The Norwegian capital is a fantastic destination for a short weekend getaway and is a great base to start for those looking to explore the fjords and beyond. Oslo isn’t a particularly huge city. As long as you’re by the city centre, you can pretty much reach all the major sights and activities on foot. Should you look to visit a little outside of the centre, the public transportation is superb and easy to navigate as well. Without further ado, here is a list of the best hotels to stay in Olso that we’d recommend for your trip. We will be mostly covering mid-range boutique hotels that we find reasonably priced, comfortable, and stylish, as well as a few luxury hotel options.
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Best Hotels to Stay in Oslo Norway
Hotel Christiania Teater
Hotel Christiania Teater is a boutique hotel housed in a historic theatre building and only a stone’s throw away from Karl Johans Gate, i.e. Oslo’s main street. Its interiors are modern and swanky, featuring large rooms and plush decor. All rooms are well-equipped and they are also known to serve a great breakfast at the hotel. If you’re looking to stay at the very heart of Oslo and experience the beat & pulse of the city, Hotel Christiania Teater should no doubt be one of your top picks.
The vibrant Nordic-inspired boutique hotel is a brilliant pick as a place to stay in Oslo. Each room at Amerikalinjen is elegantly designed and well-equipped, featuring stylish interiors and Norwegian designer lamps. Amerikalinjen is named after the 19th-century cruise ship line of the same name and you can also find unique objects from the history of the cruise ship line around the hotel. They also boast a unique New York-style jazz club and multiple lounges & restaurants on-site.
Karl Johan Hotel
As you can tell from its name, Karl Johan Hotel is located bang on in the heart of the city at Karl Johan Gate. The hotel is housed in a 19th-century building that oozes a historic charm on the outside but is modernly furnished on the inside to provide a comfortable stay for your trip. The only downside is that there are not a lot of facilities within the hotel and there are no restaurants on-site apart from the atrium where daily breakfast is served. However, you will be staying in the city centre and have plenty of options around you!
If you are seeking a more luxurious stay in the heart of Oslo, then look no further than The Thief Hotel. A funny choice of name one may think, but The Thief Hotel is totally serious when it comes to delivering a top-notch stay for your trip. Their rooms come with an in-built sound system, private balcony, rainforest shower, and Nespresso machine. Apart from a Turkish Hamman & spa, sauna, swimming pool, and gym, the hotel also offers in-room spa treatments for guests. The rooftop terrace boasts lovely views of the city and all guests receive free entry to the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art!
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel The Hub is Oslo’s largest hotel, with 810 rooms available to stay. Plenty of contemporary artworks adorned the interiors of the hotel and the rooms are simple, stylish and comfortable. Sauna, steam bath, and swimming pool aside, it is also a certified environmental-friendly hotel with its own urban garden on the rooftop area. Also on the rooftop is their Scandinavian-inspired restaurant and a lively bar that’s especially popular during the summer months.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
There are several Radisson Blu’s in Oslo but we’d Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel as it’s the most centrally located, modernly designed & furnished, and boasts an impressive rooftop bar. The hotel is only about a 5 minutes walk from the Royal Palace and National Gallery, and it houses excellent facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and saunas. Its rooftop bar is located on the 21st floor with views across both the city and Oslo fjords.
Located just across the National Theatre and a few steps away from Karl Johan Gate, the Hotel Continental has all the boxes ticked for your perfect city break in Oslo. It offers a comfortable and luxurious experience for all guests, featuring upscale decor and amenities. There are a few eateries on-site, including the historic Theatercaféen which has been one of Oslo’s most popular dining and meeting places for over 100 years, as well as a fine dining restaurant and a maritime-style cafe.