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Hotel Continental

Oslo, Norway

Hotel Continental, wonderfully located in the heart of Norway's capital, is one of Oslo's first luxury hotels that opened in 1900. Having been recently renovated the hotel is a mix of contemporary classic decor and the rooms are all individually designed.

At a Glance

  • Newly renovated, the rooms are beautifully elegant and contemporary classic with gorgeous bathrooms

  • Theatrecafeen restaurant serves excellent food in a great atmosphere where old meets new

  • Fabulously central location in the heart of Oslo

  • The hotel is family run and in its fourth generation

  • Amazing art work throughout; most notable is the Edvard Munchs in the hotel lobby

Culture, Food & wine,

Insider's View

Dinner at Theatrecaffen is not to be missed!

Cordelia Nicholls

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Description

Hotel Continental is a charming, family-run, sophisticated luxury hotel in central Oslo. Now in its fourth generation the hotel has recently been renovated, the Annen Etage restaurant redesigned and a new bar, LIPP has been added to the hotel's extensive list of food and beverage facilities.

Hotel Continental has 4 restaurants: Annen Etage serves a choice of set menus of gourmet cuisine and excellent wines in a sumptuous atmosphere of velvet chairs and wallpaper, flattering lighting and rich colors; Caroline where breakfast is served to hotel guests; Dagligstuen in the hotel lobby which is a hugely popular place for locals and guests to meet and enjoy an informal meal, snack or drink; and the famous Theatercafeen - one of Oslo's top ten restaurants and an integral part of the city's culture. The Theatrecaffen serves a mix of classic Norwegian and Scandinavian dishes, as well as international fare. The hotel also owns a relaxed cafe, Steamen, where you can pick up excellent coffee and snacks, or some wine whilst enjoying a spot of people watching through the panoramic glass windows.

There are 155 rooms and suites, all of which are individually designed in classically elegant decor with contemporary twists. Rooms are spacious and bright, some with beautiful wooden floors, silk bed heads, marble bathrooms, king size beds (double or twin), city views and some with terraces and views towards the Oslofjord.

The hotel reveals its close connection with the art world in its impressive display of Edvard Munch's works in the lobby bar, Dagligstuen, which he used to frequent, and unable to afford his drinks, paid in art instead!

Accommodation

Hotel Continental has 155 rooms and suites, all of which are individually designed in classically elegant decor with contemporary twists. Rooms are spacious and bright, some with beautiful wooden floors, silk bed heads, marble bathrooms, king size beds (double or twin), city views and some with terraces and views towards the Oslofjord.

Superior

These light and spacious rooms are modern and elegant and all have a king sized bed and measure 24 sq m.

Deluxe

These rooms are best for those looking for a little more space at 32 sq m with a King or twin beds. They are beautifully decorated with modern bathrooms.

Junior Suites

Stylish and elegant, these suites measure 40 sq m and have a comfortable seating area. Some of them also have a balcony to look out onto the scenes of Oslo below.

Abel Suite

This corner suite measures 60sqm and is furnished in a classic style with luxuriously appointed furnishings. The Abel suite boasts fantastic views over Oslo Fjord, as well as a spacious seating area, dining table and king-size bed. The bathroom come equipped with a bathtub and separate shower and there is a Nespresso coffee machine in the room, along with a flat screen TV, minibar and generous wardrobe space.

Royal Suite

The Royal Suite was so named after a visit from Prince Phillip and is elegant in its design. It measures around 60sqm and comprises a large lounge and bedroom, as well as a spacious bathroom and separate guest bathroom. Views from the window take in the Royal palace, while inside you will find a king-size bed, 2 TVs, Nespresso coffee machine, generous wardrobe space and Molton Brown toiletries.

Continental Suite

The Continental is the hotel's largest suite measuring 110 sqm and boasts a sweeping terrace proffering views over Oslofjord. The Suite has 2 bedrooms and an elegant sitting room.

Facilities

There are five restaurants and bars on offer at The Hotel Continental, each with a different theme or atmosphere which is fantastically understood through the menu and decor. Annen Etage serves a choice of set menus of gourmet cuisine and excellent wines; Caroline where breakfast is served to hotel guests; Dagligstuen in the hotel lobby which is a hugely popular place for locals and guests to meet and enjoy an informal meal, snack or drink; and the famous Theatercafeen serves a mix of Scandinavian and international dishes.

Activities

Oslo is a delightful city and the perfect size for wandering around taking in the sights and atmosphere as you go. Home to some fantastic art galleries that shouldn't be missed - the Astrup Fearnley gallery of contemporary art and the Edvard Munch Museet to name but two.

Aker Brygge is the place to go for a great meal or drink and a fab atmosphere - restaurants and bars are set along the harbors edge, all have extensive outdoor seating areas that are heated in the winter and open in the summer so ideal for people watching.

Take the ferry from Aker Brygge out into the fjord on a cruise; or take the subway to Frognerseteren, north of the city for some forest walks and lunch with incredible city views.

The Royal Palace is worth a visit and is central so you indulge in the fantastic shopping (shops are not open on Sundays). You can also do a tour of the Nobel Peace Central and do have a look around the Viking Ship Museum.

Location & Directions

Oslo, Norway

The Hotel Continental is located in the heart of Oslo, near the leafy park of Slottsparken. The Hotel is also situated a leisurely walk away from the water front and a stone's throw from the National Theatre.

When to go

Summer and winter in Oslo are polar opposites; summer it hardly gets dark and the weather is very warm and pleasant with sunshine continuously both day and night! There is more chance of rain in the spring and summer season but the sun is a more regular occurrence.

Winter in Norway is much colder and Oslo will be transformed into a snowy winter wonderland. Take warm clothes and there isn't anything to stop you carry on with your vacation with relative ease and comfort. Though to bear in mind it is dark a lot of the day as well as night.

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