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Hotel Continental Oslo
Ranked #1 of 103 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2011

Fantastic hotel, only downside is there is a great difference in the standards of bedrooms, we had been in 2 rooms after check in that we found unsatisfactory for the standard of the hotel, but on moving to the 3rd WOW it was fantastic and if they continue to refurbish every room to that standard then this place will be the simply the best.

Loved the Theatercafeen and the Eik Annen Etage was a fantastic place to sit and drink, but like everything in Oslo very expensive.

Breakfast fantastic with very friendly staff couldnt do enough for us. Would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We spent two nights at this hotel. Excellent location, beautiful room. Great breakfast!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

I arrived at the hotel and was welcomed by the staff very courteously. My details were completed quickly, and they took care of the parking of my car.
This is a five star hotel apparently, and perfectly placed in the centre of Oslo.
My room was excellent, but to my surprise there was no kettle for making tea or coffee.
After retiring, I was awkakened in the early hours by loud music coming from premises behind the hotel. The same thing happened the following two nights, and contributed to me expressing my dissappointment with the hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room at the front to avoid the noise at the back
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Hotel Continental is an elegant and attractive original building from the early 1900's to which a non-descript new building has been added. However, the interior style is consistent in both sections of the hotel and is smart and traditional in the public rooms. Our bedroom had been remodelled. It looked like much careful thought had gone into selecting the hard and soft furnishings and the decor to provide a relaxing and comfortable room. We had a large sofa and coffee table to sit by the large windows in the room, and space for the luggage. The bathroom was quite small but nicely finished.
The breakfast buffets had a good range of hot and cold dishes. We found the staff to be extremely pleasant and provided a useful concierge service to all our questions. And the location was excellent in the centre of the historic part of the city. The reception and lounge area were frequently busy with large USA tour groups and their luggage filled all the space.

Room Tip: Email ahead to request a quiet room
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Location is fabulous. Service was marginal. We had to ask 3 times for extra pillows. Internet connection was spotty. Fitness center was tiny without free weights. Room was not large. The room design was not meant for couples. Because of a glass panel, the bathroom light lit up the entire room which is not good in the middle of the night. Lots of noise above and around us. (construction within the hotel?) Our flight got in early but we had to wait until their posted check in at 3:00. Some areas looked dated. Neat lounge and bar area. The breakfast food was not special and understaffed. Totally overpriced.

Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

This was a return visit after a gap of several years. The Contnental is very much an Oslo landmark, with its own Munch pictures and famous Theatrecaffe restaurant. It is a great place to stay with friendly and efficient service and comfortable well-appointed rooms. The location could not be more convenient- just a few steps from the metro and train station and a couple of minutes from the harbour- and yet the setting is green and tranquil.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

We are staying at the Hotel Continental & it is midnight on a Tuesday. We were told that the band would finish at 11. After calling back at 11:45, we were told again that the band would finish at midnight & it has stil not done so. Maybe it will finish soon.

When I asked for a refund on tonights stay, I was told I'd have to speak to the manager in the morning - not very Leading Hotel like.

When we arrived on Sunday, Monday was a national holiday. Sunday night the music in the bar played until probably 3AM.

I'm not staying here ever again and neither should you.

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  • Stayed: June 2011
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Additional Information about 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 #1 of 103 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: £227 - £337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Continental Oslo 5*
Number of rooms: 153
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 153 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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