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Scandic Fornebu

Oslo, Norway (OSL)

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Scandic Fornebu
Martin Lingesvei 2, Oslo, Norway 1364
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Based on 492 reviews
from Fredrikstad, Norway
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Very nicely situated hotel close to - and with a beautiful view towards - Oslofjord and the Norwegian Capital. Perfect weather allowed us to utilise the outside terraces during conference breaks. Quite comfortable rooms, if you,re lucky you might get one with a sea-view!
from Fredrikstad, Norway
Submitted on 04-06-2016
This hotel delivered on all accounts with regards to being a great hotel to host our conference. The plenum fascilities, the group session rooms etc was well suited, the breakfast and lunch was well organised and the dinner lived up to our high expectations. This hotel is highly recommended :-)
from Alta, Norway
Submitted on 05-06-2016
We suddenly needed a hotel room, and the location suited us perfectly. Price was what decided for us, and it became even better after we joined "scandic friend"-program which gave us a 20% offer on the price. We wanted sea view, but since none of of these rooms were cleaned we had to wait. We had a program until late evening, so we half no problem with waiting. Turned out we were upgraded to a junior suite because we had to wait, and the room was really really nice. Would recommend upgrading fro... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Lovely hotel with great views across the fjord. Under the hotel there is a soft play centre for children which is excellent. The breakfasts here are varied and very filling. Plenty to eat and great choices.
from Stavanger, Norway
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Our family room was comfortable and pleasant. We appreciated the extra headroom and seating/ sofa for the whole familiy. This is a modern hotel with perfect room ventilating. Charming US-style mega lobby, carpets in the hallways, and ice cube machine. As always Scandic breakfast is fantastic. Be aware parking is controlled by external company, and will set you back NOK 150 per day.
from Fernandina Beach, Florida
Submitted on 07-06-2016
The hotel is very clean with good location and great staff. The hotel has a good restaurant and the breakfast was very good. It is close to the ferry so a ride to downtown is very quick and easy. Ask for a room facing out so you can see the water.
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Hotel is beautiful, clean and modern, BUT when I arrived to the hotel my room was not ready (even though it was check in time already). I was so tired of the day and they told me to leave my luggage and walk around until my room will be cleaned. They even did not know how long it will take, so I was not satisfied with the "welcome". And my room is very cold, I asked if I am doing anything wrong with the temperature because it is on the highest level for three days already and I still have to be ... Read more
from Norway
Submitted on 13-06-2016
Hotel is big. We were not so comfortable with the room we got and I ask for another one. The other room was very clean and enough big for the whole family of 6. Breakfast time was very good, with a good service and enough food to choose.
from Barcelona, Spain
Submitted on 17-06-2016
General feeling of comfort. Rooms are so comfortable. You are ensured a great sleep. As well staff are all so pleasant and warm. The breakfast is fantastic. And not bad to have a ferry practically outside to get to the centre of Oslo.
from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Submitted on 20-06-2016
I'm a frequent guest at the Scandic Hotel - Fornebu as of January 2015. Each time I stay there I realize I have made a good choice. It is a great to stay at eaither for business or leasure. The staff are very friendly. Atmosphere at the lobby is great. Location is very convinient, and the restaurant offer great meals, in particular the breakfast.
from Verdal, Norway
Submitted on 23-06-2016
the staff smiles at you when you enter the hotel lobby, and the check-in is quick and without trouble. the hotelrooms are nice, clean and a beautifull view. the bar has low prices and a cosy inside location and a fresh outside area. the check-out is as quick as the check -in
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 24-06-2016
The beds were comfy enough and the staff (most of them) were warm and helpful. The hotel is in a very nice and quiet vicinity and the breakfast at the lounge promises a very scenic and relaxing view in the morning. The room we were staying had a water boiler that was not working. There wasn't any hotel slippers at all and the tap at the kitchenette sink looked rusty and old. Checked with the reception and the lady there replied that the hotel was shorthanded and the housekeeping was very busy a... Read more
from Antwerp, Belgium
Submitted on 02-07-2016
The hotel has a very big lobby, with a lot of light which felt very nice. The room was quite basic, no real wow feeling, but ok for a short business trip, though a mini bar and room-service would have been welcome. Breakfast and lunch offered a lot of variety. Staff was very friendly. You can take a relaxing walk in a beautiful scenery-this was for me the biggest plus.
from Milan, Italy
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Very fast check-in. Nice and large rooms. Nice variety of Breakfast. Also Restaurant menu and quality were more than ok. A nice view of the sea from either the garden or most of the rooms completes the package. I would definitely suggest the Scandic Fornebu for either business or families.
