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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Oslo, Eastern Norway

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SarahH199...
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A trip to remember!”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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From the moment we met Truls, we were treated warmly; he even helped to carry our luggage to the house! The accommodation was very clean and had everything we needed to feel at home. View from the balcony was unforgettable! Buses run frequently into the city centre, with a lovely scenic journey too! Would most definitely return here again in the future.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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imnjb
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect for travelling families or friends”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Warm Hosts, we had a glass of wine upon arriving. Received clear instructions on how to get there. We had the whole floor for us with two bedrooms, shared bathroom and toilet, a living room, terrace facing the Fjord with outstanding sunset view. Clean and cozy. and its not too far from city central, maybe 15-20 mins with a bus or Train.

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Liked best: The view from terrace
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carignano
Zürich
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pleasant basis for Oslo visit”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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In the house of Truls and Kare you live on a whole floor with a terrasse that has an amazing view over the Oslo Fjord. The hosts were very friendly and served us a bottle of white wine upon arrival. The house lies a bit outside the City center but train or bus take you there within 20 minutes. Those with a sleeping problems should make sure they sleep on the side of the Fjord.

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Liked best: the view from the terrasse
Liked least: the noise on the street side
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ihgy
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Spectacular in every way”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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The evening my family and I watched the sunset for three hours was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. The top of the house was spotless and amazingly our host changed our towels every other day. The house is across the street from the bus which runs very frequently (on a precise schedule) and takes less than 15 minutes to get to the center of town. The bus trip itself is along the fjord. The only caveat is that there really is no kitchen - only a refrigerator and coffee machine.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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ABodley
Pullman, Washington
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect Place for a Vacation”
Reviewed 16 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
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(This review is partly identical to that of the Unique Seafront cottage, but I’ve added specifics regarding the Waterfront Suite.) We had the opportunity to stay in both properties owned by Truls and Kåre. Both are lovely vacation rentals and have their benefits and drawbacks. I am completely confident giving both properties “Excellent” ratings, but travelers should be aware of a few of the quarks of the stay. Remember, this is a family’s home – I know of no home that is perfect. But Truls and Kåre’s home and cottage get awfully close to a perfect vacation get away on the seafront of Oslo.

Truls and Kåre host two lovely properties – just as advertised – about a 15 min drive or bus ride (the stop is literally out the front door and across the street!) from the Oslo city center and from there, a short walk to the Central Station. These are two properties recently listed on TripAdvisor which is why there are no reviews as of yet. Our family of four was able to shop, eat, and travel to and from the house without a car! Truls and Kåre also went to great lengths to make our stay welcome and comfortable by providing their own “traveler’s guide” to staying at their home.

The two properties are nestled together on the waterfront, just off the main road. One is the cottage, which is literally on the waterfront with a pier that stretches out across the water. The other property is part of Truls and Kåre’s own home. It is the entire top floor of their house.

Here are some things specifically about the “Waterfront Suite”. This is a comfortably spacious upstairs apartment just as advertised. The living space is modern and comfortable. It also has the lovely view of the water – you look down on the cottage and then out onto the water. Although there is no cook top or oven, the microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator made making simple meals do-able. Truls and Kåre have gone out of their way to make plates, silverware and other kitchen necessities available. On top of that Truls (Kåre was actually out of town for the majority of our stay) went to great lengths to make us comfortable and provide anything additional we needed.

Our stay in the Waterfront Suite was relaxing and comfortable. While we weren’t directly on the water, the apartment makes up for it in its comfortable furniture and spacious rooms.

Similarly to the Seafront, I found negative reviews about the apartment and feel I should mention some of the quarks of the property. The bath/shower is nestled under the slanted part of the roof which makes it more of a bath than a shower. Some travelers noted their annoyance at not being able to stand up in the shower… Well… It’s really more a bath with a shower-hose added. Think of a Japanese-style tub… but it’s a European bath.

Nothing about our stay in the Waterfront Suite (in the “Big House”) was a negative to me. This place is advertised and well worth it. If I find myself in Oslo again I would rent from Truls and Kåre in a heartbeat. Not only was it a lovely stay but I feel like we made lovely friends.

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Liked best: Comfort and welcoming atmosphere
Liked least: Lack of kitchen -- can't really be changed
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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