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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you have nice weather, this place is a Gem. The surroundings are very interesting and offers a lot of stories and history. The lodging is somewhat basic but definitely better than regiment-style military lodging.

Thank Mattias S
Linn B, Public Relations Manager at Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your respond and visit:) We are pleased to hear you had a nice stay and that you get to enjoy the beautiful surroundings! Hope to see you again soon:) Kind regards Linn, Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I am just going to give this place an average review. You are paying a considerable amount of $$$ to stay in what is basically a college dorm room with a shower. It is a type of tourist attraction but I honestly don't think it was worth the money, $240US. Nice view of the Fjord but fairly steep and somewhat...

1Thank Kathyey1
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Men and my wife spent a night at this Hotel in connection with the the annual "Castle ball". Oscarsborg is a place to visit during the summer, any other time it is to cold and wet. But the hotel is ok, not a Superior class but ok for a few nights and excelent for exploring Oscarsborg. Good service at the...

Thank Per M
Linn B, Informasjonssjef at Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your respond. So exiting you visited during the ball:) Oscarsborg is indeed a great place during the summer, but dont underestimate the "winter wonderland" magic taking place during winter:) We hope to see you back again soon! Best regards Linn, Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Wonderful iceland, and very romantic. But do not stay at the hotel. Its overpriced and old. The rooms looks nothing like it did at booking.com. The restaurant at the fort where closed, and the one at the hotel served only burgers and crappy food. Its NOT worth the price, at all! Stay clear from the hotel, but do visit Oscarsborgs...

4Thank Therese S
Yeovil, Somerset
Reviewed 30 November 2014

OK you need to understand that this fortress was a working military base until about 1997 so the blocks where you stay are the original barrack rooms where the troops used to stay. Although they are comfortable and big, they need to sort the TV reception and the Wifi as both were non-existent when we stayed there (in the rooms)....

Thank SomersetSpud
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Located in the old fortress of Oscarsberg this hotel and conference facility ar basic but with a great atmosphere. Food in the restaurant is good and plentiful, rooms are basic (as in basic), many of which with a splendid view to the fjord of Oslo.

Thank Bo S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Awesome choice to hold a business meeting! Food was excellent, so was the meeting facilities. Bedrooms, were very basic to say the least (more army barrack room style), beds where a little on the hard side!

Thank Andy D
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 28 October 2013

If you are looking for a conference venue, Oscarsborg island is the perfect choice. A perfect surrounding, an interesting history, good seafood and privacy. The rooms are OK with simple practical interior.

1Thank Thomas E
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2013

The rooms are beyond old, outdated, uncomfortable and with narrow twin beds. The service is strictly amateur hour. Terrible service is putting it mildly. The food, don't get me started on the food - they ran out of food for the sunday breakfast?!! The island is good for a visit but DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL! Management need professional...

3Thank georgewbush
Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

So you won't stay here if you expect anything more than a military barracks standard. Because that is what it is, but it is barracks for corporals and sergents so it is not the worst of it's kind. But he rooms I guess was buing in the 70ies are definately worth it for the rest of the experience. The dinners...

Thank Antstro

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oscarsborg Fortress is best known for the sinking of the German cruiser Blücher on the night of 9 april 1940, and you can see traces of the war all over this beatiful island. Our hotel lies on an island outside Drovbak, and has 89 guestrooms,180 beds, many With a fantastic seaview. During the summer, Oscarsborg is a very popular turist destination. The two Kaholm islands contains beatiful nature, canons, impressive fortification, underground passages, excellent walking and viewpoints, sandy Beach, restaurants and a boat harbour. You can also combine Your stay With a trip to Tusenfryd amusement park, Drobaks attractive 18-hole golf course, and the small town idyll of Drobak centre With galleries, and much more. The only way to get here is by boat, Your own, or the scheduled service from Drobak. During the summer, boats from Oslo also Calls at Oscarsborg. We offer modern facilities in the historic buildings set in beatiful and inspirational surroundings. Oscarsborg Fortress creates the Perfect frame for Your visit, buisness or pleasure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort

Address: Oscarsborg Fortress | Oscarsborg, Drobak 1443, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Akershus > Frogn Municipality > Drobak
Price Range: €170 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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“Get a room overlooking the Fjord.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathyey1, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with view to the fjord”
 of 5 bubbles BoS821, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Look elsewhere , do not stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles georgewbush, 25 Aug 2013 | Read review
“ask for the room with seaview. all rooms with odd numbers has it;)”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaScorpio, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Choose a room with a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles JonathanParis1980, 2 Oct 2011 | Read review
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