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The Thief
Ranked #3 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Montebelluna, Italy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Simply the best place to stay in Oslo! It is strategically located in newly developed area of the town (next to a modern art museum designed by famous architect Renzo Piano), it is brand new and it is tastefully furnished (do not forget to take a look at the Andy Wharhol painting hanging discretely on a wall in the restaurant). The restaurant is first class, also for vegetarians/vegans. Service is top quality as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LuisaG82
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for your review of our property . Very glad that you discovered the Warhol as it´s a splendid piece . Great that we could accommodate for your vegan & vegetarian menu . We have great chef and he prides himself on his fresh , locally sourced & natural ingredients

Looking forward to your return

Dominic
Guest Relations Manager
The Thief
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

New and modern in a quiet and scenic location. Very nice rooms with good beds, nice bathroom and a good nespresso machine. The breakfast is very delicious. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice art everywhere in the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for your very precise review of The Thief
Great to hear so many positives and I´ll forward your comments to my colleagues

Looking forward to your return

Dominic
Guest Relations Manager
The Thief
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I'm always a bit leery of hip hotels staffed by attractive 20-somethings. In my experience, it doesn't bode well for the service (we call it the Sanderson Syndrome). And when we had to go back to reception to get keys that actually opened the door to our room, I was worried. But in this case, it was a fluke. The rest of the service there was fine. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The hotel is in a newer part of Olso; it's on the harbor side and it's being developed for high-class tourism, I think. It was an interesting place to stay (although we were there in October; not sure how crowded it would be in the high season), with an amazing choice of restaurants and shops. The old part of Olso was well within walking distance. The lobby and bar area were luxurious and quiet; all in all, a top choice (and one I chose based on reviews here).
My one complaint was the hotel restaurant. It did have one of the best breakfast buffets I've seen, and again, staff were very attentive. But we came back for dinner, and I couldn't find a thing I wanted to eat on the menu. We actually had to leave and find another place. Now I understand that they had a top chef, and I understand that pasta and chicken aren't necessarily the best dishes for showing off culinary skills, but a hotel restaurant needs to have a wide range of dishes. It's like a balanced wardrobe: one where you always have an appropriate outfit to wear. This restaurant is the culinary equivalent of a closet full of Vivienne Westwood and Jimmy Choos...over the top.

Room Tip: We had a room on the street side. I like to sleep with the windows open, but it was way too noisy...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dsm_99
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for your very comprehensive review of The Thief . Not sure if the Sanderson Syndrome is a compliment as it´s a fine hotel but very glad we managed to get over the original hiccup and provide you with a service worthy of The Thief . Comparisons with Jimmy Choo and Vivien Westwood are colourfull and imaginative and i can only thanks you
We have now introduced the Thief Burger and a range of international dishes to compliment the menu so hope we have listed to our guests and provided accordingly

Looking forward to your return and another interesting review

Dominic
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The Thief
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

This is a truly unique experience. The location is quite special...in a newly developed area of Oslo adjacent to a new modern museum. The owner-developer of the hotel is an art collector and generously shares his private collection with the museum and vice versa.
The staff is young, handsome, and attentive.
The bar has exceptional art including a few Damon Hirst skulls and some photos taken and printed by the queen. Get the idea?
The rooms themselves are beautifully appointed and are sleek and yet warm. The balance between luscious fabrics and hard surfaces creates a very interesting feeling. The lighting is amazing and the bathroom actually senses that someone is entering and turns on soft lighting. There are controls which enable you to create a sense of daylight, afternoon, or evening.
There is wonderful original artwork in the room. This has been one of the most exceptional hotel stays we have had. I will review the restaurant separately which was also superb.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janeaustinNY
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for your great review of The Thief . Splendid to hear that the experience was such an enjoyable one . As you mentioned we have sensors in all rooms that detect your presence and illuminate and vice- versa when your not in the room . Technology that helps us save on energy waste . We also have a superb art collection linked to our sponsorship and close collaboration with the Astrup Fearnley museum .

I´ll forward your thoughts to my colleagues and looking forward to your return

Dominic
Guest Relations Manager
The Thief
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stayed here over Christmas. Hotel itself is excellent. It is very, very clean, quirky and stylish. But most importantly, the service level is as good as it gets. From the waiter in the excellent restaurant to the maid who greeted us with the sincerest of smiles, we could not fault any aspect of this hotel. Finding the hotel in the dark, is a bit of an issue, especially if you take the train from the airport to the National Theatre stop. It's got two exits which are about 1km apart; I didn't know that, and of course, chose the wrong exit. But once you know where you are, it's dead easy.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the port. They really are breathtaking.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CantonaLondon
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for your review of the Thief . Very pleasing to hear that you had such a good stay over the Christmas holiday . Great to hear your thoughts concerning the staff and the service . I´ll forward your comments to my colleagues .
Glad you found your way in the Xmas darkness and hope that next time you can experience Norway in the Spring / Summer sunshine

Looking forward to your return

Dominic
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I´ve stayed at many top category Hyatt and Starwood properties over the years, so my expectations for a scandinavian luxury hotel wasn´t that high to be honest. I am norwegian my self, so I know that a five star hotel in Norway, normally can not compete with international high end hotels on service. But I was proven wrong.

Check-in was smooth. We were upgraded to a deluxe room on the 7th floor (708 to be precise) with an amazing view. (see the attached pictures) Only downside, was that there was only a shower and not a tube. But that you can request at the time of booking, I´m sure.

The area is filled with restaurants and bars, but since this was new years a lot of them were closed, so we ended up with take away from Oslos best sushi restaurant, Alex sushi. Which we enjoyed in our comfortable room.

The ladies at the front desk are lovely, attentive and super service-minded.

We are definitely staying at this hotel again, and have already made our next reservation.

Room Tip: Go for a deluxe room on a high floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oslo000
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for your review of the The Thief . To hear the name of our hotel used alongside those of the Hyatt & Starwood is truly a great compliment . Were very proud of our achievement over the last year and great to be able to provide an alternative to the hotel market in Scandinavia , Norway , Oslo .
Oslo gets a little quiet over the new year but glad you managed to find Alex Sushi as it´s a restaurant we highly recommend

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts as your feedback is invaluable to us

Looking forward to your return

Dominic
Guest Relations Manager
The Thief
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Dallas
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

My husband and I stayed there with our six year old and it was a great experience. The staff was very helpful and proffesional. We could not have been any happier and will definitely stay there if we can make it back to Oslo. The breakfast in the restaurant was a perfect way to start the day and we thought the price of the hotel seemed reasonable based on Scandinavian prices. Not really any more than one might pay for a nice hotel in the states. We travel quite a bit and the thief is one of our favorite hotels! Absolutely recommend staying there, especially after the spa opens.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roxanna D
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Dominic G, Manager at The Thief, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Greetings and many thanks for our review of The Thief . Very glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay . I´m happy to say that the Spa is now open and it´s a great addition to the property

I would like to thank you for taking the time to send your thoughts as your feedback is invaluable

Looking forward welcoming you and your family back to Oslo

Dominic
Guest Relations Manager
The Thief
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Property: The Thief
Address: Landgangen 1, Oslo 0252, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Thief 5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stepping into THE THIEF is sure to rob you of something. Something familiar and shall we say, enslaving at times. And the thing is that the hotel is so good at it… that you might not notice until the end. You suddenly find yourself engaged in a world of new impressions: cutting-edge art, architecture and world-class gastronomy.And then it hits you, what’s been stolen from you…you haven’t had a single thought about your very long to-do list, the responsibilities at home, the everyday worries. ... more   less 
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