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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #12 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Northeast
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel in every way.”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

From the moment we stepped into the lovely lobby to check in and heard the pleasant music from the Library Bar, the atmosphere at the Bristol was welcoming. Our accommodations were excellent with lovely toiletries, robes and slippers; the buffet breakfast offered so many choices as to be almost overwhelming with eggs, meats, fish, cheeses, yoghurts, juices, pastries and heart shaped waffles among them; the staff was professional but friendly--among the best I have encountered in my travels. Although some others have commented about no dinner options at the Bristol, both the Grille and the Library Bar (which is more like a lounge) serve dinners and were willing to change some recipes to accommodate my vegetarian tastes. I had specifically requested a street facing room since I like to see the city from my window, and I did not experience the noise that some complained of, even on Saturday night. The location was central and I could walk most places. Hotel Bristol you more than lived up to my expectations, and I had a wonderful week in Oslo. (Stayed from 29 October to 5 November 2013).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

We spent September 1-5 at Thon Hotel Bristol in Oslo. Hotel Bristol is a very conveniently located, well maintained, older property with an excellent staff. The breakfast offering was terrific and the staff prepared a breakfast bag for us for our early departure one morning to visit the fjords. It's a hotel that caters to the frequent business traveler and tourist alike and was very accessible to areas/sites of interest, whether walking or using the train.

Thon Hotel Bristol deserves a 5 star rating.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

A good old hotel with style. Vinterhagen have good drinks and food and restaurant Grillen is very good.excellent food and service.The hotel have good breakfast and comfortable rooms and some of the rooms at the back have no sound from the street.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Drammen, Norway
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Great hotel in all respects. Great food, great atmosphere, nice room, comfortable bed, quiet and very good location. I would gladly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Oslo. The price is marginally higher than the cheap hotels, but here you actually get good value for money. Not the regular rip off that you usually get in Norway, where we tend to over price everything.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Virginia
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Nice hotel, lobby is full of dark leather furniture really ornate feel. A pastry station is on one side.
Breakfast here was best we had all over Denmark and Norway. Service is in equally richly carved wood, old style elegance.
Room was first rate.
Bathroom has the high step over common all over Scandanavia but well done.

Room Tip: Street rooms have views
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Calafell, Spain
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

If you like charles dickens christmas stories, you found your spot to sleep. Chandeliers, brass ornaments, wood panneling, antiques, its all there....
In oriental classic style decorated hotel in centre of Oslo. All mayor attractions in walking distance.
Rooms are surprisingly comfortable and maintained. However the shower/bath room is a slam in your face. The L'Occitaine showergel, handwash and shampoo compromise this fact a very little bit.
Breakfast is extended, how ever its ikea style; which means take everything your self. You do not have to screw the table together but for the rest of it, you are busy scrambeling everything together. In a hotel like this, one would expect a higher level of service.

If you are going to this hotel, you are choosing atmosphere!

Room Tip: The cheepest rooms are not well decorated, go for the level above or higher.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Nice people, nice rooms, nice atmosphere.... GREAT place!!
If you are in Oslo, do make a stop here, even if its just for the bar or restaurant in the hotel.
Loved it, plain and simple.
The people here made me feel right at home, the relaxed atmosphere made me want to stay longer, i wish i had. :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Bristol

Property: Hotel Bristol
Address: Kristian IVs Gate 7, Oslo 0164, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Oslo
#5 Business Hotel in Oslo
#5 Family Hotel in Oslo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#9 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 251
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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