In August 2017, Marriott opened its very first hotel in Norway, and they named it Moxy.
The Moxy brand is designed to capture the rapidly emerging millennial traveler. The new brand combines stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. We know that your way of traveling is new, so we’ve done our homework. Affordability is not a sacrifice of style, nor a loss of comfort.
Only one thing is impossible at the Moxy Oslo X: to get bored. Moxy is fun and spirited – always buzzing with high energy, interesting people and an energetic crew. Do you like surprises? Then we’re a perfect match.
I went to Moxy with work, and got to explore the hotel:
X Meeting Point
For a place to host an event like the one we went to for Specsavers, it really did do the job. The venue was big and didn’t feel too crowded.
They had some issues when it came to serving of food, and keeping track of everything though. And I know that we were hundreds of people, and pulling that off without a hitch can be quite tricky, but when advertising on their website so heavily that their perfect for these kind of events, it actually made me expect it too run a bit smoother.
The way that they set up the whole place for the fashion show firs, and then an afterparty was very well done. We did however have to go out of the hotel and walk to the upper entrance instead walking through the dinner area. This was troublesome with all of the snow and people being dressed up.
The rooms were nothing less than what I would expect from such a newly opened hotel that is trying to be as hip as can be. It was clean, classy and fun. There’s not much of a view to talk about, but it is Skjetten, so I wasn’t expecting one either.
I shared the room with a colleague, and we both found the bathroom to be a bit crammed, but the beds on the other hand was extremely comfortable!
The room was equipped with pretty much everything we needed, but there was no minibar, and no trashcan in the room (only a tiny one in the bathroom).
Plus for having the televisions connected directly to a YouTube app!
Putting Oslo in the name of this hotel is so close to false advertisement that it almost cringy. It is placed in between OSL Airport Gardermoen and Oslo. It took me about 45 mins to travel from central Oslo by bus. So if you’re looking for a place to stay while exploring Oslo, then I would look elsewhere.
And Skjetten is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I have no idea how they ended up opening such an urban styled hotel at this location.
The reception area had quite an impressive range of snacks and food, but it was very expensive! There were not many vegan options though, something that I really missed.
When it came to dinner, they did prepare vegan options for me, and they were all delicious! Was a bit of back and forth communication before I got the right food though, but I ended up being quite impressed with the vegan dinner I got. They served a really good salad for starter, falafel and vegetables for the main course and fruit for desert.
That being said, I was really let down by the breakfast, and I wasn’t the only one.
They served bread and slices of ham and cheese, some jam and eggs. There were no hot dishes at all. The only option for me as a vegan was bread with jam, or cereal with soy milk. I also had to really go hunting for coffee to find it. It was so hidden behind the other side of the bar.
So if you’re going to Moxy, and you’re wondering about buying breakfast; Just don’t! It’s not worth the money at all!
When I first arrived to the bar/reception, only guys worked there and they seemed a bit annoyed with the work load and amount of people.
In the morning though, I met an all women crew behind the desk that was very helpful and serviceminded.
Other that that, I didn’t really notice much staff around. That could be because there was so much going on at all times.
I would have loved to see more hotels with this kind of fun, free spirited and uniques style closer to central Oslo. I found the location of this kind of hotel to seem completely off!
But if one doesn’t mind the distance (from pretty much everything) then it’s a very playful hotel that is instagrammable to the teeth! So many colors, and so much room to play! It almost had a hostel vibe to it, which I really liked. A lot of areas to sit down and relax or work. And quirky details all around.
I think the concept of Moxy has a lot of potential, that it just did not quite live up to.
I would recommend checking out their Instagram though. They’ve done some pretty unique and interesting things in room preparation for certain guests.