomodating your needs in terms of transportation, rooms, comfort and as you state " a superb breakfast". We hope to be able to welcome you back at a later time. Happy New Year!

Best regards

Team Sjølyst

Jannicke Lorentzen
General Manager Scandic Sjølyst

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Scandic Sjølyst is located near Skøyen station and the Airport Express train. Accept from that, there is not much to see or do in the area. The reason for my stays at the hotel is pure business.

You will soon notice moderation like no minibar, snacks or bottled water, no lotion in the bathroom and so on. The reception area has got a small shopping corner, but the range of snacks and stuff is poor. The bar is closed on Sundays due to few guests.

The room is standard, in every way. It is comfy, but forgettable. Actually, I can’t remember what it looked like. The view is non-existent, but I guess you are not looking for a scenic view at Skøyen anyway.

The morning breakfast is standard equipped, but tasty. The breakfast is the highlight of a stay at Scandic Sjølyst.

The price is the biggest issue, the stay wasn’t worth NOK 1350,-

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Jarle T
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Jannicke L, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Hello,

Thank you for leaving a comment here regarding your stay at Scandic Sjølyst. We are sorry to hear the hotel did not live up to your expectations. The hotel is located 5 minutes away fromt he main city centre and can easily be reached by both train, bus or tram. The area is less busy as the city centre, however the reception staff is more than happy to recommend good restaurants int he area or good shopping.

As for the minibar in the room, Scandic as a brand in the Nordics do not offer stocked minibars (some execptions). The minibar of the hotel is as you mention the minishop next to the reception, where you can buy both beverages, sanwiches, snacks and toiletries. If you as a customer is looking for something differently we can direct you to one of the three close by food shops in the area. I would like to have your suggestions on what you felt was missing in the shop. I would very much appreciate the feedback to jannicke.lorentzen@scandichotels.com

Furthermore our standard rooms do not offer then minibar, lotion or bottled water. However if you require these services, we have superior extra rooms at a higher rate with these facilites: Bathrobes, lotion, conditioner, 50NOK voucher for use in the hotel, extra tv channels, stressless tv chairs, 42inch flatscreen (with expection of the stocked minibar). Please do not hesistate to contact any of the staff during your stay with questions or feedback in order for us to help you while you are here.

I hope this information was of any help for you for your next stay with us!

Best regards and have a nice day!

Jannicke Lorentzen
Hotel Manager Scandic Sjølyst

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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

I stayed her for two nights. Good hotel a bit away from the centrum of the city. Be advised if you come by car, that the city ring (where you pay toll fee) is situated just at corner where you turn into the hotel. Choose the wrong way and you will pay a lot more than you expect. It could be better to choose a hotel inside the city if you plan to drive in the city, or otherwise further away from the city according to where you will go. But they have nice rooms and service. When having breakfast it was difficult to get a table as there were many people.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
Thank jolafsen
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Jannicke L, General Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Hello,

Thank you for rating Scandic Sjølyst here at Tripadvisor.
I will make sure to inform the reception about the right direction to drive in order to recieve a double fee. We can unfortunately not change the location of this, however we can improve the communication towards our customers. Moreover nice to hear that the breakfast was good and you received friendly service. We apologize that it was hard to find a table, we will be changing furnitures this week, and working towards improving the efficiency in the breakfast area. Thank you for your feedback and hope to be able to welcome you back !

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Jannicke Lorentzen
Hotel Manager Scandic Sjølyst

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stay here for business as it is just a few minutes walk from Skøyen station so easy to get to on the airport train. Great staff who recognise you even when you haven't stayed for a while. Comfy rooms with good wifi & a hearty breakfast. Plenty of good restaraunts within walking distance although the bar meals are good in the Hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Welshtorchy
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Jannicke L, General Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your stay here at Scandic Sjølyst. We are happy to get feedback regarding the "hearty breakfast" and staff that recognised you. We hope to be able to welcome you back some time soon and give you the same good experience!

Best regards,

Team Sjølyst

Jannicke Lorentzen
Hotel Manager Scandic Sjølyst

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The Scandic Sjolyst was our first stop once we landed in Norway. We had such a great experience at the Scandic Sjolyst that we extended our stay. We were supposed to stay one night but we stayed for two, because we know a good thing when we find it. The front desk staff were fabulous (I am sorry I did not remember to write down your names, but you were all amazing!). They were so helpful and patient. We went for a nice morning stroll through the peninsula of Bygdoy, and the Sjolyst is so close to Bygdoy that we felt like we had a nice home base for sightseeing Oslo. And one word for the breakfast: AMAZING. Seriously, that was the best breakfast we had in Norway (we spent 22 days in Norway). Maybe we were just starving...but all the rest of our breakfasts were compared to this one and they never even compared to this breakfast. Our room was clean, and the warm floors in the bathroom was a nice touch. The bed was comfortable. If we can afford another holiday to Norway we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank skigirltiff
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Jannicke L, Manager at Scandic Sjolyst, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Hello,

Thank you for taking your time to leave a comment about your stay! We are very happy and proud to hear that you only planned to stay for one night but decided to stay for two. We are proud as a team to hear that you received fabulous service from the front desk team and that the breakfast was amasing! This made our day! We hope to be able to welcome you back on your next trip to Oslo. Have a nice day!

Best regards,
Team Sjølyst

Jannicke Lorentzen
Hotel Manager Scandic Sjølyst

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Additional Information about Scandic Sjolyst

Address: Sjoelyst Plass 5, Oslo 0278, Norway (Formerly Scandic Oslo Sjolyst)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Oslo
#29 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range: £74 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Sjolyst 3.5*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Scandic Sjolyst is located in a trendy area in Skoyen with cafes, shops and restaurants. Popular attractions such as the museums at Bygdoy and the park Vigelandsparken are only a 15 minute walk from our hotel. The hotel is perfectly located for outdoor activities such as running and biking as well as the popular beaches at Bygdoy. Public transport to the city centre is very convinient and it only takes 4 minutes by train. ... more   less 
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