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I’m not sure where Gjøvik is either to tell you the truth. You fly to Oslo and then take a bus for 90 minutes. Middle of nowhere seems accurate.

The Quality Hotel is pretty much the only game in town. Walkable from the bus and train station.

This hotel gets by on cheap glitz more than anything else. Hamster cages dressed up in flashy. Like a hooker.

Lobby at Quality Hotel

Lobby at Quality Hotel

Even the hallway seems glitzy until you really look at its construction, architecture, fabric choice, carpet pad, sink material, and so on.

Hallway.

Hallway.

Room 536 is just like every other room. Functional, spartan, and all dolled up.

Nice first impression. But small really.

Nice first impression. But small really.

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The shower is not plastic. And it is weird. So plus ten for that. But no soap dish? I am not using the generic soap/shampoo/dishwasher detergent/toothpaste stuff!

THis shower pod is going to flood the floor!

THis shower pod is going to flood the floor!

Like everything else.  Surface glitz that gives way to reality.

Like everything else. Surface glitz that gives way to reality.

Some advice about Gjøvik. Do not eat at Salt and Pepper. And do not drink at Cafe Pi. There has to be somewhere in this town to hang, we just haven’t discovered it yet.

Three showerheads that at first glance would have seemed much higher. Then reality set in. Quality is just in the name.