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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stayed three nights after a cruise from Bergen, and train from there. Really accessible from the Railway Station although signage could be a bit better. OK when you know it!!

Reception excellent and staff always helpful. Great view from 6th floor room over the square, view of the the water and Opera House as well as of the constant procession of trams and buses. Excellent double glazing. Room smallish but more than adequate. But as so often in hotels the world over, why just one easy chair?

Breakfast seems a standard Norwegian set up, exactly as we had had for the last 14 nights, but none the worse for that. Coffee available at any time from the foyer. Good wi-fi and pc available if needed.

Position absolutely ideal. Tourist Information the other side of the square, public transport information even closer. Most attractions within walking distance and for those that weren't, a 45NOK, £4.50, (pensioners rate) day ticket gives 24 hour access to buses, trams, metro etc, and the stops are almost at the door, very useful when it starts raining unexpectedly.

Plenty of choice of food outlets around although burgers seem to predominate!

In conclusion, recommended for a short break in Oslo, especially if you need to use the trains to the airport, or to get to/from other parts of Norway

Room Tip: High up overlooking the square. Good lifts so height no problem.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Mikael P, General Manager at Scandic Byporten, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

If there is one person that would love to have better signage, that's me :) The regulations are rigid, however - we are working on a better solution for next year in cooperation with the shopping center.

With regards to the chair, we find the room a bit too cramped if we would put in 2 chairs, however let us know before your next stay and we will of course arrange with a second chair.

Warmly welcome back!

Best regards,
Mikael Pohjonen
General Manager

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Mikael P, General Manager at Scandic Byporten, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Mikael P, General Manager at Scandic Byporten, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stayed here as a couple during a guided tour (run by PTG Tours - unfortunately their customer skills leave a great deal to be desired - but that is another sad story) and had nothing but a great experience at this hotel.
Rooms were spacious and clean. Staff very friendly and co-operative.
Ask for a room overlooking the square - great views.
The hotel is just a 30 second walk form trams/trolleys and buses.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Mikael P, General Manager at Scandic Byporten, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Rowan,

Thank you so much for the great feedback - highly appreciated! Let us know next time you are planning a visit to Norway and we will start up our own tour company to make the complete trip successful :)

Warm regards,

Mikael Pohjonen
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Situated in the heart of the city next to the central railway station and the old station with it's restaurants and cafes. The room was compact but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was served in the adjacent Egon restaurant and was excellent in choice and quality. There are plenty of places for eating out in the old station or around the cathedral. Next door to the hotel is a compact shopping centre with a number of coffee shops/ cafes and a good range of shops.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jim D
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Mikael P, General Manager at Scandic Byporten, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Jim,

Wow - thank you so much for the great review. Do let us know what we can do to reach 5/5 for your next stay :)

Warmly welcome back!

Best regards,

Mikael Pohjonen
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