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Stayed in the hotel twice for couple of days. Overall impression was good. Not much to complain about, although not much stands out. I liked breakfast, which was really ok. Rooms were ok, but without a single cup of any amendies. Moreover, you berly have space to hang your clothes (three hangers only). Conclusion is that for couple of nights it is really ok hotel.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Located in a modern, office area & kinda deserted in the evening. The chairs are very colorful & beautiful thus making the hotel looks very cheerful! The room was pretty small with limited table & storage space. It was hard to open my big luggage with the limited room space. The shower cubicle opens on 2 sides thus making it very flexible, but it was clump as it was pretty small. I like that the soap, shampoo etc come out from dispensers instead of bottles. The recycling bins within a bin fo... Read more
from Prague, Czech Republic
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Now I have no problem with Hotels etc making every effort to facilitate & encourage those unfortunate enough to be disabled but I am thankfully not disabled & therefore I don't expect to be accommodated in a room designed & fitted for disabled. I find it quite eerie & my wife & son who of course booked a family room are not at all amused. Shame on you for overbooking your hotel and also for not having rooms ready by 15.00hrs in the afternoon.
from Raholt, Norway
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Fun filled experience for the kids with excellent night stay at Scandic Fornebu, kids loved it :) Easy access to Oslo center and Tusenfryd. Kids friendly hotel with lots of activities in hotel lobby and around the hotel.
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Excellent hotel, with a pleasant and helpful staff. Huge lobby where you can have dinner at the restaurant, drink at the bar or just take a complementary tea or coffee. Relay close to the sea, and has good connection with the City Center using public transportation
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Great location and surroundings in beautiful Fornebu. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great food and winelist! You can take a morning swim in the Oslo fjord just outside the door. Highly recommended! Ferry to Oslo city center takes 12min.
from Fredrikstad
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Scandic Fornebu is a modern, efficient hotel in an attractive setting outside Oslo city centre, a short ferry ride from Aker Brygge or a bus ride from Oslo centre. The receptionists vary but if you're lucky you get a warm welcome and a pleasant room. Beware that this is a conference hotel so the ground floor and entrance area is often crowded with messy stands and hundreds of people, which can be a bit intimidating for the lone business traveller, families or couples. The rooms are spartan in th... Read more
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Friendly staff and a very modern hotel, everything feels new and nice - definitely not the usual boring Scandic experience. On the other hand the rooms are a bit on the spartanic side meaning there no real wardrobe four stuff and the rooms are overall on the minimalistic side. The breakfast buffet is extraordinary well sorted!
from Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Submitted on 22-08-2016
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was nice and clean. Diner was tasty, and breakfast had a wide variety of choice. Despite restaurant being very friendly, service and serving the food took a bit too long, even though there were not that many customers.
from More og Romsdal, Norway
Submitted on 27-08-2016
Check-in was quick and pleasant. On the receptionist's advice, I changed to a room with a better view. The room was clean and tidy and had the basics; beds, desk, TV and safe deposit box. There was no fridge/minibar. The bathroom was clean and practical. The breakfast buffet was great!
from UK
Submitted on 30-08-2016
Stayed for one night for business, Hotel was clean, all the staff were friendly and helpful. If i was staying longer i would struggle with the teeny wardrobe space and 4 hangers but as a short stay it was fine. Dinner was great in the evening. Would definitely use the hotel again if i was in the area.
from Kristiansand, Norway
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Very mixed feelings about this hotel. The reception staff were welcoming and helpful. The room was clean. However, the bathroom was very impractical and had very limited storage space, so we had to place our toiletry bags on the floor. There were nowhere to hang larger towels, just a few hooks for smaller towels beside the sink. The common areas were a disaster. The breakfast room had plenty of available seating, but there were dirty dishes everywhere. I only saw one person trying to clear the ... Read more
from Stavanger, Norway
Submitted on 13-09-2016
First impression was great. But rude and poor service at the front desk when I contacted them due to the big party they catered kept me up until 3 am was surprising. "nothing we can do" isn't the answer you want to hear when you are irritated due to lack of sleep. Found the beds to be too soft.
