My first experience with this hotel was how far it was from the bus stop (airport bus express) - especially in rainy weather with snow/slush in the streets and poor plowing of the walkway to the...
My first experience with this hotel was how far it was from the bus stop (airport bus express) - especially in rainy weather with snow/slush in the streets and poor plowing of the walkway to the hotel.
As others have mentioned; absolutely no chance of checking in before 3 pm. The front desk staff was mainly service minded, though.
The lunch both Friday and Saturday was rather good with both warm and cold alternatives at the buffet, but mostly salads and very little plain 'bread spread' (pålegg). Breakfast was very good. Dinner was not so good, with very variable level of professionally of the staff. I think the chef might have tried too hard to be innovative?
A plus to one waiter for supplying a very nice alternative to the wine menu; 3-4 different high-quality apple juices (Ringi) that were suited to the various dishes.
The conference room was ok, no negative remarks. A plus for various smaller meeting rooms as well.
The room was ok, but I wasn't able to turn on the tv until the next day (couldn't find the switch!). Locking of the door when going out was supposed to happen automatically, but I didn't know/realize until I mentioned it while checking out. Another thing; the room didn't have info about phone number to front desk, so when my cell phone failed, I had no chance to order a wake up call, either. Overslept by 2 hours..!
My room overlooked the highway and machine yards of some sort (nothing to boast about). But it was nice and clean (also the bathroom), and the bed was comfortable.
The architecture (new and old) is interesting and maybe one of the things that makes this hotel stand out. It's located outside Oslo, so not perfect for tourists, either.
My overall rating ended up at 'average' since the hotel looks ok, but some issues could use attention.
The location is maybe good for nearby businesses that drive their own car or use taxi - and don't spend too much time looking out the window..?
(I did not pay for this myself, so I don't know about the value.)