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Nicolewang stayed here on May 14, 2011 during their trip titled: Norway.
Upon arrival in Oslo by late-evening train from Lillehammer, what awaited me was a jaunt around the remaining Scandinavian capital city I had not hitherto visited. Already slightly attuned to the cost of living and more prepared for a continuation of a holiday in a cold climate, assessing what Oslo boasted was made easier thanks to the value-for- …
4 days in the cold, but snow has come with hotness... all is relative...
... by 3pm. Still, it didn't stop us from indulging in lobster, prawns, crab, mussels and wine. After spending a morning doing some much needed washing we caught a tram up to a park full of statues which, in my opinion, were more weird than wonderful (Vigeland Sculpture Park). At the centre of which stood a giant stone column made up of naked bodies climbing over one and other to reach the top. Personally I think it was more of ...
... and get your luggage into the elevators way early. 15 minutes before disembarkation, the elevators were full and weren't moving at all. We had luggage, but we managed to drag it down 4 flights of stairs in order to get into crowd early. I say crowd as there was no line, just a mass of people crammed into the little room by the door.
We were some of the first people off the boat, which was nice as we didn't have to wait for cabs. There were a whole bunch ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
I really liked this hotel, situated right next to the Hostel that was sold out for the weekend we were there. This hotel let us check in early, at no extra cost. The room was quite spacious for being in Norway, and the show had excellent water pressure. The breakfast, included in the price, had both traditional and more American options. The staff was friendly, and able to answer questions. There were also computers in the lobby, and free wifi.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAnker Hotel Oslo
Historical Traveler Reviews Anker Hotel Oslo
If you have ever stayed at a Best Western hotel before, forget about it because the Anker Hotel is like no other BW at all. To me it felt more like some sort of student residence, in a kind of way.
Great Rates, Great Location
Great place to stay. Small rooms, but totally functional. Breakfast was great. Staff was helpful. Very reasonable rates in a very expensive city. Great location too.
The room was small, the area was not good, the curtains were not heavy enough to cover the sun rising at 4am, and even at the 11th floor, it was still pretty noisy. But it was only £60 for a double so if you don't mind the above, I guess I'd say this hotel is ok.
Fun But Dirty
The Anker Hostel is the cheapest you're gonna find in Oslo, and that's saying a lot. The ground floor is hospitable, with a lounge and a bar, but the actual rooms leave much to be desired. The shower is indistingushable from the rest of the bathroom - prepare to get everything in the bathroom soaked. The kitchen areas are more like empty cupboards and a sink - absolutely useless for weekend travelers. The best part of the hotel was the deal with the Best Western next door for a discount on their buffet breakfast - the cheapest meal you'll get in Oslo, rest assured.
Best feature of this place is its very central location.Stayed in a double room with en suite facilities which was clean but basic.Overlooked an apartment building of some sort..looked dodgy at first but was fine.Hostel staff not particularly friendly and certainly NOT helpful.Contrary to the Lonely Planet review, saw no roaches on my stay there. No breakfast included in the price-important to note in expensive Oslo.
All in all would recommend as a cheap-ish,central,clean place to stay in Oslo.
Our stay at the Anker was great. The people at the front desk were very nice & friendly and helpful with directions. Check-in and check-out was very easy and fast. There was a free breakfast every morning which was delicious, with a little something for everyone. The room itself was very nice. It was very clean. The beds were so soft and comfortable. There were two closets to hang clothes, so there was plenty of room. The floor in the bathroom was even heated! It was great.
It's a short walk from downtown, and theres a trolley right outside if you don't want to walk. It's also a short walk the "hip" part of town, with the bars and the clubs. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place. If I ever get back to Oslo, I'll be staying there.
Basic, central and relatively cheap
This hotel is on two useful tram routes, and about 15 minutes walk from the railway station, 20 minutes from the port. It is attached to a hostel, and the rooms are basic, but acceptable. Breakfast is very good. There is a self service laundry in the hostel, which you can use, but the machines are v slow. Allow 3 hours. Go to see the statues in Frognerpark, go on an evening cruise around the islands, see the Viking ship museum and try the bok ole (brown ale).
Decent hotel in a city that s*cks
We've been there for 2 nights, 17-18.08.2004.
The hotel is quite nice, rooms are clean but really small. In the bathroom there is no shower tub just a hole in the floor, but it seems it's just a Norway way.
The food was good, the location could be better (if you prefer walking, you need to walk like 15-20 minutes to the center and additional 5 to the City Hall).
Over all - like in the title - decent hotel in the city that really s*cks (at least for me).
Stuck in this hotel for a week
I was stuck in this hotel for a week having pre-paid for the stay. The most annoying aspect of the hotel is the low level of lighting throughout. My room was painted an appalling barn red which made the poor light level even worse. What was most curious was that the room was equipt with a shower - but no shower enclosure! The bathroom had a drain in the floor and a surround curtain - - that's all!
The Breakfast is a generous buffet and is available from 6:30 A.M. if you relish rising in the Winter in a city that sees no sun until late morning.
There is no food service available after that and the prices charged for snacks and sodas are outrageous.
Good but no frills
Anker Hotel Best Western. Stayed one night over the weekend. The place has no character at all. Location is good with tram and bus connections a 1 minute walk away. Rooms were clean and tidy, although on the small side. Everything as expected from a 2/3 star hotel was included.
Breakfast a selection of cold meat, cheeses, bread. Not bad as it's included in the price.We got to stay in the hotel as free upgrade from the Anker Hostel (which is in the same complex). Therefore no complaints. I'd say it's good if you are looking for a centrally located place to stay and don't need any frills.