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“On Top of Oslo - Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica”

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Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Ranked #29 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
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“On Top of Oslo - Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica”
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Located on top of Oslo, it was a fantastic drive up the mountain road covered with snow on a winter day going past the Ski Jump slope, a famous land mark on Holmenkollen mountain. Its a very historical landmark in Oslo and the excellent rooms. They do have a good swimming pool, fitness center, sauna and Jacuzzi. The hotel also has a spa, which I didn't you, so no comments. Has a choice of two restaurants on the reception level and a nice bar on the first level. One of the two restaurants is Italian and I refrain to comment on the food and would like the readers to check out.

Room Tip: City view rooms are fantastic, which are located on the front side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

As a regular guest to Oslo, I truly enjoy Rica Holmenkollen Hotel. Parking is free if you walk the 200 meters from the old parkingspace, but expensive if you use the one beneath the hotel. I love the drive up along the nice villas along the Holmenkollen mountain, and the traditional norwegian Logde style hotel. The wiew is absolutely stunning and the staff is very nice. I am mostly there for business purpose, but would be happy to bring my family as well to the hotel.
The breakfast is really good

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Arrived at 2 pm and wanted to check inn. Was promptly told that it was not possible to check inn before 3 pm. Disappointing, but at least the hotel has a nice lounge and free internet and I also ordered a beer while waiting so an hour went quick.
The hotel is great located with a marvelous view over Oslo and the Oslofjord. It's also neighbor to Holmenkollen skijump and ski-arena.
The hotel has a long history and is an icon in Oslo with the oldest part looking like its straigth out of a fairytale. The oldest part is housing a restaurant and meetingrooms and all the hotelrooms are located in two new wings. We got a room toward the backside with no view, but the room was great. Modern, fresh and clean with a 32" lcd tv and a nice stone wall.
The breakfast was very nice, buffet-style with a cook making eggs any style on demand.
All in all a good experience, but due to the unnecessary strict check-inn/out policy I will not rate it as exellent. No check-inn before 3pm and 100nkr pr hour for late check-out is to strict.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

The hotel is located on a hill just in front of the jump tower so it has an excellent view and the building itself is very beatiful both inside and outside. The rooms are of a good size and has a modern feel.We tried the xmas buffet and the selection was good, lots of hot and cold dishes and Norwegian specialities, but it was quite expensive and the food was just ok. The breakfast is good, also a wide range of choices and they have an omelette chef. The large dining area is nice with views to a stone wall with a waterfall. They also have a smaller restaurant where we had lunch the next day and the lunch buffet was fantastic, much better than the dinner. There was a disco and the nightclub is donwstairs, which is good since we didnt disturb anyone. The staff was nice and helpful. The location is quite remote so you need a car if you are staying here a couple of nights in order to get around Oslo.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Holmenkollen Park is a very interesting hotel due to the fact that it's been built in several stages, and each part is very influenced by its time. The oldest part of the hotel, a one-time tuberculosis sanatorium looks like something out of a fairytale, and now houses restaurants.
The main part of the building is obviously built/redone in the 80s/90s, and somehow manages to seem pretty in keeping with the ideals of the time, without feeling too dated. The new wing is pretty much run of the mill for a new hotel.

A lot of the appeal of this place is the view, and we were very unlucky with the weather, it was so foggy that you could hardly see across the parking lot, but when the fog lifted, the view was amazing.

Our room was a suite in the main wing, which had a hallway, a living room, a bedroom, two bathrooms and a sauna. The room had obviously been decorated quite recently, except for the bathrooms, where the fixtures and fittings seemed older, but were still in order, and looked clean and presentable, and had L'Occitane toiletries.
The style of the suite was a combination of nordic and lounge style, and the room was spacious and comfortable, with panorama windows and balconies accessible from both main rooms. The bed was huge and very comfortable, and there was also a cofee maker and basic tea/coffee.

The hotel has a small pool in the basement, along with a jacuzzi, which was nice for relaxation, but the pool is a bit small for swimming laps.

The breakfast was nice, the quality of the food was good, and the selection was pretty much what you'd expect, nothing more or less.

All in all this was a very enjoyable stay, and I'd gladly stay there again. However you should be aware of the fact that the hotel is about 25 minutes from Oslo city center, it's relatively easily accessible by tram, but if you miss the last one, the taxi ride is expensive.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Scandic Holmenkollen Park

Property: Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Address: Kongeveien 26, Oslo 0787, Norway (Formerly Rica Holmenkollen Park Hotel)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Oslo
#13 Business Hotel in Oslo
#15 Family Hotel in Oslo
#17 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
#19 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,816 - ₹ 14,469
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Holmenkollen Park 4*
Number of rooms: 336
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is perched high above the city like a palace out of a Norwegian fairytale, it offers stunning views over the city and the surrounding landscape. A magical place for a family holiday, and a unique venue for activities in the nature, just 15 minutes' drive from Oslo city centre. We can arrange all types of meetings, conferences and events in venues that can accommodate up to 850 participants. You can work out in the gym or pool then retreat to our spa. There is free parking available and as a guest you have access to free WiFi in all our rooms and public areas. Located close to the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium and access to wonderful skiing, walking and cycling. ... more   less 
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