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TravelPod Member ReviewsPerminalen Hotel Oslo
Though found on Hostelworld, this is actually a hotel that has some rooms in which they put bunk beds and rent out as hostel beds. Actually much of their clientele appeared to be soldiers and cadets, so these dorm rooms likely serve as barracks most of the time. The room was about $10 more expensive ($65/night) than a regular hostel in Oslo (i.e., HI hostels), but since all the hostels in Oslo are pretty pricey, I decided to splurge for an en-suite in a four bed dorm, and full included breakfast to offset the expense of getting lunch in town.
My room was clean and comfortable with a large bathroom. WiFi is available for free in the lounge downstairs, but not in the rooms. The highlight was indeed the buffet breakfast with lots of options. The traditional Norwegian breakfast (bread, eggs, fish, jams) were very tasty, filling and saved me both time and money while on the run in Oslo.
I think for a hostel experience (really being able to get to known people and hang out in common spaces), go for one of the HI hostels, since there was no guest mingling here. However, if you want some quiet alone time and just a simple place to stay, it was a very comfortable experience.
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You could have easily missed the Far East Gallery and that would have been a pity, the displays kept me occupied for ages. There were several cases of costumes, many of them Japanese, along with small items of ceramics, jewellery etc – it made me ‘homesick’ when I saw their display of Hina dolls too. The best thing was a lacquered sedan chair with a beautiful woman sitting inside ready to be carried away.
... more than we really had to since we had the 48 hr Oslo pass to get into museums and use the cross-harbour ferry. But it was convenient, so that's all good.
In Oslo over two days, we managed to get in a bit of souvenir shopping as well as seeing:
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... dry. Afterwords we found a museum of Decorative Arts and Design which housed a mix of older period furniture and household items as well as more contemporary household items from the 50s through the 80s. Even had some of the items once upon a time. The neatest part was a collection of album covers from the same period. Have some of those as well.
So tomorrow we're off for Denmark. Catch up with your then.
... his figures, leading to a central fountain of six enormous bronze men using their backs to hold the huge bowl up. The bridge across the avenue is also lined with figures of children and parents with children and fathers especially with children - an unusual theme for the time. we marvel at every single one of these creations. Think Rodin in Paris and you may have some idea of what I am talking about. Further up the avenue up several sets of stairs is the masterpiece; a huge ...
... Curtis was raised in Paris, lived awhile in Thailand, and met his Norwegian wife while working for Amnesty International in Switzerland. Strangely, he was sent to work in Baltimore a few years ago on ex-pat status and was housed on West Montgomery Street just a few blocks from our house.
We biked to the centuries old but still used military complex of Oslo which he likened to biking into the Pentagon or CIA. Norwegians are casual people and though ...