The Best Western Plus City Hotel is housed in a classic 18th-century apartment building right in the city center, a few meters from Karl Johan, Oslo's main street. The central location provides proximity to everything you could want from culture, nightlife and shopping. The hotel opened in 2010 as an apartment hotel but has recently become a 4-star hotel with comfortable and newly renovated hotel rooms. The hotel is excellent for you who are looking for a practical and pleasant hotel in connection with business travel, and for anyone who wants a nice and central place to stay in Oslo. With our 51 rooms, our ambition is to provide personal and genuine service regardless of whether you are in Oslo for pleasure, business or both. The hotel is located in a classic apartment building dating back to 1858. With 500m to Oslo S and only a few meters to Karl Johan, you will have Oslo's best sights on your doorstep.
Best Western Plus
Very well located hotel. Rich, varied breakfast. The room was rather smaller but pleasant, clean, newer. The bathroom was big enough and the shower worked flawlessly. Staff very pleasant, we were waiting for extra after opening hours (11PM) because our flight was delayed by more than an hour. The price was very good considering the location, the room and the breakfast.
Stayed here for two nights. The hotel was chosen primarily because of its affordability and close proximity to the station and main attractions (train station 5 min walk and opera house 10 mins). For the price, the hotel room was comfortable and spacious and had everything that one would need. The bathroom was slightly small though, especially the shower, which also lacked a good water pressure. Furthermore, I could not seem to find a temperature adjustment for the room, meaning I was forced to accept whatever the room temperature was. Breakfast is provided in the Chinese restaurant attached to the hotel, below the lobby level. The choice is very ample and this was certainly a great bonus of the hotel. The staff are all friendly and check in and check out was suitably efficient. A recommended hotel in Oslo
**GOOD** We stayed here for two nights mid December (fri 13th & Sat 14th) on the 2nd floor above reception. The location is brilliant and the breakfast is really good too. Good selection of food for all. The staff were very friendly, with check-in/out being very quick and easy.. **BAD** The room was very warm and there is no way to control the temperature either. Usually in this position we would open a window but due to the noise outside we couldn't do that. There is some club/bar next door that honestly plays the worst music in history until about 3am/4am. its pretty bad lol. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Its good value for money.
Very cosy, nice hotel,great location - near most popular tourist object, including, Karl Johans gate, etc. Tasty and rich breakfast - there were a lot of options. There was a kettlebell in the room and free coffe/tea. A refrigerator was available with a lot of snacks.
Location is great very close to central station and city center by foot distance.Service is very good, Not a lot of facilities and single room i got was very very small. Breakfast is very rich but on basement of the hotel.
We had a great stay here, close to everything. The room was clean and spacious - deluxe double room. Breakfast was included and was amazing. The car park deal saved us around 2/3 the normal daily rate. The only downer was lack of customer service by everyone at the front desk. Not one person was overly helpful. But we enjoyed our stay all the same
Two nights in this well located hotel. Service was really good but only minus was bit of a weird scent in the hallway right outside our room. Location is really good so you have easy access by walk from the train etc. Breakfast was also one of the best in the hotels I have visited.
The hotel is perfectly located near Karl Johan street within walking distance of all attractions in central Oslo. Attractions outside the center e.g. the Vigeland Park can be easily reached with the nearby tram line. The superior room we had booked provided good value for money with extra space, a couch and a coffee table. The beds were narrow but otherwise excellent. Breakfast was ok but nothing special. The restaurant in the basement is quite dark and gloomy. We will definitely consider staying at this hotel again.
The location is absolutely excellent but.... The rooms are really small and the tram that frequently passes beneath makes them very noisy. On top of that there is no AC and the staff seem to enjoy an excessive use of air freshener in tha aula and the corridors.
A decent hotel for the price. Not up to American standards, but typical for Europe. A tiny room. Great breakfast. Great location walking distance to the main train station. Good internet speed 68 Mbps down 40 Mbps up. It was hard to control the room temperature with no air conditioner or fans and only one blanket.
