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The Thief Hotel

Tvulholmen, Oslo, Norway

The Thief is Oslo's newest and most talked about hotel to come on the scene and rightly so! The modern decor, design and its ethos is something the city hasn't seen before and its popularity with both guests and locals is testament to the hotel's success.

At a Glance

  • Fabulous harbor-side location in Oslo's newest place to be with world-class restaurants on your doorstep

  • City-renowned Thief burger served at Foodbar - not to be missed!

  • Incredible in-house art collection from Warhol to Sir Peter Blake

  • Oslo's most talked about hotel

  • Lovely views from every room, be it city or fjord

Adventure, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

Opt for a room with Tjuvholmen canal and Oslofjord views

Cordelia Nicholls

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Thief Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Oslo Southern Norway


The Thief has a superb location on the island of Tjuvholmen, meaning Thief Island. Once a dodgy part of town home to thieves and criminals, Tjuvholmen is now one of the smartest areas boasting contemporary art galleries, modern accommodation complete with decked rooftops and polished restaurants, all on the water's edge overlooking the Oslofjord.

The Thief's curator has carefully selected an enviable contemporary art collection that fits perfectly in its surroundings next to the Astrup Fearnley Gallery, with whom they share some prized pieces being one of the gallery's biggest sponsors. Expect to see Warhols while you dine, Richard Prince's The Horse Thief as you enter and Julian Opie prints in the lifts.

The Thief has 116 rooms, all with king size doubles (no twins), spacious marble bathrooms with showers and/or baths and are fitted out with all the mod-cons, including Nespresso coffee machines. Each has its own small private balcony with views ranging from the surrounding architecturally-pleasing buildings, such as the Astrup Fearnley Gallery to the canals and harbor of Tjuvholmen and the fjord beyond. The rooms and suites are decorated with rich colors, sumptuous fabrics and soft furnishings from velvet cushions to Norwegian woollen rugs. The end result is a chic, decadent but cozy atmosphere and a luxurious haven to come back to after a day in the city.

The Thief has two restaurants, Thief Foodbar which serves relaxed classics, and Restaurant Fru K which serves fantastic Scandinavian cuisine with a contemporary twist and you can chose from the à la carte menu or the set 5- or 7-course tasting menus. Innovative cocktails are served downstairs at Thief Bar and in the summer months you can enjoy a drink on the Thief Rooftop with amazing views.

The spa boasts a Hammam, a 12 meter pool, experience showers and a gym, as well as several saunas and five rooms for its innovative and spoiling treatments inspired by worldwide spas.


The Thief's 116 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with rich colors, fabrics and soft furnishings and fitted with all the mod-cons including Geneva sound systems, docking station, Nespresso coffee machines and plasma TVs with movies on demand. Most bathrooms have walk-in showers while some have a bath as well. Free WiFi is available throughout


Superior Rooms measure 30sqm and boast spacious marble bathrooms with shower or separate bath and shower.


Deluxe Rooms measure 30sqm and boast spectacular views from the floor to ceiling windows. They also offer ample wardrobe space and large marble bathrooms with either a shower or a tub and a shower.

Junior Suite

Junior Suites measure between 40 and 43sqm and boast one king-size room and a second separate bedroom. Hand-picked art and designer furniture add a luxurious feel and the marble bathrooms come with a rainforest shower and a separate bathtub.

The Brit Suite

The Brit Suite showcases British design by renowned designer Conran, celebrating British art and culture which has been inspired by the swinging sixties. The suite measures 70sqm and boasts a large living room, separate bedroom and two large bathrooms, one of which has a bathtub and a separate rainforest shower. There is also a Tivoli sound system with docking station fitted.

The Broom Suite

Created by talented British designer Lee Broom in partnership with Karina Holmen, the Broom Suite has won numerous international design awards and celebrates British art and culture. It measures 70sqm and features a private living room, separate bedroom, balcony and two large bathrooms, one of which has a bathtub and separate rainforest shower. There is also a Tivoli sound system with docking station.

The Apparatjik Suite

The Apparatjik Suite as been styled by the famous band Apparatjik and features art and installations which embody the music of the band and are signed by its members. Think disco balls and pixel-patterned blankets, a projector showcasing video art and a selection of vinyl and books hand-picked by the band. The suite measures 43sqm and boasts a king-size bed, spacious living room and large bathroom with bathtub and shower.

The Oslo Suite

The Penthouse Suite at The Thief is based on works by Sir Peter Blake and his unique project 'The Oslo Suite'. Three original pop art collages adorn the walls, inspired by Norwegian landmarks. The Oslo Suite measures 94sqm and boasts a private roof terrace with designer furniture and spectacular views out over the city in all directions. Inside there is a fireplace, bar, dining room, separate bedroom and walk-in wardrobe, and the marble bathroom comes complete with both a bathtub and rainforest shower. To truly make the most of the fabulous views there is also an outdoor shower.

The Thief Suite

The Thief Suite is located on the 8th floor and boasts balconies looking out over the Oslo Fjord and Tvulholmen canals. It has 2 bedrooms, a living area, 2 large bathrooms and is decorated with stunning artwork.


On the dining side, though Oslo is renowned for its cuisine, The Thief can compete on every level with the very best. There are three different restaurants and bars to choose from for a fabulous meal, whether it's the renowned Thief burger from the Foodbar, or the sensational 5-course tasting menu from Fru K. A cocktail in The Thief Bar is not to be missed and is as popular with the locals as with guests. In the summer The Thief Rooftop bar opens up and is the perfect place to soak up the sun with a glass of wine.

Take a time out in the spa and sooth all the stresses and strains of life away while you unwind in the steam room, hot tub or sauna, and we definitely recommend booking a spoiling treatment. For those more active there is also a gym at your disposal.


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 harbor's 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 take a tour of the Nobel Peace Central and do have a look around the Viking Ship Museum.

Location & Directions

Tvulholmen, Oslo, Norway

The Thief Hotel is located in trendy Tjuvholmen district, on the water's edge.

When to go

Summer and winter in Oslo are polar opposites; in the 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 carrying on with your vacation with relative ease and comfort. Bear in mind it is dark a lot of the day as well as night.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Thief Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Oslo Southern Norway

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