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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating (overall)

Based on 738 traveller reviews

4

82% Travellers recommended this hotel
4.5
Sleep Quality
4
Value
4.5
Service
4
Rooms
4.5
Cleanliness
5
Location

5

Great hotel and location

Thursday, March 26, 2015, Jessheim, Norway, Anders M

Perfect room, breakfast, service and location. I like it simple, modern and to the point. And all of that was fullfilled by this hotel. Only small gripe was that the cleaners were a tiny bit too eager...

Perfect room, breakfast, service and location. I like it simple, modern and to the point. And all of that was fullfilled by this hotel. Only small gripe was that the cleaners were a tiny bit too eager in the morning ;-)
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4

Great location, cool layout, small rooms

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Washington DC, District of Columbia, LM10101

The biggest advantage to this hotel is its location. It is attached to Oslo's Grand Central train station, co-located with several restaurants and cafes. I stayed here for two nights before doing a ...

The biggest advantage to this hotel is its location. It is attached to Oslo's Grand Central train station, co-located with several restaurants and cafes. I stayed here for two nights before doing a Norway in a Nutshell tour, and found that this location was perfect. The Bergen Railway for the Nutshell tour leaves from Grand Central Station, so all I had to do was take my backpack from my hotel room and walk (inside) to the train station without having to walk outside or take any additional transportation. The convenient location is definitely a benefit. On the way back from the Nutshell tour, the train arrived in Oslo from Bergen at 10:30pm, and it was such a relief to just walk through the train station to get back to the hotel instead of having to navigate through the city late at night. The hotel has a funky part modern/part historic feel with train-themed graffiti decor. The rooms are very small, with minimal walking/storage space, but I found it to be perfectly fine for my needs. I had a small suitcase and backpack that fit in the corner of the room, and I didn't need to unpack anything. Despite the centralized location and proximity to trains, I fortunately did not hear any late-night noise or people passing by. The hotel's complimentary breakfast was good - a variety of eggs, bacon, cold cuts, vegetables, fruits, yogurt, and breads. They also had lemon water and orange water in pitchers, which was a nice touch. The hotel's lobby offers complimentary coffee and tea all day/night, which was hugely appreciated by my caffeine-addicted self, particularly when I spent all day exploring and needed a coffee boost to keep me going. I could tell the hotel had a lot of history, and I wish I got a chance to learn a little more about it. Navigating from my room to the lobby required a lot of elevator hopping and wandering through halls to finally make it to the lobby, but it wasn't a big inconvenience - it just caused a little confusion until I figured out the route. If you are doing a Norway in a Nutshell tour and/or just want to base yourself near a centralized train station, I would highly recommend this hotel. The Italian restaurant attached (Bella Bambina) looked delicious, but sadly it was all booked on the Saturday night that I was there, so I was unable to try it. If you are ok with small rooms and would prefer the convenience of a great location, this is definitely the place for you.
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4

Best breakfast ever!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, KerryA443

Quirky hotel in refurbished train station, very well placed for train travel, situated a few minutes walk from the fantastic Opera House and the main shopping street. Breakfasts are fantastic, fresh f...

Quirky hotel in refurbished train station, very well placed for train travel, situated a few minutes walk from the fantastic Opera House and the main shopping street. Breakfasts are fantastic, fresh food of every kind, plentiful and available until mid-day on Sundays - great for those who like a lie-in. The shower-room has the highes ceiling I have ever seen in any hotel room in Europe. Lovely stay and would return in the future if visiting Oslo.

Owner Response

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dear guest. Thank you for staying with us and thanks a lot for your feedback and comments. It's a delight to read that you rate our breakfast as the best ever. We work hard to find the right product mix, the best quality and to find the right supplier that can deliver products that fits our criteria of fresh quality, sustainable and often organic and local. The ceiling height is a unique feature in our Hotel, and our guests love it. Already in the lobby you can get a sense of the high ceiling New York'ish style. We hope to see you back with us soon so we can show you more of Oslo.

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4

Central, tastefully decorated and comfortable.

Monday, March 23, 2015, Boulder, Colorado, Jeff185

A hotel in a renovated train station with tasteful decorations, a comfortable bed, and large bathroom. Right next to the train station but very quiet. No sound from neighbouring rooms. Breakfast was e...

A hotel in a renovated train station with tasteful decorations, a comfortable bed, and large bathroom. Right next to the train station but very quiet. No sound from neighbouring rooms. Breakfast was excellent! Sleep was marred by an unfortunate fire alarm (false alert) in the middle of the night, but these things happen.

Owner Response

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hi Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are delighted that you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that Oslo will again be on your travel plans and that we will see you back with us. In the meantime, have a great time and stay safe

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5

Simply Cool

Sunday, March 22, 2015, Bucharest, Romania, RaduZaciu

This is a very cool hotel. The whole concept is based on simplicity and coolness. Location is perfect as part of the central station and just vis a vis of the famous Opera House. It is extremely quiet...

This is a very cool hotel. The whole concept is based on simplicity and coolness. Location is perfect as part of the central station and just vis a vis of the famous Opera House. It is extremely quiet, you hear nothing from the central station. Rooms are modern, spacious, warm and very clean. The breakfast was not included in our booking, but then it was complimentary what was a very pleasant surprise. It is a great advantage to stay at this hotel when coming from, or going to the airport by train. You save on taxi, you save on bell boys because they don't have them and we finally saved on breakfast too.
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