Excellent location for an entertaining weekend/weekday. Walk around the pedestrian only streets for all your shopping,food or evening entertainment. Front Desk is very helpful and eager to assist. Space for breakfast is in the basement with steep stairs to access and no elevator. The same place gets transformed to a Chinese Restaurant in the evening. Rooms are very tiny. The washroom is seriously cramped.
Loved the location of this hotel. We walked everywhere from here and really enjoyed the breakfast. The rooms are very small which is common here but it had all we needed and was very clean. Great value
We stayed for a four days journey. Very clean and good staff. But the breakfast... wow!!! the hotel is very close to the Center so is easy to discover all Oslo from Aker Brygge to Holmenkollen. We will come back
The hotel has a very convenient location+very helpful front desk. Very clean. The room area is quite small around 12sq meters. Hotels in Oslo are very expensive that these types of hotels in Europe worth the half price. Almost the same quality and basics with the ParkInn hotel, 2/3 blocks away from here.
Very close to Central Station, city center and full of shops around. It was clean and comfortable. Very easy access. Receptionists always very polite and nice; Breakfast was good, but the place its served could use more light. Very dark!
The hotel's wifi was not working during the stay. The double bed seemed small for two guests. We had to improvised to use couch sofa for the second guest. The breakfast is in a separate restaurant below and beside the hotel called Shanghai 2K18. The restaurant did have WiFi service. The breakfast includes both hot and cold items. The selections are great and they taste really sumptuous. The best thing about the hotel is its location to the major attractions. The hotel provides very limited amenities.
The beds were comfortable and the room very quiet. The breakfast was excellent. The room was small but adequate. The bathroom had an electric drying rack that was very useful for drying some laundered clothing. The train station and restaurants were all within walking distance. One negative was that you could not control the room temperature and it was a bit warm. It was chilly outside so the hotel had the heat on.
We booked this hotel because it is quite close to the Central Station in Oslo, as we planned to get the local train from the airport to the centre of Oslo (this is half the price of the Airport Express and takes no longer). We found it fairly easily. We got there about 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Our room was not ready, so we bought a sandwich from the Subway next door and by the time we had eaten it the room was ready. The room and bathroom were fine. There were 2 single beds pushed together with 2 separate duvets. There was a fridge and a kettle. Breakfast was excellent - lots of choice of hot and cold food. Sausage, egg, cold meats, cheeses, beautiful fresh bread, lots of fruit, pastries. There was, however, no decaffeinated coffee, so take your own if that's what you need. The hotel was also not far from the stop for the tram to take you to the harbour area. We had bought two day public transport passes (we bought them on the little 7/11 store in the airport near the railway there) and we used these to get around. There were a few restaurants near the hotel and we ate both nights in Mammas Pizzas which was just around the corner.
Stopped in this hotel as I had meetings with Norwegian customers who requested City Centre location. Excellent location. 10 minute walk from Central station. Average priced, therefore average hotel. No complaints. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms clean, and maintained daily. I would stop here again.
We stayed for two days in Oslo and then took a quick 2-day trip to Bergen before returning for a night before flying home. I picked this hotel because it was within walking distance of the train station. It's also within easy walking distance of the downtown sites. The hotel staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodated our request to hold our suitcases while we were in Bergen so we could travel more easily there. The rooms were clean, comfortable and stylish. The showers were amazing with great water pressure and lots of hot water. Breakfast was included and a free meal in Norway is a very nice thing when you are traveling. The breakfast buffet had hot and cold options and we always left for sightseeing full and satisfied. This will be our go-to hotel when we are in Oslo from now on. Thanks for the great stay!
We recently stayed at this hotel while attending a Dave Matthews Band concert at the Oslo Spektrum. The location of the hotel is great. Very easy to walk to from the central train station. Lots of restaurants, shops, etc. located very near by. The front desk staff was very friendly upon check in. The room was quite nice. Not very large, but adequate. Bathroom is large for Europe standards and very well done. We did not have a chance to have the breakfast in the morning, but there was a small bar/coffee area in the lobby of the hotel.
