Scandic Solli

Address: Parkveien 68, Oslo, Oslo, 0202, Norway | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Bygdøy - Frogner area of Oslo, is near The Ibsen Museum, Oslo Konserthus, Norwegian Nobel Institute, and National Library (Nasjonalbiblioteket).
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Scandic Solli Oslo

      Nice hotel nasty cheese/bar prices

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      Good hotel for the money, ain't no boutique hotel, but catered for all our needs on a weekend break. Was worried it may be too far away from oslo's center, but its such a compact city with good transport that it wasnt a problem and only a very pleasant 15 min walk from the station anyway. Clean, comfy and good breakfast, {apart from the funny brown cheese, boyfriend insisted we tried}

      When in oslo go to bistro brocante on thorvald meyersgate in grunerlokka, fantastic food, ace service, not too pricey and a nice fella with a beard that recommended a good bottle of wine. All in all Oslo's lovely, bit pricey but this good hotel and the viking ships are all worth it, we are all still disagreeing about the Munch museum, but thats art.

      Lovely hotel, good location

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      We (four women in lates 20s) booked a family superior room for two nights at the Scandic KNA and were pleased with our choice.

      It's worth noting that on the hotel's official website, no rooms were available for our group size on dates specified, yet were on Expedia.

      The hotel is modern, clean and a good location for exploring Oslo. The reception staff were really friendly, spoke excellent English and very forthcoming with local knowledge.

      The breakfast was impressive with literally all foods available from fried eggs and bacon to fresh fruit and cereals.

      About 5pm we enjoyed a free sauna and solarium (couple of quid), with no one else around.

      If you like to go out on an evening, it's a 5-10 min walk downhill to Aker Brygge, where there are loads of restaurants overlooking the fjord and castle or walk just five mins uphill to a stylish bar called Champagneria and a trendy little nightclub called La Belle Sole.

      Or if you prefer to stay locally, there is a nice bar and restaurant in the hotel itself.

      In the day, it's a short walk to the Royal Palace and Karl Johan's Gate, the main road of Oslo with shops aplenty.

      Our only quibble with the hotel is that the walls were really thin, so if you're not the ones getting in late after a night out you may be woken up. One night, it sounded like the people in the room next door were in our room!

      But overall, a definite thumbs-up from us!

      Excellent value for money

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      We stayed in this hotel for one night only. It was very reasonably priced as it included breakfast, which was fabulous! the room was clean, a good size and comfortable, perfectly functional for a short stay in Oslo. The location was good, 3 minutes walk from the Palace, and 10-15 mins walk from the main commercial areas. The hotel staff were polite and helpful. The only thing I would say, is that we arrived Sat night and so just had Sunday in Oslo, and everything was closed - and because we visited in October the fjord cruises weren't running either, perhaps not the best time to visit, but this was a surprise trip for my husband's birthday!

      The hotel, I would recommend without a doubt as compared to everything else in Oslo, it was excellent value for money!!

      Really Surprised

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      This was a great find. Very accessible hotel, located 2 blocks from the royal palace, 6 blocks to Aker Brygge and the city hall, Karl Johan place. Actually, its a great base to explore the city. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and I love the free internet service in the lobby.

      Great Staff

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      Very nice hotel in the centre of Oslo. The staff were very friendly and there's a free water cooler and Ice machines on each floor. Very good value considering how expensive everything is in Oslo, and reasonable breakfast. I stayed in a family room, as 3 students sharing, and the space available was very reasonable compared to other hotels. Bathroom wasn't the best for a 4-star hotel, but very generous in size. The food in the restaurant was very disappointing, but there are 4 computer terminals with free internet access.

      Well worth a visit!

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      We stayed here for four nights from New Year's Eve, having got a good deal.

      I think we may have been up-graded as we got a room with a balcony and lovely view out towards the harbour.

      The hotel looks bland from the outside but is in a nice area close to the Royal Palace and several embassies, providing nice places for a stroll. It is about a ten minute walk from the main shopping area, about 20 from the train/bus stations. A tram line runs very close by.

      Our room was a good size with the emphasis on wood, and containing all that a decent hotel room should. We had a bath with a shower head on the wall giving flexibility not provided when there is a shower alone.

      Breakfasts were a typical Scandinavian affair with plenty of hot and cold options and bread, enabling guests to help themselves to a good feed that meant lunch wasn't really needed! The hotel had a restaurant with bar which looked pretty well patronised though we ventured out each night for dinner.

      There is also a small gym which included a sauna, use of which is free to guests.

      All of the reception staff were very pleasant, efficient and helpful, and service delivered with a minimum of fuss. The hotel also seemed scrupulously clean from top to bottom.

      Oslo itself is a lovely city, though apart from the fireworks going into 2006, quite a sleepy place over this holiday period. That said, there was no problem finding places open to eat or drink at New Year. The weather was cold - though not especially so by their standards - but a crisp, snowy coldness which is easy to enjoy if you wrap-up! A visit to Sognsvann, just 15 minutes on the metro, and a walk over the frozen lake there was particularly enjoyable.

