What does it take to create a remarkable hotel experience? Warm and friendly service, an eye for detail, impeccable standards of cleanliness and a seamless flow of experiences that meet or exceed guests’ expectations. With these principles in mind, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo recently completed its first renovation in 12 years, focusing on its key brand pillars—Cozy, Refined and Contemporary. The result is an unforgettable hotel experience that combines traditional Scandinavian hospitality with modern amenities and services. Discover why this hotel is going the distance to stay ahead of the competition in our Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo review below!
Awards and Recognition
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo has been awarded the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for six consecutive years. The hotel was also voted the number one hotel in Oslo in TripAdvisor's Hotel category in 2018. The hotel is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, and was awarded the Green Key eco-label in 2017, which recognizes environmentally responsible tourism businesses around the world. The hotel also received the Excellence Award of the International Conference and Events Association (ICEE) in 2018.
Best season to visit
The best time to visit Oslo is between May and August, when the days are long and the temperatures are moderate. This is also when most tourists visit the city, so you might have to book your hotel well in advance to get the best rates. Between September and April, you will experience the best of what winter has to offer in Norway, from snow-covered mountains to freezing temperatures, which make for memorable experiences.
Rooms & Services Available
Under the new guest experience, the refurbished lobby and lounge area have been transformed into a modern and cozy space with soothing colours and furniture that makes you feel at home. Refined and Contemporary - The guest rooms have been refreshed with a modern look and feel with soft pastel colours, Scandinavian design, and neutral tones. The bathrooms have been upgraded with luxurious Toggery Deluxe bath amenities, featuring their signature scent.The hotel has also introduced an all-new Modern Norwegian cuisine menu, which features fresh and sustainable ingredients. The BOB Steak and Fish restaurant offers a refined yet contemporary dining experience, while the Lobby Lounge Bar offers a cozy and elegant ambiance.
Pros and Cons
Pros - The hotel has done an excellent job of balancing its Scandinavian heritage with modern sensibilities, so you will get everything you would expect from a top-notch Scandinavian hotel. The service from the hotel staff is impeccable, and you will feel like you’re treated like royalty. The location is excellent, and you will have easy access to major attractions and the city’s convention centre. The hotel has an excellent restaurant, and you can expect top-notch service and dining experience. The refurbishment has resulted in a modern and sleek look, which makes the hotel look better than ever. The rooms are spacious, and the bathrooms are incredibly luxurious. Cons - As with all top-end hotels, you can expect to pay a premium price. The hotel is also located a bit outside the centre of the city, which means that you will have to take a cab to get to the main attractions. While the hotel tries to meet all expectations, it might not be able to do so because there is always the possibility of human error. You might also find that the hotel has a tendency to be a little stuffy and formal with its service.
The easiest and fastest way to travel to Oslo is by air. You can find direct flights from most major cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. You can also take a direct ferry from both the UK and Germany, as well as a cruise from several destinations.
The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo has perfected the art of creating an unforgettable experience, and it’s not hard to see why it’s been successful. The hotel combines a beautiful design and architecture with warm and friendly service to create an experience that will stay with you for a long time.