We came there and it was so nice and clean. There was construction work going on but only from 0800 to 1700. And this was held. The view from our room was overlooking the main street.No noise was disturbing. Breakfast was plentiful and the staff curious and friendly. Check inn and check out went as planned with friendly staff.
Super friendly staff, quick and easy check-in and check-out, clean and comfortable rooms (I did not have a view though, only a brick wall but it didn't matter, I was there on business), good breakfast, great bed, convenient location (5 minutes from the Central Station).
Bed, shower, wifi et cetera are good. Breakfasts is good: fresh fruit, yoghurt and bread. But the coffee is, let's say politely, not tasty. Furthermore the room was heatened (understatement), so not the best for the ecological footprint.
The hotel is very near from central station. It is next to Burger King on one of the side streets of famous Karl Johans Gate. The hotel room had modern fittings, many power plugs, a sofa, writing table, coffe table, coffee kettle. heating system was excellent during sub zero weather. Internet speed was good. Breakfast was fine. Receptionists were courteous.
I checked in here after a week of traveling. Nice staff, 2 min walking from Oslo central station, clean and modern rooms. You could hear the people in the streets, but it was after all a saturday. I had no problem sleeping though. The breakfast was really good, just down in the basement. You got shopping just nextdoor, and restaurants al más. I was really happy with my stay. Would stay here agin.
I stayed here along with my colleagues for one night during our business trip. The hotel is clean and the reception staff member is very friendly and helpful. The room is small but packed with everything you need. Had a nice heating unit next to the bed and everything is perfect. I stay in bigger chain hotels all the time but being a small hotel this one packs a big punch. The location is amazing as it's right next to the Oslo C station. So takes 25min train ride to the Oslo airport.
A warm & cosy affordable place. More like a self contained small apartment of sorts; a cook top, microwave, small fridge, a safe, coffee/tea making facility, heated tiled floor, queen sized bed, flat screen TV, screen sliding door for shower, hair dryer, ample sized wardrobe. A western breakfast just enough for breakfast.
This is a fairly new modern hotel, it's near to the station and the main square. I booked a deluxe double room which I think was worth the additional cost. They serve a good breakfast downstairs between 7-10 am ~ it's a good selection of clod meats fruit etc and cooked eggs sausage and bacon.
Superb location close to the central station (and all the transport facilities). The double room was quite small, but clean and full of facilities (hair dryer, iron, ironing board, tea and coffee making, fridge, safe). The bed had a hard wooden rail around it making it uncomfortable to get in and out of. One side of the double bed was impossible to climb out of - this is the only real issue not to give it 5 stars. Breakfast is in the basement - no lift to the breakfast bar so it could be an issue for disabled travellers (although there is a lift to the rooms and breakfast in your room is available). Breakfast is very comprehensive. Staff are very amenable and helpful. Maps of the town are available showing bus routes etc. Baggage can be left in the hotel after checkout at 12 noon. Would recommend the hotel.
Idaeally situation 350 m from the train station in the direktion of the city center tha Hotel is ideally situated. Warm reception with daytime bar and small dishes. Breakfast in the basement, as well as nighttime chinese restaurant, with tastatur dishes. Rich and Nice breakfast with a lot of fruit and different sorts of bread. The roms are quiet, but lack good lights. No bedlight so evening reading is difficult. Nice bathroom and shower. Good minibar and boiler in the Room. Nickeln furnished but the beds had too soft mattresses for our taste. Well woth its price. Will probably be ack soon again. Good staff, but a bit unsure both of nowegian and doesn´tunderstand the relaterade Swedish at all. English is ok. Fast check-in and check-out without any fuss and friendly atmosphere. With the extremely central location it was a good choice for a family with children for a short city visit
Bad service, awful service.. we were coming in the afternoon and just leave the baggages in the room. When we come back I saw that the room we reserved, with one big bed and bigger room, was wrong. o went to the reception for explication and the man was very rough and told me that I should had control the room. “Now you had used the bathroom so I can't change “...(how did he know I had used the bathroom??). Know that you can change the room anyway... he was very rude!!! From the window we saw people smoking just in front our bedroom. We had asked the man about parking and he told us that we didn't had any reduction of the parking in the big parking house (normally it should had costs 20€/night) with the reduction. The next day with a nice receptionist, we heard a man who got the reduction...to late for us...we already paid 50€. It s also very difficult to park the car in front of the hotel. The breakfast was in the underground,,,little boring...but we're only 3 personnes...think the hotel was rather empty..so the not nice man could give us another room if he wanted!! The hotel is for us a little 3* hôtel only Not funny experience at all and of course we don t recommended this hotel.