      It is an expensive place, so use your duty free allowance given that it's not in the EU, but the service and quality you find in Oslo compensates for that, and I would certainly do this again next year, and make a point of returning to the Scandic KNA Hotel.

      A comfortable, quiet hotel close to the city centre

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      I stayed at the Scandic KNA for my one night in Oslo. The hotel is situated in a side street very close to the Royal Palace and Karl Johans Gate (the main road in Oslo). Its only about a 15 minute walk from the main railway and bus stations or alternatively there is a tram which runs past the hotel. Aker Bryge (shops, restaurants, night-life)is also a short 10 minute walk away.

      On arrival the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent english. My room was not the largest I have ever stayed in, but it was very clean and adequately equipped (TV, air-con, mini-bar). Some noise could be heard from adjacent rooms, but nothing too unbearable. All staff I met were very pleasant.

      The buffet breakfast was a good mixture of cooked and continental breakfast and provided a very good start to the day.

      Oslo is an excellent city to explore on foot and for those of us who don't speak norweigan, english is widely spoken. Great selection of shops and places to eat, just a shame its all so expensive! (worth saving up for though!)

      Spacious family room

      from

      We spent 4 days at the Scandic KNA in May 2005 and were quite pleased with our two superior family rooms which were spacious and in good shape and made us feel at home. We had booked at a bargain price of 600 NOK per room including a large buffet breakfast which is great but would say that the regular price is overcharged for a hotel of this type.

      It is a 10 minute walk to the lovely Aker Brygge area and the tram and bus is only 2 minutes away. Free internet is an additional treat. Recommended at a price of no more than 850 NOK.

      Good location

      from

      I stay here everytime I go to Oslo. Its not dead in the centre of town, so is nice and quiet and its a nice easy walk down the road to get to the Akker Brigge. Room sizes seem to vary wildly - sometimes they are your typical tiny Scandinavian offering, sometimes more like an American hotel room. As every where in Scandinavia, the staff are all friendly, helpful and speak good English.

      A hotel in the middle of Oslo

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      I stayed at the hotel for 1 night in June 2003 and I stayed at room 306.Location The location of the hotel is great. First of all it is located near the airport express train (Flytoget) station at Nasjonalteateret. It is also located just a few minutes from the main street in Oslo (Karl Johan), the Royal Palace and Aker brygge (the waterfront area). There is also a tram line in the street next to the hotel so it should be easy to get around.The lobby is pretty standard but it was cool to see that they have two PCs by the front desk which was hooked up to the internet and it was free of charge using it. I think they must be running broadband by the way because the internet access was pretty fast. There is a bar and a restaurant in the lobby area. We had lunch in the restaurant a couple of day and the food was pretty good. We also went to the bar at night and it was very, very quiet. After all it was a day in the middle of the week.The room The room I had was nice. The floor in the room was a wooden parquet floor and it had yellow painted walls. In the room I found a single bed, a wardrobe with about 5 hangers, a color TV with lots of different channels (CNN, BBC, Discovery, pay TV and so on), a desk with a typical chair and two softer chairs with a small table between them. The TV is mounted on the wall so you can watch it when sitting in the chairs or while you are in bed. There was a small minibar in the room with drinks (soft drinks and beer/wine) and chocolates. If you need to iron your clothes I guess that is not a problem because and iron and an ironing board is mounted on the wall. The hotel also has a laundry service by the way. And it was a non smoking room and I enjoy that :-)The bathroom had white tiles and it had a bathtub with the possibility of taking a shower. A glass plate was mounted on the bathtub to prevent water from splashing everywhere when taking a shower. Im not sure that this solution is the best by the way. Even if the pressure if the shower wasnt that great I still managed to splash quite a lot of water on the floor. There were no little shampoo bottles by the way. Instead the hotel has gone over to wall mounted containers of hand soap and shampoo/shower gel. I guess it makes sense because it creates less trash and the hotel probably save money on this. And there was of course the standard hair dryer mounted on the wall.Breakfast Breakfasts at Norwegian hotels are not that exciting. The only hot stuff they had when I was there was scrambled eggs, boiled egg and sausages. But you had your normal selection of fresh bread, different kinds of jam, cheese (both the brown goat cheese and the typical white cheese), ham, honey and so on. And there was also a selection of cereal of course. They also had juice, different kinds of milk and coffee/tea.Fitness room and sauna I stopped by the fitness room and the sauna by the way. I was not very impressed with the exercise room at all. They had a stationary bike, one bench and one gadget for lifting some weights. So I think that I have to recommend that you get your exercise from doing sightseeing on foot around town :-)Conclusion A fairly standard hotel but with a pretty good location in the middle of Oslo.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Scandic Solli Oslo

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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