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Tho hotel location is great if you come for a biz trip in Fornebu. Rooms are nice, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is tasty and with a very good choice. Take a jogging equipment, there is nice track and view next to the sea coast. The only thing I didn't liked is that they don't sell public transport tickets and they cannot exchange money. So if it is Sunday, you are doomed cause no nearby grocery store is working so you can't buy anywhere! I rate it 3 only because of this.
from UK
Submitted on 21-09-2016
I love chic and minimal fuss hotels. The Scandic is a grown up Ikea hotel - clean lines, functional and stylish rooms and best of all after my 1am check in I still scored a room with a water view. 6 hrs is not enough time but I slept well, had a great breakfast and made it work by 8.30...
from Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Submitted on 25-09-2016
I was staying here last week during a business trip. The location is great - close to the gas station & bus stop. My room had a great view of the sea and the sunrise. Breakfast was decent. Behavior of the stuff was friendly. What was not up to my standard was the cleanliness. Beds were made properly but floor cleaning was not good at all. Also, basic amenities like tea/ coffee, lotion etc were missing. But the business setup we had was excellent. Overall, it was a decent stay with some hiccups... Read more
from Haugesund, Norway
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Very clean and impressive room, we had the junior suite. I was on a conference and needed wifi access, the wifi was very slow. Constant 300-500ms when pinging. The breakfast was fantastic, we also had lunch there. Best burger ever! Will definitely stay there again, but please fix the wifi.
Submitted on 26-09-2016
It's a year since my last review and being a frequent guest I thought I'd provide an update.This is still my first choice for staying in the Fornebu area. Everyone working here are very friendly and professional, from the pleasent and efficient front desk to the staff at the restaurant with the always cheerful Swede. Being a relatively large hotel the right staff really makes a difference in providing it a more personal touch. It's an excellent business hotel, but I'm also going to take my fami... Read more
from Sofia, Bulgaria
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Convinient location nexto the sea with easy conection to the bus and ferry. Great variaty of food on breakfast and super good quality of wi-fi. Friendly and helpfull staff and check in and out for shortest time I have ever experianced.
Submitted on 01-10-2016
We stayed for 2 nights during a busy time at the Scandic Fornebu Hotel. The welcome was warm, professional and the friendly staff at the frontdesk checked us in within minutes. The room was on the 5th floor with a very nice view of what used to be the previous airport, before Gardemoen was operational. The floorplan of the room was durable and compact, yet with everything one can ask when traveling for a few days. Located close to public buses. Everything in this hotel is well thought with mod... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 04-10-2016
This is so weird. This hotel is faraway from Oslo at least 12 kms far. It has a large lobby with a bar. It's done so well. I liked it the moment i entered. So modern. The rooms are lit very well and fairly big at least the one i have. Even the bathroom is fairly big but empty except for 2 glasses. There's no light switch just automatic when you enter. There is a hairdryer and a shaving mirror. My bed is comfortable. The painting in my room is a bit big. The mirror is narrow and long. There's no ... Read more
from preston
Submitted on 12-10-2016
The receptionist was great. I had only had booked for 3 nights not 4. The friendly service meant the receptionist then just booked me another night. The hotel is lovely and fresh. It is very clean and modern. The food in the hotel was exceptional and well worth the 240 Kr for fish of the day. The location is stunning actually as you can walk around the water and sit to enjoy the view over the water. The hotel is a short train and bus risked from the main airport. Everything works on time and is ... Read more
from Spalding, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-10-2016
Stayed here on a business trip to a nearby company, with a car. The hotel had secure parking and was easy to get to. There was an excellent bus service to the city centre, so despite being situated in a business park, would be a good option for a city visit. Breakfast was excellent and the hotel restaurant was good, though like everything for a Brit in Norway, expensive. Rooms are a little basic, but adequate, clean and the beds comfy. I would stay here again, especially if I was driving.
from Karachi, Pakistan
Submitted on 15-10-2016
Stayed for 5 days, everything was good for me. The room, the lobby everything. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good too, I was able to get what I can eat. One recommendation that they should add some Halal food in the menu. If you need to eat halal in dinner, you have only couple of choices, 1 veg or the cheese pizza. The location very beautiful, its just a little far from Oslo center, otherwise its a perfect place to stay in.
