Oslo has become a European vacation favorite. The city is known for diverse architecture, parks and green areas, eye-catching museums and music festivals. Not only is Norway’s capital a primary tourist destination, but it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe.
A stay in Oslo is enhanced by a luxury hotel, as this beautiful city should be experienced with panache. Here are the five best luxury hotels in Oslo.
Not only does The Thief have the latest technology, but it is also located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Oslo. Surrounding The Thief in the Tjuvholmen area is the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Palace, along with Karl Johan Street. This boutique hotel offers balconies and specialized art in each room. Each room features wireless internet, a 42-inch LCD TV and an iPod docking station.
Located near The Thief, The Grand is a throwback to old Oslo. Opened in 1874, it has hosted celebrities and Nobel Prize laureates. It maintains the classic feel of old Norway despite modern amenities such as a health club and hip restaurants and bars. Opening onto Karl Johan Street, The Grand is also close to the Oslo Nye Teater, the Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House.
Also located in the city center, the Hotel Continental is known for its posh restaurants and spacious rooms. There are four restaurants in the hotel serving world-class food and cocktails, so you can stay in and have a grand time. The hotel is also close to the high-end shopping and clubs of Karl Johan Street and the National Gallery.
This four-star hotel is located in the hills north of the city by the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Lysebu Hotel is also close to the Tryvann Tower and Oslo Winter Park, and possesses a more natural feel, separated from the city’s bustle. The Lysebu is known for its art gallery — the Henie Onstad Art Centre has collaborated with the hotel on an exquisite display of Norwegian and Danish art.
Frogner House Apartments – Skovveien 8
As the name suggests, the rooms are designed like apartments. Each room comes with a kitchen and laundry service and is fully furnished, making it ideal for families or large groups. Along with the spacious rooms, this location in the Frogner House group is near the National Library and Norwegian Nobel Institute. It also offers easy train access to the city center and airport.
There are many great hotel properties in Oslo, but staying at one of these will give you a unique, luxurious experience.