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Hotel Continental Oslo
Ranked #2 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

This may be the most prestigious hotel in Oslo but it is hardly a luxurious hotel according to our standard. Location is great, right at the city centre. It took a 10mins walk to the waterfront where we got on ferry to see the museums on the island. There are also many restaurants along boardwalk.

We know the rooms of the hotel are currently being renovated. Unfortunately, the Deluxe Twin we were given has not been done yet. The room was spacious but very dated. There was only bathtub in the bathroom and no power socket inside for the hairdryer, which we found extremely inconvenient. There was also no water bottle at turndown. Wifi was free and signal was strong inside the room as well as throughout the hotel, which was a big plus for staying at this hotel.

Staff was friendly and helpful. However, it seemed to us that the hotel was understaffed. When we arrived in the limousine arranged by the hotel, there was no doorman nor bellboy at the entrance to help with our luggages. I had to get to the front desk and ask for assistance. It was unacceptable for any nice hotel. Another example was at their restaurant, Theatercafeen. The place was less than half full when we had dinner there. However, our waitress was so busy, we ended up being taken care by the hostess the whole time. Food was below average. I ordered my veal entrecôte medium, it came out well done and that said it all. There was also a lounge at the lobby to serve as a second restaurant but it was opened until 3:00pm on Sunday when we visited. A room on the 2nd floor was opened for breakfast. Food was good in quality and service was outstanding. Not only they made rounds frequently to refill my coffee, the waitress even offered to get me a fresh cup instead of just topping up my cup which was remarkable.

We are not sure if this is already the best in Oslo. But for us, this is just a 4star hotel look alike.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

My first stay was not so good but I am back in this hotel .
I have a standard room . Not too big ...but it is ok for a business trip .
Staff at the reception are exceptionnal , very friendly and very welcoming . They really brought me their help for many details I needed .
The bad point is the bathroom very very small , I cannot imagine two persons in this kind of a room ...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Stayed here on business - room very well appointed and quiet - all that I needed.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

A great central location but seriously in need of a massive refurb and pretty expensive for what you get

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

The hotel is a few minutes walk from Nationaltheatret train station, which is the 3rd stop on the airport train (Flytoget). It's a classy old place, with bags of history and a lot of character.

I was checked in by super friendly gentleman on reception who offered help with my one tiny bag. I waved him off and went off to find my room, dreading to think what I would find. I had found a deal online for a single room that was so cheap (by Olso standards) that I wondered if I was going to be put in a cupboard in the basement. I needn't have feared. I was on the 5th floor, overlooking Olav Vs Gate, which was surprisingly quiet and leafy. My single room was the size of a good double, with a queen-sized bed. It was beautifully decorated with high ceilings and lots of lovely touches. The bathroom wasn't huge, but it was immaculate, rather posh, and had everything I could possibly need.

My only grumble about the room was that the wardrobe space was VERY limited and there were no drawers anywhere in the room. I was there alone and only for a few days, so it was fine. But if I had bulky winter clothes or had been staying longer, I would have struggled.

Also, free wifi. :)

Service and style throughout. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

I was very pleased on a stop over for one night at the Continental. First class accomadations. People were very nice but all in all Oslo is a ridiculously expensive city....

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I stayed last month at the hotel Continental on a business trip. This is by far the best hotel jn the city. Great location,huge room and top service.Is there anything else someone should ask from a city hotel? definetly recommented.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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