Hotel Continental

Strotingsgaten 24-26, Oslo, Norway

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  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
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Hotel Description

In spite of the rich history of modernist Scandinavian design, there’s nothing terribly modern about Norwegian hotels. The best bet in Oslo is to forget about hipster hotels and live it up at the century-old Hotel Continental. It’s a grand hotel of the classic old style, family-owned since 1900, and though it’s no museum piece — rooms and public spaces have been subtly kept up to date — there’s no mistaking it for a “design hotel” either.

The location is unbeatable, close to the waterfront and closer still to the National Theatre, the Royal Palace and the high street shops on Karl Johans gate. Hotel Continental’s restaurants have been a fixture in central Oslo for a long time: two sidewalk cafés and the Viennese-style Theatercaféen are local favorites, and the breakfast buffet is not to be missed.

This is the sort of place whose bread and butter is buttoned-up executive travelers — the Economist-reading set — but it’s got enough personality to hold anyone’s attention, from the individually designed rooms, with their papered walls and tiled bathrooms, to the art collection in the salons off the lobby, featuring reproductions of lithographs and woodcuts by Edvard Munch (the originals are in a bank vault following the recent rash of Munch-thieving that’s swept the city).

Please note: Hotel Continental will be undergoing renovations until late August or early September. About half of the hotel’s guest rooms will not be available during this time.

How to get there:

The hotel is located in central Oslo, approximately 30 miles from Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL). Taxis are available in the airport Arrivals hall. The drive takes about 50 minutes and costs around 700 kroner. As an alternative, take the Airport Express train to Oslo Central Station, then continue to Nationaltheatret Station, which is just 100 meters from the hotel. The train journey takes about half an hour and costs 170 kroner.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 155 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar

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Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Standard Single Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 193 ft²/17 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street, city or castle.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Molton Brown toiletries
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Standard Double Room -1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 215 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/23 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street, city or castle.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Molton Brown toiletries
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street, city or church.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Molton Brown toiletries
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea, courtyard, street or castle.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street, city or castle.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Molton Brown toiletries
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea, street, city or church.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Non Smoking
    • on demand movies
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 645 ft²/59 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea, harbour, park or castle.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • on demand movies
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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