We're a happy family of 3.5: Kiddo (she's 2), wifey, hubby and doggie (standard poodle).
We'll be traveling a lot in the next months so our place is open for visitors. We have lot's of friends and family in Oslo that are happy to help out though.
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I just got back from a wonderful stay at Hal's apartment in Oslo with my mother, sister, brother in law, and 9 month old nephew. The apartment is truly luxurious and exactly as pictured-- it really was a treat to stay there. The apartment was spacious, sunny, and quiet and never at any point did we feel cramped and on top of each other. The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and expansive, although we did also notice the cabinet drawers were a little too touch sensitive and often popped open when you didn't want them to...but we got used to this fairly quickly.
The location could not be more perfect; it's in a beautiful neighborhood just a quick tram ride to the center of town and a five minute walk to Frogner park. Across the street there is a great fruit and vegetable stand and just a few blocks away there is a fish monger, cheese shop and grocery store.
I would highly recommend Hal's apartment to anyone considering a trip to Oslo.
Hal is the perfect host! We enjoyed every second in his beautiful, spacious and, as mentioned in the description, really luxurious apartment. We were five adults and had more than enough space! The apartment is situated in Frogner, one of the nicest living areas in Oslo and just a 15 min walk to the city center.
Thanks for everything, we would definitely rent from Hal again!
This is an amazing flat where my colleagues and I stayed for a week.
The flat is in a very quiet and residential area, beautifully designed and equipped, very comfortable and spacious. It is also very well located, short walking distance to the royal palace garden. There is a bus stop just in front of the building and the tram stop is only few minutes away from the building. I would definitely book it again if I come back to Oslo. We had a wonderful time, thank you to Hal and his family!
Hal's home was fantastic, it had all the mod cons in a sleek kitchen , a great book collection and was comfortable and relaxing. The apartment is really central, not far from T-ban station to take train no1 to the ski slopes, beside the sculpture park for ice skating and ice hockey which my nephew loved, up the street from really good bakery for treats and a nice walk to the city centre. What more could you ask for in a fantastic home. Hal's hosting was perfect and we got prompt replies to any questions. We had a great vacation made all the more enjoyable by our choice of accommodation. We are a family with 3 lively kids and we had a great stay, thanks Hal.
Overall, we had a wonderful stay at this place. It is spacious and cosy and it holds a mid 19th century charm to it. Even though it is on the 4th fl, there is an elevator, so access with luggage is easy. Big, open doors between the kitchen and living room made the flat feel even bigger. Big windows added yet again to the feeling of space, overlooking charming streets and buildings. The kitchen was well equipped and the stove was super fast, it made cooking a joy! Two bathrooms are welcomed with larger family. Neighbors were friendly and we couldn't tell if they were there or not. Very quiet.
The location is perfect as it is close to the city center and the beautiful Frogner park in a surprisingly quiet street, being so central. Parking was easy in this area, and even without a car I can see access being easy as a bus stop is right outside the door. Shops are in walking distance, as the best movie theatre in Europe: Gimle Kino. A must, if you love movies!
We only had a few comments: as we arrived the flat was cold, and we spent a good day before we felt comfortable. Secondly, there was no closet space so we lived out of our suitcases. Third: the drawers in the kitchen come out automatically as you touch them and our baby boy hurt himself twice. There were no shades in the big bed room, so we felt a little bit "on display", and a stay in the summer time might be rough if you can't block out the sun. And maybe an upgrade on the furniture in the living room would be needed before using the word "luxurious".
Other than that we had a great time there, and would absolutely like to come back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
I stayd at Hals apartemnt and I must say it has been great. The apartment is great in a peaceful neighborhod, very spacious, clean and warm. Hal is a great guy as far as I can tell from our mail communication. I would certanly recomend the apartment to any traveler to Oslo, and will definately use it again on my trips to Oslo. Thank you Hal.
We lived like kings and queens. The apartment was as modern and pleasant as they appeared on the pictures.
This is a very nice area in Oslo with al lot of nice restaurants and shops nearby. Transportation to city centre was no problem and only a few minutes walk to Vigerlandsparken. We strongly recommend this apartment and the hosts.
Hal and his family were lovely guests to have. Although we didn't see much of them on their brief stay at our place, they were very friendly and tidy.
Really enjoyed having these guys to stay. They where no trouble and offered some good advice as they are experienced AIRBNBers.
Hal and his family were wonderful....they were very understanding of the work and impoverishment that I was doing to the property....they were very gracious and kind...they will be the best of tenant if they ever rent your property......Thanks again guys
Nice people TO YOUR FACE, but do NOT talk to you about any of their concerns until they write a negative review about you. When our BBQ was out of gas, we remedied it immediately, but they wrote about it in their review. They parked under a breadfruit tree when there are easily 20 other places to park, and wrote about it in their review when one fell on their car (without EVER telling us) We told them the washer was broken, it broke a two weeks earlier and we were waiting for parts. They said it was not big deal, I offered another washer on the property and they said "no problem." And then wrote it in our review as if we were concealing the washer that just broke. They were okay while here, but a bit of a haphazard option to rent to, as clearly they would rather talk ABOUT you than TO you.
Hal, Al and their little girl were such a fun family. Whenever we got to talk story, they were always so positive and interesting. Our dachshund Pua misses them also. We wish them all the best!