Hotell Montebello3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
First, the positives: the hotel is not in central Oslo but it is very easy to access with public transport. It was quiet and clean. I had a stunning view out over Oslo and the fjord. Then, the negatives. The reception service was awful. I asked a very basic question about transport in Oslo, and the receptionist was unable to answer. I was never told about 24/7 access to breakfast room (something I would have greatly appreciated as there was no way to make coffee/tea in the room) and only just learned about this service through reading other reviews of the hotel. No info regarding checking out times. Breakfast times are late if you are in Oslo for work. I had ten minutes in the morning to have breakfast or I would have been late for my meetings. Timings are particularly bad during weekends when the hotel restaurant then shuts at 6pm - awkward when my work finished at 5pm and I had to make my way back to the hotel. It is DEFINITELY not catering to business travellers! The room itself was nice. It was not big, but it was adequate and modern. However, the windows were drafty and when I sat in the armchair, I got very cold. Eventually I realised the warmest place in the room was the bed. I tried working at the desk, but - again - the draft made that impossible. So strange that a modern building has drafty windows. Pulling the curtains did not help. No blankets available apart from the duvet. No folders in room informing guests about amenities. Wifi & TV are both extra. No kettle, but there is a small fridge. I will return to Oslo, but I will not return to Hotel Montebello. It was an odd and unpleasant stay. I don't mind a basic hotel - but there are good basic hotels and Montebello isn't one of them.
I had a single room and the view was into a wall. Internet was not free, and I had to log in every time I had left the property. The lady in the reception did not know much about service. I have never experienced a place with such a low variety of bread and cereals, yougurt, fruits and berries for breakfast. The ladies who cleaned the room were the best. Stay away!!
The hotel is connected to radiumhospitalet, a hospital that treats cancer patients. I stayed here several times to support a family member. The double rooms are large, clean and modern. Double rooms are overlooking the backyard with flowers and benches. If you are here during summer and the weather is good it will get hot! We brought a fan the last time. The single rooms are on the other side of the building and does not get that hot. The receptionist said they couldn't use the AC, to prevent spread of disease (lowered immune system in patients). Receptionists, cleaners and kitchen personal have all been friendly. The breakfast is ok. The dinner however is really bad most of the time, and expensive (180 NOK). I'm not even a patient but i got nauseous two times. I dont understand how they can serve low quality food in a patient hotel for cancer patients that don't have appetite to begin with. I guess for tourists it doesn't matter, since you will eat out anyway..
Clean and easily accessible via public transport which is good because it isn't central. Only problem we had was the maid removed all towels from our room after one day but was quickly sorted by reception. Remember to lock your door on leaving - we didn't realise it doesn't automatically lock like most hotel doors. Would definitely return!
It's not so far from the city, you can take a metro to get there, and then it's another 5-10 minute walk. It's a very nice and quiet place to stay. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. And not expensive at all, breakfast included and good! The staff is really helpful: we needed a taxi at 3 a.m. because we had our flight back in the early morning. So they called one for us.
My first impression on the service wasn't too good, as I had emailed the hotel to ask for advice on how to reach them via public transport on a late arrival. The answer was very basic and, I felt, a bit bodged. However when we arrived, the guy at reception was very nice and helpful, and showed us the breakfast room where food and drinks are left available all night, which after a long journey, was much appreciated ! A little thing on the minus side, we realised the next morning that there was only one towel and one piece of soap in the bathroom, but the guy at reception fixed this in a few minutes. Breakfast only starts at 8am which is fairly late if you want to set off early, but if you're OK with crackers and fruits these are available 24/7 in the breakfast room. The room was comfortable and clean, so was the bathroom. The location of the hotel isn't quite near the centre but the area is nice and quiet. There is a metro station only a few minutes on foot. You probably will get confused as you get near it, it is in the middle of a residential area where you wouldn't expect to find a metro station. From there you get to the centre in about 5 min. Oh and also, yes the hotel is associated with the hospital so you've gotta be comfortable with that.
Really great friendly and helpful staff. Clean and basic accommodation with simple cafeteria food. An excellent facility for patients and visitors to the Radium Hospital. This hotel is not centrally situated but U.S. Easily accessible by public transport from the centre.
The hotel is close to the center of Oslo. And the neighborhood is very nice, full of greenery. The level of hotel services is very good. It has good ratio between price and quality. We were satisfied with this accommodation.
To be completely honest I had my doubts at first when I was trying to ask how to get there at the airport. The information officer asked me, ''you are not sick are you?'' so I realized this hotel was associated with the hospital nearby. I am glad I went there anyways. It was easily accessible by the express bus and then a connection, which thanks to Norwegian transportation system was not a probloem. The hotel itself was very clean. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The breakfast buffet was enough and very healthy with Norwegian brown cheese and porridge which is my absolute favorite. The staff were so helpful that upon asking, prepared a club sandwich and some fruits for the day that I had an early flight. All in all, I hope this hotel gets most of its revenue from happy travelers and not any other associations...But it is so nice that someone is thinking about how difficult it might be for some of us to even travel because of the smallest details and is coming up with a solution for that.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in August. The location is a long way out of the city if travelling by taxi but about 10 minutes walk from the nearest train station. They have no on-site parking but you can park for free in the street nearby and we never had a problem finding a space. The room was not very big but there was enough space so it was okay for a budget room. Unfortunately it was not very clean. There was a lot of dust under the bed and despite the room being cleaned during the day, there was still hair in the shower. On the plus side, the bed and pillow were wonderfully comfortable. The place was quiet and we were never disturbed by other guests. Breakfast was surprisingly good, with a good selection of cooked and cold foods, teas, coffees, juices etc. After evening meal, which we personally did not try, a selection of foods are left available for guests to help themselves for free. These include all the drinks, plus breads, crackers, soups and fruits. This was a great touch, especially as we arrived at near midnight on our first day and were able to satisfy our hunger immediately for free. The staff were very friendly and efficient. One important thing to note though, when you leave your room you must put the keycard in the slot to lock the door. We did not know this and assumed the door automatically locked like most hotel doors. It was only by chance on day 3 I tried the handle and the door opened. We had been leaving our room unsecure for 2 days. All in all I found this a good hotel. The breakfast hours could be a little longer and if you arrive later to breakfast many things have often run out. They do not seem to be replaced so first come first served.
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75% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 41 reviews