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Hotel Continental Oslo
Ranked #2 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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“What a Hotel !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Just back from a long weekend in oslo. We got a great deal at the Hotel Continental which was 3 nights for the price of two which made a big differance. When you arrive in Oslo Lufthaven Gardemon you can get a train direct from the airport to 2 mins walk around the corner. But make sure the train Stops at Nationaltheatre. The train we got didnt so had to walk from oslo s ....still only a 10-15 min walk.

Check in was really fast and the lady checking us in was really chatty and friendly ( probably helped that we were irish ) She showed us areas we should see in oslo while we were there. I had requested a newly renovated room. This was really nice, huge bed ,2 sinlge duvets which is a good addition!!! and ample room in there althought the bathroom was small but the shower was power full which made up for it.
At night, you could hear noise from the street but you kind of get over that. There was noise from what sounded like water pumps so any time any one used a tap or toilet this noise went off and it sounded like people were moving furniture around. This was only there on the first night.
Check out there was a bit of an issue. The receptionist tried charging us for items from the mini bar that the previous occupants had taken. This came to nearly €30 worth of items, So just be aware to check that every item on the mini bar list is there when you check in to avoid any delay checking out.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

The hotel is really easy to reach from the airport, just a short walk from the national theatre train stop. Its possible to walk to most of the City sights from the hotel but if you want to use the tram, bus, metro or train all are very close to the hotel. Oslo is a beautiful city. The only negative thing about the trip was how expensive Oslo is.

Room Tip: We were very lucky and were upgraded to a junior suite which was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I've stayed at the Hotel Continental numerous times over the past 10 years and recently spent three nights in March 2012. The Hotel Continental will always be my preferred place to stay in Oslo and I much prefer it over the more contemporary chain hotels in the city. The hotel evokes very old world charm in a luxury manner. It originally opened in 1900 and looks and feels like it's been there forever. Over the years I've stayed at the hotel, the owners have constantly updated the rooms. While the standard rooms are not spacious, they are very comfortable and have sufficient room for a business traveller to conduct affairs. There are many positive aspects to this hotel. First, the location. The hotel is centrally located off the central business district but also across from the Royal Palace and an easy walk to the Aker Brygge retail shopping and restaurant district. An additional bonus is that the hotel is located across the street from the Nationaltheatre train station. The Flytoget airport express train is the best way to get from Oslo airport to the city. Another thing I love about the hotel is that there is always a buzz about the place. The bar off the lobby is always vibrant with a lot of activity; one gets the feeling that a lot of important business-social matters are discussed here. The Theatrecafeen restaurant, attached to the hotel, exudes the same kind of old world feel and charm as the hotel. I've always had the feeling that the restaurnant and the hotel is the most important venues for the business and social elites of Oslo. I love this place.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

I stayed here for three nights in July 2011 and what a treat. I absolutely loved staying there. It is centrally located so walking to various sights in the downtown core was very easy. There are lots of restaurants and bars to enjoy in close proximity as well. Breakfast (provided) was outstanding and the staff was friendly and very helpful. Yes, Norway is expensive but having family in Norway more than prepared me for the cost of things and made me appreciate how relatively (under) over taxed we are in Canada compared to my "homeland" of Norway. I would definitely stay here again. I did look for "deals" on the web and was pleasantly surprised to find that if I paid two nights full price I got the third for free (for real) so the room cost me 33% less on average than the listed price. Very nice.

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room and was happy with the room provided.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

I stayed with Hotel Continental during most of my business trips to Oslo in the last 2 years. It is an established luxury hotel which knows its trade - service has always been thoughtful, fast and discreet. Rooms are not exceptional in terms of design but comfortable. A bit pricey if you're footing the bill yourself; but if you're a business traveller, Continental is indeed the best hotel in Oslo.

P.s. It regularly appears in Jo Nesbø's novels...

Room Tip: Request a refurbished room
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Continental Oslo
Address: Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0161, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Continental Oslo 5*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Family runned property, centrally located in the middle of Oslo nearby Nationaltheatre station where the Airport Express Train stops. Hotel Continental can proudly present 155 beautiful suites and hotel rooms perfect for corporate and Leisure travellers. The unique Meeting and Event facilities serves customized menus and five star service. And the legendary and very popular restaurant Theatercafeen is still the place to see and to be seen- don`t miss the atmosphere! ... more   less 
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