Scandic Oslo Airport hotel is the perfect way to have full relaxation before a flight the following morning. Ideally located about a five minute bus journey to the passenger terminal at Oslo Gardermoen International Airport, we took the opportunity to stay here before our flight to another part of Norway the following morning, after flying from London Gatwick. We must say, this was the most relaxing night we had on our January trip to Norway.
After leaving the terminal building, we took the bus which takes passengers to all the hotels in the local area. It was cold, it was snowing, so we were very happy to walk through the main entrance of the hotel after disembarking from the bus to staff members at the reception (and the bar next to it) giving us a warm welcome. The receptionist made the check in as smooth and swift as possible but adding the fantastic customer service experience sparkle at the same time.
On our visit we took the option of having a Superior Extra room and during our stay in January 2018, we were the first ones to stay in the room after a recent refurbishment. Entering the room, the most eye catching item in the room has to be the double bed with its many pillows and comfortable mattresses to sleep on. Note the the blankets were neither too heavy or too light which was an added bonus (we feel this is a quality which is needed in hotels for the perfect night sleep). The rooms are soundproof and this is another important reason to have a stay here (especially being near the airport’s runway).
The detail of attention for visitors needs is fantastic, from the WIFI (which has a very strong signal in the rooms), to the kettle, hair dryer, the amount of wall sockets dotted around the room, the television offering a variety of international channels to services such as dry cleaning, the hotel has thought of everything.
Even the washroom is spacious with a shower that has a powerful pressure to soak the stress away. Other items to note about the room is that it has air conditioning, bathrobes, blackout curtains, chair and desk to do that all important paperwork, kettle with coffee. We also used the hairdryer in the washroom as well as the shower gels, shampoo and other products provided by the hotel which uses the ‘FACE’ range.
Whilst being Superior Extra guests at the hotel, we were given a voucher worth NOK 50 (£4.56) which to be honest, when buying a pint of beer, this will ensure we got 50% of the full price. So we just had to use it. As soon as we checked in (and whilst it was a little bit early for dinner as we arrived just after lunchtime), we checked out the bar whilst we worked with our laptops (to which the bar area has excellent WIFI. All the furniture was very modern but we loved sitting next to the fire whilst looking at other guests walking in from the cold, snow on their heads (or hats).
It was time for dinner (which isn’t included the price of the hotel room) and the quality of food here is fantastic and very tasty. I opted to try out the lamb shank with mashed potato and root vegetables which was was cooked perfectly. Claire had the Scandic vegetarian burger and was very impressed there was the option of adding vegan cheese. After dinner we walked away very happy (and full). Oh did we mention we also had deserts? They have to be tried as well.
For the price we got a lot and managed to take it all in. The next morning we were back in the restaurant for breakfast where we had hot breakfast which had eggs, sausages, bacon and the other usual suspects for this type of meal as well as cereal, European Continental style breakfast with the usual pastries, yogurts, fruit and bread rolls. Whilst there is food on offer on the tables, there is also a chef on hand to cook up anything fresh and hot such as omelettes.
Claire, who has dramatically reduced meat and dairy from her diet, was very happy with the options at breakfast. The Scandic Hotel really do cater for everyone, including vegetarians and even vegans. They had both dairy and plant based butter, lots of fresh fruit and even a smoothie bar.
Our personal opinion of the Scandic Hotel Oslo Airport is that we would highly recommend it for an overnight stay before a morning flight and then there is no need for the rush-rush of getting to the airport. Instead we felt very refreshed and ready for the journey to the top of Norway. For us it was also the comfort of the room and we got a good rest. We were happy to pay the extra for the service, the location and overall saved us a lot of time the next morning (and of course the expensive of taking a taxi ride or taking the fast train from central Oslo in the middle of the night which probably would have led us to paying the same amount of the hotel room).
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Our time at the Scandic Hotel Oslo Airport was paid for by ourselves and was not sponsored in any way by the company. The opinions in this post are our own.