Clarion Collection Gabelshus
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... featured the filming of a talk show, so the studio audience ended up being a bunch of tourists and locals, merrily sitting on the roof. While we didn't partake in the talk show, beyond snapping a few photos, we did enjoy the photo exhibit and also strolled to the very top of the roof, for views of the Oslo waterfront. It's almost like it is some sort of interactive architecture, if there can be such a thing ... but whatever it is, I can't say we've ever experienced anything quite like ...
... out of the museum after a couple of hours and had a Subway for lunch. Then looking for the next museum on the list - which was the Stenersen Museum. This is a collection that was presented to the city by Rolf E. Stenersen and contains important modernistic works from the 1930s and 1940s. It was a very modern and large space, but Kaye and I were the only ones in the museum and we rattled around in it. Wasn't much in there that we liked.
... starving we opted for something quick. Off to see my cheeseburger friend again. Since our cabin is right by the forward elevators, and the grill is right above our cabin six floors up it's way to easy to pop up there quickly. However, riding down elevators with burgers, and fries in your hands is not popular with the natives when you don't share. Back off you pigs. While I'm thinking of the elevators, my newest pet peeve. Seems ...
... But fortunately, Mother was fine and, when I bemoaned the fact that Heather would not be available to plan another trip (plus Heather had gone on to Norway without me and already seen the Lights), my long-time friend Sandi and I said, "I'll go with you!" And she and I have been trying to find a free January. 2014 finally looked like our time and we have been carefully planning our trip for most of ...
... lightening was quite spectacular. Yes, it rained, yes, I went home, yes I packed.
Looking forward to Gothenburg - my father lived there for 14 years and also attained Swedish Citizenship (he had to read, write and speak Swedish before they would consider this). Shame he wasn't with me to show me around.
Love to all and hopefully my Finnish SIM and UK SIM will decide to work once I hit Sweden.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Collection Gabelshus Oslo
I did not share the same experience as other reviewers. The location is approx 3 km out of town, but on the tram line. If you book on the internet, you will only be allocated an old room at the back of the hotel. Updated and refurbished rooms as shown on the web site are not bookable via online web sites. Also you cannot upgrade or book a suite online. There was no free dinner as some previous reviews mentioned. Dinner was 150NOK and was grossly overpriced for what was on offer. A better option is to eat at one of the many local cafes for better vaue. Breakfast was OK and included in room price. Free wireless internet is available. Room was clean and tidy, bathroom small, shower did not work properly and it was impossible to stop water from flowing onto the floor. Poor lighting, and very small TV. Generally poor value for money.
We stayed at the Clarion Gabelshus in June and absolutely fell in love with it.
Stayed at this hotel with my husband and mum for one night in June 2006. Although our stay was brief, we enjoyed it and would stay at this hotel again if (when!) we go back to Oslo. What we enjoyed most was the cosy atmosphere and location.
We stayed in this hotel for 1 night on 1st of April and we loved it. It's a very comfortable and wel run hotel. Public areas were very clean and well decorated. It has a couple of fire places in public area, which is nice to have on in winter months. There are also a lot of places to sit down and relax, or read and watch TV(big nice plazma TV in the ''library'' room). Throught a day you can have free coffe or tea(6 different kinds)and drinking water. In the afternoon they have free waffles, with fresh cream and tasty berry's preserves. Briekfast was really nice with wide variety of cheeses and cold meats, boiled and scrambled eggs, grilled sausages and tomatoes, fresh veges, cerals, yougurt drinks, juices, norwegian crackers(very healthy), freshly baked breads and more. They also have dinner buffet(free, if it's included in your rate). It's nothing special, but if you are on a budget and it's include in your room rate then go for it. Just make sure you get there right at the time when it opens up, because if you come later then you might not find much to eat there. There is always fresh fruit(apples and oranges) in vases for you to eat, and it' free too!
I took my partner for a two night Christmas break. You will find that this hotel has been recently refurbished to your taste whether you like modern or vintage decor. The rooms are a decent size, all are en-suite and are modern in design with some vintage features. The hotel is situated in a residential area surrounded by very nice appartments, not to worry though it's very pleasant to walk the streets at night time. When you come to choose a hotel please keep in mind that this hotel offers a free breakfast and evening buffet, a very nice one too. This must have saved my wallet a good couple of hundred pounds as a simple pizza with two drinks will set you back £35 in their equivalent to Pizza Hut - Yes Olso is expensive and it's not just the beer, double everthing the cost it is at home and add a little more. The hotel also offers free tea / coffee and fruit which I've never experianced before. The hotel has bars to go for a drink 5min away and city centre about 15mins. I would go back to this hotel anytime! Take your shorts for the Sauna situated in the basement I missed out on that.
The Gabelshus is within easy walking distance of the centre of Oslo, in a quiet residential area (along Drammensveien) or 2 tram stops to National Theatre. The room was lovely, great buffet style breakfast to start the day and in the evening the hotel also provided a hot and cold buffet. Such a saving as restaurant prices in Oslo are expensive. Can highly recommend the hotel - great location, great room and great breakfast and free dinner. Also great price with booking through Ryanair Hotels. Had a smashing weekend in Oslo and will be returning.
The Gableshus is a recently renovated group of hotels, merged and updated in a contemporary and eclectic style. The look of the public areas as well as our room was right out of a design magazine, chic and very comfy. The location of the hotel, although not central to downtown was easily reached and for us, preferable due to the access to good restaurants and cafes and the upscale locale. Our room was nicely furnished although the bath was small and the shower open to it, leaving everything wet- thank goodness for the heated floor. The staff was cordial except for some at the desk who had to work to be pleasant. Breakfast was very good, plentiful and tasty (except for the liquid eggs!) and although the included supper buffet was marginal, it was a welcome relief for us one night as the cost of eating out in Norway can be ridiculous. The dining areas extend out to a small sidewalk terrace and were open throughout the day with coffee and tea available continuously. Numerous cozy public spaces filled with antiques and art gave a comfortable residential feel. The Gabelshus was a real treat overall, a boutique hotel that only needs to lose the tacky yellow "Comfort Inn" street sign
The rooms are large and quiet and the beds are fine. The hotel offers a free buffet breakfast and a free light dinner buffet during the summer. The dinner had salad, breads and a hot dish, and was adequate for our evening meal.
Its about a 15-20 minute walk to the downtown tourist areas and 10 minutes to Frogner Park which is a must see for the statues there. There was ample free parking on the street right outside the hotel.
Blissfully quiet and very modern
Stayed in the Gabelhus for five days in February. Room was clean, modern and comfortable. Hotel was refurbished last year. This has been done sympathetically, with modern stoves, large plasma TV etc in lounge areas but still retaining atmosphere of traditional Norway within the house.
Service was friendly and helpful.
Although not advertised, the free informal buffet in the evening was much appreciated by guests - including myself who found Oslo even more expensive than they anticipated.
Charming in a threadbare sort of way
Stayed here in June- very impressive ivy clad exterior, and inside reception was old fashioned and charming in a slightly threadbare way.We had a large room at the front with a decent bathroom, and a small balcony.Breakfast was good- fruit cheese eggs and delicious breadsHotel had easy parking, and we walked into the centre of Oslo every day- although the tram was close by. W eliked being in a quieter area, and there were several excellent restaurants close by