Continental Hotel - Oslo  5 stars

Stortingsgt, 24-26, Po Box 151, Oslo, Norway, 0117  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Located near the National Theatre, this hotel is family-run. Guests that have stayed here in the past recommend that you book a junior suite with a view of the park. The restaurant will not disappoint, including the wonderful breakfast. However, some do complain that the interior is in need of a refurbishment.

Overview

The Hotel Continental is located in the heart of Norway’s capital, Oslo, close to the Parliament, called the Storting, the government quarter and the Royal Palace.

This five-star property offers attention to detail, discretion, first-class service, delicious food and drinks, unique art collection, unusual history and special atmosphere to make a stay at the Hotel Continental an unforgettable one.

Each of 155 rooms and suites has its own unique character, with decor, soft furnishings and art all hand-selected with the greatest of care. All rooms are fitted with king-size bed, big LCD flat screen television, bathroom with bathtub and shower, bathrobe, slippers, toiletries from Molton Brown, safe and free internet access.

The property offers a number of bars and restaurants that offer hearty breakfasts, exquisite lunches, a five-course dinner with fine wines, as well as a wide range of snacks and refreshments.

The Hotel Continental is only 50km from Oslo Airport Gardermoen, 50m from the tram stop and 100m from the National Theatre underground station.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   155.

City Center Oslo - 3700 ft
Airports Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) - 23.2 mi, Moss (RYG) - 37.0 mi
Train Stations Oslo Central Station - 3300 ft
Underground stations Nationaltheatret - 700 ft, Stortinget - 1700 ft
Restaurants Dinner Bar & Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Szechuan) - 200 ft, Theatercafeen (cuisine: English, Bistro, Norwegian) - 100 ft
Parks Frogner Park - 1700 ft
Beaches Huk Paradisbukta Beach - 3800 ft

Rooms

Guests can choose between individually designed standard and superior rooms, and variety of suites, equipped with queen-size bed, armchair and satellite television with a selection of international channels and radio, bathtub and shower, bathrobe, slippers and hair dryer, mini-bar with a good selection of drinks and snacks and free internet connection.

Dining options

The Theatercaféen is lively and unique Vienna-style café, while the Steamen is the informal, maritime style café offering a tempting menu of tasty snacks. The Eik Annen Etage restaurant serves top-of-the-range meals, including a special five-course dinner produced of the best fresh ingredients.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of NOK 195 per person per night. 

Work

The Hotel Continental’s conference centre is a perfect place for business meetings and social events. Guests are offered a wide variety of rooms and facilities, ranging from ornate, classical ballrooms to small, functional meeting rooms, equipped with projector, screen, lectern, flip over chart, whiteboard, public-address system, DVD and CD player and wireless internet access.

Leisure

The property offers fitness facilities with personal trainer open 24 hours and equipped with all the amenities you need for a successful work out. The spa centre provides facial treatments, relaxing neck and shoulder massages, the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, cold plunge pool and lounge.

Additional features

The hotel’s facilities include swimming pool, shuttle bus service, restaurant, bar, baby cots, laundry, health club, 24-hour reception, car park, bicycle rental, currency exchange and internet access in common areas.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is NOK 420 per day.

Services
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • Courtyard view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children may stay at the price of NOK 250 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NOK 495 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Guests can choose between individually designed standard and superior rooms, and variety of suites, equipped with queen-size bed, armchair and satellite television with a selection of international channels and radio, bathtub and shower, bathrobe, slippers and hair dryer, mini-bar with a good selection of drinks and snacks and free internet connection.

The Continental Suite
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Continental The Continental Suite The Continental suite
Bed type: King Size bed

This royal-blue penthouse suite comprises a comfortable sitting room, an airy reception salon and an exclusive dining room. There are rooms for relaxing and enjoying, and rooms for concentrating on important tasks in peace. The suite has two separate, adjoining bedrooms. The suite has its own private 20 m2 terrace.

Room facilities
    The Royal Suite
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    Continental The Royal Suite The Royal suite

    Royal suite is stylishly decorated with a classic feel, and is the perfect end to a successful romantic evening. Here you can enjoy the luxury that is royal dignity, and a majestic view of the Royal Palace. Meanwhile, the suite is the perfect choice for those who want something personal. The suite consists of a bedroom with four poster bed, a large living room with dining area, sofa and a small desk.

