Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

Address: Holbergsgate 30, Oslo, Oslo, N-0166, Norway | 4 star hotel
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

      Ok hotel


      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).

      Great location


      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.

      Good Hotel


      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.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

      Travel Blogs from Oslo


      A travel blog entry by lyndallrush on Jan 27, 2014

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      Hello everyone!
      These photos are a little out of order as they are off the 2 phones and the camera so sorry about that :)


      A travel blog entry by garytan on Oct 25, 2014

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      A travel blog entry by joe-darlene on Aug 03, 2014

      1 comment, 92 photos

      ... arriving tour buses. We got on one of the last buses (families with kids went first) departing for Oslo. It was another two hour bus ride but we eventually pulled into the Oslo train station which was the original destination. From there we caught a cab to our hotel arriving with none of the planned afternoon left in the schedule. The unplanned rigors of traveling had raised its ugly head, but nothing can faze a pair ...

      Three museums and a fort

      A travel blog entry by traveleasy on Jun 15, 2014

      15 photos

      ... catch the bus to the next museum and hopped on one that we thought was the right number - and then it took us way out of town. Funny when we waved the bus down the driver stopped the door in front of us but it didn't open. Pressed all sorts of buttons and nothing happened. Then one of the passengers that got off told us which button to push - but by this time the driver had taken pity on us and opened the doors. Inside the passengers were all smiling at ...

      To Copenhagen for the ferry

      A travel blog entry by adventurescot on May 13, 2014

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      ... these eyesores!!!

      As the ferry heads north I can see land on both sides of the water. Denmark is of course on my left but over there on the right is now Sweden and still another country I have yet to set foot into.

      Further north and we head through a rather narrow area of water between the two country's. Of course I am up on deck with my camera and taking advantage of the low sun lighting up the eastern coast line of Sweden. As we pass the Swedish town of Helsingborg we ...