I stayed at the Continental eight or ten times in 2008 as an airline flight crew member. The hotel is a classy older property located in the immediate downtown of Oslo - everything is within moments walking time of the front door. Attractions that are farther afield might require a ferry ride (a few minutes walk from the hotel) or subway/streetcar ride (right at the front door).
Some modernization might be welcomed (comfier beds and upgraded furnishings, for example) and the rooms tend to be smallish (as would be expected in an older property) but certainly adequate.Staff has always been extraordinarily friendly and helpful and the decor is - I keep coming back to this adjective - classy.
Because it's in a "happening" part of Oslo, some nights (particularly weekends) can be a bit busy on the streets around the hotel, and the street noise might disturb light sleepers (mostly, it makes me want to go out and join the party). The staff can make recommendations for quieter rooms if that might be an issues for you.
Other than breakfast, I haven't dined at the hotel's high-end restaurants, but do have an afternoon coffee at Theatrecaféen - you'll be whisked off to the 1930's and expect to be seated next to a classic film star or member of the Norwegian royal family.
- 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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