Just like Oslo has something for every kind of traveler, the city’s hotel scene is also vibrant and offers a plethora of options. Whether you yearn for old elegance, state-of-the-art modern amenities, or a mix of both, these boutique hotels will provide the perfect base for your Oslo adventures.
Hotel Christiania Teater is a unique boutique hotel, just a 2-minute walk from Nationaltheatret Station. Located in a listed and protected 1917 building, this hotel is a history lesson, events scene and one of Oslo’s most extensive wine bars (think over 50 types of wine by the glass and around 1,400 carefully-selected types by the bottle) all on one.
If you really need to feel the young vibe of Oslo city, then there’s no better place for you to stay than around the Grünerløkka and Vulkan areas. Scandic Vulkan offers you the opportunity to mingle with the hip crowd at Mathallen and Blå, while staying at an innovative and environmentally friendly space and enjoying state-of-the-art technology. Oh, it goes without saying: V Bar & Bistro, the hotel’s popular restaurant, should be on your list.
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Saga Hotel Oslo may be the right choice for you. Housed in a 1890s building on a quiet street in Majorstuen, behind the Royal Palace, this boutique hotel exudes last-century charm while offering modern day amenities. Everything here, from the color palette to the sophisticated design pieces, is intended to convey a warm and homey feeling.
How would you like to stay at a hotel that has its own theater? Scandic St. Olavs plass, located just around the corner from Karl Johans gate, is also home to Edderkoppen Scene: this historic live space has been around since 1942 and today presents a wide range of shows, from musicals to comedies. The hotel itself exudes an artsy air – think historical theatre photographs and elegant designer pieces.
Charming, elegant and atmospheric, Hotel Bristol has been around since 1920 and still remains a sophisticated choice for worldly travelers. In its Winter Garden and Library Bar, politicians, authors, musicians and actors have been mingling and inspiring one another for 90 years. Nowadays you can enjoy live music, superb food cocktails – everything within walking distance of the Royal Palace and Aker Brygge.
Situated in the most exclusive part of Oslo, next to the Royal Palace gardens, Camillas Hus is a unique hotel that redefines luxury. Only seven rooms, each elegantly decorated with classical furniture and fittings, in Camillas Hus you’ll feel like you traveled back in time – while maintaining all the comforts of our century.
If you have zero time to waste, but want to explore as much of the city of Oslo as possible, Comfort Hotel Grand Central is strategically placed in Oslo Sentralstasjon. In three minutes, you can take the train to the airport. In one minute, you can be in Karl Johans gate and explore the city’s highlights. And when you just want to relax, the hotel’s New York-style modern design will help you lounge like the cosmopolitan traveler you are.
Lounge area at Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo | @ Thon Rosenkrantz Hotel Oslo / Courtesy of Hotels.com
Just a block away from the busy Karl Johan street, in the heart of downtown Oslo, Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo is all about the details. This modern design hotel combines quality and comfort with accessibility for all (you can ask for a disabled-friendly or an allergy friendly room). They’re also making their priority to use environmentally friendly products, so you know you’re in good (and eco-conscious) hands.
Located very close to the Akershus Fortress, First Hotel Grims Grenka in Kvadraturen combines beautiful aesthetics with a sophisticated lighting design that follows the seasons in a stunning and expertly executed way. Q Lounge, on the 6th floor, has become one of the most popular terraces in Oslo — and it will be your favorite spot when the weather is nice.
Right next to the buzzing Aker Brygge lies Oslo Guldsmeden, a cozy boutique hotel with a distinct Nordic interior design style that really knows how to do hygge. Whether you’re having a drink at the bar, relaxing with a candlelit bath or cosying up in your room, Guldsmeden’s warm atmosphere will make you feel welcome in this home-away-from-home.
Their mission over at The Thief is to ‘steal you away from everyday life’ – and they’re definitely succeeding at that. This boutique hotel is located in Tjuvholmen, downtown Oslo, just a breath away from the gorgeous Astrup Fearnley Museum. The style is unassuming timelessness meets contemporary art and traditional Norwegian design meets stunning views of the city. They also have a spa you won’t want to miss out on.