Best Hotels in Oslo Norway

Beautiful Oslo with its waterfront, Viking history, and Vigeland park is well worth a visit. Maybe you spend a few days in the Norwegian capital before exploring the rest of the country. One thing is for sure while exploring the city, you need a place to stay. What are the best hotels in Oslo, Norway? 

Oslo, with a population of close to 700,000 people, is the largest city in the country. It was founded as a city in 1040 at the end of the Viking age. As a result, the city offers plenty of Viking history. But there is a lot more to Oslo than Viking history. Other must-do things while there are; walking the roof of the Opera House, take in the sculptures at the Vigeland Sculpture Park, and shop and dine at Aker Brygge. Granted, there are a lot of fun things to do in Oslo, but in this article, we will focus on some of your Oslo hotel options. 


Best Oslo Hotels

Best hotels in OsloAfter a fun long day exploring Oslo, you will need a place to rest, relax and get some well-deserved sleep. 

The Norwegian capital has about 75 hotels. 18 of them are independent hotels, the rest of them are associated with a hotel chain. Thon Hotels is the largest hotel chain in Oslo, with Scandic in second place, and Nordic Choice Hotels in third, according to

What do we look at when we include hotels in our lists:

We want to provide you with the best, most accurate hotel suggestions. By using our own experience, hotel information, but also customer feedback, we can do that. Looking at customer trends, gives great insight and from that suggestions are made.

Hotel suggestions are based on:

  • Customer feedback
  • Hotel standard
  • Location
  • Amenities

This in combination with our own experience lay the foundation for recommendations.

Good to know about hotels in Oslo:

  • Rooms can be on the smaller side, so consider upgrading. 
  • Air-conditioning is not available in all hotels. Some offer it in specific room categories. 
  • Breakfast is a lot of time included with Oslo hotels, but double-check to make sure.
  • When using a service like, you can get free cancellation and price matching.

Generally, in Scandinavia, you will find smoke-free facilities, free WiFi, and friendly staff speaking English.


Best Luxury Hotels In Oslo Norway 

Hotel Continental 

5-star hotel Oslo

Centrally located, only 500 feet from Karl Johan, Oslo’s main street, you can find the classic hotel Continental. They have 151 rooms uniquely decorated with elegant interiors and handpicked artwork. If you are looking for a high-end hotel in Oslo, this is it.

Hotel Continental visitors enjoy:

  • Great location
  • Friendly staff
  • Spacious rooms
  • Great breakfast

Some visitors did not appreciate:

  • No valley parking or bellboy
  • Limited room service menu

Popular Amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Fitness center
  • Theatercaffeen on-site restaurant

The Thief Hotel Oslo Norway

5-star hotel

Five minutes from Akers Brygge, on Tjuvholmen, you will find the Thief design boutique hotel. They offer modern rooms, some with private balconies and a view of the Oslo fjord and archipelago. A stylish hotel with a rooftop terrace.

The Thief hotel visitors enjoy:

  • Location with gorgeous views
  • Friendly staff
  • The artwork

Some visitors thought:

  • The hotel is a little pricey
  • Some extras like parking, sauna and the swimming pool were expensive

Popular Amenities:

  • Swimming pool 
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room Service
  • Family rooms
  • Thief food bar on-site restaurant

Amerikalinjen – Best Oslo Hotel Near Train Station

4-star hotel

Amerikalinjen reborn as a boutique hotel with rooms for the modern explorer. Newly renovated with the Opera and Central train station within walking distance makes this hotel a great option in the Norwegian capital. 

The Amerikalinjen visitors enjoy:

  • Central location
  • Newly renovated and refurbished
  • Friendly staff
  • Great breakfast

Some visitors did not appreciate:

  • Some of the rooms are on the smaller side
  • No luggage service

Popular Amenities:

  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Brasserie Atlas on-site restaurant

Thon Opera Hotel Oslo 

4-star hotel

Thon Opera Hotel, only 350 feet from Oslo Central Station, is another great option if you are doing Norway in a Nutshell with an early start, for example. A classic 4-star hotel.

Thon Opera Hotel visitors enjoy:

  • Great central location
  • Breakfast
  • Friendly and helpful staff

Some visitors did not appreciate:

  • Missing bellboy service
  • Some thought parking was expensive

Popular Amenities:

  • Fitness center
  • Parking (for a fee)
  • Scala Restaurant on site

Best Hotels in Oslo – Boutique Style

Camillas Hus

3-star boutique style

With only 7 individually decorated rooms, this hotel is truly unique. Camillas Hus offers beautiful and spacious rooms with superior beds. With a location in the heart of Oslo, close to Slottsparken and 1.1 miles from Aker Brygge. Camillas Hus has that little extra – service with a personal touch that does not go unnoticed. 

Camillas Hus visitors enjoyed:

  • Hotel manager Mario and the friendly staff 
  • The atmosphere
  • Wonderful breakfast (not a buffet style)
  • Location
  • Some even say Camillas Hus was the highlight of their trip

Some visitors did not appreciate:

  • No air condition (in fact, this is the case in a lot of the Oslo hotels)

Popular Amenities:

  • Wonderful breakfast 
  • Tablet for personal use
  • Free parking
  • Park 29 on-site restaurant

Camillas Hus, the best boutique-style hotel in Oslo? What do you think?

Best Airport Hotel in Oslo Norway 

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

4-star hotel

If you are flying, in or out, from Oslo Gardermoen and need to spend the night close to the airport, the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel is your best option. Through a walk-way, you easily get to and from the airport. In addition, Oslo city center is only 20 minutes away by train.

With soundproofed rooms, you can be sure to get the rest you need conveniently close to the airport. 

Radisson Blue visitors enjoy:

  • The location right by the airport
  • Spacious family rooms
  • Great breakfast

Some visitors did not appreciate:

  • The lack of signs to get from the airport to the hotel

Popular Amenities:

  • Fitness center
  • Pet friendly
  • 26 North on-site restaurant


These are our picks for the best hotels in Oslo. What do you think? If you have been to Oslo, where did you stay, and what did you think of that hotel option? 

If you are planning on going, where are you staying? I want to hear all about your Oslo hotel experiences. Please share in the comment section.


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Born and raised in Sweden, now living in the US, Veronica has a passion for Scandinavian travel. As a former product design specialist with a Scandinavian tour operator, she has extensive knowledge of tour planning and the Scandinavian countries.

2 thoughts on “Best Hotels in Oslo Norway

  1. Great post, Veronica! This will be incredibly helpful if I ever get a chance to visit Oslo in the future. Just out of curiosity, is there a particular reason that most of the hotels there do not have air conditioning?

    1. Hi Hannah Marie,

      Thank you for stopping by. Oslo is a great place to visit! In general, air-conditioning is not very common in Scandinavia, although it is getting more common. I guess the cooler weather never really called for air-conditioning. I remember growing up, on the occasional really hot days in the summer, we would just open the windows and doors and air out :).

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