We spent our last night in Norway at this hotel. First off, I don't understand some of the negative reviews. They almost swayed me to look elsewhere. But then I'll bet 90% only bother with reviews when they've had a bad time. With that, our experience was just fine. We were greeted warmly at reception. Very friendly. Our room was bigger than anything else we had in 9 days in Norway although we stayed "In City" which must be code for room the size of a closet. I thought we were missing a second set of towels and the front desk immediately gave me another set (turns out the second set was wrapped in plastic which I thought was a pillow....my mistake). The breakfast was just fine...for a hotel. My expectations were met....both hot and cold portions available (Norway is way too salty but that is not this particular hotel's fault).
The 70 Kroner shuttle wasn't a big deal. We were charged much much more to go to downtown Oslo by cab (avoid Chrstiana cabs as they rip you off big time). And we paid for a shuttle in Bergen. This isn't the USA where this is expected to be free close to the airport. I may have considered the Radisson Blu in pricing if I had known about this extra $280 Kroner round trip for two expense. So maybe knowing this upfront on websites would be valuable. However, the Radisson is right at the airport (thus walkable) so the noise level is probably higher. We slept comfortably and soundly at this hotel.
We ate at the airport before coming to this hotel based on the earlier reviews. I'm not a big fan of either hotel or airport food so not sure why we bothered.
So my advice, stay at this hotel. Check out the room before you unpack so that based on the bad reviews you can ask the desk to either fix it or move you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to BEST WESTERN Oslo Airport Hotell, a hotel excellent for stopovers as well as a meeting point for your business associates. We are just three kilometers from the Oslo Airport and just hours away from the rest of Norway and Europe. We have shuttlebus to the airport and free parking for our guests. We also have an open restaurant and lobby bar 7 days a week.Our friendly staff welcomes you to a pleasant stay in the Oslo region. The conference centre is designed for efficient meetings and constructive work, with meeting rooms seated for up to 180 people and a total capacity of 275. All meeting rooms are equipped with technical facilities. We also offer free wireless Internet connection and free parking for all our guests.For the kids: In summer, easter and christmas we have a big play room with a jumping castle. We also offer childrens menu in our restaurant. We also just opened our new fitness room, see the pictures! ... more less
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