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“Excellent & modern hotel”
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THE THIEF
Ranked #3 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Very favourably impressed with this hotel - it makes a real change from the staid and boring normal fare. I can't wait to try the new Spa when it opens.

UPSIDES
Particularly appealing if you like modern art
Very comfortable rooms
Very well appointed rooms
Spacious bathroom
Very clean

DOWNSIDES
A doorman would be very helpful for luggage
The in-room dining menu is pitifully small!
In general there need to be a wider dining selections

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Greetings and many thank for your review of our property . Were very glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back after the 14th March when we open our new Spa . Your very useful comments concerning the food & menu have been noted

Once again many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts

Dominic
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The Thief

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed here in October for three nights for business/pleasure. It is a very good hotel, excellent facilities - it is a great improvement on the city's previous best offerings in my experience. Decor is comfortable, clever and fashionable - but we were a little disappointed that it feels like they have tried to simply copy similar design hotel concepts in other capital cities, without adding an especially Norwegian flavour to it.

We stayed in a deluxe room, it was comfortable with a good bathroom and fine view, some friends had a superior room which was almost the same as ours except considerably cheaper! If we return we wouldn't go for the deluxe but opt for the superior.

The restaurant has a small but very good menu - and actually good value for Oslo! Which was a pleasant surprise because the hotel itself is perhaps a little overpriced at the moment.

I will certainly return.

Room Tip: In our experience the deluxe room didn't offer a huge amount more than our friends' superior...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Greetings and many thanks for your review of The Thief . Great to hear so many positive comments concerning our new property . As a hotel we are supportive of the Norwegian art milieu and we have plenty of examples from major works of art to vases and blankets in almost all of the rooms . It would be a pleasure to show you around the hotel on your return .

We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts

Dominic
Guest Relations Manager
The Thief

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Good quality hotel, with high level of service. Understated reception with attentive staff. The rooms are very comfortable, though is trained to see the Harbour from mine. Very high tech, with smart lighting that follows you around. The tech was my only negative, as I could not manage to turn the iPod alarm off. Heated floor bathroom nice for the winter, and an excellent comfortable bed. We had a business dinner in the restaurant which was very good indeed. Fantastic breakfast with good choice of English, continental or Scandinavian. Pricey, but memorable.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Greetings and many thanks for your review of our property . Great to hear that you had such a good stay . Smart lighting has been a focus of ours as we have a policy to try and save energy where possible . As you mentioned the comfort of the bed is a recurring theme in many of the reviews and another focus point of ours .

Looking forward to your return

Dominic
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The Thief

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I stayed at the Thief for 5 nights from Jan 19-24. Its my foruth stay and I will definatley come back. The hotel is without a doubt the best hotel in Oslo. It's modern, has a great interior, the service is impeccable and staff is always willing to help. The rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. Breakfast is served in an elegant restaurant and is neetly prepared with a typical Scandinavian flare. Take a look at the modern art pieces hanging on the walls and behind the glass in the elevator.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Greetings and many thanks for your review of The Thief
To be called the best hotel in town is a real honor and i will forward you thoughts to my colleagues

I would also like to thank you fr taking your time to share your thoughts as your feedback is invaluable

Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Thief

Dominic
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The Thief

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Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

If your going to Oslo stay here!
The design is stunning the rooms are modern and sumptuous. The food is seasonal, considered and delicious... The service when it's good is excellent, but be hit and miss. Overall the experience is first class. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Greetings and many thanks for your great review and you high recommendation . Great to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and i´ll forward your thoughts to my colleagues . I should mention that our head chef Johan has a particular panache for locally sourced and seasonal ingredients and glad you enjoyed Fru K

Looking forward to your return

Dominic
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Yes, I came back. The third stay, and whilst I've talked about the quality of the overall hotel experience before, this time I want to highlight the staff of the property.

There are many hotels and there are many more hoteliers. Not all of them are capable of delivering true hospitality and offering a genuine warmth and interest in their guests.

This is not a concern that the management need have at this property. All of the staff I encountered on this stay were, accommodating, interested, genuine, thoughtful, curators and communicative.

That's what the art of hospitality is all about.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Greetings and many thank for sharing your thoughts concerning The Thief
Tremendous feedback concerning the staff as i`ve mentioned in previous replies we pay particular attention to the staff and the way we interact with out guests . It´s been a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback

Once again many thanks for sharing your thoughts and looking forward to your return

Dominic
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is a BRAND NEW modern hotel but with automations and other high tech features such as interesting animation inside the elevator. It is a very elegant modern hotel.

But what makes it very special for us was that

THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING!!!

There was no " can't do".
For instance,
We needed to wash dirty clothes on January 1 and there was no dry cleaner /laundry service opened on the 1st day of the year but the hotel front desk staff ; after searching for all the solutions he could possibly find got someone
in-house to wash several pieces of our clothes for us instead of saying no.
All other staff were extremely helpful.

The location is great.

The new modern art museum is right opposite the hotel over the water.

The location is removed from the main shopping street next to a small marina but it is a walkable and pleasant waterfront walking distance to the centre of the city or you can take a short taxi ride.

The room was very comfortable and large with good well planned space.

Everything is of first class quality.

But wait, did you forget your hair spray or that red nail polish?
How about belt, necktie or crisp white shirt and cufflinks?

They have it all in the drawer above your "frigo-bar" for a cost...yes, not a small cost...but by the time you need it, it would be saving your day!

The shower has no bath tub to climb into which is great!
The sink area maybe a little short of space but you have other perks.

The room has a small balcony so you can look out to the waterfront and the distance old
castle.

We spent the New Years Eve at the hotel and had a great view of the city fireworks!

Dining experience was outstanding.

Amazing that the restaurant is not yet a Michelin star.
It was creative, delicious, and explosions of flavours in your mouth!
I had to change 2 of the 6 courses sampling menu and
in no time the chef team created something special custom made
to my need on the spot that tasted like they had tested and tried for
weeks in advance!

Perhaps it could have more choices of desserts!!

Definitely, we'll go back! Thank you very much!

Room Tip: Ask for room with the view to the Castle. High Floor Check out roof top
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic G, Manager at THE THIEF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Greetings and what an amazing review . Many thanks as it´gives us great pleasure to get such tremendous feedback . Our biggest kick must be that you rate the service as "outstanding " . However beautiful The Thief is we have always focused on the guests and were always looking to improve on our guests experience .
Looks like we accomplished our goal
I´ll forward your thoughts to my colleagues

Very much looking forward to your return

Dominic
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The Thief

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Address: Landgangen 1, Oslo 0252, Norway
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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
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Ranked #3 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: £271 - £1,156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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