As a writer and publisher exploring Norway, I’m constantly staying in hotels all around the country. The quality varies wildly, so it’s worth spending some time to check the facilities you want and read the reviews of other travellers.
Best for Luxury: The Thief
One of Oslo’s newest hotels and the first “modern luxury” hotel in the city. From one of the best breakfasts in Oslo to the in-room Nespresso machines and art-laden walls, The Thief offers its guests a real indulgent experience from the moment you walk through the doors. It’s one of the more expensive hotels in the city, but well worth it for that special occasion.
Best for Modern Value: Comfort Hotel Xpress, Youngstorget
Contemporary design, free tea and coffee in reception, excellent wifi and a location near some of Oslo’s hottest nightspots all make the Comfort Xpress my first port of call when I’m staying in the capital. Without doubt this hotel offers one of the best facilities-to-value ratio in the whole of Oslo.
Best for Business: Radisson Blu Scandinavia
Just a few steps from the Royal Palace and Karl Johans gate, the Radisson Blu Scandinavia is a great choice for business travellers. My favourite thing about this high-rise hotel is the 21st floor sky bar overlooking the Oslofjord and the green city below. Facilities include a swimming pool, wifi, gym, sauna and everything you’d expect from a business class hotel. Great breakfast buffet too.
Read our review of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia
Best Budget Choice: CityBox Oslo
A budget hotel yet located right at the heart of the city centre. The price may be low but these small rooms have everything you need: a bathroom, armchair, workdesk and free wifi.
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