The Best Hotels In Oslo

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There are accommodations to suit all budgets in Oslo. If you’re looking to treat yourself, check out these top hotels in Norway’s capital city.

A trip to Oslo offers an array of experiences for families, friends, or couples. Whether you want to experience the best of Nordic nature or enjoy the city’s restaurant scene, Oslo has something for you.

Sculptures in the Royal Palace park in Oslo, Norway. Photo: David Nikel.
Sculptures in the Royal Palace park in Oslo, Norway. Photo: David Nikel.

There’s just as big a diversity in accommodations, too. From historic landmarks to modern luxury retreats, this guide to the best hotels in Oslo will lead you through the city's finest accommodations, each promising an unforgettable stay in Norway’s capital.

For those looking to save money, check out this guide to budget hotels in Oslo. But if you want to treat yourself, read on for the best of the best.

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Grand Hotel: A Historic Part of Central Oslo

The Grand Hotel in Oslo, renowned for its luxury, stands as an iconic landmark in the city's heart, overlooking Karl Johans gate and the public square between the Parliament and National Theatre.

Its central location, close to Stortinget station and Oslo Central Station, adds to its appeal.

The hotel impresses with its elegant guest rooms, featuring comfortable furnishings, small but well-appointed bathrooms, and balconies offering charming street views.

Exterior of Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway.
Oslo's Grand Hotel. Photo: David Nikel.

Guests at the Grand Hotel enjoy a high-quality breakfast at the Grand Cafe, notable for its impressive mural and excellent buffet selection, including fresh fruit, cheese, and cold cuts.

For dining, the hotel's Palmen restaurant offers a premium experience with its three-course lunch menu, though it's recommended to book in advance.

Additional amenities include a gym and a popular spa with a sizable pool and various treatment options. However, treatments incur additional costs.

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While the hotel's luxurious offerings come at a high price, it promises a memorable experience for those seeking indulgence on their travels.

Sommerro: A Touch of Cool

A recently restored Art Deco gem in Oslo, Sommerro is celebrated as one of the coolest new hotels in the city.

Its location in the heart of Frogner, Oslo's ‘west end’, adds to its charm. The hotel is housed in the former 1930s landmark headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city's original electrical company​​.

Sommerro's appeal extends beyond its architectural heritage; it boasts seven restaurants, a unique 28-seat cinema reminiscent of the Golden Era of film, a rooftop pool, and an underground spa and wellness area, offering a luxurious and comprehensive experience for guests​​.

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This combination of historical significance, luxury amenities, and interesting location makes Sommerro a standout choice for travellers seeking the best in Oslo's hospitality.

Amerikalinjen: A Touch of New York in Oslo

Amerikalinjen, a vibrant boutique hotel in the heart of Oslo, seamlessly blends historical charm with modern luxury.

Housed in the former headquarters of the Norwegian America Line, a major shipping company established in 1910, the hotel celebrates its maritime and Norwegian-American heritage.

Amerikalinjen hotel on Jernbanetorget, Oslo, Norway. Photo: David Nikel.
Amerikalinjen hotel on Jernbanetorget, Oslo, Norway. Photo: David Nikel.

Located at Jernbanetorget, Oslo's main transport hub, it offers convenient access to various modes of public transportation including train, metro, and tram.

The hotel's guest rooms impress with a unique blend of historical elements and modern design, featuring light-box styled bathrooms and mirror-covered walls. The view of Jernbanetorget from some of the rooms adds to the appeal.

For relaxation, the hotel offers a well-equipped fitness center with a Finnish-style sauna and heated mosaic beds.

Dining options include the Atlas brasserie with a New York City-inspired menu, utilizing Norwegian ingredients, and freshly-made bagels from the in-house bakery. Additionally, Amerikalinjen boasts an award-winning cocktail bar, Pier 42, and a basement jazz club, Gustav, hosting weekend jazz sessions.

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Amerikalinjen has emerged as a notable player in Oslo's hotel and nightlife scene, ideal for those who appreciate history, premium dining, and cocktails, offering an experience beyond just a budget stay.

The Thief: Modern Art on the Waterfront

Located in modern fjordside neighbourhood Tjuvholmen near Aker Brygge, The Thief redefines Scandinavian design with its dark granite interiors and copper and gold accents.

Challenging the conventional minimalistic style, it caters to art and design enthusiasts, offering an experience that rivals those found in Copenhagen or Helsinki.

By special arrangement with the neighbouring Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, guests enjoy artwork throughout the hotel and free museum access for some room rates.

Modern rooms feature advanced technology controlled by tablets, a stocked minibar, and a shop drawer with essentials and luxuries.

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Just be aware that despite its claim of central location, Tjuvholmen is a fair distance from central Oslo, making it less convenient for those with luggage or traveling in winter unless you take a cab.

Radisson Blu Oslo Plaza

A modern landmark in the heart of the city, Oslo Plaza is easily Norway's tallest hotel building. With 34 floors, there's views from many of the guest rooms.

A big advantage of staying at this Radisson Blu hotel is its central location. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is just a short walk from the train station. That makes it a convenient place to stay for travellers arriving by train from the airport.

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Have you stayed in any of these hotels in Oslo? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

About David Nikel

Originally from the UK, David now lives in Trondheim and was the original founder of Life in Norway back in 2011. He now works as a professional writer on all things Scandinavia.

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