Situated right in the heart of Oslo - perfect for sightseeing and access to amenities. Rooms are clean and shower works well (always one of my acid tests). Decent breakfast included although bizarrely it's in the Chinese restaurant in the basement under the hotel (didn't get a chance to try the Chinese but menu looks good). For the price - exactly what you would expect. Nothing more, nothing less.
I arrived here over 0:00. The kind staff (I don't remember his name) called me, and waited me to arrive. My room has already been heated that I could fall asleep warmly(It was last December). The only disadvantage was the elevator was out of order because of remodeling(?). I had to walk up to 5th floor. Breakfast was good. It's 10 mins walking from Oslo S.
This is an average hotel, but with excellent service. Curiously, there was a Nepali who spoke Portuguese - the Saagar - who treated us very well. The staff in general was very helpful. The breakfast was excellent, breads tasty, incredibly fresh. I felt good there. It's important to feel like we're at home.
The room is ok but small. Nothing special. There are two issues. One is the temperature. It is very warm in my room and it is hard to cool it down even with an open window. The second issue is the bed. It is very short. I am 180 cm and I feel that I just fit. Anyone taller than me would not be able to stretch out. Breakfast is limited but ok. Staff is friendly. Ill try a new hotel next time.
We were one night. The hotel is centric near the harbour, close to the tram station. The room is small with big cupboard , room is clean. The breakfast is average. The hotel has no parking so we had to park quite far from the hotel at 200 nok per day.
The room was 9 ft wide by 17 ft long. The bathroom was big enough for 1/2 a person. The best thing about the whole room was the shower was a real US INCLOSED SHOWER (small). The room was very hot & only a electric fan cool the room off. VERY NOISEY all night long with construction work going on across the street in a high rise, it did stop until around 3:30am & started up again around 8:30am. The breakfast was good with a good assortment of hot & cold items, etc. It was not cheap & do not know how it is called a PLUS ??? Do not reccomend it's because of the cost & size of room. It was very clean & seemed newly remodeled. Not far from Central Train Station but it is up hill to the hotel !
Room was small & badly laid out. The bed did not allow enough room to get around needs to be moved over a bit. Also had a wooden frame so this made sitting on the edge uncomfortable. Only one chair in the room between two. The worst thing though was it was very hot & the airconditioning was non existent & we were given a small fan. We had to leave the window open which meant no sleep because the demolition work across the road went on until after 11 pm. Even after 11am we could still hear noise from somewhere so no sleep was had. Apparently the contractors had permission from the local government to work until 11 pm. Clearly they don't have any consideration for tourists staying in the area. This is not the hotels fault but if the airconditioning worked the widows could have been closed cutting down the noise. We complained several times & asked to speak to the manager but was told he was not available. We left our number but he never called. We believe we should have received some compensation but we have not had any communication at all from them. Very bad customer service. They have your money upfront so simply don't care. Worst hotel experience ever. Don't stay here!
This hotel is located in the heart of Oslo within walking distance of all the main tourist sites and shops. There is a Subway store next door if you get sick of restaurant food. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. All spoke English. Breakfast was excellent. Rooms are small and the bed was very comfortable. The shower leaked out into the bathroom due to poor design. A good place to stay.
