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“Beautiful hotel overlooking Oslo”
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Voksenasen AS
Ranked #52 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
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“Beautiful hotel overlooking Oslo”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

This is a modern hotel, situated overlooking Oslo and very near the ski jump.
It is located on the side of the mountain/hill and the rooms all have grass roofs, making them blend into the countryside.
The rooms were not big, but very comfortable and with good Wifi.
The hotel is set up for small conferences on site, and has a very personal feel. The staff are very friendly.
Food was very good, but not cheap - that's Norway for you.
Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

wey good in alcategoryes,but the lunch tabel is not delicate, very standard and also crowdy THI MUST BE BETTER alsp the breakfast must bee better- the swweet bad jam is yesterdays hotel-breakfast.........

Room Tip: the old part ground floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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bilde2009, Public Relations Manager at Voksenasen AS, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Thank you for your reviw.
Welcome back anytime.
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I (and our group) enjoyed a few days stay at the hotel, using the business facilities for most of the time, including the restaurant and the gym.

The first day we didn't see much of the view outside, because of the rain and fog.

The last day the sun broke through and we went outside a few times. The reward is to see the striking view of Oslo from high above. It feels real strange to look DOWN at the Holmenkollen ski jump....

The facilities appears a bit worn, but still holds a nice standard. The lunch hold high quality in the not to many dishes and got us through the days.

The gym is small - and hot... I will suggest a trip outside on the tracks surrounding the hote instead.

Room Tip: The single-bed rooms in the basement got a balcony and a nice view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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bilde2009, Public Relations Manager at Voksenasen AS, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Thank you very much for the nice review.
We will be happy to welcome you back on some later accession.
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Our family booked a total of 3 rooms for a weekend in April. 2/3 were dissatisfied. The main issue was difficulty booking. Their website's online booking feature does not work, so you must call during business hours, which if you are outside the local time zone isn't convenient. 2/3 rooms had problems booking and required a follow-up phone calls as there was a mistake or problem accepting payment .It seemed their system is perfectly suited for local guests, using Norwegian bank cards, but are apparently not conducive with international travelers with foreign cards. One room was booked via a consolidator to avoid dealing with their arcane booking system, one guests was told the room was canceled upon arrival and that it was her fault. We later learned it was an internal error, yet no apology was offered. Rather, she had to pay the difference in the room rate and told it wasn't their problem that the cost had gone up. The reception seemed quite happy to turn away business, rather than be understanding and helpful. In addition, once they finally got into their room, it had not been properly cleaned. There was rubbish in the bin and a few other issues. The others were satisfied with their room quality, but not happy with the hotel's ability to control a loud student party on the premises which continued late into the night on the hotel grounds immediately outside the guest rooms . This hotel is potential very nice, and in a beautiful and interesting location. However, the staff's lack in attention to their guests, to cleaning detail, or maintaining general professional standards is enough cause to never do business with this hotel again.

Room Tip: Some rooms are very small, but in terms of noise, they were quieter. Most rooms seems to offer a gre...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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bilde2009, Public Relations Manager at Voksenasen AS, responded to this review, 15 May 2013
God day Mandieree

I`m sorry to hear that you visit with us didn`t meet your expectations.

We are much better than this.

Regarding your trouble with booking a room on our website, we have an external vendor that offers this service on our website. We are trying to find our why the solution didn`t work for you.

I hope you will give us another chance on a later occasion.
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

The conference part was superb, but for a 4 star hotel the bathroom was not up to it. I didn´t think they could make bathrooms that small, toilet was angeled in towards the sink, just to make it fit... Not for anyone with a bit more than average legs etc. Brakfastmenu only average; would like more to choose from at a 4 star venue, but good/fresh quality on what was served. View is supposed to be exeptional, but the Oslo fog swept in and left us in the clouds.. :-)

All in all a good stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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bilde2009, Public Relations Manager at Voksenasen AS, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Hello LaManga3

Thank you for your input, we appreciate it.

I`m sorry you didn`t get a chance to see our wonderful view, but I hope you will have better luck next time.

We are at the moment working on a new breakfast concept and hope to implement it before summer. We are confident that our future guests will have a much better breakfast experience.
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Oslo
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

I stayed two days at Voksenåsen hotel on a businesstrip. The location is a gem, situated at the very top of Oslo West hills. Spectacular views, amazing food and world class meetingrooms. Will definetly bring my associates here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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bilde2009, Public Relations Manager at Voksenasen AS, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
Thank you for your review. I`m glad to hear that your stay was pleasant.
You and your associates are more the welcome to visit us again in the future.
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2012

This hotel was absolutely terrible. No access to food after 19:30 , at least when there is business/conference here that have ordered supper. And this happens a lot due to that this is also a conference/business hotel. Btw the hotel is 2 miles from the city center! So be prepared to be incredibly hungry, thereby angry ;)

My impression is that the staff is very rude, and not at all service orientated. The pictures of the room at expedias webpage is also misleading (used expedias webpage to book the room). The room I got looked more like a hostel room, but the price was not in the hostel price range ( paid 1198 NOK for a single room)

I did not see the so called amazing view due to extremely FOG!!!! And the fog is quite normal here.

I would not recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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bilde2009, Guest Relations Manager at Voksenasen AS, responded to this review, 22 October 2012
Dear Maria

I`m sorry to hear that your stay didn`t meet your expectations.
I do not wish to go in to details but I do want to insure you that this was very unfortunate and that we are much better than this.

On behalf of the hotel I offer my deepest apologias.

I hope you will give us another chance.
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Additional Information about Voksenasen AS

Property: Voksenasen AS
Address: Ullveien 4, Oslo 0791, Norway
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Oslo
#23 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Voksenasen AS 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voksenåsen Hotel - ’Pearl of Nordmarka'Voksenåsen is the hotel located on Oslo’s rooftop, with the world famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump as one of its closest neighbors. Miles from the noisy city, but yet so very near. As long as you carry on driving uphill you are heading in the right direction – until you reach a unique hotel offering Oslo’s most spectacular views, a relaxed and international atmosphere. A distinct, contemporary interior helps to inspire the guests. Something out of the ordinary, this will always entice you to come back.Voksenåsen’ s location, 20 minutes from Oslo city center and 501 meters above sea level, combines the close proximity to the woods of Oslomarka, the forested and hilly areas surrounding Oslo. Another close neighbor is the Oslo Vinterpark ski center, all this makes Voksenåsen the ultimate hotel for anyone wanting more than just another city break. ... more   less 
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