Located just 5 kilometres outside central Oslo in the district of Alna, the Radisson Blu Hotel Alna Oslo is located right by the E6 motorway that will take you right into the heart of Oslo.

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I was warmly greeted by the check-in staff, and was thanked for my loyalty as a Radisson Rewards Gold member. While I was a little early for check-in, the staff informed me that my room was actually ready, which was great news as I really wanted to freshen up before heading out.

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The lobby had loads of seating, and it was nice to have natural light streaming in.

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The interiors were splashed with contemporary yet natural tones that lifted the building from an otherwise boring look.

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When I headed up to my room, I was pleased to see everything so crisp and clean, with bold colour accents. I had actually asked for a king bed but it was actually two smaller beds pushed together, which I didn’t fuss about much.

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I didn’t use the chair by the window much, except for using it to place my bags.

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The dressing desk in the front of the room was quite large, great for those who need to catch up with work on their computers while travelling.

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The television was set quite high up on the front wall, but there were no issues when viewing it from the bed.

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I absolutely loved the simplicity of the bathroom, plus it was as sterile as it looks in the photo.

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The wardrobe wasn’t cluttered at all, so for those who don’t like living out of a suitcase, you’ll be happy to be able to unpack everything into the various compartments here.

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The fitness centre located within the property as quite well equipped with free weights and cardio machines, but lacked the cable ones. It was also very well ventilated so you shouldn’t feel stuffy while working out.

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Breakfast was served at the Restaurant Betula in the typical buffet style. The spread was reasonable, with the usual breakfast offerings served hot and cold, together with a great selection of juices and hot beverages.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Alna Oslo is great for those who drive and can make their way into central Oslo by road. Otherwise, it might be better to pick a hotel in the downtown area for convenience. Taking everything into consideration, there were no issues during my stay, and I felt that everything was well taken care of from check-in to check-out.

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