I stayed here for four nights. The hotel is small, and just off the main shopping street. It is easy to get to as it is a very short distance from the Central Train Station. My room was a single. It was small, but this is the norm in most European hotels in this category. However, it was comfortable/ The Wi-Fi worked fine, and the included buffet breakfast made this hotel a good value in a very expensive city. All of the staff was personable, and they always tried to answer the questions.
I booked a double room through Norwegian airlines and for some reason they didn't have any room available so they "upgraded" me to a studio. I prepaid for my stay and yet they ask for my credit card as guarantee and when I did check out I double checked that nothing would be charge as I didn't have anything from the mini bar and I paid beforehand. all sorted. I moved to my next stop, to Bergen. 2 weeks later I was trying to pay with my credit card for something when its been declined as I reached the max of the card, but was impossible so I checked my credit card online and there was a double charge from the hotel. how Is it possible? I even double checked and made sure nothing will be charge and yet, there there was on paper, so I had to wait 5 days for it to be refunded. the guys in the desk where only temp workers, they didn't know anything about the area, touristy attractions nor restaurants, but helpful in a way that they offered to look online themselves...at the end I ended up looking for everything although would have been nice to go somewhere "local" and well known. anyway. studio was basic. everything you need, at times few noises from the. corridor but manageable. location wise was good. close to the central station. and amenities. the restaurant (breakfast) is so dark and has a mix vibe to it, kind of bland Japanese Chinese music and decor. and half bar?
I noticed a review from last summer that mentioned elevator problems. These remain 4 months later during our stay. Staff pleasant and helpful. Breakfast very good. Bed placement awkward. Excellent location.
The hotel is a short walk from the train station and is very centrally located. I had a single bed which was quite small (302 I think) and very hard, also I struggled to close the window and block out the road noise. There is a lot of redevelopment in the area so does get quite noisy in the street from 7am. Staff were very friendly and helpful - definitely the best asset of the hotel. The bar was closed whilst I was there and the receptionist pointed me to a supermarket which was much better value for alcohol and essentials such as water etc. The breakfast was not to my liking and I found everything tepid and seeming like it had been there for a while although I went to breakfast around 7. I wouldn't stay again, but did the job whilst there and wasn't unclean etc.
Arrived late afternoon so able to get straight in to our room. Young man on reception was very helpful and pleasant. Our room was lovely, very modern, very clean, comfortable bed. Breakfast was very good, lots of choice on either hot or cold buffet. Reason for knocking off a star was you can hear the water from other rooms running through the pipes so if someone emptying bath or such like it was quite noisy. We were on the street as well which was quite noisy but the hotel can't do anything about that. Location was great, close to the square with some lovely restaurants, museums, Parliament House etc and the road up to the palace. Also just a few hundred metres from railway station, opera house etc.
This was a very nice hotel in a very central location in Oslo. My room was on the ground floor at the back of the hotel and was very quiet. The room was clean and there was an excellent selection of hot and cold food at breakfast.
The hotel is in a good location a short distance to the station, and also a short walk down to the centre of town. The room wasn't large, but it was what you'd expect from this type of hotel. Nothing particularly bad, but nothing notably outstanding either.
The location is excellent, next to the cathedral and 5-10 min walking to the central station. It is in an old building recently renovated. Although they may have larger rooms, my single room was very small, even by european standards. The bathroom was even smaller and the sink smaller than my iPad. The room was clean and the double window isolated the noise from the traffic. The sound proofing from the corridor and the other rooms was poor. The lobby is non existent and the breakfast id provide in a basement room. Although they tried hard, the staff was not sufficiently trained and knowledgeable. All the one I interacted with were not local or even european and knew very little of the town. I had difficulties in checking in, out and during the stay.
