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"Brilliant price-quality ratio"
I have been to Oslo twice before and stayed in "budget" hotels which were of high quality and- high price. Even for a fellow Nordic country citizen like me, Norway is really pricey, especially hotelwise. This time we, my husband and I, decided to pay a bit (but only a bit) more for the hotel, Clarion Bastion, because of the good reviews it had got and, more importantly, the fact that light dinner was included in the price. I booked the room on the hotel website two months prior to our visit and paid 360 euros for the 3-night stay. Oslo gets heavy on the wallet, so we calculated that not having to pay for dinner this hotel would be worth it. And it was. The location of the hotel is convenient, a short walk from the railway station and the main shopping/sights area. Perhaps the environment isn't the most picturesque one, but the main thing was what was inside the building. There we found a cosy and impeccably clean twin room with a seating area, comfy beds, solid wifi and even a small fridge. The breakfast was excellent: everything was fresh and plentiful, even on Sunday morning when the smallish dining room was packed. The efficient staff handled the situation well. The afternoon snack was coffee, fruit and do-it-yourself pancakes. The dinner consisted of salad buffet, warm dish (every day different) and soup. There was enough to eat even for a bigger hunger, and I heard later that if you're a veggie, you can ask for a vegetarian option (I am and I didn't, but the soup, bread and salads did it for me). Considering the price of eating out in Oslo, we had no complaints about the food included in the room price in Clarion Bastion. I would definitely stay in the hotel again.
Booked a room for single occupancy and arrived at the hotel to be shown into a small closet with a bed that I could hardly fit into - so lesson number 1. Don’t book a single room unless you are comfortable in a pod. Went back to the reception and the really wonderful front office staff (Mathilde) was very kind and helped to change into a larger room (which was thankfully available). So lesson 2. When you have a problem, a good hotel staff member can make a difference and still rescue your stay(esp if you ask nicely) The hotel is well located and staff across all departments - front desk, the staff at breakfast service and house keeping - are all wonderful and go out of their way to make you comfortable. The breakfast isn’t much to write home about - very basic, but sufficient choice of fruits, juice, eggs and hams and cheese. Rice crackers and gluten free choices are available.
"Annual meeting St Lazarus"
Clean. Very good location. Excellent breakfast.Close to all Oslo attraction.Speed WiFi.Near to Opera house.You can come from central station walking.It is seven min far away. Unfortunately no complementary water in the room.
"Competent city centre hotel"
This hotel is OK. We had half board. The breakfast was very good. Supper was a no-choice buffet that was quite acceptable. Our room was spacious but a little tired. The location is good for the central railway station. Oslo city centre is a bit of a mess architecturally but you can walk to many places of interest from the hotel easily enough.
"Very good value for money hotel!"
Reading some of the mixed reviews here, I did wonder if some people had been reviewing a different hotel!! Firstly, we found all the staff so friendly and helpful, particularly in the small restaurant! We did book an upgrade to a deluxe room, Room 515, which we really liked....spacious and very comfortable bed Norway is a very expensive country and hotels/restaurants are going to cost you!! We had a leaking bath and staff on reception were polite and quick to put things right....in the end we decided to stay in room 515 because it suited us Our room was well cleaned and restocked on a daily basis....windows were opened to let air in which we liked and our room always looked fresh and clean Small things perhaps we should have mentioned to reception but didn't such as....hairdryer was broken and the iron had a dangerous frayed flex and maybe not so good after we had paid for an upgrade...we decided not to make a fuss about it in the end But, those were our decisions and overall we think this hotel is a great place! Evening meals were incredibly welcoming...healthy options and plenty of food and we loved the soups! ! Well done to all the staff in this hotel and the smiling, polite and courteous staff in the restaurant!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM