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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Hello everyone, I’m back in Norway for a relaxing weekend. I’ll show you what I visited, where I ate and slept during my 48 hours in Oslo and Bærum. Watch my video below or read the transcription under it:
It all starts at Karl Johans Gate, Oslo’s Main Street. There are shops, souvenir shops, restaurants, and a bit further you there’s Stortinget which is the Norwegian parliament. Further down Karl Johan there’s the Royal Palace, but I’ll get to that later in this video.
Getting from A to B
Everything in Oslo is easy to reach by foot, bike, bus, tram and metro. A day ticket for unlimited use of public transport costs 90 NOK which is just about 10 euros or dollars. Important to know is that this ticket is valid for 24 hours, so if you activate your ticket at 3 PM, it’s valid until the next day at 3 PM, which is awesome. Not every city does this. If you’re also planning to do lots of museums, then the Oslo Pass, at 395 NOK, including all transport, museums and other discounts, is worth it.
Oslo’s Opera building, known for its beautiful architecture, is located next to the train station, which is part of a new modern area where you can find Bjørvika, Sørenga and soon a brand new Edvard Munch museum and a new National Library. Make sure to watch my other Oslo videos to see more.
Akershus festning & Aker Brygge
From the Opera you can walk along the water up to Akershus Festning, which is a fortress with a view of Rådhuset (Oslo’s city hall), Aker Brygge and Oslofjord.
Aker Brygge is my favourite area in Oslo. It’s a classy, relaxing, car free area near the water where you can shop, have lunch or dinner. A bit further there’s Tjuvholmen where you can find the Astrup Fearnley museum. If you’ve already seen my previous videos, you already know that I like T.G.I. Friday’s because we don’t have this restaurant chain back in Belgium and I just love the food. If this isn’t something for you, try the sea food, pizza, sushi or grill restaurants in the area.
On day 2 I went to Bærum, a community just outside Oslo. By bus, it costs 106 NOK back and forth, which is more than a city ticket. After looking at the nice views and seeing the daily Norwegian life in non-touristy areas, I arrived at Bærums Verk which is a beautiful shopping village that’s actually already 400 years old. There are several gift shops, tea rooms, but also two supermarkets and a museum. While walking around, you’ll also notice these interesting sculptures.
Shopping & sushi
Afterwards, I went from a cosy shopping village to busy shopping centers in Oslo city. This one is called.. Oslo City. There’s also one next to the train station called Byporten where I like buying sushi and spring rolls at Bambus Sushi. They are de-licious.
Now there are still 3 important places to go to, but because this was a relaxing weekend, and I have been to Oslo lots of times, I spent the rest of my 48 hours shopping and eating. But here are places you could still visit within the 48 hour mark: the Royal Palace in the heart of Oslo, surrounded by Slottsparken — Vigelandsparken, a free open air sculpture park — and Holmenkollen with nice views and an interesting winter sports museum. Please watch my other videos to see more. You can choose: winter, autumn or summer videos.
Where to sleep
Now where did I sleep? Well, I like staying at different hotels during my holiday. The first hotel I stayed in, was Park Inn, which is located in a side street of Karl Johans Gate, Oslo’s Main Street, so it’s very central. Click here to watch my full review. My second hotel was Comfort Xpress Central Station, located just in front of the train station, so I could catch my early morning flight the next day. This hotel is modern, clean and budget friendly, so check out that review too [coming soon]
And now… I’m back at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, which has been expanded and renovated this year and is really beautiful. I’ll definitely make a review of that one too, so again, check out my channel!
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See you next time!
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!