The Thief

Landgangen 1, Oslo, Norway

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  • 25% discount on spa treatments during stay

  • Two complimentary soft drinks from the minibar per day (a value of NOK 170 per day)

  • Free entrance per guest to the Thief Spa (a value of NOK 295)

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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall19
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Hotel Description

We’ve been waiting for as long as Tablet’s been online for someone in Oslo to open a proper, ground-up, high-design, high-concept boutique hotel. Now, finally, as of 2013, our prayers are answered — and then we find out they’ve gone and named the thing The Thief.

We’ll get over it, of course, and so will you. In fact it’s a fairly clever name, with roots in local history: the hotel is built on Tjuvholmen, which was once a small prison island, colloquially named Thief Island. The name, however, is all that remains of the old prison — as a hotel The Thief is bright and open, the sort of place you’re not in any hurry to escape, unless it’s simply to pop over to the Renzo Piano–designed modern art museum just next door.

As for the rooms, they’re as stylish as the rest of this very contemporary development, though perhaps richer and warmer in color and texture than you’d expect from the classic Scandinavian stereotype. And despite its humble name The Thief is rather on the upscale end of boutique hospitality — the in-room gadgetry is well chosen, and particular attention is paid (this being Norway) to the bedding and the warm wool slippers.

These days Tjuvholmen is a newly booming arts-and-culture district, with a fair bit of dining and nightlife to go along with it. On top of it all, it’s a car-free district, with walking and biking the principal modes of transportation — that and the hotel’s own boat link back to mainland Oslo. That Norwegian boutique utopia has finally arrived.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 119 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

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Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • The Oslo Suite

    • Fits 6 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 1722 ft²/160 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • This room features 5 king beds and 5 separate bedrooms.
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Standard Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: sea or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
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    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Apparatjik Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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