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We will be getting our new S60 T5 in early October (thanks William!), with our 2 kids ages 7 and 9. Besides the first night at the Radisson SAS, does anyone recommend "cheapish" hotels or B & Bs in Oslo, Gothenburg, or Skagen (general northern Denmark near Frederikshaven)? Any recommendations would be most helpful - thanks!

Our plan thus far is to go to Oslo first, then Fjord country, to Bergen and take the overnight ferry to Northern Denmark, one night there and ferry back to Gothenburg before flying out. So if anyone had done certain legs of this and wish to chime in their experiences that would be great as well!
 

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We just returned from our OSD trip. In Oslo we stayed at Frogner BB. (www.frognerbb.no). Great location right across the street from Frogner park. Park in their driveway Anders and Cecilie the owners were great.
 

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We spent the first night in Gothenburg at the Raddison, and then moved for the next two nights to the Novotel. It is about half the price, very kid friendly, the tram is about a block away and is a easy way to get into town without having to park. The breakfast buffet is large and if you are there for lunch or dinner try the Ragsmorgas, very tasty.

http://www.novotel.se/en
 

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We used Comfort Inn low cost calendar to find some great prices in Gothenburg and Oslo, also available for other areas. http://www.choicehotels.no/choice/e...0446F05DD79DA5B307BBB2609938B29.chiweb01&rc=1

At the one in Gothenburg, we got free breakfast and dinner too! Nothing gourmet, but it did the trick and really helped cut costs.
Thanks - I tried it and it has a great deal for a sing/double, but once I added the kids it went right up to the same price as the Radisson SAS
 

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Watch out for B&B's in Sweden. Some (many? most? almost all?) charge you extra for bedding and towels. Yes, you pay one price for room and breakfast, another for sheets and towels. I know of at least two (one from comments on reviews, the other from going there) that do not mention the charge on the booking websites.

We chose the 2nd B&B because of comments on the first only to be surprised with the same charge.

Check-in hours may also be limited -- no front desk staff after a certain time. Except for big-name hotels, that seems to be a common practice in Europe. We ran into several places during our 3 weeks where "reception" closed down at a certain time. Some had kisosk check-in available.

Depending on how much time you have, a trip to Helsingor (Hamlet Castle) might be worthwhile. Try using google maps for directions and driving times (and realize those times are optimistic). Helsingor also has the Danish Technical Museum (something the kids should enjoy). We stayed at Hotel Sleep2night right next to the museum, motel style (park right outside the door to your room).

We had good luck using hotels.com to search for places...
 

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Villa Park (www.villapark.no) is a deal hard to beat in Oslo. It's located one block behind Harald's residence and has free parking in a gated yard. Most sights in Oslo are within walking distance and there is a metro station half a mile away. We paid EUR 170.00 for a top floor suite - it houses 4 easily. Excellent choice for families - full kitchen, etc.
 

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Watch out for B&B's in Sweden. Some (many? most? almost all?) charge you extra for bedding and towels. Yes, you pay one price for room and breakfast, another for sheets and towels. I know of at least two (one from comments on reviews, the other from going there) that do not mention the charge on the booking websites.

We chose the 2nd B&B because of comments on the first only to be surprised with the same charge.

Check-in hours may also be limited -- no front desk staff after a certain time. Except for big-name hotels, that seems to be a common practice in Europe. We ran into several places during our 3 weeks where "reception" closed down at a certain time. Some had kisosk check-in available.

Depending on how much time you have, a trip to Helsingor (Hamlet Castle) might be worthwhile. Try using google maps for directions and driving times (and realize those times are optimistic). Helsingor also has the Danish Technical Museum (something the kids should enjoy). We stayed at Hotel Sleep2night right next to the museum, motel style (park right outside the door to your room).

We had good luck using hotels.com to search for places...
Thanks for the advise and heads up on charges. Unfortunately we won't be close to Heisingor but still hope to find castles and the sort.
 

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We will be getting our new S60 T5 in early October (thanks William!), with our 2 kids ages 7 and 9. Besides the first night at the Radisson SAS, does anyone recommend "cheapish" hotels or B & Bs in Oslo, Gothenburg, or Skagen (general northern Denmark near Frederikshaven)? Any recommendations would be most helpful - thanks!

Our plan thus far is to go to Oslo first, then Fjord country, to Bergen and take the overnight ferry to Northern Denmark, one night there and ferry back to Gothenburg before flying out. So if anyone had done certain legs of this and wish to chime in their experiences that would be great as well!
Scott,

You are quite welcome. It looks like you are getting some good advice. Thanks again for your purchase.
 

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Villa Park (www.villapark.no) is a deal hard to beat in Oslo. It's located one block behind Harald's residence and has free parking in a gated yard. Most sights in Oslo are within walking distance and there is a metro station half a mile away. We paid EUR 170.00 for a top floor suite - it houses 4 easily. Excellent choice for families - full kitchen, etc.
Hey this does look pretty nice but when I went to their website, instead of free parking it says parking is 250kron per day...:eek:
 

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Our plan thus far is to go to Oslo first, then Fjord country, to Bergen and take the overnight ferry to Northern Denmark, one night there and ferry back to Gothenburg before flying out. So if anyone had done certain legs of this and wish to chime in their experiences that would be great as well!
We will be taking delivery of our S60 in August. Our plans include the overnight ferry from Bergen to Northern Denmark also. Especially interested in hearing anyone's experiences with the ferry.
 
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