The Bristol is well-located near the National Gallery and the Karl Johans Gate main thoroughfare. The SAS Flybussen bus from the airport stops half a block away (Prof. Aschehougs Plass). We checked in around noon, but were able to get a room right away. Reception was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The décor is classic English, with a large leather-furnished lobby and piano bar. Our standard-double room (#512) was a decent size and comfortable, with a view over the roof tops toward the Palace and the ski jump. The bathroom (watch the step up) was spotless with a half glassed-in tub and a great shower. The beds (two twins together) were soft and comfortable. The room was very quiet except for the occasional screeching of the seagull nesting on the nearby roof.
Dinner in the Bristol Grill was a bit fancier than expected. There are 3, 4 or 5-course tasting menus. We opted for a la carte entrees (about 300 NOK apiece) which were very substantial.
Wines by the glass averaged 100 NOK. Tax (25%) and service included in the bill.
The breakfast buffet rates an A+. There is a wide selection of cereals, fruits, meats, cheeses, yogurt, hot dishes, etc., plus you can have a made-to-order omelet. We loved the croissants with home-made jams. Everything was well-labeled in Norwegian and English.
We second the recommendation of Kafe Love across the street in the theatre building.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Oslo city centre. It is only a short walk from the hotel to shopping opportunities, Oslo's main street Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace, museums and the waterfront area Aker Brygge and most of Oslo's other attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol Hotel Oslo