Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
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On the train again at 0900 then another spectacular journey, but by now we area bit blase!
Late arriving into Oslo around 3pm, then rather frustrating getting a taxi driver who took us to the wrong hotel even though we tried to tell him where to go!
Felt like home back at the Radisson SAS Scandinavia. Dumping our bags in the …
From Hannover we flew through Copenhagen to Oslo. This is my third time in Oslo, so it was fun to show the new guy around. We took him down to the Aker Brygge (harbor) and up to the old fortress. Our last visit was to the king's palace, which is very close to our hotel. The following day our customer friend took us out to the Kon Tiki Museum and …
I got to "sleep in" until 8:00am. After getting up regularly at 7:00am or earlier it was kind of nice. I took a shower and then headed to the kitchen for breakfast. The supermarket didn't have any milk, so Trond couldn't pick any up. Trond said the airplane didn't bring it the previous day. So, we didn't have any museli. Instead I had a sandwich, …
... could possibly need in order to realize his life's greatest work. The catch? The work was to be done in a park for Oslo, and it would basically take the rest of his life. Still, considering that most artists starve to death under-appreciated and are not valued until after they die, that is a pretty great deal. So he took it, and so the Vigeland Park was born. It is pretty magnificent, but pretty weird. He didn't want the park to be dated, so all of the statues are nude, but most of them ...
... cost a fortune, of course, but, by this time, we were hanging out for a decent wine! Imagine our surprise when we picked up the bottle – it was plastic!!! Apparently (according to some web sites) it’s for environmental reasons! The wine tasted lovely!! J As they say absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Overall, we loved Scandinavia. From what we saw, Norway has the most attractive countryside (the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
This hotel is ok. Big and very unpersonal. The bar "Summit 21" is nice. Old "used" rooms. If you should stay choose a buisness room with view to the ocean. Breakfast was ok.
The location of the hotel is great, particularly if you have a room overlooking the fjord. Our room was a little faded but clean. Pictures in the advertising were misleading in that they gave the impression of the rooms being in a more contempory in style than ours was. The rooms seemed to vary in the quality of the decor so it seems like it is a bit of pot luck, unless you pay for one of the upgraded rooms. Staff were really helpful and worked hard to make sure that our stay was pleasant. The bar at the top of the hotel has a fantastic view over Oslo. It's worth drinking slowly so that you maximise the time you observe the view without running up a big drinks bill. The restaurant was also very pricey but good - there are cheaper places to eat near by, although Oslo food is expensive as compared to the UK.
Loved this place
Stayed here for several days in Sept 2004. Great hotel with a real cool location. Was able to walk to town center and many other Oslo tourist spots. Buffet at b'fast was outstanding. Telenor wireless internet worked great in the lobby. Would go back again in a second. Staff was very friendly.
Good hotel, great location for exploring Oslo
Great hotel with a good breakfast buffet. Hotel staff is very friendly, but the fitness room is terrible and desperately needs updating. Location is perfect for exploring Oslo and the view from the cocktail bar on the 21st floor is great in the evening. The drinks itself are expensive (but that's normal in Oslo) and there is hardly any alcohol in the cocktails. Still it is a great place to have a (soft)drink.
Great Breakfast Buffet!
This is normally expensive hotel, however, we found a great deal on their home page. From the Oslo airport there is a direct bus (Flybussen), and the hotel is at the final stop. This bus is great. It departs/arrives ever 20 minutes from the airport and the hotel (So we did not get wet even it was raining!). The breakfast was great! So many choices. The best salmon I ever had! Our first room was close to elevaters, it was a little bit noisy. Yes, they gave us another room without any question.
If rooms are not booked out, ask for a room withview of Royal Palace.
Good place - if you have to go to oslo
Oslo is a very boring and ultra expensive place, but if you have to go there, this is the place to stay. They had (July) internet rate for 110euro and VERY good breakfast. Good location and Jim (the brit) in the Irish pub downstairs is good company. Eat at the Brazzier next to The Studenten (upstairs to the right).
Stayed 2 nights got a great web rate direct from the hotel. The hotels location is so good next to the royal palace and university and a short 10 minute gentle walk to the city hall where all the city excursions depart from. The hotel is also great for the rest of the city sights and only about a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cab from the bus and train station.
The room we stayed in had a great view over the city but not the fjord and was bright clean and comfortable if a little dated. But what the hotel lost if anything in this was made up for by the very pleasant and helpfull staff who where always ready with a tip or suggestion of where to eat or what to see.
Good quiet location
great hotel. clean, friendly and very helpful staff, good location (at the edge of the city center). From the airport there is a bus which drops you off right at the hotel door (it's the last stop of several in the city centre). The bus is a bit cheaper then taking the train but their is a stop within walking distance. If staying in Oslo city centre again it would be here.
Great view. Comfortable and clean.
Stayed a few nights here. Linen sheets, thank God!, so slept well. Big bed. Lot's of space. It's one of the tallest (and ugliest) buildings in Oslo so most rooms have a commanding view over the city. Right on the top, there's a bar - with, obviously, a panorama through big plate glass windows, of the whole city. Very happy there. Just 5 minutes walk to the city centre.
Stayed at this hotel whilst in Oslo on business. Room was nice, clean and typical Scandinavian with wooden floors. Good location, right beside the bus station and train station. All the sights of the city are walkable. Irish bar on the premises serves very good food and has a friendly atmosphere. Don't miss the bar on the top floor of the hotel for stunning views over the harbour.