My wife and I spent one night (May 18th -19th, 2012) at this very centrally located hotel in the city centre of Oslo. The building itself is from the year 1916. It is very well preserved and the exterior is beautiful. The distance to the main “parade” street “Karl Johans Gate” is only around 200 meters. The area is, more or less, probably the best in the Oslo city centre.
We came by car, and were lucky enough to find a free parking lot right outside the hotel (this was late at a Friday afternoon). The hotel is cooperating with a nearby large, public underground parking house…where the hotel’s guests are offered a 25 % discount. (You have to bring the paper ticket from the ticket machine to get it stamped at the hotel, and then you pay directly at the parking house when picking up the car.)
The interior of the hotel gives the impression of newly having been re-decorated. It is very modern, and do not match the old exterior). But it is nice.
The service-minded front desk girl (from Sweden, off course…as most of the younger people in Oslo working at hotels, restaurants, cafés…i.e. in the whole “hospitality industry” – and that is very fine with me as the Swedes are much more polite, positive and out-going than the Norwegians themselves), was very professional.
We were very satisfied with our large room at the 4th floor. Nicely decorated with a fine bed, comfortable madras’s, hard wooden floor, great bathroom. We were happy that the room didn’t face the street outside (due to the noisy trams, and cars, that pass by the hotel).
The hotel offers, free of charge, a pleasant evening buffet at “the loft” (top floor), in a very informal milieu with a mix of large and small tables… It is very easy to get in contact with other guests (at our large table we had a nice conversation with an American couple from Californa, with Norwegian roots, who had come by a transatlantic cruise from the USA to celebrate the Norwegian National Day the day before, the May 17th.)
The breakfast the next morning was pretty good, served in the restaurant at the ground floor. You could have most of the basic items that you expect from a hotel of this standard…however, nothing special to say “Hurra” about.
I would concider staying here again, especially if guaranteed a nice room, much due to the location.
As well, I can recommend others to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a convenient location in the heart of Oslo, Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy offers a free evening buffet and 2 restaurants. All of the air conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi access.All rooms at Hotel Savoy are decorated in a minimalist style and comfort. They are all equipped with a cable TV, work desk and private bathrooms.Guests can enjoy affordable gourmet dishes at Restaurant Eik, which has been awarded the Bib Gourmand honor by the Michelin Guide. Restaurant Fjord serves sea food. Savoy Bar is the perfect venue for a drink in the evening.Laundry services and currency exchange are provided for guests’ convenience. Tea and coffee are available anytime on the 2nd floor.Oslo’s main street, Karl Johans gate, is a 3-minute walk from the hotel. The Royal Palace is situated 650 metres away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Collection Savoy
- Clarion Collection Oslo
- Clarion Oslo