We all know "minmalistic" is fancy word for "small rooms and little inventory". "Urban modern" the same, just a fancy word for stuff that isn't so great.
But, Sergej at the reception desk was a very service-minded chap with a friendly attitude. He asked a bit too much about the Thon Hotel member thing which was a bit awkward. Room was one of the smallest I've experienced, but the bed was comfortable - as most is in Scandinavia. Odd thing putting the sink inside the room like some kind of British B&B thing. Most likely got more to do with lack of space rather than "progressive design" or whatever fancy word you may put on it. The room showed some sign of wear and tear, but as with most Nordic hotels - very clean. Nothing on the walls, just white. I told my wife it felt a bit like a prison cell, only that we could leave when we wanted too. Wi-fi came and went on my tablet. Close to useless, but it did work. Jolly good for that.
But, the warm welcome made up for some of the oddities, and the breakfast was very nice indeed. Price was a bit steep for such a "minmalistic" room, but this is Oslo after all, where you pay 40 NOK for a Mountain Dew at some of the neighbouring shops. Shocking.
Majorstuen is a nice little area of Oslo, if you want something else than the city center (with all its flaws) come here instead - but don't expect too much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thon Hotel Gyldenløve is a modern design hotel, located in one of Oslo’s best shopping streets “Bogstadveien”. The 164 rooms are furnished in Scandinavian, minimalistic stile and comfortably quipped with a modern bathroom solution. With short distance to tourist sights like the Vigelands Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace or Karl Johans gate and business centers like „Majorstuen“, „Forskningsparken“ and „Blindern“ the hotel suites business and leisure travelers alike. Complimentary w-lan is available throughout the whole hotel. A rich breakfast buffet is served in the mornings, every week-end until 12:00 am. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thon Hotel Oslo