This was my second stay in Rica Holmenkollen. It's on the top of a hill, right by the famous ski jump center, with magnificent views over Oslo and the surrounding waters. There is a metro stop nearby but coming by car is a lot easier. The old building is a beautiful example of old Norwegian style and has beautiful details. The (recently renovated?) lobby area is nice too, and of our two rooms one was very nice and modern while the other one was a bit dated but nevertheless OK. Staff was helpful and competent.
But - the swimming pool and sauna had a lot to improve, the floor tiles were in major need of cleansing and the pool area was not tidied up after clients, so there were wet slippers etc everywhere.
The breakfast was OK and so was also the evening buffet for most part, although the warm choices were a disaster.
All in all, I think that for my next trip to Oslo I will select another hotel. Rica Holmenkollen has good offers these days but after relatively many disappointments I could rather pay (and get) a bit more for my stay.
- 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