We stayed and had room 508. It was excellent. - very spacious with kitchenette and sitting/eating area. Great blackout curtains comfortable bed though bedding was hot. This hotel even had some conditioner available, which is better than may others we've stayed in. Bathroom is compact but well planned and with a heated towel rail, we were able to get items of clothing we rinsed out, dry. The bed place,ent was awkward as only one side of the double bed is accessible. So one person has to climb across. Probably the most disappointing thing was the elevator. There was only one and the door on the 5th floor failed on our departure morning. No one at the hotel helped or provided information. We had to carry our luggage down to the 4th, then the lift worked from there. Breakfast was in the basement & was basic but acceptable. There is a cafe off the foyer which we tried. The food & coffee were excellent. The hotel has a tiny foyer and is just off Karl Johan Gate (main pedestrian street). It is convenient to the Central station as well as all main city attractions. Good value for money.
We had been traveling around Norway and stayed in Oslo the day before flying out. Arrived by train and this hotel is a short walk from the station. Even with our early morning arrival, we were able to leave our bags at the front desk so we could tour the city without worrying about them. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the whole city center and waterfront. While the rooms are small, they are quite clean and they provide free wi-fi and a hot breakfast.
Here us a small but good and friendly little restaurant, serving good and tasty food; even "after hours" when most other places were closed. I felt very well looked after, as a lady alone, ( very hungry after the opera )
A great location for a stop over close to restaurants and bars. The train station is a very short walk away to get to and from the airport. The room was an average size but clean and tidy. The hotel has a coffee shop as well as a bar in the basement with great gin and tonics.
This is average three star hotel with prices ranging from 150 euro/night and above. Cleanliness is under par in the rooms, tight narrow corridors with one lift. Close to shopping street and the train station. Breakfast is standard and good quality. Free wifi is included.
Very well situated, especially if you arrive by train; leave the station by the Karl Johan exit. Bang in the middle of the city. The room was fine, but they seem to have a most unusual policy on in-room refreshments; you get one coffee/tea when you arrive, and that's it. Generally, housekeeping is sloppy. There is no lobby as such, and breakfast is served in the basement bar. We've stayed in a few Best Westerns with no real problems, but this one is odd. I don't really know why, but it doesn't feel quite right somehow.
Spending the night here on my way to Iceland. Very close to train station. Airport is less than 30 minutes from here. Clean and nice bathroom We'll see what breakfast is like tomorrow morning All in all a plea sent stay. For those traveling on business and in need of a desk or work place it's not the best I've seen but doable
I spent four nights on a business trip as it was one of the few hotels that was affordable. It is in a great location, a block away from the pedestrian street and its pubs and stores and within walking distance of every known spot in Oslo! My room was impeccably clean, spacious, modern and functional. The shower very spacious as well and powerful. That said, do not expect any frills . The room is really meant to spend the night and that's it. You cannot really work in it (a tiny board for a desk, the width of a laptop) nor relax in a chair but it is very functional, comfortable and convenient. Remember to ask the receptionist for an electric kettle and bring your own tea or coffee as there is only a paying coffee machine in the lobby. The receptionists were very nice and helpful.
This is a small hotel conveniently located a short work from the central station and the cathedral. It's 180kr (18 pounds or so) train from airport btw. The entrance is strange with the door opening over a ramp rather than a step, so watch your footing. Reception staff friendly. Rooms small but clean. Bathroom basic with dispensed toiletries. Shower small, dark and very claustrophobic. Hot water does come...... eventually Breakfast at 15 quid is steep for continental plus some sausage n eggs but this is Norway. Served downstairs. Room quiet from city but walls possibly thin as I was woken at 1:30 am by next door. Room has tv but only 3 of 6 channels worked, unimpressed. No alarm clock or coffee facilities in room No spare pillow No door spy hole Room was NOT serviced during my stay..... disappointing! Does have fridge n small safe Free wifi works well In summary adequate n cheap no frills in reasonable locale.
for the money, I was very happy with this choice. The room was modern, clean, and very comfortable. The laptop workstation was a bit small, shallow for working, but otherwise, I was really happy with this hotel.
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