Looking for a stylish design hotel in Norwegian capital Oslo? Check out TravelMag.com’s top value picks!
Our hotel team has analyzed the best design hotels in the city across various price categories, comparing amenities and assessing client reviews from the past 24 months. Those with the best value were selected for inclusion on our list of the city’s best places to stay.
From £112/ night
Though the design of the Vulkan is given the same careful consideration as all those of the Scandic brand, the hotel’s location is key to its popularity. Norway’s Resistance Museum, the shopping area of Karl Johans Gate and the popular Oslo Food Hall are each a short walk away, and the hotel offers free bike hire to guests keen to explore along the banks of the Akerselva River. Modern facilities including free wifi are available.
From £218/ night
Perhaps the most famous of Oslo’s design hotels, the Thief is a remarkable-looking building on Tjuvholmen, not far from Aker Brygge. Facilities are plentiful, from in-room sounds systems and free wifi to balconies with views over the various islands of the Oslofjord. Guests can make use of a personal trainer and stylist, or simply relax in the hotel’s sauna or pool. Free entry to the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is an added bonus.
From £161/ night
The Scandic Edderkoppen is a good choice for couples and families looking to experience a considerately designed hotel without breaking the bank. The decor is based upon Scandinavian wood, facilities include a fitness room and sauna, and there is a special playroom with toys for kids. The National Gallery, various museums and the Royal Palace and its beautiful gardens are all within a few minutes’ walk.
From £123/ night
Though it’s important to note that the Lysebu is in the northern outskirts of Oslo, some distance from the centre, it demands inclusion for being consistently rated as one of the finest hotels in Norway. It is situated on Tryvannshøyden Hill with some truly stunning views of Sørkedalen Valley and Norefjell Mountain, and its splendid restaurant is a match for any in the city. It is set within beautiful gardens, with a large pool, free wifi and countless other facilities.
First Hotel Grims Grenka
From £159/ night
Far more centrally located is the First Hotel Grims Grenka, close to Oslo’s main rail station and the Aker Brygge district. Comfort is key here, with modern Jensen beds and superb bathroom facilities in each room, and the homely Scandinavian cuisine in the Madu restaurant is highly praise by reviewers. History buffs will enjoy the proximity to Akershus Castle, and the more up-to-date shopping area at Karl Johans Gate is a five-minute walk away.