Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Good & central business hotel
Very comfortable rooms, in the centre of downtown Oslo. Good breakfast and all business amenities.
Can definetly recommend it for business travellers, for private travellers I would choose a less central hotel.
Money well spent
Great hotel, staff helpfull. Breakfast very good. We stayed there in September during a very big weekend and have no complaintīs. Try Sonja Heinie room for a great dinner. Also beds unusually good and the location of the Plaza is great of course.
We have just returned from a three night break at this hotel. We had a great time and would recommend the hotel. It is centrally located and immediately opposite the central railway station, so very very convenient. The hotel itself is large, bright, modern and very warm !! The staff were helpful, breakfast was good and the rooms were very comfortable, but maybe a little small. There were some nice touches heated bathroom floors etc. All rooms had great views. As for thefts there are signs all over the hotel asking guests to not leave bags unattended and advising that there are pickpockets around. We experienced no problems and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are fussy when it comes to accomodation but would definately stay here again. An excellent choice for a short stay in Oslo.
Beware of thieves!
One of my bags was stolen right in the lobby from beside my chair. It was a two-man job. While one man distracted my attention, the other grabbed my bag from the other direction. The security personnel were not particularly helpful and denied it was captured on their cameras. We learned later, it was indeed viewed on the cameras. They admitted "this happens all the time" and there is not much we can do. Several days later when we were checking out, we overheard a couple reporting the 'loss' of their passport and credit cards to the receptionist. Not a good recommendation for a supposed upscale hotel!
Unable to cope with it's own size
Stayed here in September 2004. Close to Central Station but not a very nice area. Extremely busy hotel. Facilities not sufficient for number of guests. Had to queue to check in, check out and even breakfast where it was difficult to find somewhere to sit. Recently refurbished but not quite finished. Light fittings not work properly and hole in wall in bathroom. Staff too busy to be helpful.
Great location, Great rooms, Great hotel
We stayed at the Radisson SAS Plaza for 3 nights in September of 2004. Very good experience. The hotel itself is very nice, the rooms well furnished. Great view from our standard room. I loved the sauna. It's near the top floor so you have a great view of the city from the sauna itself.
The breakfast was amazing! Very good selection, and everything was very fresh. There was the tradiational "American" breakfast, as well as Scandinavian choices. There were even multi-vitamins! We looked forward to the breakfast every morning.
The hotel staff was very helpful, but we felt a little rushed. Understandable, since they are a very busy hotel. The lobby is always bustling with people.
The location is great. Very close to Oslo Centralstation and T-bane station. Short walk to Karl Johans and all the major downtown areas.
I stayed two nights in this hotel, and the view has been fantastic. The rooms are very decent, with little Scandinavian details that you don't find in every business hotel of this kind.
Was good but not what I expected
Nice hotel, good location. Easy access to the Central Station which makes life VERY easy. Very helpful staff. Early check-in without any problems at all.
The room was quite small and looks like we got one of the not-yet-refurbished rooms. So it was not what we expected.
Even though we stayed only for one night, they kept our luggage for us for 3 days so that we could travel around Norway easily.
First choice for business in Oslo
I stayed in the Radisson Plaza for a week in February while attending a Trade Fair at Lillestrom, south of the city. The hotel is excellently located, connected to the Oslo " S"Central Train station and Jerbanetorget T-Bane (underground metro) stations by a skybridge. Frustratingly during the winter, the skybridge is open to the weather.
This is the largest (and tallest) hotel in Norway, with great city views from all rooms. I didn't have any preferential Radisson priveledges, so presume I was in a standard room, which was extremely comfortable, nicely outfitted in modern leather furnishings, with plenty of room to move around.
There is a gym, pool and segregated saunas on the top floor, along with a "Panorama" bar on the top floor, although if you are into rooftop bars, the Skybar on the top floor of the sister Radisson Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo is much better.
Rather than booking directly with Radisson, I made my reservations through the Visitoslo city tourism website, and got both a discount room rate AND a free "Oslo Pass" for the duration of my stay, a saving of over 700 NOK!
A very nice hotel
Very nice hotel with beautiful rooms. Go to the top bar it is very nice and the view is fantastic. This is the highest hotel in Scandinavia. Their breakfast is also very nice.
TripAdvisor Reviews Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
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Jennie was due to fly home a day earlier than me, so I had a full day in Oslo all to myself. We had pretty well covered everything the first time around, so there were just a couple of loose ends to tie up after she had checked in and got through security.
My big thing was to get to the National Art Gallery, since Jennie wasn't big on art galleries. Very ...
... half a block away from where it was supposed to stop in front of another hotel. This time holding us up were two big black ‘VIP Trans’ buses, blackened windows, parked outside our stop, and a bunch of impeccably-dressed men in black suits or tuxedos assisting some tall slim blonde women in equally tall, slim pale dresses into the buses, they were carrying bouquets so maybe it was a high society wedding. They looked very ...
... the waterfront to Frognerpark to see Vigeland's sculptures. He did several hundred works in bronze and stone and they are on display here in a lovely outdoor setting. The most famous is the "monolith", a writhing mass of humanity depicted in a single pillar of granite. Mostly, the sculptures focus on the lifetime of humans from youth to old age. We opted for an earlier and simpler dinner today at a nearby Gastro Pub. ...
... for 9 months.
The standard of living here is much higher than the average in the U.S. and wages are higher here than in all of Europe except Luxembourg.
Jerry and I have noticed a lot more diversity here than in Sweden and Copenhagen -- Latin Americans, Arab Muslims, African Muslims. All Scandinavian borders are open to immigrants and Oslo is now the fastest growing city in Europe as unemployment is only 3% and therefore quite attractive ...
... house. Of course we were 10secs too late and they closed the doors on us. The walk back to Kilmurry was a long and dreary one, but we were probably the most excited we have ever been to see our home.
Apart from the minor things that happened towards the end of the trip, we had such a great time. Oslo is and amazing city, and I was able to see it snow!
Moral of the story: Make sure you check which airport you fly out of.