Rainbow Hotel Opera, Oslo
Reviews - Rainbow Hotel Opera
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Rainbow Hotel Opera
good choicefrom FromSantaFe
Before booking I was concerned that it wasn't in the Oslo center. But, it wasn't that far a walk and, quite frankly, Oslo center is rather so-so as European capitols go (you have to get out to Bygdoy or the countryside to appreciate the area) -- plus the metro/buses near the Thon can take you just about anywhere.
Bottom line - wouldn't go out of my way to visit Oslo (now that I've been there and seen the admittedly good museums), but if I did, I'd stay here.
Good hotel, obviously businessfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice hotel - excellent locationfrom dragonannie
Typical modern business hotelfrom Sillstryparn
Excellent hotelfrom Dabug
The reception was friendly and the room was fairly small but fine. The bathroom was nice with a large bath and powerful shower as mentioned by another reviewer. (The only negative thing was that the room was quite dusty in places as if it hadn't been cleaned as thoroughly as other hotels we've stayed in). We had a fairly decent view from the 5th floor down towards the square to the side of the Railway Station but I think it is just luck as not all rooms would have a good view I don't think.
The bed was very comfortable - a twin with nice full pillows for a change!
The breakfast was huge with plenty of choice in a nice room with views towards the harbour in the distance. A busy time was 8.30 to 9.30 though. There was lovely fresh bread and cheese/ham etc and hot food too - bacon, little sausages, scrambled/boiled eggs, some sort of meat balls etc.
The hotel was very well located for public transport. The jenaborgen (excuse spelling) underground stop is near the Railway Station not far from the large panther statue. Also, if anyone wants to get the bus to the island with the Viking Ship Museum, Folk Museum etc (which were excellent museums) you can take the bus number 30 from across the road from the Panther Statue outside the Railway Station (the destination on the front of the bus says Bygdoy). You can't really miss the stops with the museums - it stops at the Folk Museum first and the next stop round the corner is the Viking Ship Museum (You can walk between the 2). Otherwise you can take a ferry (10 mins crossing) from the Akerbrygge harbour but this is about 15-20 mins walk from the hotel - we got the underground to the National Theatre stop and then walked down to the harbour in about 3 or 4 mins.
Out of interest, some places seem to call this hotel the Golden Tulip Rainbow Opera Hotel and some just call it the Thon Hotel Opera. It actually says Thon Hotel Opera on the front of the hotel if you are looking for it.
We would definitely stay at this hotel again as we had no problems here and the location was excellent - lots of shops, mini supermarkets, burger/take away places to eat located within the Railway Station which was a huge complex.
High quality hotel in the heart of Oslofrom A TripAdvisor Member
Unbeatable location next to central station in the heart of Oslo.
No noise as all hotel is well soundproofed.
Superb design with high quality decor throughout.
Excellent quality food; both breakfast and dinner.
Quality of the rooms is first class, if possible get a room with a balcony overlooking the water.
Professional, well informed, highly efficent multiligual staff will do everything possible to ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible.
Good conference facilities.
Quality comes at a price.
Top quality is never cheap but if you can afford the ~£180 per night you'll be hard pressed to find a better hotel in Oslo.
Loved the Opera!!from NervousNellie
Luxurious, convenient hotelfrom artsygirl6270
Business Hotel ideal for short staysfrom Feenee
Quite simply one of the best modern hotels in europe!!from travelinpringles
Thon Opera is located just yards from the south exit of Central Station! We couldn't believe just how conveniently located we were for transport and sightseeing! It was perfect.
The hotel itself is impeccably clean and modern! The staff are multi-lingual which was excellent for us ignorant brits who can't speak a word of Norweigan! The hotel is a business conference hotel, so there were a lot of 'suits' staying there as well as regular tourists, so the mix of guests was good. As a guest you also have access to the gym, sauna and sunbeds! There are also ice machines on each floor.
The room we stayed in was a good size, clean and fully equipped with a minibar and snacks and a high-tech TV system with cable channels, internet access and hotel/tourist information!
The bathroom was also clean and modern with shower, hairdryer etc. With it being a conference hotel, the rooms also had a trouser press and a dry cleaning service!
Breakfast was amazing! A buffet 'help yourself'choice of hot and cold food; cereals, eggs, bacon, bread, fruit, pastries and salad.
Overall this was an excellent hotel at a very reasonable price, when everything else in the city is ridiculously expensive! (£6 for a pint of lager, £7 for a Macdonalds!).
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be centrally located in this nice city!
Top Local Tips for Oslo
Norwegian Folk Museum Great attraction for all the family! Over a hundred houese from all over Norway have been put into this outdoor museum to show architecture through history. Children seemed to enjoy popping in and out of the houses and it's interesting to see how people lived!
Sunset Just before sunset go to the Radisson SAS hotel beside the train- and bus-station and go up to the top floor (#34) and buy yourself a nice cocktail and watch the sun set.
Express train discounts Make sure you know kids under 15 are free and Student discount was 50% for my 19 year old
Other names for Rainbow Hotel Opera
- thon hotel oslo
- Address: 3 Christian Frederiksplass - Oslo - 0103 - Norway
"New, very nice location by the train station and harbor in Oslo" - Philip Helfaer
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