Category: Trip to Oslo VLOG
In this video, I’ll show you the 2nd place I’m staying in, and that is Comfort Xpress Oslo Central Station! I’ve often stayed here since its opening in 2011 because of its good price quality ratio.
Check out my video (with subtitles) above or read the transcription:
Comfort Xpress Oslo Central Station is nicely located just across the train station in Fred Olsens Gate 11 and is not to be confused with Comfort Hotel Grand Central located INside the train station.
You can check in at the reception or just use one of the iPads in front of the elevator. The reception is also a bar, so you can enjoy some drinks while chatting with your co-travellers or while you’re getting some work done on your computer.
I’d like to point out that there are four room sizes… and I’ve stayed in three of them.
Standard Twin Room
Let’s start with the decent sized twin room of 17 square meters. When you enter, there’s a coat rack on the left and the TV. There’s a desk on the right and of course the comfortable twin beds. There’s also place for your luggage next to the window. Not every twin room looks exactly like this, but they do have the same features. The bathroom has floor heating and is clean. There’s a soap dispenser in the shower. Of course, WiFi is free.
Twin Room for adjusted accessibility for the disabled
The second room, which is where I stayed in this year, is the twin room with adjusted accessibility for disabled. I didn’t ask for this room specifically, but it turned out to be positive. The room is huge, has an extra sofa, a table and a seat. There’s also extra place to hang your clothes. The bathroom is one big space which is fun, but also necessary for disabled who really need that space.
Standard Double Room
Then there’s the double room, of which I don’t have that much footage, but as you can see here, it’s a cosy room with the bed located against the window. In general, the room is also smaller at around 11 square meters.
Superior Double Room
I haven’t been able to stay at the fourth type of room, which is the superior double room. This costs usually 200 kroner more, but you do get a larger room (between 16 and 20 square meters), a private roof terrace and a seating area.
The minimalistic breakfast bag is optional, so it’s up to you if you would like to buy one and eat it downstairs or in your room, or if you’d like to go out early and eat something at the station.
So this was my review of Comfort Xpress Oslo Central Station. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. Also check out my other Oslo videos and Oslo hotel reviews on my channel.
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As you’ve seen in my previous vlog, I’m back in Oslo to celebrate my birthday! In this blog/vlog, I’ll show you the place I’m staying in and that’s Park Inn Oslo! I’ve stayed here several times since its opening in 2010, but now, all rooms and the lobby have a new interior. Watch my video below or read more under it.
The hotel is centrally located at Øvre Slottsgate, which is a side street of Karl Johans Gate, Oslo’s Main Street. Check it out on the map:
The hotel’s lobby is a nice area where you can just hang out or work. There’s a bar, so you can enjoy some drinks while chatting with your co-travellers or while you’re getting some work done on your computer.
And here is my room. It’s a standard, decent sized twin room. There’s a desk with enough plugs and a phone. WiFi was easy to connect to and was fast. There’s an extra seat and a table where some complimentary drinks and a personal birthday card were waiting for me. Thanks again Park Inn for making me feel extra welcome!
Above the beds, you’ll notice the mood light. You can adjust the colour or have them change all the time. There are two usb charging ports next to one bed and one normal plug next to both.
There’s a flatscreen TV in front of the beds. Under it, you can find an ironing board and coffee and tea making facilities.
The bathroom is white and has floor heating (that feels nice in the morning!). The bathroom was very clean. There are no individually packed amenities, but the Dove body and hand wash dispensers are way more ecological.
The breakfast area is located on the ground floor, next to the hotel’s entrance. Definitely check out my video for more detailed photos of the breakfast!
There’s a broad selection of food. Of course you have bread, toasts and croissants, bread, knekkebrød, different kinds of jam and butter. There are different kinds of cold cuts, such as cheese, Norwegian brunost, ham and salami. There are cereals and porridge with toppings. You can even prepare your own Norwegian heart waffle!
You can drink some coffee, flavoured water or fresh juice.
Those who like a hot breakfast will enjoy themselves here too: there are sausages, eggs, and a special cooked egg in a bacon wrapper.
And for dessert, you can take a smoothie, take some yoghurt or grab a fruit.
Like with any other hotel, the price depends on when you book and when you’re staying. Prices are usually between 900 and 1200 NOK, but that really depends on the season. Check out their website here: https://www.parkinn.com/hotel-oslo
Here are some tips to get the best deal:
- Book at Park Inn’s or Club Carlson’s website. You’ll get the best deals over there and you’re sure about the booking conditions.
- Book as early as possible. When you book your flight, also book your hotel.
- Keep an eye out for promotions. Check both www.parkinn.com and www.clubcarlson.com
- Join Club Carlson: it’s free! You collect points and win extra points during promotional periods or when you book through the app. Once you have at least 5000 points, you can trade points for a discount on your booking. If you save more, you can even have a free night. Club Carlson also often launches promotions, so definitely follow them on social media and www.clubcarlson.com
So, this was my review of my stay at Park Inn in Oslo. I really enjoyed my stay here again and I hope you’ll enjoy yours too when you come to Oslo.
Stay tuned for my next vlog!
Hello everyone! I’m on my way to Oslo for an autumn getaway. In this first vlog, I’ll show you around Brussels Airport. Watch it here or continue reading under the video:
The underground train station is called Brussels Airport Zaventem. To get to the departures area, you need scan your train ticket to get past the gates. Then, take several escalators up.
You arrive at the departures area where you can check in and drop off your luggage. You can find a Starbucks here, a newspaper shop, a few restaurants and more.
After dropping your luggage, if you have any, walk towards security. There are two piers: pier A for European flights (with A gates for Schengen destinations & T gates for non-Schengen destinations) and pier B for other non-Schengen and intercontinental flights. After security, you need to go to the correct pier, which is stated on your boarding pass. I’ll be guiding you through pier A, as I’m going to Norway.
The first thing you’ll see after security, and before going down to the duty free shops, is a water stand where you can buy a bottle for just one euro. I recommend you buy one (or even two) here.
There are several comfortable lounge areas, like this one, just after the Duty Free shop:
Hungry? Well, there are several restaurants, such as this one, Beers & Cheers, but also Belgorama (for Belgian food), Panos (for sandwiches) and Quick (for fast food). There are also more high end restaurants where you can eat sushi or seafood. And for Starbucks lovers, yes there’s also one here.
And here’s pier A, a modern, spacious quiet and calm terminal. You can have a drink, relax and even charge your devices using the USB ports built in the reclined seats near the windows from the beginning to the end of pier A.
On my way to Oslo with Brussels Airlines
Alright, my plane is here. I’m flying with Brussels Airlines, an airline I enjoy flying with. They offer cheap flights while still offering a friendly service on board. Food and drinks on board are for sale at a very reasonable price, or even free if you have a flex ticket called Flex&Fast and Bizz&Class. Those tickets also give you access to the separate lounge and give you priority boarding.
So this was my first vlog about my trip to Oslo. Stay tuned for my next video and meanwhile, check out my other ones on my channel!