Thon Hotel Opera
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Once we got our hotel situated we were able to enjoy this city. We have almost exclusively used public transportation everywhere on the trip. I think we've needed Taxis twice.
We took a local tram out to a peninsula called Bygdoy where there were several museums and sites. We visited the Oslo Folk Museum and then the Viking Ship Museum. …
We are in Oslo, Norway and it is a beautiful city. We flew in late Friday night (another travel glitch) and initially the hotel had totally messed up our reservation. But today they made up for it by giving us the best room they have, facing the Oslo opera house and the harbor.
The city is still bustling with tourists and the sites are …
Day 6 - Oslo The weather is hot today. We did not do much sight seeing. We visited The Royal Palace and Akershus Castle.
Day 5, Norway in a Nutshell We woke up early to prepare ourselves for the day trip. The trip started from Bergen on train to Voss. From Voss, we took a bus ride up the mountain, and down to Gudvangen where we took the fjord cruise to Flam. Flam is a very small town, we took our lunch there, walked around and waited to take the famous Flam Railway. …
Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen (Oslo-Gardermoen Int'l Airport) PERSONAL QUICK STATS Norway: Population 4,700,000 in 2007 (114th in the world) Year Visited: 2008 Country Visited: Number 28 Language Studied: Bokmål Norsk (lit. Academic Norwegian) since 2008 Proficiency Level: Beginner-Intermediate Exchange Rate: USD$1 = 5.08 NOK (Norwegian Crowns) Sunny …
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The hotel more than met our expectations. Very clean, wonderful food, the staff was so helpful in our planning our sightseeing.
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One of the best
Quite simply one of the best hotels in Oslo. Modern and comfortable, excellent breakfast, nice staff, good location for reaching public transport.
Above the average
We stayed overnight at this hotel during our two-week trip in Norway. It's the best hotel out of the six Rainbow hotels we tried. The location is very convenient for travel (airport express just next door) sightseeing and shopping, but still very quite. The rooms are very small but well furnished. Breakfast is good, although a bit crowded during rush hours. Staff is friendly and helpful.
The Opera is a great hotel right next to the Central train station. The hotel is a fairly modern, high rise. There would have been great views over the fjord, from the restaurant floor (3rd) but they are currently building what looks to be a multi-storey car park between the hotel and the water.
Excellent choice in Oslo
Great lobby, helpful smiling staff. convenient to and from the airport and to the main street of town, the Karl Johann's Gate. Rooms well equipped, smallish bathroom, good quality and aesthetic wood furnishings, breakfast free and copious though not particularly gourmet. excellent value!
Our room stunk of stale smoke and the bed was ridiculously soft - I'm not a fussy sleeper but this was like sleeping on a sofa. Very plush though and very central and quiet. From looking at other people's experiences it looks like we were unlucky...
I can't add much to the previous reviews, other than to echo what a gem this hotel is! I had low expectations given the price I was able to get and the fact that it was so near the central train station, but found it to be a fabulous location and an exquisite little hotel. Lovely beds, beautiful bathrooms, charming staff and an amazing breakfast buffet - my family couldn't have been happier!
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! Fantastic location right by central station and bottom of Karl Johann St.
Stayed at this very convenient located Hotel in June for 2 nights and was surprised about how lovely this place was. It is adjacent to the train station in Oslo and very convenient to walk to the platforms if you have to take the train. Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street just starts outside the trainstation, so it is a short stoll if you stay in this hotel. Although I was travelling alone, they gave me a double room for single use, which I found spacious enough if you know European standards. It was also lovely to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room. The bathroom was also very spacious and on my last night I had a view of the harbour which was nice (in the moment there are big constructions going on at the harbour). Breakfast and buffet dinner was quite nice too, although it could not top the buffet I had in Flam. In the peak season it seems to be a bit crowded in this hotel especially in the morning for breakfast with all the tour groups and different travellers, so they open up 2 buffets. The lobby area is very huge and fantastic as well. I had to store some goodies before I left for the Fjord trip and had no problems getting back my stuff when I returned to the Hotel one week later.
Family of five arrived late afternoon in Oslo after 14 days camping throughout Norway to spend the night before we took the ferry back to Copenhagen.
I stayed at this hotel for a weekend at the end of January (2003). It is very centrally located, right next to the main Oslo train station. The Hotel building is very large, perhaps about 10 stories tall, is spectacular, with equally spectacular views of downtown Oslo and the surrounding hills and Oslo Fiord. This hotel looks very new, and was very clean, both my tiny room, and the entire hotel. Very pretty and spacious lobby, the front desk staff were young, and pretty friendly and helpful. As mentioned, my room was tiny, that was one of the few minuses at this hotel, it was very modern and clean, just tiny! This is a neat hotel to walk around in, and I can imagine that some of the costlier suites and rooms are quite luxurious! With great views! The other biggest minus, is that they do not have "room service". And, the very nice store inside the Hotel (in the lobby), was never open when I walked by it. Nice bar, never went in, just looked inside. Never used the restaurant either, but it looked very nice and modern. An interesting phonomenon here---the door of the room I stayed in opened OUT!! (saw a lot of that on this trip to Europe!). Also, whenever I opened the door of my tiny room to go out, the lights automatically came on in the beautiful, always empty and quiet hallway! How interesting! All fixtures in my tiny room and tiny bathroom were new and modern, just such a tiny room and bathroom!! In Europe, when they say a "single" room, they mean it! The rate was reasonable, I can't remember what it was, but it was not cheap at all. The other guests I saw were not friendly at all. Too bad, this could have been a wonderful weekend stay. One final thing---next to the end of the long, fancy front desk, was a large container filled with a zillion apples (mostly green ones)(free to guests). I saw this at one other hotel on this trip to Europe, don't think I had ever seen it before anywhere, what a nice idea! I wou need to get a BIGGER room!! My thanks to Connie, one of the managers there, for her assistance!!