Posted Sep 13, 2013 on Hotels
On arriving at the hotel I was surprised to find there was no reception on entering. There were lots of signs, all in Norwegian only in a corridor with two lifts. Peering through a large internal glass window, I saw doctors, nurses and patients milling about two floors below. As they were the only people in sight, and there was no reception, I went down and asked one of the nurses where reception was. It turned out to be two floors up - you take the lift and reception is to be found near them. The top two floors of the building are a hotel, with apparently 70% of guests being family of patients receving radiotherapy at the Radiumhospitalet. I found this quite strange but soon got used to it - there is no hospital smell, paraphernalia etc. to be encountered anywhere in the hotel. The room was very comfortable, with a good-sized TV, armchair, desk and desk chair, and a comfy bed. The windows were huge and double glazed, the floor wood. I could see the main fjord from my window which was lovely, and it wasn't overlooked. The bathroom had a great, powerful hot shower and the whole room was immaculate. Very comfortable.