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“Great location and very interesting, but somewhat dated hotel”

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Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Trondheim
Reviewed 9 December 2011

I did a 5 day business stay at Royal Garden. Overall I liked it very much, but there were few things that catches my eye.
The room was very well set up and very, very clean. The bathroom was usable, although the shower handles were somewhat stuck and needed some brute force applied initially to get the water running. There were not a lot of pillows and the ones present were not very high, so I had somewhat hard time taking a good night sleep.
there was a heater below the window, but it was turned off and it took some brain power to set it up.
The breakfast was excellent, with a great choice of items and fresh fruit juices.
I've also tried the fitness area, but got disappointed and never repeated. The reason for this being that the fitness room was very small with only few very basic appliances. I've tried the treadmill, but it didn't worked at all, so I had to use the bikes as a poor substitute. No free weights either, just 1 and 2 kg.
The pool looked very well setup, but I didn't tried it.
The hotel is excellently located in the center of the city right next to a stop of the airport shuttle service.
As everything else in Norway it was on the expensive side.

Room Tip: take a room with a view to the river. Should be on the high floors.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

When this hotel was new, it was a 4 star by all means. They have lived on (and off!) that for quite some time now and need to do a few things here and there to get this joint up-to-date.

The rooms, once so nice and shiny, now in need of make-over. "Keep bathroom door closed under and after showering or fire alarm will go off!" - What's this - Russia anno 1970?

The location is great, the bus from the airport stops just outside (great!), the breakfast was nice, it was clean and the service ok. But I expect more from a Norwegian 4 star hotel than an average experience (being a Norwegian myself). And it is not cheap.

Renovate the rooms, get rid of some old carpets, shine it up, and I'll come back with a smile, not just with a "fair enough".

But to my foreign readers - it's a fair, good and safe choice and I think you will like it.

Room Tip: Ask for riverside
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Check-in was trouble free. Reception area and room was clean and well cared for. Even though I had a first floor room (123), the room was very quiet.Water pressure in shower was good. No flat screen tv. Breakfast was plentiful and of excellent quality. Airport bus passes outside of front door. Train station is within short walking distance.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

This hotel is fabulous, right on the water's edge and ideal base for exploring Trondheim.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Marthe H, Sales manager at Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2013

Dear RandB264,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments.

Please feel free to come back whenever in the future. We will be happy to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 5 October 2011

I have stayed at many Radisson Hotels over the years and have enjoyed a friendly reception and excellent service. This is the first time in Trondheim. The hotel is clean and spacious but very impersonal, cold and sterile. On arrival the lack of parking near the hotel was a problem and also expensive. I parked a short walk from the hotel and paid half the price of the hotel garage and less than the parking outside the hotel. WHY the difference? The allocated room 213 was very small and the lack of an outside window meant the air conditioning was on all the time. This led to a dry atmosphere, dry skin and thirst in the night. As the majority of the rooms have the same layout with all rooms facing into a central atrium this is a major problem. The bathroom needs to be modernised. Some work has been done but it could be better. The breakfast room is too small for the number of guests and had queues. The galleriet bar was empty and the food on offer was unappealing so we ate out. The lack of free tea and coffee facilities in the room or public areas was also an obvious omission. I complained on check out but the receptionist was not interested and suggested I contact the management. In contrast my family arrived late at night in winter at Alesund and waited in the Radisson Hotel there and were offered free coffee and help even though they were not guests! In general I have enjoyed the service I have had at the many Radisson Hotels I have used in Scandinavia and the rest of the world. I will continue to use them but never in Trondheim. It is too big and impersonal. I had a colleague ask me today where he should stay and of course my reply was anywhere else but.....

Room Tip: Due to the galleried layout with three main buildings linked by glass roofed galleries most rooms fa...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

One of those hotels that used to really trendy and nice, and was very popular. Now it's starting to show, and it looks a little tired both in and out, though it is still well maintained. Great restaurants, but tired conference facilities. They appear to be rotating their furniture as some chairs are threadbare and worn, while other conference rooms and lobbies have new and comfortable chairs.
Best location in the city hands down.
Most visitors from other countries experience Norwegian service sector employees as polite, but not exactly helpful. Reception in this hotel is no exception, I found it standard or better than average for this country, though an outsider might think it rather rude if they are unfamiliar with the Norwegian service culture.

Room Tip: The whole building is encased in a glass shell so there really isn't an issue with traffic noise...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Very nicely and centraly situated in Trondheim, close to the cathedral and old city. The Airport coaches stops outside main entrance. Good swimming pool and business facilities. The hotel works well for holiday and business!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Address: Kjoepmannsgata 73 | P.O Box 956, Trondheim 7010, Norway
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Region: Norway > Central Norway > Sor-Trondelag > Trondheim Municipality > Trondheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Trondheim
#7 Romantic Hotel in Trondheim
#9 Family Hotel in Trondheim
#9 Business Hotel in Trondheim
Price Range: £95 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim 4*
Number of rooms: 298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim boasts an exceptional design and a location next to the city’s beautiful Nidelven River. The central atrium sits under a glass roof, filling the space with stunning natural light. In addition to the sleek decor, the 298 rooms and suites feature amenities such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet, mini bars and the Super Breakfast Buffet (included in each stay). ... more   less 
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