"Centrally located hotel, just behind the City Hall"
Pleasant for the most part, nice staff (sometimes a bit unorganized), good breakfast buffet, room a bit stuffy for American taste - no windows opening to outside - room windows faced indoor courtyard. Room very clean and comfortable.
Bristol is an excellent classic hotel. Room size is adequate, but not spacious. Beds are comfortable. Bathroom is again adequate, but not spacious. The shower partition is not adequate, always splashes out onto floor. The "closet" is a SMALL cabinet, definitely not adequate!
Hotel staff is EXCELLENT and WONDERFUL. Breakfast buffet, included with room, is of very good quality and great variety.
Location just one short block from the main street, Johans Gate, and within a half-mile of most important things in Oslo.
Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Oslo city centre. It is only a short walk from the hotel to shopping …More
Initial hotel room was horrible. Faced courtyard under construction with scaffolding and what looked like excrement on the scaffolding, we asked for an exchange of room as we were jet lagged and didn't need workman waking us in morning,
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Beautiful facade, close to the drop off point for the bus from Oslo airport.
The rooms were very clean, spacious and well decorated. I paid extra for a superior twin which had a small balcony.
Downside - housekeeping - this is not the place for fancy pants miniature toiletries - no complimentary cotton buds or cotton pads, no shower hats in fact not even face cloths or bath mats. As to fluffy bathrobes and slippers - bring your own. I did request a bath mat - there was no seal between the shower door and the floor so the surface got very wet - but none was provided. We simply got a bath towel and a hand towel each and improvised. Not good when you both have long hair... There are dispensers with shower gel, shampoo and hand wash but no conditioner or hand/body lotion.
There is a fridge in the room which you can stock yourself, also a kettle and few sachets of tea and coffee.
The breakfast buffet offered a fair selection.
All in it was fine. My daughter observed that I was being a bit "high maintenance" but having struggled with suitcases, reported a leaking ceiling (water dangerously close to the electrics) problem "resolved" by staff putting a towel below the leak until morning, requested information on a tourist attraction which I subsequently found on the display stand but which the receptionist knew nothing about, I felt there was a slight gap between the possibilities for the hotel and the actual experience.
In a nutshell, go but don't expect to be spoiled
I was a little nervous about the hotels proximity to the train station. However, this turned out to be absolutely fantastic! The room was of decent size and the beds were very comfortable and you could not hear a single sound from the trains or the streets below! This was the best sleep we had had in several weeks on our vacation! The staff was fantastic and always ready to provide assistance if needed. The breakfast at Egon was also very good with lots of variety to choose from. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
"A good priced albeit small room in a good location"
This was the smallest room I have ever stayed in. The bed was nice but there was no space to walk to my side so I had to climb across the bed to get to my side. No real chairs to sit on. Tidy and neat. Functional and cheap.
The centre of Scandinavia's oldest capital is home to most of the city's landmarks, museums, and hotels. Architecturally significant buildings include the City Hall, the Royal Palace in Slottsgarten, the parliament building on Stortinget, the Akershus Castle, and the Resistance Museum. Edvard Munch's “Scream” hangs in the National Gallery.