I had to stay in this hotel because all city hotels were booked out due to a trade fair. The hotel is on a hill/Mountain on the edge of the city. This is the same hill where you can find the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. The drive to the hotel from the city is long (around 30 min) but is rewarded with a spectacular view onto the the entire city and the Oslo Fjord. I have never had a better view onto the city from any other vantage point in Oslo.
The hotel itself consists of a quaint wooden structure in traditional Norwegian style which forms the nucleus of the hotel. Today, it hosts the conference area.
The hotel rooms are in a modern annex which seems to be from the late seventies or early eighties. The hotel is in good shape mainentance wise and the rooms are furnished in a modern, puristic way.
The rooms contain the bare necessities of modern hotels. However, my room (which was utterly expensive) did not even have enough space to place shirts and did not have an ironing board, despite the rather large size of the room itself.
Breakfast was adequate.
This was all in all ok for me. What I did not like in the hotel was the service. The staff in the breakfast area could not have been less attentive and unfriendly. If anyone showed up to serve coffe at all, they would not bring you any milk to the table and tell you to pick it up at the service station. The front dest twice forgot to make a wake up call !
The room service was particularly poor because the staff only changed towels but did not empty trash cans, make the bed or otherwise clean up the room. I have never seen anything like that anywhere else in the world.
- 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