My boyfriend and I stayed here on our recent long weekend in Oslo. The hotel is about 25-30 minutes from Oslo-S on the T-bane, which in itself is a scenic ride from the city up the mountain.
We were welcomed warmly (having not bargained on the steep hill up from the T-bane station, this was much appreciated!) and comprehensively informed of the hotel's facilities and timings.
The room was comfortable and, as we had requested one with a view if possible, provided us with an impressive outlook down the mountain and into the town and lakes below. When we were in our room most of the time was spent just looking out at the gorgeous view.
We had previously read reviews of the breakfast being amazing in terms of range and taste; I'm pleased to say that this was very much the case. From continental cold meats and cheeses, to various cooked items, to simple cereals and bread with preserves, and then the fresh fish, there was certainly something for every palate - not to mention something different for every course! For me, a particular highlight was the fresh fish; the mackerel was superb, and the much talked-about salmon with chilli and cocoa was just... wow.
We took lunch in the cafe on the day we arrived, opting for sandwiches which were delightful. On a couple of evenings we spent time in the hotel bar with a fireplace in the centre. After a chilly day out walking in the snow, this was much needed! There were two great options for food, which was handy as there wasn't a great deal nearby to choose from.
The situation of the hotel was also perfect: a ten-minute (maximum) walk to the T-bane station, which would take you back into Central Oslo or up to Frognersteren for more snowy wonders, and a five-minute walk to the Holmenkollen ski jump museum. We were also on the doorstep of lovely walks.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend this place to family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is perched high above the city like a palace out of a Norwegian fairytale, it offers stunning views over the city and the surrounding landscape. A magical place for a family holiday, and a unique venue for activities in the nature, just 15 minutes' drive from Oslo city centre. We can arrange all types of meetings, conferences and events in venues that can accommodate up to 850 participants. You can work out in the gym or pool then retreat to our spa. There is free parking available and as a guest you have access to free WiFi in all our rooms and public areas. Located close to the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium and access to wonderful skiing, walking and cycling. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holmenkollen Park Oslo