    The Abel Suite
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    Continental The Abel Suite The Abel suite
    Continental The Abel Suite The Abel suite
    Continental The Abel Suite The Abel suite
    Bed type: King Size bed

    The Abel suite is an elegant corner suite with an English-style interior. Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Junior Suite
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      Continental Junior Suite Junior suites
      Continental Junior Suite Junior suites
      Continental Junior Suite Junior suites
      Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet

      Junior Suite is ideal for people who want to treat themselves to a little extra luxury or simply want a little more space. Junior suite has been individually designed with hand-picked furnishings and art. The room consists of a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Deluxe
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        Continental Deluxe
        Continental Deluxe
        Continental Deluxe
        Bed type: King Size bed or 2 King Size beds or Double Bed
        Size: 445 sq. feet

        Deluxe room is ideal for guests who like a generous hotel room. Deluxe room has a comfortable seating area and a desk. However, it is all of an excellent standard and are ideal for business travel and holidays.

        Room facilities
          Superior
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          Continental Superior
          Continental Superior
          Continental Superior
          Bed type: King Size bed or 2 King Size beds or 3 King Size beds
          Size: 325 sq. feet

          In addition to a wonderfully comfortable bed, Superior room has two armchairs and a coffee table. This room is of top-class standard and are prefect for business travel and holidays.

          Room facilities
            Standard Room
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            Continental Standard Room Standard room
            Continental Standard Room Standard room
            Continental Standard Room Standard room
            Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or 1 Single bed
            Size: 175 sq. feet

            this room has everything you need for a comfortable stay. If you need to get some work done, there is a table in every room. And every room has an armchair for relaxing.

            Room facilities

              Continental LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              Guests can easily reach the sculpture park Vigelandsparken, the Holmenkollen ski jump, the Viking Ships Museum, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Munch Museum, the Fram Museum, the National Gallery and Oslo City Hall.

              Tourist attractions
              Popular areas
              • City Center
                3300 ft
              Places of interest
              • Oslo City Hall
                400 ft
              • aker brygge
                700 ft
              • Oslo Parliament
                1400 ft
              • Akershus Castle
                1400 ft
              • Oslo Palace
                1400 ft
              • Oslo Concert Hall
                1700 ft
              Train stations
              • Oslo Central Station
                3000 ft
              Convention centers
              • Opernhaus / Operahuset
                2300 ft
              • Oslo Congress Centre
                2700 ft
              Shopping areas
              Amusement
              • Colosseum
                400 ft
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • Oslo Cathedral
                2000 ft
              Stadiums
              • Oslo Spektrum Music Arena
                3700 ft
              Museums
              • Norwegian Folk Museum
                700 ft
              • Historic Museum
                1400 ft
              • Astrup Fearnley Museum
                2700 ft
              Universities, Institutes
              • Oslo University
                700 ft
              Theaters
              • National Theatre
                400 ft
              • Chat Noir
                400 ft
              • Norwegian Theatre
                700 ft
              • Rockefeller Music Hall
                3000 ft
              • Oslo Opera
                3700 ft
              Galleries
              • National Gallery of Norway
                700 ft
              Underground stations
              • Nationaltheatret
                400 ft
              • Stortinget
                1400 ft
              • Jernbanetorget
                3300 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Popsenteret
                1.0 mi
                Schous kulturbryggeri, Oslo
              • City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)
                1.0 mi
                Frognerveien 67, Oslo
              • Akerselva River
                1.1 mi
                Maridalsvannet - Oslo, Oslo
              • Vigeland Park
                1.3 mi
                Kirkeveien, Oslo
              • Vigeland Museum
                1.2 mi
                Nobels gate 32, Oslo

              Near the hotel

              • Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)
                800 ft
                Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo
              • National Gallery
                1100 ft
                Universitetsgaten 13 (city centre), Oslo
              • Stenersen Museum
                1000 ft
                Munkedamsveien 15, Oslo
              • University Museum of Cultural Heritage (Historisk Museum)
                1100 ft
                Fredriksgate 2 (city centre), Oslo
              • Oslo Historical Museum
                1100 ft
                Frederiks Gate 2, Oslo
              • The Ibsen Museum
                1300 ft
                Henrik Ibsensgt. 26, Oslo
              • Parliament
                1300 ft
                Karl Johans Gate 22, Oslo

