If you say to someone that you’ll be spending 3 nights in an Oslo hotel, there is a good chance that they’ll remind you that it’s going to be very expensive. More often than not that would be very true, but not necessarily… introducing Citybox Hotel!
Citybox is a modern economy hotel with low prices, and where we were lucky enough to spending our nights during our time in this wonderful city. They certainly don’t cut back on location – the hotel was no more than a five minute walk to the Opera House, and they don’t cut back on size – check out that room, but how they are able to offer low prices is by keeping running expenses down.
They offer the standard simple and stylish room, bathroom, bed, chair, desk and very good WiFi. What more could you need when you’re out exploring all day long and simply need a place to crash at?
Whilst Citybox staff are always available if needed, you do most of the work yourself in terms of booking, payment, check-in and check-out. When we first arrived we were greeted by these machines which handed us our room keys and information sheet. We scanned in and dropped the bags straight in our room. It couldn’t be easier. The only time we needed a member of staff is when they kindly offered us a plug adaptor which we classically forgot to bring with us.
Whilst there isn’t a breakfast option at Citybox, there is a delightful pizzeria and bakery right next door which they have teamed up with to offer guests discount at. There is also an entrance for guests which means you don’t have to leave the hotel to access it. That is very handy when it’s minus 10 outside! We enjoyed a brilliant croissant and coffee on our last day before catching our flight home.
Downstairs is a large lounge area with plenty of seats, sofas, a TV and snacks and refreshment machines. Whilst it remains basic, it had a great style and comfort about it and we wish we had been able to spend more chill time down there.
Not only is Citybox in Oslo, but also in Bergen on the Southwestern side of Norway. We would return here in a heartbeat should we return to Norway, and highly recommend it to those of you looking for a way to survive the Norwegian economy whilst travelling.
Thank you so much to Citybox for a great stay!
Disclaimer: we were given two complimentary nights to City Box Oslo in exchange for an honest review.However as always, all pictures and views are our own.
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