May 16, 2017

Where to Stay in Norway: Radisson Blu Trondheim Airport Hotel in Norway

One disadvantage of living in Ørland Kommune is, that you always have to take a ferry boat if you are going to the city, big hospital, popular tourist spots, and even the airport. So it is one of my dilemmas when I was looking for cheap airfare to Norway because I also need to consider the schedule of the ferry boat.

Unfortunately, the only available flight on our way back to the Philippines is 8AM so we have no choice but to book a hotel in Trondheim. I searched for the nearest hotel in Trondheim Airport and I found Radisson Blu. I told my mom about it and she said, she already stayed in that hotel too.

Luckily, my stepdad has enough points on his SAS membership card so he was able to book a room for my husband. Yey, for free hotel accommodation. The day before my husband's flight, off we went to Trondheim. We had a quick tour around the city then we went to the bus station. We just accompanied my husband to the bus station because it is not practical na sumama pa kami sa hotel. Bus fare is not cheap and we need to catch the Ferry boat back to Ørland. 

Ørland to Trondheim boat NOK250/person 
Trondheim Bus Station to Trondheim Værnes Airport NOK150/person 

Read: Day Trip in Trondheim Norway

The bus express is straight to the airport, more or less 30 minutes travel time. From the bus stop, my husband walked to the hotel. The staff still asked for a credit card for the room deposit. 

My husband likes their fireplace.

This is the room, this was the first time that my husband stayed in a hotel in Europe so he finds the room and bathroom small compared to the hotel rooms in Asia. He stayed in Radisson Blu in Brunei before.

The room offers basic accommodation and basic toiletries like soap and shampoo. No complimentary toothpaste and toothbrush. No complimentary water because tap water is potable. The room provided complimentary coffee and tea. My husband forgot his universal adapter so he tried to borrow it from the hotel but they don’t have any. 

The following day, my husband ate his complimentary breakfast at Longhorn Restaurant and Bar. Good thing that the restaurant is open as early as 5AM. The buffet spread is very limited so no rice meals which is very understandable because their usual breakfast in Norway is bread and they have a lot of choices of bread. There are cold cuts, cheese, and cereals too. 

After breakfast, my husband checked out, and the hotel staff was asking for payment. My husband was shocked because he did not eat at the restaurant and he told the staff na hindi yun ang signature niya. We don't know kung may tao talaga na nagcharge ng bill sa room niya or nagkamali ng sulat ng room number. The staff said that they will just check on that so he did not pay anything but I was still worried na baka macharge kami sa credit card since nacharged na rin sila ng room deposit. I hope they were able to find the real person who ate in their restaurant. 

Update: Thank God, no charge on our credit card, and the room deposit was canceled too. 

He walked to the airport. Yes, the airport is just a few steps away from the hotel. 

So if you have an early or late flight and you are looking for a hotel that is near Trondheim Værnes Airport, this is a good choice. 

Read: Glimpse of Trondheim Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel In Trondheim

Radisson Blu 
Lufthavnsveien 30  
7502 Trondheim Norway 


  1. Oh, I was surprised to know that there's a hotel that don't have complimentary toothpaste and toothbrush?! And universal adapter should be readily available for tourists. Although we always travel with these necessities, I'm still expecting hotels to provide these, just in case.

  2. Very cool fireplace nga! This looks like a pretty simple hotel with only basic provisions for its customers but I feel like it's more than enough if you're just staying there to wait for your flight. Super convenient place coz it's very near the airport.