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“Nice location and a nice view, bathrooms dated” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scandic Holmenkollen Park

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Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Ranked #29 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice location and a nice view, bathrooms dated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We visited this hotel with a large group of people (100+) for a gala dinner event in February. The hotel is on the top of a mountain overlooking Oslo, in a great location with sports facilities around. The rooms are nice. The bathroom furnishings are dated and in our bathroom the thermostat was broken so that we only had arm water from the sink, which was quite inconvenient when we had to get ready for a black-tie dinner event. Washing hair with cold water....help was promised, but did not arrive. Despite that, we had an overall good experience and the dinner was good.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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58 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

+ Great bed
+ Exceptional breakfast with everything you would want (even waffles)
+ Right next to the ski jump and stadium

+/- Upgraded rooms, expect for the bathroom (maybe from the 80's or something)
+/- Potentially great views over the city (but be aware that the fog during winter often covers the entire Holmenkollen)
+/- Decent pool, but the area is not really that big and the sauna etc. seems a bit worn down

- Cleanliness could have been better
- There was a long waiting time for dinner (Pizzeria), and the taste was nothing special

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Potentially a nice hotel....

Rooms were ok,

Staff were rude bar 2 reception girls. .... Everything seemed a problem for everyone.

The Hotel was over run with uncontrollable kids. Not the hotels fault, but more should of been done to control them.

I don't like having my room door knocked every 5 min, or to be pelted with ice cubes as I'm walking down the corridor!

Glad I was only here on night

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fearonz
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

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.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

We went to Holmenkollen for skiing for 2 days and we just needed a place to sleep. I might think this hotel is one of the closest to Holmenkollen Vinter Park (alpine skiing) which is approximately 5 kms. It is a beautiful hotel with great view but dining is ridiculous expensive. 118 NOK for a half liter of beer and 159 NOK for an ordinary pizza (17 USD and 25 USD).

PROS
Clean and nice rooms
Friendly staff
Understand various of languages
Great morning buffet

CONS
Dining is ridiculous expensive
Little old fashion decor
Long walk to some of the rooms
No public parking just nearby

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belgium
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

This hotel is situated in the best location a hotel could possibly be in Oslo. I have stayed 4-5 times there now, summer and winter. Mostly for business trips. I have mixed experiences in regards to service, room standard and quality. For frequent business travelers the lower rate rooms will be disappointing. But this is definitely one of the two hotels in Oslo with greatest charms. Especially in the winter time. The original historical part of the hotel is brilliant, the hotel extensions less pretty. Will stay there again but different rooms. The view over Oslo is the best from the hotel location, also right next to Holmenkollen Ski Jump arena. Great area to visit and have a look out even if you should not stay at the hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Turku, Finland
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390 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

You can build luxurious five stars hotels and train your staff to be helpful and polite, but your hotel may still lack charm and warmth. Well, Rica Holmenkollen have it all; prestigious old historical building made of logs, placed on the most beautiful spot of Oslo with a fantastic view and a warmhearted staff. Furthermore they offer you both breakfast and lunch/dinner that is hard to beat. Everything from the reception to the hall ways and rooms are decorated as a tribute to Norwegian winter sports. The rooms are spacious and didn't lack anything essetial. Overall I had a good feeling staying there and it gave me the possibility to visit the nearby Holmenkollen Winter Olympic site and the whole area is perfect for walking and skiing in the winter time. You may want to consider a hotel downtown if you're into night life as Rica Homenkollen is a bit outside of Oslo city center. Myself I stayed in the newer annex building on the fifth floor with a fantastic view, but the floors underneath may have a restricted view due to the lower building with upscale rooms in front.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MosseTurku
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Additional Information about Scandic Holmenkollen Park

Property: Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Address: Kongeveien 26, Oslo 0787, Norway (Formerly Rica Holmenkollen Park Hotel)
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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Oslo
#13 Business Hotel in Oslo
#15 Family Hotel in Oslo
#17 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
#19 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Holmenkollen Park 4*
Number of rooms: 336
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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