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Dinner Bar & Restaurant

                74% likes this, based on 330 reviews
                Cuisine: Chinese, Szechuan

                200 ft
                Stortingsgate 22

                Phone: +47 23 10 04 66

              • Theatercafeen

                68% likes this, based on 127 reviews
                Cuisine: English, Bistro, Norwegian

                100 ft
                Stortingsgata 24-26

                Phone: 47 22 82 40 50

              • Eik Annen Etage

                75% likes this, based on 45 reviews
                Cuisine: Norwegian
                Price Range: USD 99 - USD 99

                100 ft
                Stortingsgaten 24-26

                Phone: +47 21547970

              • Dr. Jekylls

                82% likes this, based on 6 reviews
                Cuisine: Norwegian

                200 ft
                Klingenberggata 4
              • Tabibito

                61% likes this, based on 87 reviews
                Cuisine: Chinese

                300 ft
                Stortingsgata 20

                Phone: 22426202

              Getting there.

              The venue enjoys a central position between the Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace and the National theatre. It can be easily reached from Oslo Airport Gardermoen in roughly 30 minutes by means of airport taxi, limousine service or the Airport Express Train Flytoget towards National Theatre station.

              Getting around.

              The Hotel Continental is situated about 50km from Oslo Airport Gardermoen, only 50m from the nearest tram stop and 100m from the National Theatre underground station.

              Continental Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Continental

              Average guest rating

              8.6
              out of 10
              Exceptional
              Based on 202 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              8.8
              Rooms
              7.7
              Service
              8.0
              Value
              7.9
              Dining
              9.1

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers

                Very nice hotel, centrally located in Oslo, well appointed room, nice amenities, friendly supportive staff

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Single

                The location of the hotel is just perfect for my business trips.

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Group of friends

                The most comfortable (hotel) beds one can imagine!!

                Breakfast tea/coffee facilities.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Single

                good breakfast and location and friendly staff

                the noise from outside, norwegian people drink on the streets until 03.00 and are very drunk. the bathroom was outdated

                • Average rating
                  6.4
              • Single

                Very friendly helpful staff . Very comfortable room. Excellent location.

                Bookings .com website said that the hotel had an indoor swimming pool which is incorrect. This however did not take from the enjoyment of my stay.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Group of friends

                I will find it very difficult to say what I liked best when everything was so perfect! The beauty of the hotel, the unique designs, the attention to detail in every way. It is the most special hotel I have had the pleasure to stay in and I have stayed at the ritz! I really cannot praise the staff and the overall experience highly enough! 10/10 is not enough!!!!!

                Nothing!

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Single

                Location is absolutely excellent within walking distance of much of the historic parts of oslo as well as aker brygge, a waterside development which itself contains some good restaurants (druen, the edge). The serviceat the continental is excellent. Bedrooms are large and comfortable. The adjoining theater cafeen is historic, very popular and has excellent food and an excellent wine list. Highly recommended.

                The room was somewhat cold. Although a portable heater was supplied it tripped out a fuse/circuit breaker which took out some lights.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                Twice daily room cleaning was fantastic Location superb

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Couple

                Good breakfast and clean room. Comfy bed.

                I expected more classic style and design.

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Single

                The location was excellent (right opposite National Theatre metro, tram and Airport Express train stops) and a short walk from the harbour. The service was what you might expect at a top hotel, the room attractively furnished and the breakfast with free News Papers was very good.

                For a superior room, the bathroom was small and felt cramped. The radiator in my room did not work. I was given an additional heater immediately after I called to say I was cold. So not a problem in the end......but an inconvenience.

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Group of friends

                At arrival I was upgraded from a deluxe room to a junior suite, however after arriving at room I realised it was a down grade. Spaciuos room but totallly out of date on standard. Definately not value for money

                • Average rating
                  5.8
              • Couple

                The attentive and friendly staff, the relaxed atmosphere, and the feeling of being welcome.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Couple

                None - No exceptional good things for 5 stars hotel - breakfast was OK

                no facilities at all - no swimming pool - no fitness - no sauna - Moreover very noisy. Althoug room reserved in front view - received view in backview... superior room quite small ...Drinks in bar are very expensive as everywhere in Oslo

                • Average rating
                  5.4
              • Group of friends

                Photos on a website essentially differ from a reality. Rooms should be repaired

                • Average rating
                  5.8
              • Single

                The excellent service, + hotelstaff

                Maybe there should be more than 2 lifts in the lobby

                • Average rating
                  9.2
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