from Sweden
Submitted on 17-10-2016
This hotel is placed in the previous airport area, Fornebu. Location is near the sea and has a great surroundings. Rooms are nice but some rooms can be a little chilly during wintertime. Easy to park a car in the garage. If you visit the hotel during summer time, be aware that breakfast is served no earlier than 07.30! If you need breakfast earlier, then you need to arrange this with reception and get a breakfast bag. There is a minor shop close to the hotel. Ships are travelling from the near... Read more
from Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Submitted on 18-10-2016
I stayed for a week during early October'16, The weather perfect and the lakeside picturesque. The hotel however is very basic. I have stayed at Scandic properties before, so knew what to expect. No Tea/ Coffee machines, a wardrobe so thin that it can barely hold more than a couple of shirts and no fancy toiletries like they have in SE Asia. To top it all, rates pretty much the same as luxury hotels in the US. Welcome to Scandinavia! However, not everything is dreary. The staff is very polite a... Read more
from Oslo, Norway
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Rooms quit small and basic - disappointing for a new hotel. Lack of soundproofing between the rooms! Friendly lobby bar, in a nice well designed lobby area. Great view of the fjord from the room(s). In total a average business hotel.
from Copenhagen, Denmark
Submitted on 22-10-2016
I stayed just for one night, but I would return with the next occasions. The room had a decent size, it was clean and with a great view over the fjord. Really good breakfast with a lot of variety. Parking is convenient underground, but expensive.
from Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Submitted on 04-11-2016
Hotel is located close to several businesses at Fornebu. If you aren't travelling with much luggage, it is about a 20 minute walk from Lysaker train station if you have taken the airport train (make sure you look at a map or you will get lost) - otherwise taxi or bus will get you there. The internet works well and there are numerous sockets in the wall for charging electronic things. Rooms are quite minimalist and very clean. I had a view looking out towards the fjord. Bed is comfortable, room... Read more
from Bergen, Norway
Submitted on 08-11-2016
The hotel itself is nice and modern, with good facilities such as bar, restaurant and a gym. Rooms are nice as well with large and comfortable beds with quality linen and a pillow menu. The only issue with staying here was the medical conference going on. It was literally placed in the reception area and going all the way over to the restaurant. Medical equipment and participants where everywhere! It felt like being part of the conference, just that we were not. Really strange that the hotel mad... Read more
Submitted on 09-11-2016
As the subject says, I stayed few days at hotel for business trip and seems like the hotel is oriented for 1-2 nights. The room is probably some sort of a design statement combined with the fact that it's like a conventions hotel, I.e. People come for a night or two to see some sales pitch. The room was big but was stripped bear, not even a closet or drawer just 2 shelves and a hanging rail. Same for the showers big and minimal. Breakfast was very good. For a 130 EUR per night outside oslo it's ... Read more
Submitted on 10-11-2016
A typical modern Norwegian conference hotel in business surroundings with short distance to the city centre, nice breakfast and excellent lunch. Rooms are tidy and clean. I would have chosen differently for a vacation in the Oslo area.
from Riga, Latvia
Submitted on 12-11-2016
The reception girls are really nice and friendly, breakfast is great, the gym is also quite decent. It might get very crowded during evenings when there are some conferences taking place in the hotel. I guess that later on the breakfast area might get pretty busy as well (I went there during the first hour).
from Gjovik, Norway
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Went here for a business meeting. It has everything you need - good bar with a good selection, good food, and it's close to a lot of big companies (and Telenor Arena if you're going to a concert). Meeting rooms worked well and staff was very helpful with the necessary cables and connectors required for using the projectors. Being business-oriented, it's expensive - and to my tastes a bit cold. Everything is very modern and artificial. Our contacts helped us get a good price for ordering a large... Read more
from Bangkok
Submitted on 25-11-2016
I have stayed in this hotel about 10 tines this year. This hotel is outside city Center and next to Oslo Fjord. View from the fjord facing rooms are very nice. Room are cosy and bed and pillows are very comfortable other than a fact that double bed is the smallest you would see any where. Breakfast spread is quite good and staff courteous. One flip wise would be lack of dining options in the hotel and around it as well. Other would be distance from city centre. One additional note for first t... Read more