If you, like so many others, love the thrill of learning about the rich history and culture behind a well known city such as Oslo then you are going to love our best hotels in Oslo list. Featuring hotels from each corner of the city, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to visit next.
Our Selection of the Best Hotels in Oslo
Ideally situated right in the heart of Oslo, The Grand Hotel really lives up to its name.
The Grand Hotel in Oslo really does live up to its expectation with its stately interiors and excellent customer service. Within walking distance of several tourist spots such as the Royal Castles, Aker Brygge and the Norwegian Opera, the hotel is the perfect base for those wanting to explore the city.
Inside this imposing building, you will find rich textures, classic styling and a nod to the 1930’s style of yesteryear.
“I loved the feel of this hotel almost as much as I loved the artwork that could be found in every corner of the building.”Check availability
Looking for a more modern stay? The Hotel Continental in Oslo is a rich blend of modern design and classic features.
The Hotel Continental was renovated in 2018 to become one of the largest renovations in the hotel’s long history. Impressing upon the design details, the character of this building and its interiors is strongly contemporary with elements of traditional pieces which represent the heritage of the building and Oslo itself.
A range of suites offer cityscape views, 5 star luxury and a taste of the unique character of the hotel itself. You’ll also find restaurants, bars and the renowned Theater Café.
“Such a unique stay and a great location for exploring the area.”Check availability
One of Oslo’s best kept secrets, The Thief has a wealth of wonder behind its doors.
The history of this building has always been one of sanctuary and retreat, albeit in years gone by it was a haven for pirates and criminals alike, today it is a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Oslo and of life.
Filled to the brim with modern art and design pieces, the dark and mysterious concept around The Thief means that all your expectations are surpassed as soon as you walk in the doors. Featuring a Spa and the iconic Thief Restaurant, there is plenty for you to do.
“Such a grown up hotel, I felt very special staying here. Like an elite member of a secret club.”Check availability
The go to hotel for anyone wanting to stay in the new and enticing district of Bjorvika.
Perched just a stones throw from Oslo Central Station, and a short walk from the Munch Museum, the Clarion Hotel Oslo is the perfect hotel for art and culture lovers. With every part of this building being inspired by art and with several pieces adorning the walls, the Clarion is a great base for those exploring the cities cultural heritage.
A larger hotel with 255 rooms, you’ll also find The Kitchen & Table restaurant is a wonderful eatery and the Living Room and Shutter Bar are both very popular hang out spaces.
“Such a hip, boho vibe. I LOVE it here!”Check availability
Designed with modernity in mind, the Hotel Christiania Teater is the epitome of boutique.
Festooned with deep rich colours and opulent textures, the Hotel Christiania Teater is a haven from the buzz and activity of the city. The imposing building has a surprisingly warm and welcoming feel once inside and the rooms and suites reflect this welcoming feel as well. The hotel eatery Restaurant Teatro boasts some of the best pizzas in all of Oslo and the theatre is an absolute must for those looking to absorb some of the building’s rich heritage.
“We really enjoyed the pizzas in the restaurant, they were like nothing we would have found in any other restaurant in Oslo.”Check availability
For those after a more relaxing break away, look no further than the Lysebu Hotel.
This modern and welcoming hotel is a peaceful break away from the busyness of its surroundings. With calming décor, an air of tranquillity and passion for relaxation, this hotel has everything you could need to unwind and enjoy your breakaway.
Within this modern hotel you’ll find a swimming pool, sauna and fitness room as well as a range of wellness treatments available. You can choose from the restaurant, kitchen garden or wine cellar to enjoy some culinary delights from the local area.
“A great respite away from the busyness. I liked that there were optional activities put on as well, just in case.”Check availability
Situated right beside the Karl Johan gate, the Karl Johan Hotel is a blend of opulence and modernity.
This traditional building has anything but classic styling inside. Filled o the brim with contemporary design and interiors, the Karl Johan Hotel is a haven for those seeking the utmost luxury with a modern twist.
Right in the heart of the Oslo action, there is plenty to explore right outside the doors of this magnificent building. Tired out by all the tourist attractions, spend the day sampling the hotel's facilities with their pool and spa area.
“For me, eating breakfast in the Restaurant Ekman with the vaulted glass ceiling was on another level.”Check availability
Opposite from Oslo’s Royal Palace Gardens sits Camillas Hus. Built as a palace residence in 1845, its winsome exterior envelops seven exclusive rooms where you too can luxuriate like royalty. Modern updates and refreshing twists are given to the classic, ornamental design and antique furniture, exuding sophistication and charm in every corner.
Each room comes with its own Tablet for use, and the exclusively L'Occitane bathroom products add a touch of French refinement. Head to its popular Restaurant Park29, situated in Oslo’s oldest wooden-built villa, for classical French and Italian cuisine, with a touch of Norway.
“Seven exclusive rooms made for royalty, a former palace residence exuding classic sophistication and charm. For me, the top of the best hotels in Oslo.”Check availability
A vibrant slice of the buzzing ‘Big Apple’ of New York City, in a Norway design hotel: Looking across to the iconic Opera House at the centre of Oslo is Amerikalinjen. Every space is sleek and stylish, with high ceilings and a cool, monochromatic design that still manages to be delightfully cosy. Dine in the beautiful courtyard of Atlass Brasserie & Café, or stop by The Little Bakery for your morning bagel.
For exhilarating evenings pop by the Gustav club inspired by the New York jazz scene, have a cocktail at the classy Pier 42, or – the best yet – bring the bar to your room with their ‘Floating Bartender’ for an expertly-made drink on the spot, just for you.
“An electrifying and lively space for inspired travellers, equipped with all the fixings you’ll need from morning to night.”Check availability
Hotels in Oslo: Conclusion
No matter where you decide to stay in Oslo, remember that no two areas are the same, and each has a unique and compelling vibrancy. Why not spend the day looking at your favourite areas of the city today and see which of our best hotels in Oslo will suit your holiday.
Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by Editorial Team
As editor-in-chief, Raffaele infuses the magazine with a cosmopolitan flair, drawing from his experiences in London, Berlin, New York, and Barcelona. His 20-year tenure with luxury brands, coupled with a love for travel and food, enriches the magazine's content.