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The ferry docked at around 9:45 this a.m. which meant we had a rather leisurely morning compared to most. We enjoyed a really nice breakfast buffet and sat around and looked at the pretty Norwegian scenery--very different than that of Denmark and Sweden.
Once we were all loaded onto the coach, we were treated to a brief tour of town to …
A leisurely start to the day - I needed to wash my hair and Craig was checking a few things on the internet. This holiday has been great in that all the hotels we've stayed at have provided free WiFi - that's the way it should be!
So we trundled down to breakfast - another tasty breakfast but interesting to note that even if you're staying …
Up and at it early this morning - seems weird to say that - we only had to be at the station by 9am but it's still dark then.
We had another tasty breakfast, checked out and headed out into the chilly morning. About minus 10 they reckoned. The train was bang on time - they're good like that here. It was a fantastic trip to Oslo - took …
Stee and I flew into Oslo from Strömstad, Sweden.
Oslo is a beautiful city with a strong sense of humanity. It loves the arts, has a strong sense of it's contribution to the world, and values it's freedoms and civil liberties.
We left Oslo for Bergen on a scenic train through the mountains.
Back in Oslo July 13-14
Our expedition was an unqualified success. We had magnificent weather, found 26 polar bears, made rare sightings of narwhals, a blue whale, and atlantic puffins, observed the natural wildlife of this area and absorbed the lessons of the ice.
Our expedition leaders were phenomenal resources and our fellow …
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Beautiful building and you can feel the history. Still very well maintained and the bedrooms were lovely. Breakfast was OK but essentially the same as we had in a 3 or 4 star hotel so could do with being a bit more special. The staff were fabulous and very friendly and keen to assist. One of the great things about this trip to Nor way is the easy availability of free WiFi in hotels - something the rest of the world could learn from.
Location wise the hotel is in a great spot and walking distance to many of the key tourist sights. Also it's just across the road from the National Theater railway station which has the train (Flytoget) direct to the airport - only about 25 minutes.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Continental Oslo
Stayed in November 2005. Oslo in general was one of the most expensive cities I have travelled to.
This hotel was excellent, great rooms. My rate included breakfast which was very good. The service was top notch, they all spoke English.
Incredibly conveniant to the airport by express train.
I would definitely stay there again.
If this is a great Norwegian hotel - they're in trouble
This was touted as one of the 2 best hotels in Oslo - if that is true, then Norwegians have no idea about nice hotels. It is old, (centrally located) and by no means luxurious by any standard in the rest of Europe or the US. It is expensive but the rooms are small and dingy. The bathrooms (and specifically the showers) are very small in difficult to use. Like all the hotels in Norway, there is no air conditioning so if it is hot (as it can be in July and August), you're in BIG trouble as the windows open about 3 inches. There is absolutely nothing special about this hotel.
Outdated and Overrated....
Worst of the hotels I stayed with in Scandinavia. This hotel was disgraceful, not nearly what one would expect of a five-star more like a two-star. It is a hotel in MAJOR need of renovation. The hallways were putrid. There was a moldy smell coming from the air conditioning vent. The bed cover and dust cover were old, stained(??) and musty (perhaps only God knows how long ago both were thoroughly washed). The room dusty. The wallpaper outdated and peeling from the wall. The carpet filthy. To it's advantage (begrudgingly): the hotel is well located, has fresh buttered croissants in the morning for early,pre-breakfast hour, risers, and has cloth handtowels in the hotel "public-area" restrooms. In all fairness, try the SAS Radisson instead, you'll live happier.
We had high expectations for this hotel as we have never been let down by a member of the Leading Hotels chain. This hotel did not meet those standards and is really in need of a total makeover and cleaning.
A disappointment. I stayed here because of the relatively good reviews and their membership in "Leading Hotels of the World" which mostly is a guarantee for at least some basic quality. The bed was terrible and filthy. The comforter was old, torn and not clean. The room also was not at its cleanest. No broadband internet as advertised. The room was tiny and had the feeling of a cell. The breakfast buffet was taken care of by just two people which meant that my only interaction with them was one instance of "Tea of coffee?" If you like to sleep to an open window and it is weekend - as in my case - you also need to put up with plenty of noise until about 4am. Overall, I also missed the basic polish and service attitude of a 5-star; the Continental is more of a 3-star.
Content at the Continental
Stayed here Aug 27-30th.
Like the majority of the other reviews, I would rate this hotel highly. The location is excellent for sightseeing. The rooms are well decorated and a good size. The bed we had was EXCEPTIONALLY comfortable, and I am picky about my beds! The only issue is the street noise. With the windows closed, it is absolutely silent. If you need to have them open (it was not hot when we were there), it would be difficult to get a good sleep. Earplugs required! If I was being really nit-picky, I would say the service in the breakfast room wasn't great; it took AGES to get a cup of coffee. But as it is otherwise buffet, this is really just a minor annoyance. I would stay here again.
Hotel Continental Oslo
I was very happy with our accommodations at the Hotel Continental. The location was great-we were able to walk to most of the things we wanted to do. The room was large and the bathroom was bigger
than I expected it to be. It also had a heated floor, which was a pleasant surprise. The hotel has an old-world elegence and the staff
is very helpful. They recommended a very good restaurant-"Terra" that was just a block or so from the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel.
I just checked out of the Continental after having spent one night in a delux double. I stayed at the Continental to compare it with the Grand Hotel, and here are my findings:
Night Club noise
Great location! Stayed on 7th floor in July. No air conditioning or fans. Had to open windows. Night clubs from the street below kept us awake until after 3 a.m.! Hotel staff did not tell us of potential noise problem on check-in and did not offer to relocate us after being notified of late noise.
Wonderful Hotel Continental
Wonderful Hotel Continental, brilliant people and helpful. There was nothing that was too much trouble. All the staff were kind and courteous and offered information and knowledge that was unsurpassed.I would go there again for business and pleasure.Wendy Emmerson