Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
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These photos are a little out of order as they are off the 2 phones and the camera so sorry about that :)
So I wakened this morning feeling absolutely fine. However I wasn't allowed to leave the cabin until I got clearance from the Medical Centre. But I was up and showered and watched as our ship berthed in Oslo.
Around 7am I called Passenger Services to see if they could put me through to the nurse to see when I could escape! The paramedic on call told me that the nurses came on duty at 8am and someone would call me then. So we waited…. And ...
... It was just like I had pictured. The green trees rapped around canals and fjords. The landscape looked rugged and beautiful. Touchdown, elfish territory.
When we got off the plane I was amped on anticipation. We bought a train ticket to the city where we were going to be staying. Then as we were purchasing the ticket we realized that the ticket was for the most expensive train. Man, all of ...
... the rocks, and even these are very muted colors. Even the water itself isn't particularly blue. Its kind of a brown-gray-green sludgey color. Next, we had very ****** visibility in some places, although apparently as it's colder the visibility improves. For divers who had only been in tropical waters, I recommend at least once trying an area like this. Maybe it's not as exciting scenery, but it's neat in its own novel way. Plus, it's interesting to learn dry ...
... this one, we waited for five minutes as they had a music and dance performance on. We watched a couple who were dressed in norwegian clothing dance some of the traditional dances while another girl played a violin. They danced another dance which was one that a guy would do to try impress a lady, and sometime the lady would challenge him, dance-off style! It was cool, and kind of funny too! Then the violinist introduced her instrument as a hardanger fiddle, and played a solo ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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.
Great views and good location
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.